Sneakers

The importance of sneakers remains unmatched for casual clothing, streetwear and high fashion all together. Trainers and sport shoes basically define the style of a person, they’re versatile and can be worn in every situation. SPECTRUM offers a selection of brands, styles and limited editions that’s carefully curated to meet the demands of sneakerheads and casual wearers. Plain sneakers, running shoes, beaters, low-top models, vintage shoes, OG iterations and more to explore. A relentless research keeps our offering balanced with top-selling styles and highly anticipated new arrivals. The catalog counts exclusive releases which range from Nike signature retro sneakers to New Balance, Converse, Vans and Salomon. Many give a particular attention to a specific silhouette as notable styles - Sk8 Hi, Air Max and Gel Lyte III to name but a few - made history. Every family includes a wide variety of designs, colors and iterations as trainers and technologies keep evolving even today. This process also applies to epochal shoes like the Air Force 1: the model recently added new tech features and some deconstructed renditions to a benchmark structure that embraces a white leather upper sitting atop a Air Unit midsole. The Swoosh may be the case in point to illustrate the ever-growing process of merging between past and future. The Beaverton-based company counts OG sneakers like the Nike Blazer and forward-looking styles as well. This dualism also occurs in other brands. New Balance combines a vintage-inspired allure with its cutting-edge Abzorb system in a lineup of premium shoes that taps the New Balance M991 and M990. And again: Asics, Puma and Diadora take cues from their archives to manufacture ground-breaking sneakers coming with a certain artisanal feeling. Instead what separates Karhu from the competitors is the eye for details, which sticks out in the flagship model Karhu Fusion 2.0. Outdoor sneakers are a whole other story. This macro world features trail running shoes from Hoka One One and Salomon Sportstyle: we’re talking of waterproof sneakers clad in a GORE-TEX® coating and equipped with an all-terrain lugged sole. But outdoor means suede Timberland boots that come in handy for lifestyle use too. Other must-have lifestyle sneakers include the Saucony Jazz, colorful takes on the Puma Rider and the evergreen aesthetic of the Chuck 70. Last but not least, SPECTRUM also offers a weekly updated lineup of women’s sneakers that ranges from coveted releases and raffles to time-tested staples.

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What does sneakers mean?

Trainers are generally called sneakers from the verb ‘to sneak’, since every pair of sport shoes is built with a rubber sole that allows you to move silently and remain comfortable, as well as with an upper made of lightweight yet durable materials - canvas, suede, mesh, synthetic leather and more.

Which are the best shoes of 2022?

Said that trends and fads change every year, and brands continue to experiment and launch originals styles, the vast majority of the top-selling shoes of 2022 are basically retro sneakers just like the Nike Dunk. Thus archive-inspired silhouettes, whether they’re OG colorways true to the original ones or reworked designs that combine the past’s structure with new features and design elements. Along with the Dunk, 2022 has been the year of the New Balance 550; the American premium footwear brand started from its archive as done by Nike with the Dunk, and yet slightly changed the construction by adding subtle detailing and original technological features. Blending modern skills and vintage design is pretty typical of modern streetwear collaborations and projects, like in the breakthrough Asics x Kiko Kostadinov sneakers. But there are some brands that bet harder on technology and performance than others, and we’re talking about outdoor and trail running footwear. When it comes to gorpcore, aesthetic is at the service of functionality. ROA, Teva and Salomon Sportstyle sneakers are versatile enough to be considered a full-fledged lifestyle and casual wear staple.

Which are the best-selling sneakers ever?

Drawing up a list of the top-selling shoes ever is pretty complicated, but the top-10 definitely includes a few styles that wrote pages and pages of history, worldwide acknowledged and universally appreciated. The pair on top of this list might be the Converse All-Star, a plain and yet so comfortable design that is built around a gumsole and a canvas upper that can be worn in every occasion. Same goes for the Vans Old Skool, a low-top skate sneakers that’s slowly but gradually turned into a pop culture icon and streetwear must-have. The Air Force 1 may have a different background, but they’ve arguably been the first basketball shoe to be used off the court, considered crucial for the whole hip hop culture. One step below we find a series of sneakers that come from sportswear, running and other disciplines such as the Jordan 1 and the Asics Gel-Lyte III. Last but not least, the lineup is capped off by some casual sneakers that have been designed to be specifically rocked in our spare time, as for example the Karhu Fusion 2.0 and the New Balance 990.





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