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.
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The upper material makeover for the Chuck Taylor Leather Low Top results in a different fit according to Converse users. The element of leather, which comes in a stiffer form initially, softens into a more buttery feel after the break-in period. Like most All Stars, it is recommended to order a half or one size down the usual because of its large fit. This unisex sneaker is offered in men's sizes ranging from 3-13. For the ladies, going two sizes down is recommended by the brand for that ideal fit.
Because the shoe model has persisted for more than 100 years, the market has developed a sense of familiarity with its silhouette. However, the release of the Chuck Taylor All Star Leather Low Top gives a refreshing twist to the customary look. Despite using the same low-top blueprint, this model comes in premium leather for a bolder, spunkier, and unique feel. Coming in three colorways, an all-black, all white, and black and white, versatility will be greatly enjoyed by its purchasers.
More than the more sophisticated transformation of these leather Chuck Taylors, the sneaker is also overhauled into a more weather-resistant number. Compared to canvas uppers, leather can emit more moisture and repels dirt better, making it easier to clean and maintain.
Deemed as one of the most omnipresent sneakers, being ever-present in American pop culture, the Converse All Star comes from a rich history that is as colorful as its range. The brand initially started producing winterized rubber-outsole boots and shoes. As a way to expand the product line and to keep up with the popularity of basketball, the company created hoop sneakers in 1917.
However, the success and the popularity of the model soared upon the entrance of Charles "Chuck" H. Taylor which joined the team as an ambassador and salesman. The basketball player became an instrument in taking the shoe down to basketball clinics and expand its target market. In 1932, as an ode to the genius behind the shoe, the company added his name and signature on the logo on the patch found on the ankle.
During the 1940s and the 1960s, Converse Chuck Taylor All Star reached its golden era taking over 80% of the US sneaker market. In 2000, the brand dipped and filed for bankruptcy in 2001. The brand was acquired by Nike after and regained its glory since then. Currently, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star comes in a different array of colors and materials, the Leather Low Top included.
- Accents like the padded footbed, vulcanized rubber outsole, reinforced rubber toe cap, brushed metal eyelets, and cultural authenticity are retained for this model.