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 LunarCharge History
The Nike LunarCharge is one of Nike's modern lifestyle shoe silhouette with a design based on the DNAs of five iconic Nike shoes, namely the Nike Air Presto, the Air Max 90, the Air Current, the Air Flow, and the LunarEpic. It is a fusion of classic Nike design details and the brand's modern, top of the line technologies.
Curated from the ‘90s, Nike Air Current is its overall shape, while the Nike Air Presto contributes as reflected in the internal bootie system. The lacing system with plastic eyestays is a reminiscence to the Nike Air Max 90 and the neoprene upper got its inspiration from the Nike Air Flow.
Aside from the features mentioned above, it also has Nike's Lunar midsole technology, otherwise known as the Lunarlon, which is apparent as well in the LunarEpic. It is a soft and flexible cushioning system that is about 30% lighter than traditional Phylon. It also functions for impact distribution for a bouncier feel without losing stability.
The Nike LunarCharge officially debuted on November 18, 2016, in a black and white colorway at $120 retail price with American professional BMX player Nigel Sylvester as one of its influencers. It may be one of the newest Swoosh silhouettes, but the LunarCharge has already released in many colorways and iterations. On December 9, 2016, the Premium and Essential variations released in limited quantities. Other iterations include the Lunarcharge Premium SE, the LunarCharge Premium LE, the LunarCharge Infrared, the LunarCharge BN, and the Lunarcharge Essential.
Nike LunarCharge Style
With a low-top, neoprene boot-like structure, the Nike Lunarcharge is a fusion of five different Nike shoes making it a flexible option regarding styling. It is a lifestyle shoe that can effortlessly cop the performance wear slash athleisure trend as it is appropriate from slim jeans, jogger pants, and even casual shorts. Aside from that, it also suits the sportswear category.
Fit & Sizing
The Nike Lunarcharge is available in men's sizes ranging from 6 to 13, including half sizes, in D Medium width. It runs small; thus a half size larger than usual should make a better fit. The LunarCharge features a neoprene sock-like, slip-on construction that conforms to the feet while providing a locked-in and secure fit. There is also an additional pull tab on the heel that makes it easier to put on and off. Although more on the aesthetic function, the laces can be adjusted for a tighter fit depending on the wearer's preference.
A modern lifestyle shoe, the Nike LunarCharge bears several distinguishable features drawn from the DNAs of other Nike silhouettes. However, one unique feature seen on this shoe is the laser-siped embossed "Nike" text on the midsole. On its lateral side panels, speckle details are visible in some colorways. Another notable feature of this shoe is the mesh toe box, which is incorporated not only as a design but also to allow foot ventilation.
- The Nike LunarCharge highlights a neoprene boot construction for a snug fit and a laser-siped rubber outsole for grip. It is the first Nike shoe outside the running category to feature the laser profiled LunarEpic outsole.
- A small Nike Swoosh is visible on the sides and the heel of the right shoe. The left shoe's heel part, on the other hand, displays the Nike text branding.
- The unique lacing system is there, but it functions more on the aesthetics of the shoe.
- English rapper Tinie Tempah was once photographed at the MTV EMAs sporting the then-unreleased yet Nike LunarCharge in the black and white colorway.