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 Mayfly Lite SE History
In 2003, Nike unveiled the Nike Mayfly, one of the lightest shoes ever created. The running shoes were named after the insect that lives all of one day, and the shoes were designed in much the same way. After taking runners to a distance of 100km, they were engineered to fall apart and be discarded.
The shoes were launched as a nod to Bill Bowerman, the late co-founder of Nike and renowned University of Oregon coach who brought the school 24 NCAA championships. The Mayfly embodied what Bill Bowerman often said shoes must be: light, comfortable, and goes the distance.
Since the shoes were engineered to be disposable, each Nike Mayfly pair came packaged with a return card so that the sneakers can be sent back to the brand for recycling through their “Grind” program which turns these footwear into running tracks and basketball court surfaces.
The Nike Mayfly became the subject of overhauls with premium and woven editions released by the brand soon after. But the Mayfly Lite SE is an iteration that revisits the silhouette’s spare and basic roots. It keeps most of the details of the original including the rip-stop nylon fabric uppers. The updates are kept to a minimum such as the added heel and collar paddings.
Nike Mayfly Lite SE Style
Take leisurely strolls around town with the Nike Mayfly Lite SE. These sneakers are great for walks and light exercise. Wear them with joggers and jeans with turned-up bottoms. Add a cool statement tee and a jacket into the mix, and you’re good to go.
Fit & Sizing
The Nike Mayfly Lite SE is a men’s silhouette that is available in sizes ranging from 4 to 15. Half sizes are offered by the brand as well. Instead of the usual eyelets, the Mayfly Lite SE makes use of lacing loops that provide the same secure and adjustable fit as standard lace closure systems. Padding along the heels and collars provide additional cushioning for walks around the city.
The minimalistic design of the Nike Mayfly Lite SE combined with unrelenting comfort and cushioning make these shoes distinctive from the crowd. Excellent comfort comes from several key areas in the shoes—from the zonal padding throughout the footbeds to the memory foam heel counters and the dual-density Phylon midsoles.
- The Nike Mayfly Lite SE debuted on January 2017 in a “Legion Green” colorway.
- The shoes feature perforations along the vamp for improved breathability.