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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Technically, this artsy sky-themed sneaker stays true to the construction of the original Nike Air Max 1 franchise with a little bit more experimental flair in terms of design. Its exclusivity bore an extensive size range to cater to most of its audience who would like to have a piece of the Parra-bound commotion.
Generally released from 5 to 13, the Parra x Nike Air Max 1 can be copped by men and women duly noting that the ladies should root for one and a half sizes down from the gents to obtain a right to size fit.
Like that of the AM 1/97 Sean Wotherspoon's, the Nike Air Max 1 x Parra model resembles almost the same hype and creativity with the corduroy iteration. Aesthetically pleasing lines contrast each other while the perfect color combination makes the sneaker stand out among Air Max 1 versions.
Most users resort to a casual outfit with these kicks like joggers or shorts with high socks, but one can opt for a more street-smart image by pairing them with skinny jeans. Women, on the other hand, can wear anything they want with these bad boys starting from the more preserved Capri pants to the outgoing kind of apparel like leggings.
Taking inspiration from clouds and bold lines or dots are the quintessential takeaways of the Nike Air Max 1 Parra. With a hint of everything dainty in the color spectrum, the sneaker can be spotted from a distance.
For the record, the Nike Air Max 1 Parra 2018 sneaker was not the first time the said artist collaborated with the Beaverton-born brand. Partnership from the two parties started way back in 2005 when Piet Parra, a Dutch street artist, unveiled the Nike Air Max 1 x Parra "Amsterdam." A quick strike version coming in orange tones was subsequently released in limited pairs stabilizing the Parra x Nike reputation in sneakerhead fandom.
In 2010, the generous duo added another design powerhouse to their line-up named aptly as Patta. The Parra x Patta x Nike Air Max 1 Premium TZ borrows the sunset-theme of the orange iteration from the past and gives it a darker, burgundy tinge which artists and celebrities idolized at the time.
Coming from a long legacy of Nike sneakers, the Air Max 1 Parra 2018 version proves to be a top-selling entity of recent times with prices ranging in the hundreds on the sneaker resell market.
- Some sneaker retailers call it a patchwork version of the OG Air Max 1.
- The official colorway of the sneaker is called white/Pure Platinum.
- Color themes of grey, white, pink, red, and navy surround the sneaker's surface.
- A Friends and Family version was released excluding the iconic Nike Swoosh on the panels.