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.
The Supra Fulton sneakers are easy to wear with ample cushioning in the mid-top collar. It has a rope lacing closure with internal pods near the collar for ankle support. With a snug and comfortable fit, the Supra Fulton sneaker comes with a snug and comfortable width. Users with wide feet may opt to go half-size up for a better fit. The shoes are available in US men’s 5 to 14 and women’s size 5.5 to 11.
The Supra Fulton has a relaxed mid-top style in two versatile colorways. The first colorway is the Supra Fulton Cool Grey/ Grey White color option that is more apt for spring and summer wear. As white sneakers are more easy to style the shoe is best paired with shorts and jeans. The green and orange hits in the shoe also add a bit of styling into the sneaker that makes them a bit livelier than an all-white ensemble.
Another colorway is the Supra Fulton in Navy-Navy option. The shoe comes in a dark blue tone that is apt for a smart casual setting. The monochromatic aesthetics makes them easy to pair with trousers or chinos, jeans, and shorts. Pair both casual colorways with a relaxed tee or a dress shirt and never look boring for the daily grind.
Erik Ellington’s signature mid-top skate shoe is equipped with a lightweight Suprafoam midsole that is thicker in the heel and thinner at the toe area for a better boardfeel. The shoe also rests on a rubber outsole with sidewalls in the toe and ollie for better protection and stability. The sneaker also Suprafoam footbed with a mesh sockliner for impact protection while the herringbone tread patterns at the bottom provide superior grip.
The Supra brand was a skate shoe label that was started by a group of pro-skaters. Professional skaters Angel Cabada, Chad Muska, Erik Ellington, and Jim Greco started the company in 2006. The brand first targeted fellow skaters as their immediate market knowing well the current footwear needs of the game.
The company at first attracted the skaters looking for respectable performance skate shoes. But the stylish colorways, looks, and aesthetics of the Supra brand would, later on, attract musicians and celebrities looking for that shoe that would stand out in the crowd. A decade later, the brand became an icon in the hip-hop and music scene with the likes of Justin Bieber, Lil’ Wayne, Steve Aoki, and Jay-Z all showing off their new pairs of Supra kicks.
True to its name ‘Supra” which in Latin means “above and beyond,” the shoe has evolved into one trendsetting brand for both skate wear as well as casual street-style sneakers. As co-founder of the brand, Erik Ellington has had his fair share of shoe designs like the Supra Ellington, Supra Avenger, and Supra Double E sneakers.
Another Erik Ellington sneaker for Supra is the mid-top design called the Supra Fulton. It has a lightweight construction from the SupraFoam midsole that is thick at the heels and designed thin at the toes for a better boardfeel. It has a durable sole with herringbone pattern for a superior grip. For impact protection, the shoe also has a mesh sockliner while molded internal pods give the kick the needed ankle support.
- Supra branding details at tongue, side panel, side heel, and back heel.
- Suede and synthetic leather uppers.
- Molded mid-top collar for a sturdy built.
- Herringbone tread pattern at the bottom for better grip and traction.