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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A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.
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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 Puma x Han Kjobenhavn is a unisex shoe that’s exclusively offered in men’s sizes that range from 7 to 13. Ladies who fancy a pair should go 1.5 sizes down from their standard shoe size.
Puma x Han Kjobenhavn Blaze Cage Style
Grounded in the design of modern running shoe, the Puma x Han Kjobenhavn Blaze Cage exude a perfect balance between sporty and fashionable. Han Kjobenhavn's touch could be seen through textures applied to the shoe, which took inspiration from Scandinavian architecture. Its low-top profile and subdued hues are easy to pair with almost any casual ensemble. Go for everyday staples like jeans, joggers or shorts for a day of hanging out with friends or dress it up with cropped chinos and a button-down polo for days you want to stunt.
The first thing that would catch anyone’s eye is its textured leather cage, which enhances the kick’s aesthetic and keeps feet in place. Its colorways are also eye-catching and stylish that exudes a premium look. Lastly, the kick’s Trinomic cushioning technology can be seen through the outsole which features rubber cells that collapse and regenerate instantaneously for enhanced cushioning, stability, and motion control.
Puma x Han Kjobenhavn Blaze Cage History
Puma has been at the forefront of creating innovative shoes since 1924. First known for soccer cleats and track and field footwear, the brand is now known worldwide for superior quality shoes and commitment to innovation. Today they are one of the leading sports brands that house a wide array of Puma footwear styles for almost every purpose imaginable.
In 2015 Puma decided to reintroduce their brand by showcasing a fresh, new and more modern batch of sneakers with the help of a number of collaborators. Rihanna, Big Sean, the Weeknd, and Sophia Webster are some of the names that the brand had collaborated with.
In 2017, Puma introduced a new brand under their collaborator's section. This time it was with Han Kjobenhavn, a high-end streetwear brand from Copenhagen, Denmark. Their first collection was released in AW2017 with ‘simplicity and functionality' as the driving force. Han Kjobenhavn's founding partners Jannik Davidsen and Tim Hancock channeled their childhood as inspiration for this collection. From suburban architecture to local sports, the inspiration is very evident in the products and translated through textures and lines.
One of the shoes that this collection offers is the Puma x Han Kjobenhavn Blaze Cage. It comes in a tonal pink colorway and white with hints of beige and green.
- Its collar and tongue are padded for added cushioning and comfort.
- Available in Medium width.
- The shoe’s upper is crafted from suede and leather with a mesh toebox for added breathability.
- The shoelaces feature metal lace tips.