Champion 93eighteen Review
Did you know that this 2019, the Champion company will be celebrating its 100 year existence?
Yup they’re 100 years old and still going strong. Champions was established in 1919 by the Feinbloom brothers as then unknown Knickerbocker Knitting Company, but it was in the 1930 that the company got their current name Champion Knitting Mills Inc.
But in the years that followed, they became a symbol of excellence, quality and they’ve provided (or manufactured) kits for plenty of teams, companies and national teams.
Hey, even the US military academy uses the Champions merchandise in their training exercises and physical education classes.
But for now let’s focus on one particular product from the Champions vast selection. The Champion 93 Eighteen sneaker. Hope you like the review and the sneaker too.
Multi-paneled suede upper
Rereinforced double stitching
Padded tongue and collar
No vegan option
The quality leather hugs the entire upper of the sneaker, and 2 sets of Champions logo can be found on two different places of the shoe. The big C of Champion is positioned on the side of the upper, while a C and the full Champions name is branded on the locker patch of the tongue. So you don’t forget what you’re wearing. The leather is reinforced with double stitching, and there’s padding in the tongue and collar of the sneakers as well. Yes, that’s right. The padding in the midsole is sometimes not enough, so Champions has places and extra padding in the tongue and collar for added comfort and security.
Oh and that gorgeous leather upper is made with double stitching that ensures durability and high quality in every occasion. The double stitching in a dying art when it comes to the shoe manufacturing, and not that many companies use it. Plenty of the modern companies are trying to cut costs, and labor so the stretching is done one time, but Champions have been doing things differently since 1919. You’d be very impressed with the leather upper and the double stitching in the upper.
But do you know what one of the sneakers’ best qualities is? Besides quality, comfort, and stability of course? The fact that this sneaker is unisex. Yes, it can be worn by men and women alike, and it will look amazing on both sexes. The sneaker is gender neutral and it doesn’t comfort to the gender stereotypes. The sneakers come in various colors, but the design is not limiting, which makes it timeless and an instant classic among the fashionable men and women.
Yes, the style of the sneaker is sporty, but the design and the style of the sneaker allow you to wear it in more casual outfits. It would look amazing on a regular pair of high-waisted jeans, and on the classic sportswear. Despite being made from such heavy materials, the sneaker is in fact very lightweight and can be worn during the day without any restrictions. In fact the padding that can be found on three different location makes this shoe very comfortable and durable. You’ll never want to take them off your feet.
The quality of the materials and the detailed craftsmanship of the entire completion give the sneakers their timeless chic, which has been appreciated for 100 years, and are sure to be appreciated for 100 more to come. The Champions; official page states that this particular shoe is inspired by runners, but made to be worn by everyone. Runners and non-runners. The contemporary silhouette is fantastic, and so are the all the details, but in the end, it would be nice to see if all the padding done in various areas of the sneaker is a bit much. Yes, the padding in the collar and the tongue of the sneaker is a welcome addition, but it would be best if the company focused more on the padding in the midsole. If that was reinforced with even more padded midsole would be great, but the padding in the collar and the tongue area of the sneaker is really uncalled for.
But in the end you’ll really enjoy wearing the sneakers. They’re comfortable, lightweight and made from quality materials. The Champion 93 Eighteen is one fantastic sneaker that will last a lifetime.