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.
Converse Chuck 70 Pride Low Tops come in women’s and men’s sizes. The women’s measurements range from 5 to 14 while the men’s run from 3 to 12. The sizing runs large by about a half size.
The shoes need to be broken in first before they feel comfortable enough. The stiff feeling is due to the glittery accents covering the uppers of the shoes. This is especially felt around the tongues of the black/egret/multi colorway, which are even more covered with harder sparkly materials.
These lace-ups can be customized through the seven-pair metallic-eyelet-and-flat-lace system.
Converse Chuck 70 Pride Low Tops are colorful and somewhat extravagant kicks that will add a sparkle to any wardrobe. Although there remains a hint of the shoes’ basketball background, this is overwhelmed by the glitzy, modern details which proudly proclaim the shoes as strictly for lifestyle.
Go as crazy as you want with these kicks. The bold, daring look isn’t for the faint of heart. Pair with anything from jeans and leggings to skirts and dresses. The low-top profile is even more versatile than the shoes’ high-top counterpart.
These sneakers are available in two colorways—black/egret/multi and white/multi/black.
All the features that endeared the iconic Chuck 70s model to millions of sneaker fans around the world are still very much present in these kicks—the cushioned insoles, thicker fabric, and all-around better materials compared to the All Star model.
The quality and construction may be excellent, but the message in these sneakers stand out the most. Converse Chuck 70 Pride Low Tops epitomize the Pride ideals of self-confidence, strength, and boldness. The striking, vibrant colors are about the LGBTQ+’s unapologetic pride in who and what they are and what they stand for.
In 2015, Converse started a tradition of releasing Pride Packs in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots—that turning point in history in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights. These riots became a catalyst for the United States’ gay rights movement, which would also influence the rest of the world.
This 2019’s collection is even more significant because it has been 50 years since that fateful period. The Chuck 70 Pride Low Top shoes are covered in colorful glitter accents(black/egret/multi) or thunderbolts (white/multi/black). The soles and logos are finished in Pride flag style, and the midsoles contain more rainbow accents.
- Converse Chuck 70 Pride Low Top shoes contain the signature CT rubber toe caps, contrast sidewall trims, textured toe bumpers, medial air vents, and All Star heel patches.
- The sneakers have a price of $95.