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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The Supra Ellington is available in both men's and women's sizes. The guys can choose from sizes 7 to 14 while the ladies can choose from sizes 8.5 to 12. Its upper is rendered in a mixture of leather and suede materials that are constructed to fit true to size. The kick's collar features molded, internal pods that provide extra ankle support and a snug, comfortable fit.
The classic skate silhouette of the mid-top Supra Ellington befits those who prefer an effortlessly stylish and cool ensemble. Taking cues from the esteemed Air Jordan line, this shoe seamlessly mixed basketball inspired aesthetics with the time-tested skate profile.
Its wide array of colorways, which includes both neutral and bold hues, and a variation of midsole designs offer a style that is not limited to the skate park. The guys could dress it up in a pair of chinos and a button-down shirt for school functions, casual office affair or dining out while ladies can pair it with leggings, shorts, skirts, or jeans for a casual day out.
The kick's use of two different materials for its upper offers a dual texture that enhances its overall appeal. The perforated leather midfoot panel and tongue not only provides breathability but also a stylish contrast to the smooth suede overlay. Moreover, the midsole's dual-layer design further elevates the shoe's aesthetic.
Underneath all these is a lightweight Suprafoam footbed that's thicker in the heel for impact protection and thinner at the toe for better board feel.
Officially introduced in 2006, Supra was founded by a long-time skater named Angel Cabada along with a few pro skaters named Chad Muska, Erik Ellington, and Jim Greco. The company's target market is directed to skaters hence their products are centered on skate performance, but with their shoe's stylish designs it also appealed to many musicians. Some personalities who were spotted rocking a pair of Supras were Jay Z, Steve Aoki, Lil Wayne, and Justin Bieber.
Cabada wanted to create Supra to provide footwear that would go well with his clothing business called KR3W, but more importantly, he was motivated to take the sneaker game up a level. Hence, the name ‘Supra,' which loosely translates to "above and beyond" in Latin.
Cabada along with his partners all have their own signature shoe models, and Erik Ellington has at least six models under his belt. His sixth shoe design aptly named the Supra Ellington was a mid-top skate shoe released in 2012. It is available in a number of colorway options and took design cues from the Air Jordan legacy.
- It is available in Medium width.
- The shoe comes with two pairs of shoelaces.
- Both the kick's collar and tongue are padded for added cushioning and comfort.
- This kick has a cupsole construction, which offers more foot and ankle support.
- The Ellington also comes in a strap and vulc versions.