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.
Generously padded in the collar and tongue, the shoe provides excellent comfort and ankle support. Its Cordura crafted upper is regarded by some consumers to fit a bit bigger than expected, prompting some to go half a size down.
Those who fancy a pair should know that it is available in both men's and women's sizes. The gentlemen can choose from sizes 6 to 13, while ladies' sizes range from 8 to 15.
The renowned All Star just got a more durable update with the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Cordura High Street High Top. Remaining faithful to the All Star heritage, this shoe exudes the classic appeal of its predecessor with a bit of the streets. Its bulky silhouette and higher tongue provide a more contemporary style that looks right at home in an urban setting. The shoe looks great with any casual ensemble but pairing it with cuffed jeans, shorts or joggers are best to showcase its killer high-top looks.
Perfect for the fast-paced lifestyle, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Cordura High Street High Top is tough and street-ready. The Cordura upper furnishes the kick with a subtle, stylish texture and provides superb resistance against scuffs and tears. The shoe's heavily padded construct offers a bulkier silhouette and an urban street style. Finally, the brand's signature iconic rubber toe cap and All Star ankle patch provides the classic touches to the shoe.
Converse first released their classic model called the All Star in 1917. It featured a canvas upper and rubber soles and was manufactured as a basketball kick. In 1923 Charles "Chuck" Taylor became a part of a basketball team that was coincidentally sponsored by Converse. Taylor eventually became a salesman for the company and did so well that Converse let him alter and improve the All Star to fit the demands of basketball. Taylor also got to put his signature on the All Star's patch and became synonymous with the shoe as time went by.
The All Star dominated the sport of basketball and was seen being worn by almost all professional basketball players. But as the 80s and 90s shifted to a wave of contemporary and high-tech shoes, the All Star slowly faded away. Converse eventually retired from the NBA in 2012 but has maintained its presence in the casual market as artists, musicians, and various youth groups adopted it.
Although the All Star didn't receive any significant changes throughout the years, the shoe's staying power remains in its classic design. Utilizing this time-tested formula, Converse has dished out new models by building on the original All Star's design. One of these newer models is the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Cordura High Street High Top. It maintains the original's appeal but with more street cred and updated comfort.
- The kick is available in Medium width.
- Its cushioned insoles are removable.
- Two medial side ventilation holes provide breathability.
- Metal eyelets help secure the shoelaces down and provide a lockdown fit.