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.
The women’s Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Platform Slip shoes are offered in sizes ranging from 5 to 11. Its soles don’t provide much arch support, as they’re quite flat, but they’re comfy enough for many users.
The sizing reportedly runs large by about a half to one full size, although more reviewers mentioned that sizing down by half was enough.
There are so many ways to wear platform shoes. The shoes will add a street-style look to a sexy, flared white dress. You can also pair them with skinny jeans, a simple tee, and a leather jacket for a biker chic look. Or keep it simple by matching the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Platform Slip sneakers with a sweater and jeans.
Every Chuck Taylor shoe, no matter the version or iteration, carries that unmistakable allure of simplicity. It’s not a plainness that gets boring, but rather a quiet and subtle look that pulls you in. These new variations of the old classics have that along with a certain flash brought in by the modern platform soles.
The core model of all Chuck Taylor shoes is the Converse All Star which debuted in 1917. The canvas sneakers contained diamond-patterned soles that provided excellent traction and which were deemed by players to be suitable for playing basketball.
When semi-pro basketball player and salesman, Chuck Taylor, became the brand ambassador of Converse, he pitched the All Star model wherever he went. He conducted basketball clinics all over the U.S., and during the course of the clinics, he would talk about how good the All Stars are and how players would benefit from using these.
Chuck’s pitch was a success, and because of it, sales for the model skyrocketed. In fact, in every pro and non-pro basketball game, most players wore All Stars on their feet. Chuck also contributed some tweaks to the model, and to honor all his contributions, Converse renamed the All Stars to Chuck Taylor All Stars.
The construction of the shoes has barely changed in the century since their debut with only a few minor changes here and there throughout the years. They have, however, undergone various makeovers. There are now low and mid-cut profiles, different fabrics like leather and denim, and now, lift soles. The All Star Platform Slip is among its many iterations. Apart from its elevated sole, the shoe’s tongue is attached to the shoe with an elastic gore for a no-lace, slip-on design.
- Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Platform Slips have soles double the height of regular Chucks.