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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The low-top One Star MC18 Ox is a unisex edition of the iconic One Star under Converse’s lifestyle sneaker collection crafted in high-quality materials such as leather, fabric, suede, and a breathable, water-resistant GORE-TEX coating.
It is recommended to loop double rope laces through the shoe’s three sets of eyelets to achieve a lockdown and secure fit. The entire upper rests on a rubber sole that grants stability, grip, and traction. These are available in men’s sizes. The sizing dimension for women is 1.5 smaller.
Converse deviated from the usual canvas makeup and came up with a water-repellant version in suede, leather, and GORE-TEX that’s ready to keep your feet warm under chilly or rainy weather – the Converse One Star MC 18 Ox. Its style adds up to the growing hiking-inspired kicks in the market.
You can throw on this pair of sneakers with your rain gears, thermal pants, parkas, hiking pants. Look trendy during autumn or spring by mixing this together with a pair of track pants and bomber jacket or jeans and trench coat.
Iconic silhouettes by Converse like the Chuck Taylor All Star and Converse One Star have remained virtually untouched since these were introduced far back in time. Now under the parenthood of Nike, consumers are being treated to reinterpreted versions such as the Mountain Club version of the One Star.
Its design might not be ready for ankle-deep puddles or flurries unlike the MC18 Chuck Taylor and Fastbreak editions, but it keeps the feet warmly locked from the elements, thanks to the gusseted tongue and waterproof, windproof, and breathable GORE-TEX fabric lining. The durable chunk of rubber that reinforces the toe cap and bumper and holds everything on the upper provides stability and traction too.
Converse dropped three reimagined versions of its iconic silhouettes, namely the One Star, Chuck Taylor All Star, and Fastbreak during the winter season of 2018 equipped with weather-ready detailing. Under the Mountain Club collection, the Converse sneaker profiles were reinforced and given utilitarian updates to make them more geared up for the elements. One of the reinvented forms is the low-top Converse One Star MC18.
Such winter-ready lifestyle sneaker is one of those iterations that deviated from the usual form and function of the traditional Converse One Star. What sets the Mountain Club18 low-top Converse One Star apart from the rest of the One Stars are its gusseted tongue, water-repellant GORE-TEX upper, and rain-proof sole.
These contemporary, winter-fortified designs under the Converse MC tag give the nod to the Converse kicks that survived the series of trying times in world histories, such as the Great Depression from 1929 to 1939, a decade of severe economic downturn, and the Second World War. It was said that the American soldiers trained in time for the war under different weather conditions during those dark times not only in combat shoes but in black Converse footwear as well.
- On the lateral side of the eyestay is an instruction that says: “Keep double laced to hold firmly.”
- The Mountain Club 18 Low-Top Converse One Star sneaker comes with two sets of laces.
- Found on the heel are the suede pull tab, Converse All Star branding, and the size of the shoe.