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 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.
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.
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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.
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.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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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.
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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.
Fit & Sizing
This shoe is exclusively available in men’s sizing. Several reviewers noted that it runs small. Therefore, it is recommended to get a pair that is slightly larger than your usual size. With the laces, though, the shoes can be adjusted according to the wearer’s foot width.
The Airwalk Brock features a synthetic upper with faux suede accents. The shaped ankle collar and perforated exit holes not only offer comfort and ventilation, respectively, they also add to the modern aesthetic of the shoe. A shoe that is part of Airwalk’s list of lifestyle sneakers, it looks great with most casual clothes including jogger pants and denim shorts.
As a skating shoe, the Airwalk Brock uses a gripped sole with flex grooves. They are great in providing traction and increasing flexibility, respectively.
Airwalk is the brainchild of Bill Mann and George Yohn. Founded in 1986, Yohn and Mann wanted to create durable and functional skate shoes even without skateboarding experience themselves. Because there were very few options for skateboarding shoes then, the company had successfully entered the European market and made hundreds of millions each year. Their shoes have become a staple for skateboarders.
The early 90s saw the decline of Airwalk’s vert skating shoes’ popularity partly due to the change in the sport’s culture. This led to the launch of street skating shoes, such as the Jim Shoe and Solo 2. They also sought to expand their market to become a brand that is relevant to the youth no matter what their hobbies and interests are.
Nowadays, Airwalk is reviving their skateboard shoe line. Their recent releases include the Airwalk Brock men’s skate shoes. With its padded tongue and Airwalk branding, it is a cool and modern addition to the list of skateboarding shoes under the company’s belt.
- This sneaker comes with a cushioned insole for a comfortable ride.