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.
Its canvas upper offers breathability and a lightweight feel. The Airwalk Stitch Slip-On is available in US men’s sizes from 6 to 13. Often, it fits true to size. However, there are some who advised that it runs small, so consider adding at least half a size or be aware of the return policy if ordering online.
The low-top Airwalk Stitch Slip-On showcases a monochromatic color with a basic design. Because of these attributes, it is an excellent choice for a footwear during everyday activities such as strolling in the park, grocery shopping, and running errands. It can also be paired with semi-formal attire.
Its padded collar and cushiony insole contribute to the shoe's comfort. Its non-marking outsole is light and flexible.
The company was founded in 1986 by a designer named George Yohn and a former art student Bill Mann. Airwalk is mostly known for its skater sneakers. Both founders are not skaters themselves, but they saw the market potential. By being familiar with the origins of how the skaters damaged their shoes, the company knew how to market their shoes. During its initial years, the company had it easy as skaters have limited brand options.
By the 90s, Airwalk was one of the top sneaker brands in North America and Europe. Another company, Vans was slowly making its mark on the skater market, and for a time, Airwalk and Vans competed for skater brand dominance.
The skateboarding’s popularity was steadily decreasing before the end of the 90s, due to its association with crimes and even loitering. Eventually, the company entered the casual footwear market, but it was not as successful as Airwalk wanted it to be.
Today, the company’s products are distributed by Payless discount stores. One of its casual shoes is the Airwalk Stitch Slip-On, which displays a basic design that works best as an everyday shoe.
- It is priced at the Payless website for $30.