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.
Fit & sizing
The Nike Air Force 1 07 Patent is a women’s hoop-inspired shoe made available in sizes 5 to 12, half sizes included, in B Medium width. Its low-top construction permits flexible foot movement with sufficient overall support, while in-shoe comfort is made possible because the collar, tongue, and insoles are all well-padded. Also featured in this shoe is a traditional lace-up closure that offers an adjustable yet secure fit.
Nike Air Force 1 07 Patent Style
The classic Air Force 1 received an update that suits the modern market’s demands through the Nike Air Force 1 07 Patent. Although this Swoosh is a women-exclusive release, expect a sporty-looking façade that pays homage to its basketball roots.
Its low-top profile with a traditional lace-up closure comes in easy-to-style, almost monochromatic colors. White leather dominates the upper with a pop of color (varies depending on the colorway) on the side Swoosh and heel tab.
The Nike Air Force 1 07 Patent looks just like its predecessor, the Air Force 1 07, especially at first glance. However, a subtle difference can be observed when you look closely. The Swoosh logo on the sides is made of a patent leather material that gives a bit of shine to the shoe's athletic look. The rubber toe bumper also gives out a nice design detail with several stud-like tiny stars texture.
Nike Air Force 1 07 Patent History
The Nike Air Force 1 is undeniably one of Nike’s most successful shoes ever created. It was designed by the iconic Nike designer Bruce Kilgore and released officially in 1982 as the first basketball shoe to utilize the Nike Air technology. The presidential aircraft Air Force 1 inspired its name.
Its stylish look combined with a promising then-new innovation made the Air Force 1 an instant hit. Despite the success, Nike had to stop its production two years after its debut because it focused on producing a new line of shoes. But the Air Force 1’s disappearance in the market only increased market’s demand, which in turn gave Nike no choice but to re-release it. It was Nike’s first-ever retro release. Since then, the Nike Air Force 1 or otherwise referred to as AF1 received countless versions with varying colorways and material upgrades throughout the years.
The well-received Swoosh shoe celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2007 with the release of the Nike Air Force 1 07 model along with the Air Force XXV and two high-end iterations of the original AF1. Today, the Air Force 1 07 has successfully made a name for itself and has undergone countless variations and collaborations.
One of the many versions is the low-top Nike Air Force 1 07 Patent, a women-exclusive model that follows the aesthetics and features of the original 2007 version of the AF1 but equipped with a subtle material upgrade – the patent leather Swoosh brandings on the side panels. Some of its colorways include “White/White/Oracle Pink” and “White/White/Total Orange,” with each pair originally retailing at $90.
- The Nike Air Force 1 07 Patent is customizable via the NikeID.
- This Nike Women’s sneaker features a rubber outsole with pivot points for excellent traction and durability.
- On the toe box are perforations, which increase the shoe’s breathability for added comfort.
- This shoe also features the Nike Air unit in the sole for all-day comfort.
- The tongue has a loop tab at the center for a more secure and lockdown fit.
- Nike’s signature Swoosh brandings are placed on the sidewalls, while the Nike Air brandings are on the tongue and heel.