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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A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.
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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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Solefly x Jordan Eclipse History
Miami-based sneaker boutique Solefly first collaborated with the Jumpman brand in 2014 with the Solefly x Air Jordan 3. The design of the next collaboration between Solefly and the Air Jordan brand often called the SP Capsule Collection was conceptualized with space and the planet Mars serving as the inspiration.
Released on August 13, 2016, only 250 pairs were sold per colorway at a pop-up location at Wynwood, Miami. The design of a woven mesh material upper is the first time that the model has been applied to the Jordan Eclipse silhouette.
The color options for the Solefly x Jordan Eclipse or the SP Capsule collection are in tan/brown or the Desert Orange colorway and a light pink or Arctic Orange colorway. The modern design for the popular Jordan Eclipse also includes a 3M reflective highlights at the tongue, metallic shoelace tips, custom packaging, and co-branded insoles.
Solefly x Jordan Eclipse Style
With two stunning space-themed colorways to choose from, the Solefly x Jordan Eclipse collaboration is an ultimate crowd drawer. The Arctic Orange (pink) and Dessert Orange (tan/brown) tonal colorways are bright hues to depict that space and planet Mars themes of the collaboration.
The lifestyle shoe designs came out simultaneously with a cut and sew apparel that included an enzyme-washed t-shirt with contrast fabric side gussets that are paired with water shorts with a visibly exposed elastic belt. While it is best paired with the apparel from the sneaker boutique, any casual shorts or stonewashed slim jeans or tattered shorts and a plain or neutral colored shirt would be the best compliment these brightly colored kicks with space-themed aesthetics.
Fit & Sizing
The limited edition men’s lifestyle sneaker comes in medium width. With only 250 copies of the Solefly x Jordan Eclipse that was released per colorway, the sizes available are also limited now that some pairs are currently only available in select retailers and resellers.
Setting the Solefly x Jordan Eclipse collaboration apart from the original Eclipse is its premium packaging and accents up to the last detail. The dual branding in the insole to the space-themed design and colorways aims to please the eye while the metallic lace tips with 3M reflective accents give it premium visibility. The woven upper also has Mars-inspired colorways to keep the interest going for this lifestyle sneaker.
- The sneaker comes in a beautiful thick box packaging with Solefly branding and magnetic locks with shoes in metallic foil ziplock bags to ensure freshness and to complete the space-themed packaging.
- The sneaker has metallic-tipped laces in round lace version. A spare flat shoelace with reflective detailing comes in every pair.
- A signature Jumpman logo in rubber with Air branding detail is neatly placed at the back heel, another Jumpman logo is printed on the insole, and a small rubber Jumpman logo at the front pull tab.