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.
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This modernized New Balance shoe has a low-top profile with a neoprene inner bootie construction for a snug and sock-like fit that is further secured by an adjustable lace-up closure. Despite lesser overlays and stitching than the original 580, this particular iteration maintains a supportive fit.
This modern-day iteration of the classic NB 580 shoe displays a sleek and contemporary look from the upper down to the sole. The deconstructed upper flaunts tonal colors but varies in material from suede to nubuck or leather. Laser-etched paneling provides perforation on some areas for increased breathability and edgy design, while the heel pull tab brings a bit of a color pop regardless of the colorway. All these sit atop a contrasting white REVlite sole unit.
In commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the iconic New Balance 580 shoe, New Balance introduced its deconstructed version that boasts a contemporary vibe without discarding the brand’s sporty and classic heritage.
Designed with lesser overlays and stitching, the New Balance 580 Deconstructed features a trimmed down, three-piece upper in either suede, leather, or nubuck material depending on the colorway. The side walls and toe vamp are filled with distinctive perforation details for increased breathability and improved comfort.
The deconstructed version of New Balance’s famed 580 silhouette first made an appearance during the classic runners’ 20th Anniversary celebration in 2016. The New Balance 580 Deconstructed comes with a trimmed down upper design in a three-piece construction with laser-etched panels, tonal laces, and a neoprene inner cleatie. Completing the look is a contrasting sole unit equipped with New Balance’s REVlite cushioning technology.
The New Balance 580 Deconstructed sneakers’ initial release in March 2016 included three colorways – red suede, black leather, and brown nubuck. A women-exclusive colorway called the “Coral Reef” in suede was released in May 2016. The following month, New Balance again brought back the men’s NB 580 Deconstructed in navy and beige color options that are both in suede. Fast forward to February 2017 when the brand released another set of fresh colorways of these sneakers that include maroon and black. Each pair of these low-tops retails for $140.
In between releases of new sets of colorways, this sleek NB shoe has also been a subject of collaboration between New Balance and contemporary menswear label wings+horns. Released on May 28th, 2016, are premium colorways of black and off-white for $180.
- The New Balance 580 Deconstructed features a blown rubber outsole, which is lighter, more flexible, and more cushioned for added comfort.
- The midsole incorporates REVlite cushioning technology for responsive cushioning, lighter weight, and durability.
- New Balance brandings are subtly placed on the shoe. On the side panels are embossed tonal N branding, while on the tongue is an NB 580 logo tab.