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.
New Balance Suede 247 History
The New Balance 247 is a relatively new model by the brand. It came out in 2016 in very limited quantities—247 pairs to be exact. The name is a nod to the 24/7 lifestyle of modern man and how that man is ready for anything.
The 247 was inspired by three New Balance shoes, namely, the NB998, the NB576, and the M1300JP. The shoe took the forefoot pattern of the M1300JP, the mesh toe box of the NB576, and the grey nubuck of the NB998.
Because of the model’s success, New Balance released it in other NB 247 iterations such as the 247 Luxe, 247 Sport, 247 Classic, 247 Leather, and now, the 247 Suede. The 247 Suede keeps the same silhouette, but all dressed up in a premium suede upper.
New Balance Suede 247 Style
Styling has never been easier with the New Balance Suede 247. Pair your shoe with shorts or jeans for everyday casual wear. Chino pants and a polo shirt can dress up your look when you need a smarter ensemble.
Fit & Sizing
The New Balance Suede 247 comes in men’s sizes only. Sizes offered range from 4 to 14, in standard D width, with some half sizes available. The suede material gives the shoe support while the lace-up closure provides a snug and adjustable fit.
The New Balance Suede 247 features the brand’s innovative Revlite midsole system that gives the shoe enhanced durability and responsive cushioning while being 30% lighter than other foams.
- The shoe features an embossed logo on the tongue.
- Perforations on the toe box keep the wearer’s feet dry and comfy.