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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DC Evan Smith Hi Zero History
Since its founding in 1994, the DC Shoes, Inc. is a leading action sports brand that has been producing performance skateboarding shoes not just for professional and amateur skateboarders but casual wearers as well.
Part of the brand's active involvement in the skate community includes the formation of a skate team consisting of professional skateboarders with the likes of Danny Way, Josh Kalis, Wes Kremer, Brian Wenning, and Evan Smith among others.
Evan Smith is an American Global Pro Skater who joined the DC Skate Team in 2011. His first signature skate shoe by DC is the 2016 model DC Evan Smith S. It was the first DC shoe to utilize the Impact-I vulcanized sole technology that features inverted cones of a lower durometer rubber for optimum impact protection and excellent board feel. A high-top version called the DC Evan Smith Hi released afterward.
The DC Evan Smith Hi shoes brought out several more iterations with varying materials or design construction. One of these is the DC Evan Smith Hi Zero that launched as part of the Evan Smith Initials Collection. It has a deconstructed silhouette with a suede upper, a traditional lace-up closure, rubber toe cap, a built-in heel stabilizer, and Impact-I vulcanized outsole.
In April 2018, the DC Evan Smith Hi Zero became part of the collaboration between DC and Tokyo-based streetwear brand Challenger. Its silhouette was redesigned for the spring with a military-inspired aesthetic in a canvas upper with full grain leather accents.
DC Evan Smith Hi Zero Style
Released as part of the Evan Smith Initials Collection for DC is the DC Evan Smith Hi Zero. It is a high-top skate shoe that complements well different kinds of casual outfits because of its simple aesthetic and variety of color options. The upper flaunts a tonal suede and sits atop a contrasting white midsole (for most colorways).
Fit & sizing
The DC Evan Smith Hi Zero shoe is a men's shoe that comes in sizes 6 to 14 in D Standard width. It boasts a high-top construction, which gives skaters and casual wearers ample ankle support and protection, and a lace-up closure for a customizable and snug fit.
This Evan Smith signature skate shoe from DC features a deconstructed silhouette that makes it less bulky than the regular DC Evan Smith Hi high-tops. The upper is made up of suede with tonal laces for a clean and minimal look. However, beyond its pleasing aesthetic are technologies that make it an ideal performance skate shoe for many. It features a built-in heel stabilizer for stability and added support, a rubber toe cap for increased durability, and DC’s Impact-I vulcanized outsole for durability and superior board feel and impact protection.
- This shoe also features extra plush 7mm Ortholite insoles for superb in-shoe comfort and board feel.
- The eyelets are of metal material for increased durability.
- The tongue displays minimal DC branding.
- The DC Evan Smith Hi Zero is Evan Smith’s favorite DC Shoe.