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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Although unisex kicks, Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Pro Suede Low Tops come in men’s sizes which range from 3 to 13. Converse men’s shoes are typically two full sizes larger than women’s, so this is something to consider for the ladies who are about to make a purchase.
This particular model runs large, like many Converse kicks. A good number of buyers suggested getting a pair a half size smaller. For women that should translate to 2.5 sizes down what you normally wear.
The shoes use a lace-up system. The laces aren’t placed high up on the sneakers, which may result in shredding. The tongues are gusseted to prevent shifting.
There is a reason why Chucks are the quintessential footwear of many from different cultures and generations. The shoes simply look good on everyone. You can wear them with a dress, jeans, chinos, shorts, skirts, and top them off with a simple tee, blouse, polo shirt, or anything else you can think of. Chances are, you’ll be able to pull off whatever look you want with these on your feet.
From the basketball court to the musical and fashion stages, and now to the park, the Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette has seen and conquered all. Converse took their most famous model and endowed it with reinforced material and modern tech to make it more skater-friendly.
Converse added Ortholite insoles to the sneakers for better impact absorption and included Zoom Air Heels to deliver responsive cushioning. The rubber soles were updated with a more grippy material for a 70% increase in grip tape traction.
Chucks are hardy shoes which have been around since 1917. Their first release were as high tops, but oxford and mid-top versions were created much later.
The shoes’ profiles weren’t the only thing to undergo a change. Converse launched the silhouette in dozens of colorways, in denim versions, metallic editions, and more. Just a few years ago, the brand decided to reimagine it as a skate shoe.
The CTAS Pro skate shoes were launched in suede and canvas variations. The usual flat insoles were traded for Nike’s Lunarlon insoles for better impact resistance. The tongues were attached to the side panels to keep them from sliding around and give a better foot lockdown.
However, in 2018, Converse replaced the insoles again. This time they used OrthoLite insoles with Zoom Air Heels. They also attached a firmer type of foam at the forefoot to give the feet better support. The fit has changed a little as well, just a hint smaller, although the sneakers continue to run large.
- Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Pro Suede Low Top shoes come with an additional set of laces.
- Some suede versions feature an additional rubber underlay at the ollie area.