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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A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.
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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.
The low-top Noah x Sperry SOS Cloud CVO is a men's sneaker that is offered in measures 7-12. Women wanting to cop these summer-ready shoes can go two sizes down to get the best fit.
The collaboration brings life to the Sperry Cloud CVO by giving its simple silhouette a Noah stamp with its signature "SOS" print all over its upper. The use of the navy, white, and a hint of red matches perfectly with the nautical-heritage of Sperry. Because of the versatile low-top silhouette of its predecessor, these sneakers will pair well from surf, skate, and streets.
Being one of the first models that Sperry founder designed, these sneakers sport the patented Razor-Cut Wave technology. It is meant to provide maximum grip without the aggressive lugs on the sole to maintain the sleekness of its look.
In the history of sneaker collaborations, complimenting, instead of opposing ideas, seem to be the more common case. The partnership between Noah and Sperry appears to be contrasting as one captured the put-together preppy style while the other emits the could-not-care-less anti-fashion attitude.
Noah was founded by former Supreme Creative Director Brandon Babenzian. The vision of the brand became more than just producing apparels but the exact opposite. His idea was to make his consumers realize that there are more important things than what they are wearing. He wanted the focus of things to be on the connection to the world and not just looking good.
The Noah x Sperry SOS Cloud CVO is a part of the beach-ready collection released in Summer 2018. Along with the line comes two other reiterations, a CVO model, and Top-Sider boat shoe, both sporting regatta-inspired hues.
- The CVO from the sneaker model stands for Circular Vamp Oxford.
- For $88, users can already get a pair of the Noah x Sperry SOS Cloud CVO.