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 low-top Puma Blaze of Glory Sock Elemental is available in men’s sizing ranges from 5 to 13 in medium width. It generally runs true to size. Women are suggested to go 1.5 sizes down if they want to get the right fit from the men’s sizing.
Giving a close fit up to the ankle, it has the neoprene sock installed. It is also designed with a heel pull tab for the user to quickly put on and off the shoe while the textile upper that sits on the sock-like construction gives a snug fit. For cushioning, flexibility and support, this kick features Trinomic midsole like the classic version. The tongue is padded to ensure an added comfort while the rubber outsole provides a reliable grip on any surface.
Puma Blaze Of Glory Sock Elemental Style
Stay in style while sitting on a boat of comfort as you stride with the Puma Blaze of Glory Sock Elemental sneaker. An update of the original silhouette, it has a textile upper complemented by leather overlays for a street style vibe. It works well and matches a pair of jeans, shorts and other casual outfits.
Like the OG version, the Puma Blaze of Glory Sock Elemental has a silhouette created with a distinctive style that truly catches the eye. Aside from being aesthetically appealing, it is also can be counted for comfort where anyone wants to enjoy. To ensure motion control, stability, and rebound, the Trinomic technology is installed, featuring the rubber hexagon cells that collapse and expand. An additional striking feature of this edition is the winterized silhouette, comforting and allowing the foot to withstand cold weather.
Puma Blaze Of Glory Sock Elemental History
Founded by Rudolf Dassler in 1948, Puma is among the leading brands, designing and creating not only quality footwear but also accessories and apparel in over 120 countries. Based in Germany, the brand sponsors high-profile athletes and celebrities. They also collaborate with other renowned brands such as Mihara Yasuhiro and Alexander McQueen to create unique designs. With 60 years of imbued expertise, Puma footwear is undoubtedly among the essential wardrobe staples.
Debuted in 1993, the original Puma Blaze of Glory has a streamlined silhouette that features a unique lace system, radiating a distinctive style. It also has a mesh upper with perforated detailing, EVA midsole and the Trinomic cushioning. Inspired by this silhouette, Puma has released several collaborations in different colorways to excite and impress Puma followers. Some of the notable collaborations are Bape x Puma Blaze of Glory x Ronnie Fieg x Colette, Ronnie Fief x High Snobiety x Puma RF Blaze of Glory 10th anniversary, BAIT x Puma Blaze of Glory Sock “Chalk” and Puma Blaze of Glory x Sneakernstuff `Swedish Camo Pack.’
Among the iterations of the original Blaze of Glory footwear is the Puma Blaze of Glory Sock Elemental which is designed to maintain a comfortable and snug fit. Given with winterized revamp, it has round laces sitting on top of the textile upper as well as chunky and durable outsoles which emit a rugged look. There is no Puma’s formstripe visible on the upper, but the “Jumping Cat” logo is on the heel pull tab.
- The low-top Puma Blaze of Glory Sock Elemental is available in multiple colorways including Winetasting/Puma Black, Puma Black/Asphalt, and Drizzle/Peacoat.
- Visible on the tongue, the Puma logo patch is stitched.