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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Up for grabs in unisex sizes 5 for men and 7 for women to 12 for men and 14 for women, its mid-cut profile, textile upper and leather overlays with nylon veneering offer lasting winter protection, not to mention durable support. The Ortholite insoles, on the one hand, enables air flow, inhibits odor and wicks away moisture for cool, sweat- and odor-free feet. Comfort is also enhanced as it provides ample cushioning underfoot.
Brave through the rain and snow while looking fab and spiffy with the mid-top CT AS Street Cleat Nylon. The clean lines, metal grommets and the hits of contrasting color combine to balance out its monochromatic look while the long-wearing, textured rubber toe bumper gives this skate-park staple a rugged look atypical of the classic Chuck’s we all know and love.
Often available in neutral colors like black, wolf grey, and medium olive, this sneaker would pair up well with most winter outfits. Achieve an easy going look by strutting a pair of skinny jeans, a plain shirt topped with a hoodie. A leather jacket and a pair of distressed denim pants will also do for a more sophisticated flair.
Equipped with features for cold and wet defense, this shoe instantly stands out for its somewhat chunky, patch-free silhouette and winter-ready look. Its gusseted padded tongue and collar and Converse Counter Climate Insert join forces to effectively keep the wet and cold out. The lugged vulcanized sole made of 100% rubber also does its job of minimizing slips with its grippy and deeply grooved outsole.
Back in the days, the brand Converse was known for its high-top canvas basketball kicks with rubber soles. Initially marketed as the “Non-Skids,” this 1917 classic clad in natural brown canvas with black accents was designed to perform satisfactorily well on the hardwood court.
Akron Firestone player, Charles “Chuck” Taylor upped the brand’s shoe game when he made an entry in the early 1920's. Geared up to make a difference, his ideas helped the brand create a shoe that offers enhanced support, not to mention flexibility. Soon enough, the shoe became a staple among the finest NBA players as well as Olympic athletes.
Somewhere along the line, the shoe that was loved by b-ball stars became a sought-after Converse streetwear. Its laid-back, unassuming silhouette with a canvas-made upper, vulcanized sole and the all-too-familiar ankle patch was acquired by skaters, rockers and other subcultures.
To date, we see this iconic shoe in a myriad of shades, form and fabric. The mid-top Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Street Cleat Nylon is just one of its many renditions. Weatherized to endure whatever Mother Nature has in store, rain, and snow couldn’t stop sneaker fanatics from looking chic and fashionable.
- Heel pull tab is added to assist with slip on and off.
- A secure fit is achieved with the help of the arch grommets.
- Converse All Star wordmark is embossed on the undersole and heel. It is also printed on the tongue.
- Leather variations are also available.