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    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.

    Good to know

    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

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Collection

    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.

  • Price
    $125
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Fit & Sizing

The Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Breath is offered in men’s and women’s sizes. Ladies can freely choose from US sizes ranging from 5-11, half sizes included while the men can choose from 7-12. The silhouette of the AM90's already provides a secure fit, but combined with flat laces, it makes the feet snugger.

The heritage of the Air Max 90s continues with the Ultra 2.0 Breathe. This pair comes handy during summer because of its breathable knitted upper. The iconic silhouette and Swoosh logo of the Air Max 90s remained intact, which gives it a playful mix of old and new.

Because these sneakers come in neutral colorways with a couple of pastel releases, choosing the perfect color to represent one's personality can be done effortlessly. It is ideal to pair these with a shorts and jeans for that summer-ready look.

One of the distinct tweaks that were injected on the AM90 Ultra 2.0 Breathe is the use of Ultra Sole. It incorporates cored out form groves on key areas. It results in a lightweight, more flexible and more comfortable ride. It is then paired with a mesh upper to maximize its breathability.

The technology of Air Cushioning was introduced by Nike in 1979 which was exhibited in some of its footwear like the Nike Tailwind. During the 80s, Nike has already acquired 50% of the US athletic shoe's market share which entailed to heightened competition among brands. Because of this, Nike needed a striking shoe, something experimental.

Hatfield's architectural background and rebellious mindset catapulted into the development of Air Max. The Centre Georges Pompidou, a structure in Paris, became the inspiration of Hatfield of exposing the airbags, much similar the building's architecture of having the interiors seen on the exterior. Hatfield also thought of making the airbags wider, quite the opposite of the brand's original intention as it can challenge the stability and durability of the shoe.

In 1987, the Nike Air Max 1 was released. It paved the way for other sneakers like the Air Max 90, which was another masterpiece from Hatfield.

  • The rubber outsole with a Waffle design is incorporated on the AM90 Ultra 2.0 Breathe to provide maximum traction
  • A visible Max Air unit makes these sneakers lightweight and cushioned.

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