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.
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Nike Internationalist Premium History
The Internationalist was first worn by legendary runner Alberto Salazar in the 1982 New York City marathon. Salazar, of course, won the event and catapulted his running shoes into the consciousness of the running community.
Once favored as a running shoe for long distance runners, the Nike Internationalist Premium is a shoe with a classic outline and purist shape. Favored by distance runners, the shoe was later on embraced by street-style fans who want to display a street-smart casual style.
The classic running sneaker through the years is a good combination of nylon, suede, and mesh resulting in a more comfortable run. Its timeless design has made it more relatable to any generation. It is further improved by the heel counter and the rubber outsole with a waffle pattern reminiscent of the popular running shoes earlier introduced by Nike in the 1970s.
Nike Internationalist Premium came out in early 2016 with suede and premium leather materials. Retro revivals of the iconic running shoe came out as early as 2012 to 2015 in various modern colorways in time for its 30th anniversary.
Nike Internationalist Premium Style
The style is a classic silhouette that never goes out of trend and can be worn with almost all types of casual wear without looking awkward. At first, the designed only appealed to long distance runners and marathoners but in the late 1980s to 1990s, the running sneaker has slowly crept into the hip-hop and street style cultures. The use of various designs, fabric, and other materials has also made this a trendy classic sneaker that appeals to the young and old.
Through the years the Nike Internationalist lone has had many colorway treatments that appeal to both sexes, fashion trend, and style. The Nike Internationalist Premium originally came out in earthy tones of black, grey and, brown and an even more monochromatic Wolf Grey-Sail colorway with subtle branding as an option for Spring. Other colorways soon followed that include Royal Blue and Dark Stucco for both sexes and Woman’s Garden for the female market.
Fit & Sizing
The Nike Internationalist Premium has a snug fit made even comfortable by its textile lining. The feet are kept secured by a classic flat lace with a medium D or B width. The shoe sizes range from US size 7 to 14 in men and size 5 to 12 for women.
The retro looks of this long distance running shoe turned into lifestyle sneaker is what makes fans continue to patronize the Nike Internationalist Premium. But don’t be fooled by its sort of dated design as this runner could still punch a few miles of running and walking without any wear.
Built for long-distance running, the good mixture of quality leather, rubber, and mesh with an injected Phylon midsole, thick waffle rubber outsole, and perforated mesh underlays gives users a classic comfort known for many years.
- Several great runners and marathoners of the 1980s have worn the shoe in top marathons in the world including 1982 New York marathon champion Alberto Salazar.
- Celebrities spotted wearing the Nike Internationalist premium include Amber Rose, Jack Collins, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Olivia Wilde, and Jessica Alba.