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.
DC Chelsea SE History
DC Shoes, Inc. is a brand known for skateboarding and snowboarding apparel, accessories, and footwear for men and women. It was founded by Damon Way and Ken Block in 1994 and bought by Quicksilver for $87 million in 2004. To this day, DC is still a popular name not just in skate parks and the entire extreme sports community but also in lifestyle footwear category.
The DC Chelsea SE is a DC Shoes’ recent release that is specifically designed for women. It comes with a low-top profile, a lace-up closure, padded tongue and collar, and a vulcanized sole construction. Upper materials vary, which can either be leather or suede, depending on the colorway. Also featured are ventilation holes for added breathability. Like other DC shoes, the Chelsea SE features DC's trademarked Pill patterned outsole for superior traction.
DC Chelsea SE Style
These women’s DC Chelsea SE skate shoes feature a low-top silhouette in a lightweight textile or suede upper (depending on the colorway), a lace-up closure, and a vulcanized outsole. Ideal for casual use, the Chelsea SE exudes a sporty, laid-back look that goes well with a wide array of outfits. Women pair it with jeans, shorts, pants, skirts, and even dresses for their day-to-day activities.
Fit & Sizing
The DC Chelsea SE women’s shoes are available in sizes that range from 5 to 11 in B Medium width. It exhibits a low-top construction that allows wearers a non-restrictive or flexible foot movement. The feet are secured by its traditional lace-up closure that can be tightened or loosened depending on the wearer’s preference. Both the tongue and collar are sufficiently padded for the much-needed in-shoe comfort and added protection. Overall hold and support are excellent.
The DC Chelsea SE is a skate shoe designed for the ladies. It flaunts a skate-approved aesthetic, with sufficiently padded tongue and collar, as well as a vulcanized sole construction for superior board feel and flexibility. Its upper material varies depending on the colorway, which can either be leather or suede. One feature that stands out, though, is the huge DC logo on the lateral side panel which provides character to the skate shoe silhouette.
- The DC Chelsea SE features a central tongue tab that helps keep the tongue in place for a lockdown fit.
- On the lateral sides are ventilation holes for added breathability and comfort.
- The rubber outsole follows DC’s trademarked Pill pattern tread for optimum traction and features a pivot point.
- DC brandings are visible on the lateral side, tongue, and insoles.
- The metal eyelets enhance the shoe's durability.