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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Puma Easy Rider VTG History
Puma is the third largest manufacturer of sportswear in the world with 69 years of quality shoemaking tradition and innovation behind them. Through the years, they have consistently striven to develop shoes, apparel, and accessories that would further the sports industry.
The release of the Easy Rider in 1978 continued on this proud tradition. The Easy Rider is a trail running shoe which featured a carbonized sole. It had a multiple-level PU wedge system and a cone-studded outsole which gave the shoe good traction and grip. It was considered, at the time of its release, as perfectly technologically-advanced. In fact, the shoe is included in a list of 100 best sneakers of all time.
Aside from running enthusiasts, the Easy Rider also caught the attention of lifestyle consumers who liked the shoe’s combination of trendy and sporty look. It has, since then, seen several iterations and been kitted out in various materials.
The latest version of the Easy Rider is the Easy Rider VTG which is constructed using the same cushioned lugged outsole as the original. It uses vintage-inspired materials and colorways with subtle pops. It has durable uppers made of nylon and features suede overlays. An EVA midsole provides enhanced shock absorption and comfort.
Puma Easy Rider VTG Style
This very reasonably-priced shoe has a selection of bright colorways to choose from such as the Artisan Gold, Harbor Blue, High Risk Red, Sweet Grape, and Surf the Web combined with a white Puma formstip at the sides. The vibrant color combinations are designed to appeal to fun-loving Puma fans.
The Easy Rider VTG can be worn during trail runs or as an everyday shoe. It looks good when combined with sporty outfits such as tracksuits as well as with various casual clothing such as jeans and sweatpants.
Fit & Sizing
The Easy Rider VTG is available in men’s sizes from 5 to 13 with half sizes available. It is offered in medium width.
The shoe’s vintage colorways coupled with the white formstrips at the sides cause the colors to pop out more, making this classic-styled shoe stand out wherever you go.
- It features a Puma cat logo at the heel.
- Weight is at 12 oz.
- It has breathable textile linings and cushioned collar and tongue.