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 Match Lo Basic Sports shoe is available in women’s sizes, from 5.5 to 11 B-medium width. It runs true to size.
Puma Match Lo Basic Sports Style
While the original Match was initially geared as a tennis shoe, the Match Lo Basic Sports is stylish enough to be worn off the court and has indeed made lots of appearances on the fashion scene. The shoe is so versatile that it can be worn—and in fact go well with—harem pants and rolled up denim as well as tight, cropped, and boyfriend jeans.
The shoe’s simple and classic look is one of its most notable features. The premium leather upper and suede overlays give it an understated elegance. Perforations in the shoe’s upper enhance breathability while a padded collar provides comfort.
Puma Match Lo Basic Sports History
This shoe comes from a distinguished athletic wear company with 69 years of quality shoemaking expertise and innovation behind them. The Match Lo Basic Sports is an iteration of a classic tennis shoe—the Match, known for its superior quality and performance-enhancing features. The Match was released in the 1970s and was Puma’s answer to Adidas’ Stan Smith. It had a clean and slim silhouette and featured a sleek leather upper.
The Match Lo Basic Sports builds on the original with its distinct swagger brought on by the premium leather upper and perf detailing. It has supportive suede overlays, padded collar for cushioning and comfort, and a lace-up closure for a comfortable fit. It exudes a definite stylish appeal that would look good both on- and off-court.
- Shaft measures approximately 2.75 inches from arch.
- Weight is at 12 oz.