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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Saucony Freedom Trainer History
The Saucony Freedom Trainer is a reissue of the classic running shoe that was released in 1981. It comes in the original colorway (crimson) of the original. The Freedom Trainer was reissued as part of Saucony’s Freedom Pack.
The Freedom Pack is a mix of the old, the new, and a hybrid. It was launched to celebrate the release of the Freedom ISO Runner (the new) which uses Saucony’s new foam technology called the EVERUN. The EVERUN lasts three times longer than EVA and not as temperature-sensitive. It also gives continuous cushioning for every stride and impact for reduced pressure at the forefoot and smoother landing at the heel.
The Freedom Pack also contains the Saucony Freedom Runner (the hybrid) which is a combination of the Freedom Trainer’s upper and the new EVERUN sole.
The Freedom Trainer (the old) kept its classic aesthetics intact but comes with additional features such as reflective material on the tongue, heel tab, and panels. The upper is made of pig suede paired up with mesh.
Saucony Freedom Trainer Style
The Saucony Freedom Trainer was initially designed for the legends of the sport of running. While it can still be used for running, fitness exercises, and other sports activities, it would look good as a casual shoe as well. The Freedom Trainer goes perfectly with sporty outfits such as track pants but looks trendy when paired with jeans, denim, and chino shorts.
Fit & Sizing
These low top shoes are available in men’s sizes which range from 3.5 to 14 with half sizes offered. The Freedom Trainer shoe runs true to size.
The Freedom Trainer features Saucony’s Ionic Cushioning system in the midsole for reducing impact. The midsole aids improvement of the gait cycle by helping correct pronation. The outsole, made of durable XT-600 carbon, offers outstanding road grip and traction.
- Features flat laces.
- Weighs 12 oz.