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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A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.
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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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This Converse x Hello Kitty sneaker is a unisex shoe available in men’s and women’s sizes. The canvas upper is expected to accommodate users with narrow to slightly wide feet, thanks to its central lace-up closure. This sneaker is on the larger side, so going down half a size is recommended.
When a classic silhouette like the Converse Chuck 70 meets the fictional feline character Hello Kitty, you will get a dose of self-expression and a touch of playfulness in one shoe. Turn heads while wearing this pink or black high-top sneaker with your favorite cropped jeans, shorts, mini skirts, or knee-length dresses.
A notable feature found on this high-top sneaker which is also found on the original Chuck 70 model is the Ortholite cushioned footbed. It is finished with a polka dot lining because every detail counts.
In 1908, a footwear manufacturing company was born in Massachusetts with the name of Converse Rubber Shoe Company. Back then, Converse focused on making galoshes and work-related rubber shoes only. Eventually, with the rising popularity of basketball, the company started making athletic shoes for the sport. Then in 1917, the Converse All Star was released making it the first ever basketball shoe that was mass produced in America.
A few years later, Chuck Taylor, a basketball player from the Akron Firestones, joined the Converse workforce. His marketing skills and innovative ideas became a great asset that the company decided to add a Chuck Taylor patch to their All Star shoes. Since then, the shoe has undergone several modifications in terms of design, colors, and even the logo itself.
The Converse Chuck 70 is a throwback version of the original Converse sneaker, but with a more premium upper material, a higher rubber foxing, and a black heel tab.
On the other hand, Sanrio, the company behind Hello Kitty, was founded in 1962. They make products that focus on the cute side of Japanese pop culture. They noticed that the cuter their products were, the more in-demand they become. With that, the company hired cartoonists to create characters for their merchandise. One of their most popular characters was Hello Kitty. Hello Kitty products entered the US market just two years after it was launched. The rest, as they say, is history.
Fast forward to 2018, Converse collaborated with Hello Kitty to create classic shoes with a kawaii twist. The collection was composed of the Chuck Taylor All Star, Chuck 70, and One Star models. The Converse x Hello Kitty Chuck 70 Canvas High Top retains the original DNA of the Chuck 70 but came with a screen-printed Hello Kitty graphic perched atop its rubber midsole and the iconic bow printed in the toe cap.
- This sneaker comes with extra laces that have Hello Kitty repeat print.
- The first Converse x Hello Kitty collection was launched in August 2018.