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.
Fit & sizing
The shoe provides adequate breathability thanks to its full grain leather upper while its dual hook-and-loop straps with lace-up enclosure guarantee a lockdown fit.
The high-top Puma Sky II Hi Colorblocked Leather is available in US men’s sizes from 7 to 13. It runs true to size but some advised that it runs smaller than the standard size. They suggested adding a size to remedy this issue.
Puma Sky II Hi Colorblocked Leather Style
The Puma Sky II Hi Colorblocked Leather showcases a retro vibe due to its high-top construction and Velcro straps which some describes as “very 80s.” Most of its color variants are essentially monochromatic, which makes it easier to pair with a multitude of casual outfits. From casual morning strolls to late night dates, the Puma Sky II Hi Colorblocked Leather got it covered.
Its impressive ankle support is due to the hook-and-loop straps, similar to other Sky II models. The rubber outsole has varying patterns which provide grip on various surfaces.
Puma Sky II Hi Colorblocked Leather History
Rudolf Dassler established the athletic brand Puma in 1948. He and his brother started the massively successful footwear company Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory. After decades of partnership, the brother severed ties with each other, which pushed Rudolf to create his own shoe brand. Rudolf originally named his company Ruda, but he then changed it to Puma later.
Like Adidas, Puma initially invested its resources in producing football boots, which gained immediate popularity with many of the top football teams in the world. As the decades go along, the brand established its relevance in the sneaker industry when it expanded its footwear categories. It started offering shoes for running, basketball, training, and later, lifestyle sneakers.
One of the classic sneakers of the brand is the Puma Sky Hi FG, which was introduced in 1980 as basketball footwear. While the shoe is not necessarily a flop, it didn't gain much traction with the fans because of the more popular basketball kicks from other brands. Thanks to its construction and style, it transitioned into a casual lifestyle category during the early 90s.
Fast-forward to today, the Puma Sky II Hi Colorblocked Leather is one of the recent additions to the collection. It exhibited the original model’s high-top slim profile but equipped with the latest innovations in sneaker tech. Since its release in 2015, the company has released four color schemes for this shoe.
- The color schemes available for this shoe are as follows: Puma Black, Lapis Blue, Toreador, and Inca Gold.