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.
Good to know
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.
Good to know
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.
Good to know
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 Converse One Star Academy Low Top unisex shoe is dressed with a suede upper that provides an awesome fit. It is crafted with a lace-up closure for a more personalized width. The shoe is available in sizes 3 to 13 for men and sizes 5 to 15 for women.
With its low-top construction, this One Star sneaker from Converse can be paired with almost any outfit without any difficulties. It comes with a premium suede upper that is both stylish and sturdy. Men and women can wear this kick with denim jeans for an everyday casual look.
For a more trendy getup, women can pair this sneaker with a ruffled top and short dungarees. Men, on the other hand, can use the Converse One Star Academy Low Top in black with a stylish sweater and a pair of rugged pants.
The Converse One Star Academy Low Top features a raw suede material for its upper. Its low-profile construction also dramatically helps in flexibility and freedom of the ankle. A visible difference of this sneaker with its counterpart, the One Star Suede Low Top, are the high-contrast stripes that create an interesting contrast against the shoe’s bold color.
Converse is a well-known American company that boasts of high-quality skate shoes and lifestyle footwear and apparel. Before it was acquired by Nike, the company was owned by Marquis Mills Converse. Its original name was Converse Rubber Shoe Company and was founded in 1908 in Massachusetts.
During its early years, Converse was making rubber-soled footwear that are winter-ready, and it was only in 1915 when Converse started making athletic shoe. Then came a basketball player by the name of Charles Taylor, who worked as the brand ambassador promoting the shoes all over America. He also redesigned the popular All-Star model in 1922 and made it with more flexibility and support.
As a tribute to Taylor, his signature was added to the All-Star patch, which can still be seen in Converse shoes up to this day. However, there had been a decline in the sales and popularity of the Chuck Taylor All Stars in the 70s. Fortunately, Chuck Taylor shoes made a comeback in the 80s as a retro-style casual sneaker. The All Stars are now called One Star since then.
The relaunched One Star sneakers has a single star on its flank. It also takes pride in its simple, vintage design. Several models were released and each re-released increased the shoe’s following, from basketball players to skaters to the youth culture.
Because of its classic silhouette and vulcanized rubber outsole, the Converse One Star sneaker remains to be one of the favorite shoes of skaters and sneaker fans all over the world.
- The old-school profile of this kick is inspired by the original Converse All Star.