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 low-top construction of this model as well as its synthetic nubuck upper with a cushioned sockliner, padded collar and tongue are expected to offer support and ankle mobility without compromising comfort. Available in men’s sizes 6-14, the shoe's somewhat narrow build still ensures to provide enough toe space. Wide-footed buyers, though, may want to size up for a better fit.
Just like many retro kicks, the low-top Puma Roma SL Nubuck 2 goes with a wide selection of everyday outfits including khakis, denim, joggers, and shorts. Streamlined to give it a modern look, this lifestyle sneaker can be worn for casual events. Despite its sporty origins, it may, at times, even look decent when worn during dress-up occasions.
Puma's soccer-inspired kicks, the Roma SL Nubuck 2 included, are often built with a T-toe cap for extra durability. In addition to the T-toe cap, this model also has a rubber toe guard for additional protection. The “Puma Roma” logo with the “jumping cat” insignia found on the lateral side, though, sets this model apart from other classic sneakers.
Constructed in the year 1968 to pay tribute to the Italian National Football Team Gli Azzurri for winning the European Championship, this soccer footwear was initially clad in white and royal blue. Currently, this sneaker is perceived as one of the brand’s most timeless creations.
Fast forward to 2008; Puma decided to re-release this classic in its original colorway to celebrate the brand’s 60th anniversary. Three other hues that feature the materials from the Italian 68 football team’s jerseys were also introduced.
Since the Roma was reissued, the shoe has been a subject of a couple of collaborations. It has also been seen in a variety of materials and hues. These include the Puma x Tomas Maier, the Franklin & Marshall x Puma and the Puma Fader.
The Puma Roma SL Nubuck 2 surfaced somewhere down the line. It keeps its predecessor’s silhouette unchanged. This one, however, flaunts a faux nubuck upper instead of the original’s leather underlay.
- Lace-up closure with flat shoe strings can be adjusted for a more secure and snug fit. An extra set of laces is also included.
- A more natural ride is achieved with its flexible rubber sole.
- The EVA midsole on the Roma SL Nubuck 2 supplies sufficient comfort underfoot minus the extra weight.
- The “Formstrip” logo is displayed on both sides of the shoe while the “jumping cat” logo is displayed on the heel and the tongue label.