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.

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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.

Inspired from


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.


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.

Special editions


Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.


We spent 8.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • The Nike Air Force 1 UltraForce Mid almost always gets five-star ratings from several purchasers.
  • Those who love to play with colors will surely have fun choosing from this model’s at least five available colorways.
  • At only $110 a pair, the Nike Air Force 1 UltraForce Mid is reasonably priced.
  • The weight-reducing Ultra treatment done on this model must have worked so well because several reviewers shared that they really feel and love the shoe’s lightness.
  • Many reviewers took note of how well-crafted a pair of Nike Air Force 1 UltraForce Mid shoes is.
  • A good number of wearers shared that this model fits as expected.
  • Some reviewers shared that the Nike Air Force 1 UltraForce Mid goes with almost any outfit in their wardrobe.
  • Several reviewers reported that this model is durable.
  • Many of those who left reviews expressed their willingness to recommend this shoe to their friends and colleagues.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One reviewer pointed out that the Nike Air Force 1 UltraForce Mid has a unique design, and maneuvering it takes a lot of getting used to.
  • A reviewer observed that this shoe creases very easily; and this, for him, is a major turn off.

Bottom line

Sold at $110 per pair, the Nike Air Force 1 Mid satisfactorily delivers on the promises of its price. Many reviewers feel that the Ultra treatment done on this model worked because they really experience the lightness and comfort that the treatment aims to achieve in the first place. Some also love the flexibility of this model, saying that it goes well with almost anything that they pair it up with. Indeed, one need not look any further to get a good shoe deal.


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Nike Air Force 1 UltraForce Mid History

The Nike Air Force 1 was released in 1982, and one need not be a genius to know where the shoe got its name. It of course takes after the presidential aircraft Air Force One; and by doing so, it indirectly promises a high-profile treatment to its wearers.

Pleasing the market proved to be hard work, but surely not impossible nor difficult. The Air Force 1, being the first basketball shoe to use the Nike Air technology, which allowed wearers, among many other things, to literally walk on air. Well, packets filled with air to be exact.

Since its release, the Air Force 1 has been subjected to numerous transformations. One of its most recent forms is the Nike Air Force 1 UltraForce Mid, which was released just in January 2017. Though it retains the use of the Nike Air, this iteration went through the Ultra treatment, which makes classic shoes lighter, more comfortable, and readier to take on the challenges of the modern world.

Nike Air Force 1 UltraForce Mid Style

The Nike Air Force 1 UltraForce Mid sports a mid-top cut, and it perceptually elongates the wearer’s foot when worn. It has a monochromatic appearance, and it helps in further enhancing the universality of its appeal. Together with the elongated appearance, this tonal colorway helps make the Nike Air Force 1 UltraForce Mid palatable even when paired with semi-formal pieces such as colored dress pants.

This model also does not frustrate those who love the classic look of the original. Although the Nike Air Force 1 UltraForce Mid is largely made of mesh, it has leather overlays in the toe and heel areas to give it its classical form.

Fit & Sizing

The Nike Air Force 1 UltraForce Mid is a stylish pair of kicks for men and women. It comes in sizes 5 to 12 for women, and sizes 6 to 15 for men. There is no need to worry about snugness because its effective lacing system provides ample allowance for adjustment.

Notable Features

From the name itself, the Nike Air Force 1 UltraForce Mid is easily recognized because of its mid-top cut. As far as aesthetics is concerned, this type of cut perceptually elongates the foot. This perceptual effect is one that many appreciate.

The midsole that uses the lightweight Nike Air technology is noteworthy. It doubles as the shoe’s outsole, significantly reducing the weight of this model. In fact, there are claims that the Nike Air Force 1 UltraForce Mid is the lightest Air Force 1 iteration to date.

Additional Info

  • This model has pull tabs on the heel and tongue so that it’s easy to slip in and out of this shoe.
  • The Nike Air Force 1 UltraForce Mid has a one-piece internal bootie that helps in keeping the foot cool.
  • The leather overlay in the toe area is perforated to further enhance breathability.