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
The Airwalk Legacee is available for both men and women although the women’s version carries a wider variety of colors to choose from. Measurements for the men’s model range from 6 to 15 while the women’s version ranges from 5 to 13. The shoe runs true-to-size, and a traditional lace closure ensures that the wearer gets the perfect fit.
Airwalk Legacee Style
The Airwalk Legacee has an easygoing style that is effortless to match with any casual outfit. The low-top shoe goes well with jeans, shorts, and even dresses.
The Airwalk Legacee’s bold and vibrant colors and prints make this shoe stand out. From subdued tones to tonal hues to wild prints, the shoe carries a wide range of colorways to suit everyone. The comfort is also excellent and perfect for walking around in.
Airwalk Legacee History
The Airwalk brand was founded in 1986 by Bill Mann and George Yohn. Neither were skateboarders, but both spent their time watching skaters in parks to see how skaters used and damaged their shoes. During that time, the skateboarding market was largely untapped, and both realized the potential. Based on their observation, they were able to design shoes that were more durable and functional than what was currently being sold.
Their first few designs were typical of the 80s—bright colors and wild patterns in high-cut profiles. It was the era of vert skating, and the Airwalk team consisted of stars like Tony Magnusson, Tony Hawk, and Mike McGill. When the 90s shifted to street skating, Airwalk shifted with the times as well by releasing simpler and more understated shoes.
Today, the Airwalk shoes are geared more towards the mainstream and lifestyle market rather than the skateboarding community although their shoes still carry an undeniable skateboarding DNA.
- The Airwalk Legacee features a coordinating flat lace, non-marking rubber outsole, rubber cap toe, canvas upper and lining, and padded insole.