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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A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.
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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.
Puma Ferrari Drift Cat 5 Ultra History
The Ferrari Drift Cat 5 Ultra is an iteration from the popular Drift Cat series, which in turn is the third evolution of that iconic racing shoe, the Speed Cat. The Speed Cat was released in 2001 and debuted on the feet of Jordan Formula 1 team driver Jean Alesi and his pit crew. It was in black suede with a Jordan yellow formstrip.
In 2004, Puma, in collaboration with Michael Schumacher, evolved the Speed Cat into the Future Cat. The Future Cat had asymmetrical lacing and a re-designed forefoot which gave the shoe both comfort and a snug fit. The midsole’s dual-density material dampened vibrations but helped maintain pedal feel. It also featured a leaping cat on the shoe’s forefoot and seven stars on the heel counter. The Future Cat came out in a number of hi- and low-top versions in 2005.
When Puma realized the potential of the shoe in the lifestyle sector, they released the Future Cat in a wide array of styles and colors. The continued popularity of the shoe led to the creation of the Drift Cat, a shoe geared for the street culture that made the Future Cat a favorite.
The Ferrari Drift Cat 5 Ultra keeps its motorsport racing history with this update of the classic Drift Cat. It has a synthetic upper with perforation details and a raised strip on both sides for texture and depth.
Puma Ferrari Drift Cat 5 Ultra Style
If ever there was a shoe that personified racing, then the Ferrari Drift Cat 5 Ultra is it. This shoe has an extremely sporty look that would go well with any casual outfit such as track pants and rolled up jeans and most types of denims.
Fit & Sizing
The Ferrari Drift Cat 5 Ultra is available in men’s sizes which run from 4 to 12, with some half sizes available. It has a D-medium width. Based on many reviews, the shoe has a narrow fit so buyers may need to go up a size or two higher than their normal shoe size.
One of the Ferrari Drift Cat 5 Ultra’s most distinguishable features is the perforated Puma formstrip on the shoe’s upper as well as the Ferrari shield logo at the lateral side. A breathable EcoOrthoLite sockliner gives the shoe optimum fit and comfort.
- The Ferrari Drift Cat 5 Ultra low top is available in eye-catching color combinations such as Puma White/Rosso Corsa/Puma Black, Rosso Corsa/Puma White/Puma Black, and Puma Black/Rosso Corsa/Puma Black.
- The colors of the Italian flag are clearly seen in the upper of this shoe.
- It is also called the SF Drift Cat 5 Ultra. The SF here stands for Scuderia Ferrari, which is the name of Ferrari’s racing team.