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.
The New Balance 620 70s Running shoe runs true to size with a snug fit. It runs in medium width – B for women. The shoe is kept secured by a traditional flat lace and mesh tongue. The shoe comes in US size 5 to 11 for women.
New Balance 620 70s Running Style
For that subdued and low-profile look, the New Balance 620 70s Running sneaker pays tribute to the era of running sneaker sophistication without an overpowering colorway that distracts people from looking at the woman and not on the shoe. Instead, the shoe’s style compliments the outfit with its neutral colorways that are easy to mix and match. Among its popular colorways include Vetiver/Pink, Navy/Pink, Khaki, and White Asparagus/Pink.
Displaying a supple suede and mesh combination for its upper, the retro looks of this sneaker was influenced by the 1970s when the American recreational running craze started. This unique vintage-inspired looks and finish are among the best features of this shoe. Aside from the looks, the shoe also has an EVA foam material in the upper that delivers a good mix of virtual contrast and a reliable support and cushioning for the sensitive Achilles.
New Balance 620 70s Running History
Boston-based New Balance has long held to its “Endorsed by No One” philosophy since it was established in 1906 as the New Balance Arch Company in Massachusetts up to its breakthrough growth in the 1970s when it first came into the running consciousness of the public.
Banking on their time tested idea that better fit and technology results to quality performance shoes, the brand has invested on research and new technology and initially released the ripple-soled running shoe, the Trackster in the 1960s up to the 1970s.
The growth of the company actually started in the 1970s when it was purchased by Jim Davis in 1972 at the start of the growing jogging and recreational running lifestyle in the United States. Starting with this growth opportunity, New Balance churned out impressive running hoe designs starting then with the New Balance 320. Soon other running shoe designs from the New Balance were released bearing its unique numbering system and easily recognizable N logo on the side panels.
Paying tribute to the first breakthrough of running shoes from the brand released in the 1970s is the New Balance 620 70s Running released in the first quarter of April 2017. Compared to other designs of New Balance that had several retro releases, the NB 620 line has only a few and limited ones making it an under the radar and low key over the years.
This same inspiration prompted New Balance to release the New Balance 620 early 2017 as its tribute to 1970s running with its neutral colorways and subtle tones that does not distract us with vivid colors but by only by its mere simplicity. Also notable on this particular retro design is that it only caters to the female audience. With many women wanting sneakers that are often clean, sleek, and unassuming that would not overshadow their unique clothes for the day, the New Balance 620 70s Running sneaker fits the perfect description for this need.
- The New Balance 620 70s Running lifestyle sneaker also cushions the ankle as it prevents heel blisters with reliable cushioning from the same EVA that surrounds the collar.
- Classic rubber outsole with wave pattern has good grip and traction on the surface.