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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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.
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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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Nike Air Max 1 LHM History
The Nike Air Max 1 LHM (Latino Heritage Month) is based on the silhouette of Tinker Hatfield’s design, the iconic Air Max 1. The original model debuted in 1987 and is best known for being the first shoe to feature Nike’s visible air technology. It almost didn’t see production since the marketing department at Nike doubted the tech would take off but the shoe proved them wrong. In fact, it is now listed as one of the greatest sneakers of all time.
The classic 1987 shoe took its inspiration from the Le Centres George Pompidou in Paris which had a famous “inside-out” design. From this, Hatfield had the idea of taking the hidden air unit and making it part of the Air Max’s visual aesthetics.
The classic had a mesh and suede upper and was first released in a white, red, and grey combination colorway. It has since been released in various other colorways and in versions featuring a leather upper. The original also used far different midsole and outsole materials than the ones we see today, but since the foam then was prone to crumble, Nike upgraded the materials in 1992 to far more durable ones.
The Nike Air Max 1 LHM is part of Nike’s limited release “Los Primeros” Pack that debuted in September of 2017 in celebration of Latino Heritage Month. The pack is comprised of collaborations of the Air Max 1, Air Jordan 1, Cortez, and Air Force 1 with local street artists from Latin America.
The Air Max 1 LHM model was designed by Wasafu, a Chilean graffiti artist. The style is inspired by graffiti as well as by the body paint of the nomadic Ona tribe of Patagonia.
Nike Air Max 1 LHM Style
The Nike Air Max 1 LHM is surprisingly easy to style. Rock your low-top footwear with skinny jeans or joggers. Or, pair it with a pair of selvedge denim and throw a slim jacket on top.
Fit & Sizing
The Nike Air Max 1 LHM is available in men’s sizes which range from 4 to 13. The shoe has a lace-up closure that gives the footwear an adjustable fit.
The Nike Air Max 1 LHM has a canvas upper while the mudguard (the pinstripe design) is made of Hyperfuse. The Hyperfuse technology fuses three layers of material by utilizing a hot-melt process, creating a durable shoe with enhanced breathability. It also eliminates stitching for a clean finish.
- The Nike Air Max 1 LHM model by Wasafu is named “Nomad.”
- The shoe debuted on September 15, 2017, at a price of $150.