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  • Top

    Low Top

    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

    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.

    High Top

    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.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Collaboration
    Up There

    Good to know

    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.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    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.

  • Price
    $140
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Men are the most fortunate ones who can grab a pair of the Up There x Saucony Grid 8000 Sashiko which runs from size 7 to 13. The sneaker is constructed with D medium widths.

Shades of indigo are utilized to pigment the Japanese-inspired sneaker's fabric underlays which are given emphasis by cross stitchings resembling traditional Japanese farming ways. Navy overlays and laces complete the look while simultaneously giving out a different appeal. Sporting these kicks with skinny jeans or jeggings are ideal but going for a relaxed look with shorts would also do the trick.

Up There revamps the Saucony Grid 8000 with Japanese stitch patterns called Sashiko on its indigo fabric uppers. The cross designs are tinted in white which is symmetrically aligned all throughout the shoe.

It seems like Saucony and the land of the rising sun had an inseparable relationship when it comes to bringing new and hip sneaker designs. It is manifested by the global brand's collaboration with Up There, an Australian retailer, with the introduction of the Up There x Saucony Grid 8000 Sashiko. The combo is indeed a grand celebration of Saucony's affinity with the Far East regions and remodeling of the hugly popular Saucony Grid 8000.

Released in February 2018, the Up There x Saucony Grid 8000 takes the iconic Japanese stitching into a whole new level of design and contemporary aesthetics. The traditional way of sewing goes back to Japanese' historical times where farmers make use of this style. The said patterning covers the premium fabric navy underlays which are accentuated by a darker shade of blue leather overlays. A dust bag contained at the box also exhibits the traditional stitch pattern.

  • Saucony plus Up There brandings are featured on the tongue as well as the heel tab. The back of the heel displays a light blue-colored midsole with Saucony branding.
  • The sneaker uses waxed laces for its lockdown which is enclosed with metallic aglets.
  • The lining and the insole are composed of leather.

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