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.
The sneaker is constructed in unisex length with men's sizes from 5 to 12. Women's sizes start from 6.5 to 13.5.
Heavily textured clothes like denim dresses, jeans, and jackets, entirely complement the brushed-up, hairy look of the Onitsuka Tiger Corsair Soft Marty. Any other type of clothing would blend in with the low top sneaker given that it has portrayed a vintage image for decades now but remember to pick dark muted tones contrasting the colorway of Soft Marty's.
All of the sneakers under the Soft Marty franchise project a "Birch" earth-tone colorway. The Onitsuka Tiger Corsair contains a scaly heel counter and tab which adds aesthetic effect to the tonal colorway of the sneaker.
Onitsuka Tiger started producing shoes for kids in 1949 when Japan was still recovering from the war. Kihachiro Onitsuka strived to improve on the quality of his product which resulted with the OK shoe; a basketball sneaker that has an updated sole technology during the time. From there, standards were set, and the Onitsuka Tiger brand was slowly being noticed.
As their product catalog expanded, so did their popularity which even reached international waters. Onitsuka Tiger's vast sportswear knowledged was picked up by an Oregon track coach by the name of Bill Bowerman. Bowerman pitched ideas to redesign the soles of the Marup and give it a three-layer spin that contains an outsole, a heel wedge, and a midsole. The sneaker, coined the Corsair, was designed to rock the platform of American soil and was a massive hit in the late 60s.
Today, the Corsair is considered as one of the most coveted sneakers that ever touched the face of the earth due to its superior vintage appeal and the rich history behind its creation. Many high-end iterations of the Corsair were witnessed through the years including one with a "biodegradable" feature via the Onitsuka Tiger Corsair Soft Marty.
The Onitsuka Tiger Corsair Soft Marty is part of the Soft Marty Collection which features three silhouettes that are made in an environmentally-friendly procedure. The Mexico 66, GSM, and Tiger Corsair showcases uppers that are chrome-free which are harmful to the people manufacturing the shoes.
- The sneaker's snug is administered by a lace-up enclosure which goes through seven pairs of eyelets.
- Grip is provided by the solid rubber outsole with zigzag grooves.
- EVA midsole grants lightweight cushioning.
- Original retail price for the sneaker is $150.