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.
Under Armour Charged All-Day History
Kevin Plank was only 23 years old when he realized his passion for innovation. Recognizing that his compression shorts wick moisture better than other forms of fabric, Plank invested in this idea and spent the next days of his life finding a revolutionary material. After initially creating the right formula for his cloth, he established the Under Armour brand while simultaneously designing the HeatGear® T-shirt which he named #0037.
The special T-shirt would wick away moisture and would help keep athletes cool and dry especially during hot conditions. He spent months selling this ideal product across the East Coast part of the U.S. out of the trunk of his car. But then alas, he finally made his first sales breakthrough by the end of 1996 amounting to a staggering $17,000.
Year after year the promising brand continued to introduce cutting-edge sportswear from shirts to other forms of apparel. It also tapped other industries like golf and advertising. It seems like destiny would side with the company's success because every right turn they took would propel them further into the clothing limelight.
In 2006, the Baltimore brand started to create cleats for football players under the Click-Clack® campaign. On its first year alone, Under Armour hogged 23% of the market share which enabled them to expand to other sports franchises like baseball, lacrosse, and softball. It is also around this time where they started including professional athletes like Ray Lewis, Lindsey Vonn, and Brandon Jennings into their line-up.
The mid-2000s also marked the change-up on the company's agenda which involves dressing their superstars from head to toe in Under Armour apparel. Lifestyle-bound outfits would slowly crawl their way into the zeitgeist and Under Armour answered by including off-sport shoes for everyday wear with a dash of UA technological inputs.
One technology that is being utilized into a lifestyle sneaker was the Charged Foam. The Charged Foam is a unique midsole cushion which converts the absorbed energy of every foot stride to maximize a responsive run. A collection of Charged Foam sneakers lie under one umbrella which includes iterations like Charged 24/7 Low, Charged Legend Stripe, Charged All-Day and many more.
Under Armour Charged All-Day Style
The low top sneaker's white midsole complements the toned-down colors of its upper giving it a sleek appeal. The upper's ankle portion features a mixture of interwoven materials of different colors called "heather." The toe cap displays a vibrant, velvety image made of textile.
The sneaker projects an outgoing style which perfectly blends with shorts and joggers and jeans are not a stranger to its look as well. Women can rock a pair of yoga pants or leggings while strutting on these.
Fit & Sizing
Anyone can strap down with its elastic cord lacing which provides a fantastic fit and an easy entry. The sneaker sits atop a Charged Foam midsole for a responsive and comfortable strike down.
The UA Charged All-Day is manufactured for both men and woman in medium sizes. Men can choose from its full-size range of 7 to 15 while women sizes range from 5 to 12.
One of the distinctive attributes of the UA Charged All-Day is the heather detailing which makes use of different colors intertwined to create an alternating pattern that adds dimension to the shoe. Two strands of M-shaped looped cords are attached to the medial side which is utilized as a snugging apparatus.
- The textile upper is lightweight and breathable.
- The sculpted midsole adds a contemporary appeal.
- The outsole uses notched "plus" symbols for its traction and grip. The heel contains Under Armour branding.
- The sneaker retails at a price of $80.