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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Fit & Sizing
Available both in men’s and women’s sizing, the Saucony Freedom Runner shoes boasts a low-top profile in a running-inspired silhouette. This shoe not only gives ankle mobility, but improved comfort and responsiveness, flexibility, and stability as well thanks to its full-length EVERUN midsole. The lace-up closure is adjustable for a snug fit. The tongue is secured with an extra loop tab.
Men's sizes range from 3.5 to 15 in Medium width with half sizes up to 12.5. Women’s sizes, on the other hand, range from 5 to 12 only in Medium width with half sizes from 5.5 to 10.5. The fit is for most reviewers in such way that opting for a half size larger than usual gives them a more comfortable fit.
Saucony Freedom Runner Style
The Saucony Freedom Runner style is the best of both worlds with its retro upper and modern soles. Comprising the vintage look of the upper is premium suede or leather, depending on the colorway, with perforation panel accents all throughout for added breathability. Although based on a running shoe silhouette, this low-top resembles street-approved aesthetics that suit any casual set of wardrobe.
A fusion of performance and style, the Saucony Freedom Runner features varying upper materials of either leather or suede and impressive functional features. One of which is the full-length EVERUN midsole that makes each pair lightweight without sacrificing comfort, flexibility, stability, and responsiveness. This technology is designed through steam fusing thousands of TPU beads, which makes it more durable and less temperature-sensitive than the standard EVA cushioning.
The outsole design is also an interesting touch. When each shoe is fused together as a pair, the translucent soles display an image of an eagle.
Saucony Freedom Runner History
As Saucony celebrates the launch of the Saucony Freedom ISO Runner in March 2017, it further dug into its archives and introduced a patriotic-themed pack called the “Saucony Freedom Pack.”
A mix of something old and something new, the pack features three shoe models that are based on the classic Freedom silhouette. The original Saucony Freedom Trainer first released during the ‘80s and became one of the iconic running shoes back in the day. Along with the Saucony Freedom ISO Runner in the “Saucony Freedom Pack” are the Saucony Freedom Trainer and the Saucony Freedom Runner.
The Saucony Freedom Runner boasts similar upper design, construction, and features of the original and classic Freedom silhouette, but upgraded with an innovative sole for a modern touch. The shoe features one of Saucony’s latest technologies, the EVERUN midsole which can be comparable to Adidas Boost technology.
- The Saucony logo is displayed on the side panels while other brandings are visible on the tongue and cuff.
- The Saucony Freedom Runner also features TRI-FLEX translucent rubber sole for traction.
- Saucony’s EVERUN foam midsole technology is the brand’s answer to the popular Boost technology of Adidas.