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
Given its soft bootie lining structure, the low-top Blaze Ignite Elemental from Puma embraces the feet like a cozy sock. Its elastic lock laces with easily adjustable toggle system save time from tying the shoes for that lockdown, secure fit. A kind of sneaker that fits true to size, the Puma Blaze Ignite Elemental is obtainable in men’s sizes ranging from 6 to 12 US.
Puma Blaze Ignite Elemental Style
The low-top Blaze Ignite Elemental is an innovative sneaker that blends features of the Puma Blaze of Glory. The BOG is a conveniently structured retro model with an easy-to-wear slip-on neoprene bootie upper structured with modern tooling. Just beneath the foot is a superior cushioning unit that disperses impact and stays responsive whether used for daily walks or runs. This sneaker with a single-piece upper construction is suitable for a diverse style of casual clothing.
One can quickly determine that the noticeable X-factors of the low-top Puma Blaze Ignite Elemental lies in the convenience of wearing it and the comfort that comes from its cushioned midsole. The single-piece bootie construction provides an effortless option for people who tend to be always on the go. No need to secure the laces as its bungee and toggle tying system cinches the shoe for that lockdown fit. This lightweight frame is enhanced by the Ignite Foam midsole, a cushioning that delivers high energy return leaving the feet free from pain during long walks and light runs.
Puma Blaze Ignite Elemental History
Puma revisits its trails, modifies one of its distinctive silhouettes from the 1990s, the Puma Blaze of Glory, and comes up with a new model that integrates the Ignite cushioning technology in the midsole. This altered version is named the low-top Puma Blaze Ignite Elemental.
The Puma Blaze of Glory is a spinoff of the laceless, form-fitting Puma Disc Blaze that features a lace-up closure, and the Trinomic midsole system that supports the foot as it acts as a shock absorption unit. The updated edition simplified the structural overlays seen in the 1993 Puma Blaze of Glory by using textile. It is built with an Ignite Foam midsole that cushions the feet from toe to heel.
Unlike the Puma Disc Blaze which is a first-ever shoe that is laceless as it uses a rotating disc mounted on the top of the shoe to lock the feet down, the Puma Blaze of Glory has a plastic lacing system that hugs the feet like a sock. Puma retained the presence of laces when it created the Puma Blaze Ignite Elemental yet used a quick kind of lacing system to lock down the shoe tightly.
The low-top Puma Blaze Ignite Elemental takes on the sock construction of the Blaze of Glory in modern tooling for heightened comfort.
- The midfoot and heel counter of the Puma Blaze Ignite Elemental low-top sneaker are built with stabilizing textile saddles.
- The Ignite Foam midsole provides maximum energy return which offers a bouncy feel.
- The Puma Ignite Foam is surrounded by high-abrasion EverTrack rubber positioned into specific areas of the shoe that are prone to wear.