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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Fit & Sizing
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Stone Wash High Tops are available in men’s and women’s sizes. They are offered in measurements ranging from 3 to 13, although this sizing system is based on men’s size values. There is traditionally a 2-size difference between the men’s and women’s in Converse kicks. Women have to remember to adjust their measurement and size down.
The sneakers have flat soles, just like many other retro kicks, and do not contain much padding. People who need arch support may need to purchase inserts.
The sizing runs large by about a half size. Women may need to go down by 2 ½ while men need to go down by only a half. The fit, meanwhile, is excellent because the uppers somewhat adjust to the shape of the foot.
Chucks are lifestyle sneakers that attract people from all walks of life because of their simplicity and classic looks. The sneakers fit everyone, no matter the age. And because of the sneakers’ versatility, you can match them with anything from shorts to suits.
Chucks are the quintessential footwear of many a generation, and the clamor for these classics has not waned over the years. In fact, it has only grown over the years particularly after fresh iterations, such as the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Stone Wash High Top trainers, are continually being churned out.
Although relatively little has changed in these versions of the Chucks, the silhouette is kept fresh by the new update of stonewashed canvas. There is no tech involved in these shoes, but the comfort is excellent and they’re built to last.
The story of Chucks, as Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars are more popularly known, started in 1917 in Malden Massachusetts. The shoes were named the Non-Skids and had grippy, diamond-patterned soles. They were not intended to be basketball shoes, but some people found out that they were excellent when used for the sport.
While sales were brisk, they weren’t really at the level they were at now. Not until a young man named Chuck Taylor entered the scene. He was a brilliant salesman and basketball coach. As Converse brand ambassador, he pitched the All Stars wherever he went to conduct basketball clinics, and that was all over the country. He was so good at it that at one time, 90 percent of all college and pro basketball players wore nothing but the All Stars.
To honor Chuck and his enormous contribution to the brand, Converse decided to rename the All Stars to the Chuck Taylor All Stars in 1934.
Since the shoes’ inception, their construction has largely remained untouched except for a few minor tweaks here and there. Although the brand has released many, many variations of the silhouette throughout the years. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Stone Wash High Top trainers are examples of this. The profile, materials, and construction are basically the same as the original with the exception of the canvas uppers having a stonewashed finish.
- Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Stone Wash High Tops feature medial eyelets to keep the feet cool, Chuck Patch detailing at the sides of the heels, and stonewashed canvas uppers.
- Colorways include enamel red/white and black/white.