Facts

  • Top

    Low Top

    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

    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.

    High Top

    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.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Collaboration

    Good to know

    A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    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.

  • Price
    $100
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Featuring the Fantom Fit, its suede-mesh upper is “skeletally engineered” to make it more supportive while keeping it breathable and lightweight. Moreover, with its low-cut collar and a lace-up closure system, the NM 913 Pro Model lets the ankles exercise full mobility while locking in the feet securely with a custom fit.

These NB shoes are available in men’s sizing, which ranges from 6 to 13. All are set in standard (D) width.

It has that rough and tough look of a skate shoe that is built for heavy shredding at the streets and parks. Just like a true classic, it looks better when it ages and worn out. Its weathered, seasoned style matches well with the casual, staple clothing, which one wears for years and years.

An old pair of faded, frayed jeans fits these 913s perfectly, as well as khaki pants, shorts, chinos, etc. For tops, the simpler, the better. So go for a tee-shirt or a sweater. Moreover, this NB model comes in a handsome variety of colorways—sea salt, sand with blue, teal with black, navy with white, light grey with dark grey, and more.    

From the upper right down to the outsole, it boasts of ingenious technologies which bring skateboarding to another level. It excels most in terms of cushioning and preventing heel bruises. The responsive REVlite midsole is packed with the techy nitrogen-fused N2 cushioning system at the heel.

In 2013, New Balance launched the Numerics range, which was their entry into the skate industry. Using their specialties in making topnotch athletic shoes, the brand has produced high-performance skate shoes. One of the best in the range, or the most technical, is the Numeric 913 Pro Model, designed by pro skater Brandon Westgate and brought to life by New Balance.  

  • The REVlite midsole is 30% lighter than other proprietary foams with comparable performance.

 

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