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.
This men’s sneaker, which comes in sizes 6.5-15, supplies optimal fit with its mesh/synthetic upper plus its external Pump technology. Its lightweight, breathable upper molds to the feet comfortably while the Pump technology supplies fit customized to the wearer’s liking. Ample support can also be expected with its synthetic overlays.
Like it or not, the mid-top Reebok InstaPump Fury OG Splash is truly mesmerizing. Its screaming neon shades may not perfectly match all the clothing in your closet. It can, however, transform any plain and simple casual and sporty outfit like jeans, shorts and sweats into a stunner in an instant.
Already recognizable for its vibrant colors and distinctive silhouette accented by its inflatable bladders, the Reebok InstaPump Fury OG Splash is also noticed for its Hexalite cushioning-infused two-piece EVA sole unit that is connected by a carbon fiber arch bridge.
Both techs aid in reducing the shoe’s weight. The Hexalite, though, improves its underfoot comfort and adds impact protection while the plate enhances its stability.
Back in the year 1989, Reebok came up with a unique fitting cushioning system that was strategically placed on the upper and lower tongue to lock the ankle in place. Dubbed as the Pump, this revolutionary tech was first seen in the hoop shoe Reebok Pump. Its success led to the birth of other Pump models from various shoe categories, tennis, cross-training and running included.
Shoe designer Steven Smith, a previous New Balance employee who designed a few of the brand’s staples like the NB 1500, 997, 574 and 996, thought of giving the Pump technology a dramatic transformation. With the help of then VP of Advanced Concepts Paul Litchfield and a team of creative designers, they came up with the iconic Reebok InstaPump Fury.
Born in the year 1994, its flame-like color was inspired by New Balance’s kicks radical hues. Its laceless silhouette that adopted a state-of-the-art pumping mechanism which gave the shoe a customized fit, on the one hand, took its cues from one of Italian-based Ellesse’s lucrative ski boots.
Two colorways were released back then. Aside from the one called the “Citron” which flaunted a flaming colorway, a pair dressed in subtle gray, blue and black hues was also introduced. Both looked like it came from outer space. As expected, people had split opinions about its design. Some were vexed with its unusual appearance. Others were just awestruck.
Interestingly, the shoe, later on, became one of the brand’s most sought-after models. It initially captured the attention of sneakerheads from Asian countries like Japan, Korea and China. Soon after, it gained a cult following in Europe as well as in North America.
The increase in hype gave the brand enough reasons to release other colorways. Many of which were crazy, never-before-seen color combinations. In 2017, Reebok thought it would be cool to dress it in water-gun inspired tones. One clad in modern blue/solar yellow-orange shades and the other in solar yellow/solar green-orange tints. These editions promise to take its loyal fans back to their fun-filled childhood years.
- Durability is elevated with the addition of the high-abrasion icy rubber outsoles
- Slip on and off can be done with ease with the help of the heel and tongue pull tabs.
- Padded tongue and interior mesh lining make the shoe even more comfortable.