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.
Users with high insteps should watch out for this sneaker but those who don't might find it very comfortable and does run true to size. It is lined with Thinsulate™ which keeps the feet warm during cold weather. The mid top is available for men in sizes ranging from 6 to 14 which are offered in D medium widths.
Winter clothing is a sure thing with these lightweight knockers which resembles the image of a vintage running silhouette thus making bulky cold weather outfits still stylish. Jeans would surely fit the bill whether partnered with plain white tees or baggy jackets. The sneaker is available in contrasting colorways of beige and black.
Aside from the GORE-TEX components, the mid top is also splashed with waterproof details along the leather upper. An extended tongue covers the shin and protects it from harsh elements. The sneaker also features a Thinsulate™ lining for keeping the feet warm despite the cold weather.
Inventing new technologies that would enhance performance is a common thing nowadays when it comes to sneaker culture. But every upgrade and material improvement would have its roots way back before sneakerhead fandom was even created. One of the prime examples who invested in innovative ideas is a UK-born brand called Reebok called Reebok.
Reebok first blossomed to sales stardom when they introduced the Reebok Freestyle, an aerobics shoe that is intended exclusively for women. Capitalizing on the growing attention deficit for women footwear, Reebok dominated the sneaker market which spread like wildfire. Soon after, women after their aerobics class would still wear the Freestyle out on the streets.
The Freestyle's success is followed by the Reebok Classic Leather which was released a couple of years after in 1983. It was initially dubbed as a running sneaker packed with technologies like the BiDensity Shock Protection system coupled with air vents for breathability. Though its reign as a retro runner subsided, the aesthetics remained intact for the decades to follow. Its stylish appeal became a canvas for multiple iterations and colorway variations to follow. Some of its inventive designs even remade the sneaker into a winterized sneakerboot.
The Reebok Classic Leather Mid GTX-Thin is a prime example of this outdoor gear design which has a collar extending to a mid-top length. A GORE-TEX® membrane wraps up the upper preventing moisture to penetrate the internal parts of the shoe. The leather utilized is also weather-proof to be able to tackle the winter season.
- A two-tone rubber outsole includes gum accents for exceptional traction and grip.
- An EVA foam is utilized for its underfoot cushioning.
- The eyelets are made of metal hardware for increased durability along the holes.
- Reebok brandings are featured on the tongue, vamp overlay, heel tab, and outsole.