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.
A part of Cole Haan’s sneaker catalog, it is available in both men’s and women’s sizes. The gentlemen can select from sizes 7 to 15 while the ladies can choose between 5 to 11. It also comes in medium and wide widths for the men and a complete line-up of narrow, medium and wide widths for the women.
Reviewers have reported the kick to fit bigger than usual and recommended going down half a size up to a full size. Fitting in stores is best recommended.
Maintaining the Grandpro’s signature sleek and simple silhouette, the Cole Haan Grandpro Year of the Pig Sneaker exudes versatility and classic appeal. Mixing and matching this shoe with any ensemble could prove to be a breeze. From chinos to suit pants and shorts for the guys and from denim pants to dresses and skirts for the ladies, this pair could easily be the finishing for your stylish look.
The Cole Haan Grandpro Year of the Pig Sneaker is a limited edition pair that has two style variations: men’s version just the laces providing the pink accent and the women’s version with “pig ears and nose” appliques in the laces and more pink accents throughout the shoe.
Apart from its clean silhouette and white with pink accented colorway, this sneaker features an origami pig design on the insoles. It is also equipped with the brand’s Grand.OS technology, known for flexibility and cushioning.
The brainchild of Eddie Haan and Trafton Cole, the brand we know today as Cole Haan had a different name during its inception. Formerly called “Cole, Rood & Haan,” the brand was renamed in the early stages to fulfill a change of corporate image. Cole Haan originally designed men’s footwear with the vision of providing the gentlemen with shoes of superb quality, dapper style, and exquisite craftsmanship.
Seeing potential in the brand sports brand powerhouse Nike decided to buy Cole Haan and helped make it to what it is today. The brand’s broadened merchandise range now includes bags, accessories, and women’s products ultimately becoming the catalyst for a wider reach of audience. After almost 30 years, in 2013, Nike put the brand back up in the market and was consequently bought by a company called Apax Partners Worldwide LLP.
Presently Cole Haan remains successful in the footwear market and boasts of a wide range of dress and casual shoes. One of their lifestyle designs is the Cole Haan Grandpro Year of the Pig Sneaker. This shoe was designed to celebrate 2019 as the Year of the Pig. It only comes in one colorway: crisp white with pink accents.
- The men’s colorway is called white/pink/cyn and the women’s is called optic white/pink dogwood/optic white.
- Rubber pods are strategically placed in the heel and forefoot of the outsole for optimal traction.