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 Onitsuka Tiger Ultimate Trainer is a men's exclusive shoe with sizes that stretch from 6 to 11.5. The pair features a traditional lace-up closure that can be adjusted for a secure and snug fit.
Possessing a classic style that goes beyond trends, the Onitsuka Tiger Ultimate Trainer could make for an excellent staple shoe. Its streamlined silhouette and minimalistic design are easy to pair with an array of ensembles, from casual to semi-formal. Dress it down for a laidback day with jeans or chinos, but its wing tip-like design would look entirely in its element when topped off with a clean blazer.
This kick’s use of different materials and the exceptional attention to detail are what makes it a distinct pair. With a variation of premium suede, smooth leather, slightly crinkled leather, and wing tip-like perforation detailing the Ultimate Trainer boasts of various rich textures and finishes that ultimately makes for a well-made shoe with a luxurious design.
Launched in 1949, Onitsuka Tiger was founded by Kihachiro Onitsuka who was obsessed with American sports and believed that fitness was one way to bring war-torn Japan back up. The brand released countless shoes that cater to the enhancement and innovation of footwear to serve an athlete's performance better. From the OK basketball shoe to the Magic Runner and the Limber Up (now known as Mexico 66,) Onitsuka has been grounded in improving footwear for athletes since its inception.
Fast forward to the 70s, Onitsuka Tiger shoes took a backseat when the brand decided to merge with another shoe company called Asics. However, in 2002 Asics decided to relaunch Onitsuka Tiger – thanks in part to Uma Thurman rocking the yellow Mexico 66 in Kill Bill that reintroduced the brand to a new generation of fans. Classics were updated and overhauled with more contemporary designs for the modern sneaker world.
In 2014, Onitsuka reintroduced one of its many retro releases, the Ultimate Trainer, which is based on the Olympic Nippon athlete training shoe from the 80's "Nippon made" series. This series was made by the brand to put into the spotlight the quality of Japanese manufacturing. It stands out from the rest for its remarkable craftsmanship, high-quality materials, and meticulous attention to detail. The Onitsuka Tiger Ultimate Trainer, just like every other retro, brings with it so much history and is made available in a number of colorways and materials.
- The Onitsuka Tiger Ultimate Trainer is available in Medium width.
- The “Nippon Made” collection involves a labor-intensive process that is traditionally made by hand, from stitching to dying and assembling, which adds more value to the products.