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 men-specific sneaker is available in sizes 7 to 15 US in medium and wide width. Majority of wearers found this true to size; thus it is advised to grab one' regular shoe size. This model is cushioned with the patent Grand.OS technology for a maximized cushioning that enhances overall comfort. Meanwhile, the textile-covered, removable footbed enhances the cozy feel while boosting the breathability.
Cole Haan Grandpro Trail Sneaker Style
The low-top Cole Haan Grandpro Trail Sneaker features not too dressy look but stylish enough for semi-formal getup. Its upper displays trail-inspired rugged look but kept the casual vibe for the city streets. The upper is made of suede, textile, or leather material seated atop a white midsole. The brand offers this is various colorways - the all-black leather Caviar, the suede and nylon Marine Blue, and the Optic White/Pumice Stone.
Because of its muscular appeal, many buyers style this with their denim jeans, jogger pants, cargo shorts, or with their tracksuit. Meanwhile, dressing up is also a breeze with the premium allure of this model. For a smart casual vibe, wearers may pair this kick up a pair of trousers and a button-down polo.
The trail-inspired look of the Cole Haan Grandpro Trail Sneaker makes this pair stand out from the other models. The first-rate materials used on its upper put together with a robust midsole and waffle-patterned outsole give a tough appeal without surrendering its street-fashion style.
Cole Haan Grandpro Trail Sneaker History
Cole Haan was founded in 1928 by Eddie Haan and Trafton Cole in the Windy City- Chicago. The brand took off as a sneaker label exclusive for the gentlemen, which later on expanded by adding more products to their lineup.
In 1975, George Denney and his partners acquired the Cole Haan company and progressively turned to the brand into one of the top names in the industry of footwear in the United States. For a short period, Nike got hold of Cole Haan and shortly sold to Apax Partners in 2012.
Currently, Cole Haan offers a wide range of footwear for men and women and other accessories such as handbags, outerwear, hats, gloves, scarves, eyewear, and many more. The brand is also considered one of the successful labels in the industry with headquarters in New York City and Greenland in New Hampshire. The brand firmly established its reputation for its high-quality and stylish footwear.
Included in the deep squad of Cole Haan footwear is the Grandpro silhouette. This iteration has undergone several renewing to pay homage to various sports such as Grandpro Deck Sneaker, Grandpro Running Sneaker, and the Grandpro Trail Adventure.
- The rubber outsole delivers a lot of grip and durability on various surfaces.
- This pair has an injection-molded EVA midsole for enhanced comfort.
- The Cole Haan typescript is debossed on the lateral side to provide a subtle branding.