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.
Fit & Sizing
The court origin of this tennis-inspired low top shoe is quietly distinctive in the shoe. While there is adequate ankle movement, there is also decent support provided by the Flyleather Tennis Classic. Sneaker fans with standard foot measurement are likely to get the most out of the sneaker. It comes in men’s and women’s sizing. The men’s sizes are from 6 to 14 while the women’s are from 7.5 to 15.5.
Nike Flyleather Tennis Classic Style
The monochromatic appeal of the Nike Flyleather Tennis Classic is ideal for those who want a sporty look with still enough sophistication or high-end look. This Nike tennis-inspired sneaker goes very well with jeans, shorts, and even for semi-formal attire.
Undoubtedly, the Flyleather upper is the biggest and most prominent thing that stands out in this shoe. Although it looks and feels like premium all-grain leather, it is definitely something radically different. The new technology offers improved performance, comfort, and durability.
Nike Flyleather Tennis Classic History
The Nike Tennis Classic had a rather inauspicious start. It was a shoe that was found in practically almost every tennis player who wore Nike shoes. Back then, it was known as the Nike Wimbledon GTS. Without a doubt, the Wimbledon GTS’ biggest moment came when John McEnroe went to win his first Wimbledon men’s singles crown. On top of that and fittingly, he beat the 5-time and defending champion, Bjorn Borg, who was also his toughest rival at that time.
Needless to say, the shoe became quite a hit not just among tennis players, but also sneaker-loving fans as well. For so many years, Nike stopped producing this iconic shoe until it was released again in 2002 as the Nike Tennis Classic.
The newest incarnation of the Wimbledon GTS was also introduced without too much fanfare. It was only a few years down the road that fans started to realize that the Tennis Classic has such an important pedigree. The history and the iconic silhouette were reasons enough that allowed the shoe to transfer from the tennis court and unto the streets.
In 2017, Nike’s unceasing quest for innovation led them to the successful implementation of the Flyleather technology to the Tennis Classic. Based on Nike’s explanation, Flyleather is the use of salvaged natural leather fiber. By using a state-of-the-art water process, the scarp leather is made into a durable and environment-friendly material.
The fact that Nike included the Tennis Classic as one of the first models to feature the Flyleather technology is proof enough that the shoe holds an important place in Nike’s plans and is a shoe that will be continuously followed by sneaker-lovers.
- The tennis look is maintained with the use of a rubber cupsole.
- A standard EVA midsole offers sufficient cushioning and shock-absorbing qualities.
- There are numerous variations of the Tennis Classic other than the Flyleather model. It includes the following: Nike Tennis Classic CS, Nike Tennis Classic Ultra Flyknit, Nike Tennis Classic Ultra Leather, Nike Tennis Classic Print, and Nike Tennis Classic Premium.