KICKTALK JUNE TOP 5 SNEAKERS
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Inspired by a rich sporting heritage, the ellesse Calcio is a modernised version of a classic men’s tennis trainer. The Calcio sneakers feature a branded-embossed sole which is topped by suede uppers and nuanced branding. These structured sneakers offer the wearer greater ankle and foot support than most canvas shoes.
Quality, design, style and price, this silhouette is a total winner priced at R799.99. Based on sales, the ellesse Calcio is a winner that won South Africa sneaker heads hearts. In this case, comfort meets a great price tag and a classic sneaker is reborn.
This iconic ADIDAS ORIGINALS is a Side Step exclusive. The adidas Grand Prix first hit the popularity charts in the 1970’s by being very popular amongst the pro tennis players. The sole, manufactured using ‘secret’ dual-density polyurethane, gave tennis players the support they needed on the court. Added to the sole, a thick, comfortable midsole, perforated toe-cap and side panel support.
The leather upper gives this silhouette added durability and class, allowing for easy transition from the court to the streets. Making its return December ’19, priced at R999.99, saw this silhouettes fly off the shelves and the icon remained a winner.
The Sabalo, a canvas sneaker by ADIDAS ORIGINALS and inspired by classic skateboarding photographer Warren Bolster. These lightweight canvas skate shoes feature design details inspired by the wide-angle fisheye lens. Bolster, the pioneer photographer, passed away in September 2006, leaving this legendary sneaker that resonated a unique visual style in history.
A breathable sneaker, the Sabalo has a cushioned sock liner for superior comfort. The simple yet stylish design makes it easy to style for any occasion. Retailing at Side Step for a comfortable R899.99 found this sneaker to be a favourite amongst fans. The ADIDAS ORIGINALS Sabalo easily finessed itself into being one of the best kicks in 2019 and does not seem to be stopping in 2020.
Titled as one of Nike’s best-selling sneakers of all time the “Uptown” or more commonly known as the Nike Air Force 1, will forever remain a classic silhouette. Designed by the legendary Bruce Kilgore who inspired another great sneaker designer Tinker Hatfield to get into the business of designing sneakers. The Nike Air Force 1 launched in ‘82 as the first Nike basketball sneaker to feature the now famous “Air” technology.
At the time, Nike signed six NBA basketball players notoriously known as the “Original Six”. Moses Malone (Philadelphia 76ers), Michael Cooper (L.A. Lakers), Bobby Jones (Philadelphia 76ers), Calvin Natt (Portland Trail Blazers), Mychal Thompson (Portland Trail Blazers) and Jamal Wilkes (L.A. Lakers) created huge amounts of hype around the sneaker on the court. Soon after, the streets were craving the sneaker and the leisure version was released.
By 1984 the Air force 1 was discontinued, only making the streets crave the silhouette more making them legendary and collectors’ items. In 1986, the Air force 1 made its return and due to popular demand fans have been delivered over 2000 versions. Retailing at Side Step for R1399.99, the white Air Force 1’s make these sneakers both affordable and one for everyone’s collection.
The original RS (Running System) is a cushioning technology introduced by PUMA in 1986 with the RS-100 silhouette.
Originally a state-of-the-art performance running shoe that delivered both comfortable and high-tech stability to the runners’ experience. The sneaker features a padded collar, leather upper and of course one of the most advanced cushioning technologies. Retailing at R1 899.99 the PUMA RS X3 clearly has value and does not disappoint.
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