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.
Nike Air Max 95 Winter History
The Nike Air Max 95 comes from the popular and beloved-of-sneakerheads line, the Air Max. The first Air Max was designed by Tinker Hatfield and came out in 1987. It was the first footwear to feature a visible air unit at the midsole, and it almost did not make it to production because several Nike executives were skeptical of the visible air design. The Air Max 1 had a nylon and synthetic upper and had the full air cushioning on display.
Almost every year since, the Air Max line would release a new silhouette for the line carrying the air cushioning unit.
During the early 90s, basketball sneakers were dominating the market. Nike ACG designer, Sergio Lozano, decided to come out with a shoe that would shift the focus back to the performance running category. The result was the Nike Air Max 95, a sneaker that was based on the anatomy of the human body particularly the muscles, ribs, and spine.
The Air Max 95 had nylon eyelets that looked like ribs, layered panels that were made to resemble muscle fibers, and a midsole that was fashioned after the spine. Bright neon yellow accents and a gradient grey color combination covered the shoe’s upper, with the grey placed specifically to hide the appearance of dirt and mud that a runner would encounter. This colorway, called the Volt, would be reissued for other silhouettes and become one of Nike’s most famous color schemes.
The Air Max 95 was also the first Air Max version to feature a black midsole and Nike’s visible air unit at the forefoot. Because of its unique color scheme and design, the Air Max 95 quickly attained cult status among the youth and hip-hop community.
In 2017, the Air Max 95 was updated for winter and rugged weather conditions (the Air Max 95 Winter). The shoe is covered in a nubuck fabric with mesh and leather overlays, and rope laces.
Nike Air Max 95 Winter Style
The Nike Air Max 95 Winter will help you look good no matter the season or how rugged the weather gets. Take your low-top Nike shoe and pair it with a nice knitted blouse, jeans with turned up bottoms (to better show off your kick), and a pretty overcoat for warding off the chill. You can also strut the shoe with a street-ready style by pairing it with a black bodysuit or a cool pair of denim pants, a ribbed top, and a denim jacket.
Fit & Sizing
The Nike Air Max 95 Winter is available in women’s sizes ranging from 4 to 12. Rope laces with synthetic fabric lace holds keep the feet snug and secure inside the shoe.
The Nike Air Max 95 Winter carries the bold and forward-thinking design of the Air Max line. The iconic silhouette of the 95 has been further elevated by the neutral tone and nubuck construction of the Air Max 95 Winter, giving the sneaker a premium look. Two visible air cushioning units ensure that not only should the shoe look good, it should also feel good as well.
- The Nike Air Max 95 Winter blends synthetic, and leather overlays with a mesh upper and contains a textile tongue.