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.
Fit & Sizing
The Puma Avid Repellent features a low-cut profile that promotes unhindered ankle movement. The lacing system at the midfoot allows users to tighten the fit if needed. A sneaker that’s part of Puma’s lifestyle range, it is available in men’s US sizes 7 to 14, including half and full sizes in between and only comes in a D - Medium width profile
Puma Avid Repellent Style
The Puma Avid Repellent exudes a sporty vibe. Because of the ankle-exposing style of this trainer, it should be worn with no-show socks. But if you do wish to wear socks, do it ironically and opt for something with a bold print or color to draw people’s eyes on your feet.
As for the fashion ensemble, cuffed pants make this pair of running-inspired sneakers more visible while a simple crew-neck shirt or pullover completes the look. For a smart casual feel, top it off with a blazer or close-fitting jacket.
A one-piece knitted fabric makes up the upper of the Puma Avid Repellent. The material has been treated with water repellent finishing to ensure the feet stay dry when faced with wet conditions. As for underfoot comfort, this pair of low-top shoes uses the lightweight IMEVA midsole that absorbs shock with each step. Rubber protects the underside against abrasion and also renders traction.
Puma Avid Repellent History
After a falling out with his brother, Rudolf Dassler formed his own shoe business called Ruda, a portmanteau of his name. The name was later changed to Puma after a large breed of predator cats, explaining the cat logo on its products.
Though Puma’s first trainer was the Atom, which is a football trainer, Rudolf started off making spiked running shoes with his brother, Adolf, who founded Adidas. Puma released numerous styles of running shoes over the years with some of them inspiring their lifestyle line like the Puma Avid Repellent.
- Its eyestay is made of plastic which reinforces the eyelets and prevents tearing.
- The serrated outsole enhances traction on most surfaces.