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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Puma Suede Classic X-Hollows History
2018 marks the Puma Suede’s 50th Anniversary, and to commemorate the historic event Puma set a series of exclusive releases throughout 2017 to 2018 that involve the brand's partner collaborators in the fashion and street scene, music legends, and famed pop culture icons. The favorite b-boy shoe back in the ‘80s also received multiple modernized versions as part of the celebration.
One of the Suede versions that launched in September 2018 is the Puma Suede Classic X-Hollows sneakers or otherwise known as the Puma Suede Hollows. It shadows the original tooling of the iconic basketball-turned-lifestyle shoe model but receives graffiti-inspired design accents for a fresh and new look fit for the modern market. The classic suede Formstrip branding overlays were removed and replaced by graffiti-like Formstrip design in a striking neon color. To match this remarkable design update, the signature brandings on the sides, tongue, and heel were also in similar neon color. Each pair of the Puma Suede Hollows retails for $80.
Puma Suede Classic X-Hollows Style
One addition to the modernized Puma Suede versions lineup is the Puma Suede Classic X-Hollows sneakers. These sneakers are made with soft and comfortable suede uppers in a classic Suede low-top tooling and are reinvented with graffiti-like, neon-colored Puma Formstrip branding at the sides. The tonal upper is further accentuated by matching neon brandings for an eye-catching visual.
Fit & Sizing
The Puma Suede Classic X-Hollows men’s sneakers are available from sizes 6 to 12 in standard width. Like other Puma Suede variations, they exhibit a low-top profile, inspired by hoop shoes, that permits wearers mobility without sacrificing comfort and support. These sneakers also utilize traditional lace-up closure system, with seven pairs of eyelets and flat tonal laces. Overall hold and support of these kicks are excellent.
A standout feature of the Puma Suede Classic X-Hollows sneakers is the graffiti-inspired Puma Formstrip at the sides in lieu of suede Formstrip overlays typically found on most Puma Suede shoes. The classic brandings were also replaced with neon-colored, graffiti-inspired Puma brandings to complete the modernized look.
- The Puma Suede Classic X-Hollows features a textured rubber sole unit with signature Puma stitch detailing and toe bumper.
- The insoles are cushioned for added comfort. The tongue and collar are also padded.