Top 10 Sneakers Available at Caliroots
For our latest Top 10 list, we take a look at some of the best sneakers available at retailer Caliroots. From old favorites to modern drops, check out or roundup:
Nike Air Force 1 LV8
I’m not sure I can put together a list of Top 10 anything without including the Air Force 1. The history behind this sneaker alone is worthy of consideration.
A staple of the late 1980’s basketball sneaker scene, the AF1 stands as one of the most enduring designs ever.
A big part of that popularity has to do with its pricing and overall comfort/ quality. This LV8 iteration continues that streak by employing a touch of bold textile on the AF1’s all-leather upper.
A summer-ready addition, we also see a Light Blue hue sitting on a White midsole. Cop these at Caliroots here.
Nike Air Foamposite One “Copper”
As far as interesting sneaker stories go, the background of the Air Foamposite is pretty considerable. After all, this is a shoe that has some of the brand’s most innovative research and development efforts behind it.
The Posite material all over the upper is the result of some wild idea to take a liquid, cool it into a solid, and slap it on a shoe in a wavy pattern.
Today, the Foamposite, in both its functional forms, is as popular on the streets as it is on the NBA hardwood. Nike has spent the last few years bringing back some of the most popular Foams, with this year reaching a peak as the anniversary of the iconic model.
This Copper iteration is still the same technical marvel, now sporting a colorway last seen in 2010. Grab your own pair here.
Adidas Iniki Runner
Adidas is on some kind of incredible run lately. In fact, you’d probably be forgiven for not immediately thinking of Yeezy every time.
The Iniki Runner is one of my favorite examples of the brand’s ability to stay in touch with what fans are looking for.
As popular as the NMD and Ultra Boost models are, there is a very real desire for adidas to dig into its archives.
With this runner, the brand does just that, taking Boost back to the 1980’s.
The Iniki’s upper is a nostalgic combination of mesh and smooth suede overlays, complemented by a minimalist tongue and leather detailing.
These things are selling fast, but you can scoop up this Blue/ Grey/ Gum pair right now.
Puma Suede Classic Easter
You don’t need much to justify purchasing these beauties. The Puma Suede carries with it style versatility and budget pricing that still finds universal appeal.
It’s a sneaker that combines a sharp form, some old school hits, and a generous layering of suede.
Take them to work or show them off on your next night out. Either way, you be certain you’re doing so without having to break the bank. Check out this limited edition Easter pair now, including an intriguing midsole design.
adidas UltraBoost Uncaged
In case, the minimal caging on the standard UltraBoost isn’t quite minimal enough for you, this iteration is still a viable choice. As usual, we see the Primeknit upper, this time completely unstained by the synthetic stylings of the standard model.
That featherweight upper is held up by a hefty layer of Boost. Having gone through an extremely successful debut, you can now find this model at Caliroots in a good selection of sizes here.
Air Jordan 1 Mid Team Royal
If you’re a fan of the Air Jordan 1, the OG of OG’s, you’re probably also a fan of either release day heartbreak or ridiculously high resale prices. No? Not a fan? Just a constantly frustrated sneakerhead? Gotcha. Well, we feel for you.
As a consolation, you can scoop up this Air Jordan 1, in a lovely Team Royal scheme, here.
Reebok Classic Leather SM
The Reebok Classic Leather is another one of those staple models that can surprise you. When you’re at a sneaker store somewhere and you’re just picking up shoes to feel them out, see how they have they are,
Reebok isn’t quite top of mind. But, when you pick up a pair of CLs, you might get fixated. Known more for budget pricing and lowkey heat, Reebok’s Classic Leather model is all about packing in competent materials, comfort, and clean finish into an affordable package.
Check these out, in a great run of sizes, here.
Asics Gel-Lyte III
The Gel-Lyte III was an absolute technical marvel upon its initial debut. Sure, it sported some of the major design staples of the time – leather or suede uppers, mesh base, etc – but it also brought about something new.
The brand’s GEL cushioning system, a surprisingly stable and responsive option, blew away many people’s expectations. One of the more remarkable aspects of this set up was how minimal it seemed in terms of aesthetics.
Unlike, say, Nike’s Air Max line, models like the Gel-Lyte III packed all of their cushioning prowess into a midsole that didn’t look like it was carrying much at all.
For this iteration, we get a tonal Red take on the shoe, including an interesting heel detailing that resembles luxury baggage. Find these here.
Diadora N9000 “Camo”
Diadora’s line of runners is something most sneakerheads will know about, but only the form-obsessed will appreciate. Though a bigger name in the Euro sneaker scene, the Italian brand has made a global reputation for quality materials and iconic silhouettes.
The N9000 is arguably the most recognizable of Diadora’s catalog. Here, we see the legendary runner take on sections of suede, textile, and leather, visually popping thanks to an all-over Camo color scheme.
Still available in a fairly good run of sizes, you can check this model out here.
Converse Chuck Taylor II Hi
It’s easy enough to sit here and give you a history lesson on the Chuck Taylor model. But, we already know about the shoe’s legendary background as a truly OG basketball sneaker, that’s not the appeal here.
Instead, the Chuck Taylor III is all about slight modern upgrades that make big improvements to the original. The most common concern with Chucks, as popular as they are, is the lack of durability and long-term comfort on the midsole.
To fix that, the standard rubber midsole gives way to Nike’s Lunarlon cushioning. Check them out at Caliroots here.
From streetwear to top-tier basketball sneakers, you can find a ton over at Caliroots.
This list just happens to be some of my favorites at the moment. Check out their full catalogue online and pick out your own list! While you’re here, make sure to also check out the Top 10 Best adidas UltraBOOST Uncaged colorways available now.