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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Fit & Sizing
This NB model has a low-profile, which lets the ankles exercise full mobility. It also uses a traditional lace-up closure, along with an elastic gusseted tongue. The two work together to give the feet a slip-on feel with a customizable fit.
Lastly, these NM379 vulc shoes are available in men’s sizing, which ranges from 6 to 13 and set in standard (D) width.
New Balance Numeric 379 Style
In and out the skate park, the NM379 looks splendid with its polished silhouette decked in muted colors, befitting the New Balance’s simple, quiet personality. That said, casual and laid-back clothing goes perfect with this kind of kick. It looks at home with staples such as denims, pants, khakis, chinos, pants, tees, flannel, hoodie, etc.
Moreover, NM379 colorways include sea salt with grey, black with grey, yellow with white, green with white, brown with gum, wheat with sea salt, and olive with yellow.
The NM379’s bare design is misleading. This sneaker is not a simple as it looks. Hidden from sight are a few components that make this model stand out and endure harsh skating. It has an elastic band under a laser-perforated tongue and internally reinforced toe area. Also inside is a PU (polyurethane) insole that absorbs impact and doesn’t pack out throughout the shoe’s lifespan.
New Balance Numeric 379 History
In 2013, the century-old New Balance launched their skate-focused Numeric range, the brand’s entry into the skate industry. While taking inspiration from their classic running models, New Balance treated the skate shoes with the same level of craftiness as they did their athletic footwear. That resulted in the New Balance becoming a powerhouse in producing performance skate shoes.
New Balance stuck to their hundred-year-old minimalist roots, always stripping the sneakers down to the essentials, which became the brand’s unmistakable trademark. That much is seen in the Numeric range, especially in one of its newest additions, the Numeric 379, which looks ready to shred in the streets and parks.
- The lace-up closure is comprised of a flat lace running through six metal eyelets, for a stylish, durable construction.