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.
Tretorn Josh History
Tretorn is nothing even close to a sneaker brand that people camp out in the streets. It was more of a fashion statement that captured the likings of Billy Joel back in the 70s to 80s to be featured on his 52nd street album cover. And not only did it proudly enlisted one of the greatest male solo artists of the 21st century, but it was also responsible for wrapping up Bjorn Borg’s feet for the longest time. Then in comes the sport, tennis.
The Swedish-born footwear producer had not always been famous as a Grand-Slam tennis pro champion or a male artist that can make us cry or entertained with all his doo-wops. It was first established in the late 1800s by the Dunker’s specifically, Henry who hired his extended families to work for Tretorn. Their first product was galoshes, a water-proof shoe that is typically made of rubber. By February 18, 1896, the company had produced their 1,000,000th galosh.
Dunker and his family continue to improve the worker’s way of life by introducing employee privileges like 14 vacation days and free healthcare. The management’s benevolence paid off in the subsequent years with the brand’s introduction of the Nylite.
But before the reign of Nylite shook the courts and streets, Tretorn introduced several varieties of shoes to the tennis platform. In 1964, the Classic XTL was released and became the world’s first performance tennis shoe made from leather. Following the prestigious honor endowed to the Classic XTL was the Nylite which was hailed as one of the first luxury sports shoes.
Through the years, the company was passed on from one conglomerate to another including Puma. In 2015, the company was sold to Authentic Brands Group LLC who owns Nautica, Spyder, Prince, and many others. With the Nylite as their front, Tretorn’s comeback to the lifestyle ethos could never be more colorful than ever. Supporting the Nylite was other iterations that showcase the Tretorn wing flaps like the Tretorn Josh which was designed for men.
Tretorn Josh Style
The sneaker gives a whole new level of classic gaming with its tennis-inspired elements in a low top form. Going minimal is the pinnacle feature here with a dash of contrast on the overlays and the Tretorn wings. Men can almost dress this sneaker in any outfit they can think of like chinos for going formal or shorts for a more outgoing look.
Fit & Sizing
The low-top, tennis-inspired sneaker is enclosed by laces for an adjustable fit around the vamp. Men can purchase a pair of these in sizes ranging from 7 to 14 which are duly constructed with D medium widths.
Aside from the wingtips-looking toe patch, the sneaker is also dressed in luxe suede and corduroy overlays at the right places. The vamp dearly holds the iconic Tretorn wings in variable colors which would sometimes go tonally. The removable insole is also eco-friendly being composed by an EcoOrthoLite material.
- The sneaker is assembled using a vulcanized construction with supporting stitches for increased product longevity.
- The upper is composed of canvas and suede materials.
- Tretorn brandings are seen at the tongue, insole, and outsole.