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
The Puma Blaze of Glory Sock Core is a men’s shoe available in sizes 7 to 13. Women are advised to go 1 1/2 sizes down to get the right fit. The neoprene interior hugs the foot. The shoe fairly runs true to size. The combination of lace-up closure and neoprene sock provides a close fit up to the ankle.
Puma Blaze of Glory Sock Core Style
The Puma Blaze of Glory Sock Core updates the original silhouette with a large, chunky outsole which is on-trend. It is designed with leather overlays and completed with a tonal look. The upper has a soft suede and leather construction. They work well with jeans and a variety of outfits.
The extremely neat and sophisticated upper is just quite riveting. Sneaker people who like a monochromatic look that is still vibrant should seriously getting hold of this shoe. More than just the looks, the plush style is also representative of the luxurious interior for a thoroughly comfortable shoe with the looks to match.
Puma Blaze of Glory Sock Core History
The Puma Blaze of Glory Sock Core is an updated version of the original Blaze of Glory (B.O.G) shoe released in the early 90s. Although the B.O.G is a widely known silhouette created by PUMA, it doesn’t have a formstrip, which is a recognizable upper feature by the German footwear company.
The original B.O.G is a breathable shoe that featured a mesh upper with structural design overlays, heel pull tab and the Trinomic sole. The shoe also had minimal branding and a unique lacing system which gave the wearers a great fit and a unique style. Using this silhouette, PUMA had exciting collaborations and intricate colorways to impress consumers for the company’s releases.
In 2007, the silhouette made its comeback in a collaboration with Australian indie magazine Sneaker Freaker. The shark-inspired colorways released under this collab were Great White and Black Beast. There were also 30 pairs made of authentic shark skin given to the Sneaker Freaker family and friends. These releases fascinated modern-day sneaker collectors who are mostly focused on iconic Puma releases such as the Suede and Clyde basketball shoes.
- In 2016, the Puma Blaze of Glory Sock Core release came in three tonal colorways: red, black and creme.
- The Trinomic logo can only be found in the creme colorway.