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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Supra Hammer Run History
Founded by Angel Cabada in 2006, Supra is an American shoe brand which aims to create sneaker classic that is superior in detail and quality. The brand partnered with professional skateboarders Tom Penny, Jim Greco, Dennis Martin, Erik Ellington, and Chad Muska in building the legendary brand. Because of the people behind the brand, Supra became strongly linked to skateboarding. However, because of its sleek design, distinctive materials, and quality craftsmanship, the brand transcended on different realms, fusing art, music, skateboarding, and street style.
One of the key people behind the brand and the mind behind the Supra Soprano was Jim Greco. In 2013, he released his second signature shoe for the brand named Supra Hammer. According to Greco, he intended to make a simple looking that stands out above the rest. Being a fan of the combination of the cup and vulcanized sole, he used this and injected other original detailing but kept the aesthetics of the shoe simple. The Hammer is the lightweight low-top shoe that’s made to perform. As a follow up on its roster, Greco released the Supra Hammer Run a year after as a follow-up.
Supra Hammer Run Style
As a reiteration of the Supra Hammer, Jim Greco released a continuing silhouette that steps away from its skateboarding roots. Compared to the suede upper used on the original version, the Supra Hammer Run now comes with maximum breathability and comfort. The suede accents on the back of the heels and the collar creates a subdued contrast which accentuates the simple athletic vibe of the shoe. Because these sneakers come in 18 whopping colorways, users have a wide variety of choices.
Fit & Sizing
Much like the previous Hammer model, the Supra Hammer Run comes in a low-top silhouette allowing maximum freedom on the ankles. It is combined with traditional lacing system to keep the feet in place for a safe ride on skate and the streets.
These sneakers are available in men’s sizes ranging from 4-14. Based on the general feedback of those who purchased, it runs a tad small. Ordering a half or a size up than the usual is recommended to get that ideal fit. Women wishing to avail these sneakers may go 1.5 sizes down their usual as suggested by the brand.
As a professional skater, Jim Greco, upon conceptualizing the Hammer line, well thought of its silhouette with the intention of creating a simple looking shoe but stands out in performance. Intently fusing the benefits of the vulcanized and cup sole, the Hammer Run carries a silhouette of having a tapered front end sole that continues to a slender depth. It gives the advantage of having maximum board feel provided by the vulcanized sole. Since it is paired with geometrically-shaped pods on the outsole, it becomes the perfect pair to use for maximum grip on the ground.
- A padded tongue and collar is incorporated into the shoe for top-notch comfort