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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Undercover x NikeLab SFB Jungle Dunk History
The Undercover x NikeLab SFB Jungle Dunk combines elements from three Nike shoes: the Nike Dunk, Nike Air Huarache and Nike SFB Jungle Boot. Behind this creation is the influential Japanese designer from Undercover Jun Takahashi.
Takahashi is known for his revolutionary designs that merge his creative talent with surprising references and whimsical humor. He has been frequently involved in NikeLab projects especially the NikeLab Gyakusou line.
Takahashi's recent idea is brought to life by the fusion of the Nike Dunk upper, the SFB Jungle Boot outsole and tooling and the Air Huarache heel cage. The Undercover x NikeLab SFB Jungle Dunk was born, afterward. The product is a winter-ready sneaker infused with performance that stems from its running, basketball and skateboarding roots.
The Undercover x NikeLab SFB Jungle Dunk was officially released on January 28, 2017 via NikeLab and various online retailers.
Undercover x NikeLab SFB Jungle Dunk Style
The eye-catching Undercover x NikeLab SFB Jungle Dunk is great for the user's casual winter wear. It's also the shoes for the outdoorsy types in their urban jungle-slash-wilderness gear. Users can go swaggy style by putting on clothes that match the sneaker's colorways.
Fit & Sizing
The Undercover x NikeLab SFB Jungle Dunk is available from sizes 6 to 12 for men only. The pair is fairly true to size. As the sneaker takes its DNA from a basketball shoe, wearers can be guaranteed of excellent support. The excellent support and hold starts with the high-cut construction, especially for those who love the active life. It continues with the very substantial midfoot cage formed by the very thick leather material. This is a shoe that easily makes a statement for both casual and performance categories.
Without a doubt, the entire Undercover x NikeLab SFB Jungle Dunk is drastically notable in itself because this is practically the most aggressive collaboration that Nike has had with UNDERCOVER. As already explained, the shoe is practically a collage of some of the Swoosh’s best silhouettes. This makes the shoe extremely unique and one that is quite the looker, based on the market feel of this shoe.
Besides the already spectacular combination of different parts of well-known shoes, it also showcases the Undercover trademark motifs of CHAOS and BALANCE. These themes add a more cultural meaning of the shoe and makes it more of a statement rather than just simple casual wear. It is truly one of the most commanding presence in the shoe market today.
As an added bonus, this is a winter-ready shoe that still oozes with lifestyle charm.
- The Nike Flywire lacing works with the sturdy rubber cage to provide a close-fitting support.
- The chunky-toothed sole which is a feature of the SFB gives excellent comfort to the underfoot.
- The toebox features a tape tooling that's weather resistant.
- The TPU heel wraps have the words CHAOS and BALANCE for embellishment. These are UNDERCOVER motifs.