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 shoe is available in men’s sizes which range from size 4 to 12. Some half sizes are available. It has adequate interior room and support for those with standard foot measurement.
The Reebok Pump Supreme Engine combines performance and style. While marketed as a lifestyle shoe, this low top can also be perfect for playing sports. The shoe’s design is trendy and undeniably modern. It looks good when paired with jeans, shorts, and track and cargo pants.
The Pump Supreme Engine features the PUMP technology which adjusts to the wearer’s foot for a snug fit. A carbonated foam midsole gives the shoe a cushioned feel while carbon fiber in the midsole lends the shoe support and stability. A mesh upper provides the shoe with enhanced breathability.
The Reebok Pump Supreme Engine’s silhouette dates back to the late 80’s classic high top basketball shoe, the Reebok Pump. The Pump, released in 1989, was the first shoe to have an internal mechanism for inflating the tongue to get a snug fit. It has seen numerous iterations since, including 1990’s XST Pump and Michael Chang’s Court Victory Pump.
In 1991, the Pump technology expanded into different sports including golf, aerobics, cross-training, running, and walking. Three years later, Reebok partnered with the movie, Above the Rim, to create a line of shoes, which included the Pump Torch, for the film. That same year, in 1994, the Insta Pump Fury was launched and became a huge success.
In 2005, two Pump shoes were launched—the ATR (Above The Rim) Pump and the Pump 2.0. Fast forward three years, Reebok again launched a new Pump shoe called the Pump X MLB to pay homage to both the Yankee and Shea stadiums.
The ZPump fusion was introduced in 2015, and in 2016, two new versions were launched, the ZPump Fusion 2.0 and the ZPump Fusion 2.5. Three other releases were launched almost simultaneously with the ZPumps: the Nano Pump, Nano Pump 2.0, and Nano Pump 3.0.
Also in 2016, a collaboration with Vetements produced the Vetements x Reebok Pump Supreme. It was initially launched with a white colorway, followed by a black one two months later, in December of that year.
The Pump Supreme Engine debuted in January of 2017. It featured a slim and streamlined silhouette, a white outsole, and a slipper-like design. Zigzag overlays go around the knit-like upper, and ventilated perforations can be found throughout. A carbonated foam midsole gives the shoe lightweight support. It has since been released in various colorways including triple white and triple black.
- Available at a discounted rate in select retailers.
- Sole thickness is 3cm.
- Shaft height at 8cm.