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    Low Top

    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

    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.

    High Top

    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.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    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.

  • Collection

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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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    $95
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Other than the aesthetic value of a rope lacing system and the woven textile tongue found in this Converse Chuck 70 Suede High Top model, it also allows for fit customization. This Converse Chuck 70 Suede High Top unisex shoe is available in standard US sizes.

Bringing outdoor utility through a classic silhouette is what the Converse Chuck 70 Suede High Top can bring to the table. While the shoe can go with practically any casual look for a romp in the streets, the comfort level for the shoe may very well go with a trekking outfit for an adrenalin-inducing trip in the highlands.

Staying true to its mountain-inspired aesthetic, a sewn-on patch featuring mountainous ridges are used for this model. Additionally, as with most of the OG 1970s Chuck Taylor models, this rendition features a black heel patch commemorating the construction of its original counterpart.

The Chuck Taylor brand has come a long way since its door-to-door selling days. Since the brand’s conception in 1917, changes to the original design have been few and far between. Perhaps the models that experienced some noticeable changes, however, were the Chuck Taylors manufactured in the 1970s. It was a turbulent time for the company as they were losing grip of the basketball market. Pro-ballers at that time were slowly shifting to footwear with leather upper and shoes with thicker soles. How the company responded was by redesigning their shoe models.

As in the name, this model takes its inspiration from the original 1970s Chuck Taylor counterpart. Keeping the same silhouette as its OG predecessors, minor tweaks such as the suede upper and the mountain-inspired logo patch is evident for the pair. Additionally, the black heel patch found in the original pair is stitched to this shoe, as well.

The pair has not been limited to an earthy colorway, namely, the utility green, black, and egret color combination. This suede Converse shoe has since been released in different color schemes including natural ivory, icon violet, blue hero, and black as its predominant colors. These primary colors are then paired with a black and egret color combination.

  • A varnished foxing tape has been incorporated into the design of the Converse Chuck 70 High Top Suede.
  • The insole is created with Ortholite technology to promote cushioning.
  • Custom versions including a Converse Chuck 70 Suede High Top blue and red versions have been made available by the brand.
  • This model is also known as the Converse Chuck 70 Base Camp Suede High Top shoe.

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