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 Chucks are such convenient footwear to have. They’re always ready to go and can handle most types of activities. Take them with you on your casual trips and errands. They also do well for gym work, skateboarding, and more.
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Smoke in High Tops are unisex. According to the brand site, these kicks run a half size large, which should be noted before purchase.
The shoes contain no arch support, but they can accommodate orthotic inserts. The two extra eyelets on the medial side of the shoes provide ample ventilation so the feet don’t get too sweaty.
The shoes contain no arch support, but the shoes can accommodate orthotic inserts.
The smoky design of these kicks adds an edgy look to a vintage silhouette. For men, we suggest pairing with slim-fit jeans, a tee, and a leather jacket. For women, we recommend wearing a color-blocked long-sleeved shirt paired with cropped joggers and these high-top Smoke Converse All Star Chuck Taylors.
Converse sneakers, probably more than any other silhouette, have been a wardrobe staple for most people for years. And when you see them, it’s no wonder why. The utterly uncomplicated design beckons to many because these shoes, simply put, look good on everyone. They just don’t fit one age or cultural or social category. They fit all.
What further draws the eyes in these Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Smoke in High Tops apart from the classic design is the new worn-in look that gives them an extra edge. Smoky on top of vintage? Yes. And anyone who’s worn All Stars can tell you, “you can’t have enough Chucks.”
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Smoke in High Tops are a new version of a silhouette that first made an appearance in 1917—the All Star. Back then the high-top shoes were known as the Non-Skids because of their grippy diamond-patterned soles. They were only renamed in 1920 as the All Star.
While sales of the sneakers weren’t really bad, they also weren’t something you’d write home about. All of that changed with the arrival of Charles “Chuck” Taylor who acted as the brand’s ambassador. Chuck lost no time in promoting the kicks through the holding of basketball clinics all over the US. Soon, pretty much everyone who played basketball wore the All Stars on their feet.
Converse owed Chuck much, and they knew it. They honored him by adding his name to the shoes’ ankle patch detail in 1934, and from then on the All Stars became known as the Chuck Taylor All Stars.
From their glory days in basketball, Chucks are now enjoying a heyday on the feet of sneakerheads. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star shoes have also undergone several iterations throughout the years—some with fabric changes, several with color variations, and one with a complete upgrade (Chuck 70s).
The Chuck Taylor All Star Smoke in High Top features a simple aesthetic update to the usual clean look of the Chucks. A smoky effect has been applied to the uppers and soles for a worn-in and used look.
- Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Smoke in High Tops are covered in canvas and sport diamond-patterned treads.