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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This uniquely fabricated low-top Foam Pro Cupsole consists of a well-padded Foamposite that keeps the feet warm under the chilly weather. It allows customization as the top features a traditional lacing system.
This model which apparently comes with a perfect fit can be purchased in men’s sizes measuring from 7 to 13 US. Women may order 1.5 sizes down their usual measurement.
The Nike AF-1 and Foamposite mixed styling turn up with an impressive selection of lustrous and metallic sheen that blurs the line between classic and contemporary sneaker look. This seamless silhouette bears the synthetic foam-infused upper that holds a classy appearance when slipped with folded-up, straight pants, cuffed jeans, cargos, and canvas pants.
Three elements entice consumers to pick up AF-1 Foamposite Pro Cup: style, longevity, and comfort. Its hard-shell cover that’s coated with a range of metallic tones offers a polished look and helps prolong the life of the shoe. This Air Force One spinoff may seem like a mini aircraft on the feet, but the sufficiently padded interior and cushioned cupsole offer comfort that takes the feet up on the clouds.
Nike was on a hybrid wave when it introduced a crossbreed sneaker, the Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite Pro Cup that blended two landmark Swoosh styles from the hardwood. Its synthetic cover pays tribute to the 1997 hoops shoes that debuted with the Foamposite technology, the Nike Air Foamposite One and Air Foamposite Pro.
Of the two models, the Pro flashed a molded Swoosh jewel on the outer panel which is mimicked on the AF-1 Foamposite collaboration but with a flattened shape. The Foamposites kept a stable foothold in the basketball scene up until 2007 with the return of its famous squad, including the well-sought-after Royal and Blackout styles. This futuristic concept gained stronger momentum from 2009 to 2012 when it was retroed with hyped-up patterns and colors such as the Eggplant and Galaxy.
The silhouette and bottom of the low-top AF-1 Foamposite Pro Cup mirrored another Nike basketball legend, the Air Force 1 Low that revolutionized the game back in 1982 when it debuted on the court as the first Swoosh ball shoe that lodged the Nike Air. Soon enough, this model rapidly gained traction globally, from the hardwood, local parks, and city streets, to the heart of hip-hop culture.
The initial run of the mashup was in 2012 that came in pewter colorway and named the Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite. In 2013, Nike began churning out metallic shades with the drop of the Quick Strike copper version as part of the Black History Month collection. On January 2018, the low-top edition made its comeback with the release of the lustrous Pro Cup iteration in striking Coral Stardust followed by other hues such as the Triple White and Gym Red.
- The Swoosh label started dropping the AF-1 Foamposite Pro Cup on January 2018.
- This Pro Cup variation is built with a cupsole composition.
- Nubuck sits along the eyelets.
- A mint type of AF1 tag is displayed on the textile tongue.
- The tab on the heel showcases the Nike Air logo against a Nubuck backdrop.
- This sneaker comes with a non-marking icy outsole.
- Foamposite is a proprietary technology by Nike which made use of a synthetic material that’s molded into a durable, foam-like upper.