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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A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.
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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.
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Comme des Garcons PLAY x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70s Low Top History
Converse has been notorious when it comes to its collaborations. Its partnership with Comme des Garcons, a luxury Japanese fashion brand, caused excitement for Converse and CDG fans as it creates an interesting fusion of high-end and street style.
Despite the contrast, the meaning of the brand's name, which can be translated to "like the boys," relate highly to Converse, specifically to the Chuck Taylor silhouette. The fourth collaboration, which includes the Comme des Garcons x Converse Chuck Taylor Low Top, features four premium All Star Chuck Taylor in both black and white colorways.
Comme des Garcons PLAY x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70s Low Top Style
A trademark of the Comme des Garcons style is its out-of-the-box design that harbors in simplicity and straightforwardness which highly reflects on its interpretation for this Chuck Taylor Low Top silhouette. Unlike the previous releases, these sneakers are clad in a more pronounce peeping CDG Heart matched with a thick outsole and glossy toe box to keep everything casually cool.
Its low-top silhouette can be easily styled. However, it is best to pair it with a black or white top and jeans, to keep all the attention on the shoe.
Fit & Sizing
The CDG x Converse Chuck Taylor Low Top is a unisex sneaker that comes in men's sizes ranging from 6-11 Medium. Having the reputation of coming in a larger size than other sneaker brands, it is recommended to order a full size down for this as half sizes are not available. Because of its design, couples and families alike can enjoy wearing a similar or matching pair.
Taking a new spin on the classic Chuck Taylor, these sneakers retain its canvas upper and vulcanized rubber outsole only with some added pizazz. The addition of New York-based artist Filip Pagowski's famous CDG heart creates a nice contrast on the black or white upper. Everything is kept minimal, an attribute distinguishable for both brands.
- The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star '70 Play Commes des Garçons collection was released on May 14, 2015.