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 Shiny Metal Platform Low Top sneakers (also called Shiny Metal Lift Low Tops) have a low-top profile that allows for plenty of action and movement, despite the platform build. They have that traditional Chuck comfort, which is enhanced even more with the introduction of new cushioned insoles.
According to Converse, the sizing runs large, so it’s best to cop a pair at least a half size smaller. Regular flat laces in a six-pair eyelet lacing system provide a secure lockdown for your feet.
The canvas uppers are soft, but the shiny glitters all over the shoes add a bit more stiffness and sidewall support. A few colorways feature leather uppers.
These kicks are meant to be seen. The shiny metallic update to that beloved basketball icon and the double-stacked soles were not designed for the shy. These are for the bold, the trendy, and the adventurous.
Add a pop of color and shimmer to any outfit you choose by pairing with these kicks. And we do mean any outfit. That beloved Chuck Taylor silhouette works well with a variety of clothing, but if you want the focus to be on your kicks, then wear with short skirts or shorts.
For many, Converse sneakers are staple wardrobe accessories. They’re simple, they can take a beating, they’re easy to take care of, and they’re truly versatile. You can take them anywhere and wear them with anything. In other words, they’re classics.
These CTAS Shiny Metal Lift Low Tops have not lost those defining traits of the original Chucks. They just amplified the style to a shimmering and towering degree.
The Chucks are hundred-year-old shoes that were launched by Marquis Mills Converse in 1917 as the All Stars. The entry of basketball coach and semi-pro Charles ‘Chuck’ Taylor into the company and his unbelievable marketing genius, which shaped the face of basketball, caused these sneakers to be renamed to the Chuck Taylor All Stars.
The shoes had a high-top build, but in the 50s, players wanted something that would let them move more freely. The game of basketball was changing and becoming more fast-paced, and these players had to adapt.
The famous Harlem Globetrotters were enlisted by Converse to help them design the new silhouette. These guys would wear their prototypes on the court and then send feedback over to the brand on what they think worked and what they did not like. In this way were the Chuck Taylor All Star Lows conceived.
As with many popular core models, they often get reworked. Just like the high-top versions, the CTAS Lows were also remade into different styles, featuring different fabrics and designs. The Shiny Metal Platform Low Tops are examples.
Converse updated the canvas finish of the sneakers with a foil and glitter cover and gave the shoes a platform construction for emphasis.
- The canvas versions include black/black/white and silver/wolf grey/white colorways. The leather edition has blue/egret/black.