Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.
Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.
Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.
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Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.
Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.
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Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.
Having a low-cut, well-padded collar, the New Balance 574 lets the ankles have full mobility and necessary support. Besides that, a traditional lace-up closure fastens up the flexible mesh/suede upper, providing the feet with a lockdown, custom fit.
The NB 574 v2 sneakers are available to both sexes. Men's sizing range from 4 to 18 while women's sizing range from 5 to 12. Furthermore, all sizes come in medium (D) and wide (EE) widths to accommodate all the folks.
New Balance has long since prioritized functionality and quality. However, that does not mean that the brand is a failure in terms of style. In fact, New Balance has an unmistakable style brought by, perhaps ironically, its sharp focus on functionality and quality. Without consciously striving for it, New Balance has achieved its signature vintage effortless look. Such is what the NB 574 v2 silhouette embodies.
With its straightforward, unpretentious look, the NB 574 v2 easily pairs up with a range of casual and sporty staple wear. It looks at home in jeans, trousers, joggers, sweatpants, chinos, shorts, and in any active daytime wear. Men can go for a tee-shirt, sweater, or a hoodie for a top. Women can be as stylish as they want. Comfy dresses, long skirts, and skimpy shorts happen to look so good with the NB 574 v2. This model comes in an assortment of colorways, which range from muted to almost flashy. For example, dark navy/marred blue, marblehead/black, vintage indigo/black, light cliff gey/mineral green and more.
The 574 silhouette is the brand's most recognizable silhouette due to the heights of success it has reached. And it's not falling down in terms of popularity. If anything, the NB 574 proves to be more relevant than ever, as retros nowadays are getting stronger in the market and culture.
Though released over thirty years ago, the NB 574's staple looks, overall quality, and superb level of comfort remains among the best. This silhouette has conquered time and became the flagship model, on which New Balance invested.
In 1988, the 574 model, one of New Balance's most-famous shoes, came out. The 574 was initially designed as a technical running shoe, a hybrid of the off-road runners 575's and 576's best components. (The New Balance 5 series was mostly dedicated to off-road runners.) Though the 574 is among the company's most successful shoes, the model wasn't promoted when it first started—no features on neither magazines nor televisions. The 574 was not even included in the company's catalog at the time but simply started turning up on the shelves.
Customers saw the 574 and loved it. The shoe's design was simple and straightforward. Its style was not subject to the loud trends at the time since the shoes looked neutral. Having an off-road running shoe DNA, the 574 was so comfortable to wear on any terrain that it became a go-to "go-anywhere shoe." The passing years made the underdog 574 into a classic that its design remain unchanged for fifteen years since its initial release. The 574 v2 is New Balance's update to this classic silhouette.
- The removable EVA (ethyl vinyl acetate) footbed delivers a bouncy cushioning underfoot and doesn't pack out with minimal wear.
- A TPU heel insert, found above the ENCAP system, makes for a supportive and stable stride.
- This NB model has a padded tongue and collar for extra comfort.