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.
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Fit & Sizing
This Puma Basket Classic Winterized comes in medium widths for both men and women. The men’s pair comes in a wide range of sizes, the smallest is 5.5 while the largest is 13. For the ladies, the smallest is 6.5 while the largest is 10. The shoes are said to run true to size.
Puma Basket Classic Winterized Style
With its either black or brown upper, the Puma Basket Classic Winterized will easily go with denims, khaki pants, some tights, and other items that are usually in an active person’s wardrobe. They are perfect for casual walks even in the harsh winter cold.
The smooth leather upper is the best feature in this shoe because of its premium look and simple appeal. Besides the aesthetic value of the upper, the smooth leather is treated with winter-ready technology to make it an ideal option during the cold months. Fashion and technology are easily meshed in the upper of the Puma Basket Classic Winterized.
Puma Basket Classic Winterized History
The Puma Basket Classic Winterized traces its roots to a Puma shoe model that was released in 1971. The Puma Basket was meant to be the full-grain leather counterpart of 1968’s Puma Suede, the model whose silhouette the Basket took after.
As the name implies, Puma Basket was originally targeted at basketball players. However, its sleek and clean look made a surprising appeal to the hip-hop crowd, which eventually helped secure for the Puma Basket a spot in the Trainer Hall of Fame as it became an icon in its own right.
The current version retains the form of the Puma Basket, but borrows the suede from the Basket’s predecessor and silhouette inspiration. More durable rubber outsoles and rugged laces complete it with a winterized appeal.
- The shoes’ laces feature unique patterns that add a more fashionable touch to the pair.
- The Puma Basket Classic Winterized features an embossed Formstrip on both sides of each shoe.
- The shoes’ lining is made of a combination of smooth leather and fabric, which contribute to the comfortable warmth that many appreciate during winter.