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.
Puma Roma Reflective History
First released in 1968, the Puma Roma shoe was launched as an homage to Italy's national football team who won in the UEFA European Football Championship. Initially manufactured by Puma as a training shoe, its upper was crafted from padded nylon-suede material that is claimed to aid in the players' performance in the field.
Years passed, and the Puma Roma shoes crossed to the lifestyle arena and became the go-to casual footwear in the 80s. After being shelved for a couple of years, Puma decided to bring the Roma range back in 2003 by introducing the Puma Roma 68 in the Italian soccer team Lazio's colorway. Since then the shoe has been released in a multitude of colorways and reimaginings.
Today, the Roma is available in a reflective upper that serves a dual purpose: visual and functional. Aptly named the Puma Roma Reflective, this kick retains the original design with a dash of modern day style.
Puma Roma Reflective Style
When it's bright outside the Puma Roma Reflective is a minimal and sleek pair that could be dressed up for casual business gatherings or down for a laidback day. At night the shoe illuminates whenever hit by light, which can add style and aid in visibility. Pair it with shorts, jeans, or joggers for a casual day or dress it in chinos or slacks for a night out.
Fit & Sizing
The Puma Roma Reflective is offered in men’s sizes only that range from 4 to 14. Ladies who would like to own a pair should go 1.5 sizes down from their normal shoe size. Most reviews stated that the shoe feels too narrow so trying it in person is recommended.
The kick’s upper is made of leather for durability and support. It features the Roma range’s classic T-toe construction and toe bumper for protection against bumps and abrasions. Both the pair’s tongue and collar are padded for extra comfort and cushioning.
- The Puma Roma Reflective is available in D – Medium width.