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 Heathrow History
Relatively a young shoe brand, DC Shoes, Inc. is known best for their skateboarding and snowboarding apparel, footwear, and accessories. It was founded in 1994 by Damon Way and Ken Block, and acquired by Quicksilver in 2004.
Today, its lineup still consists of popular skate shoes that professional and amateur skaters alike, and the rest of the sneaker market patronize. It also produces lifestyle or casual shoes that stay true to the brand's skateboarding or snowboarding heritage and one of such is the DC Heathrow.
The DC Heathrow is one of the brand’s highest selling and successful low-top shoe that first dropped in 2016. Its athletic-inspired roots are evident in its casual silhouette fit for everyday use, with lightness and utmost comfort that can be attributed to the microsuede and mesh upper and the UNILITE sole. The sock-like bootie construction, on the other hand, ensures a snug and secure fit.
With its continuous triumph, the DC Heathrow further evolved into countless of colorways and iterations that are all as successful as the original silhouette. Among these are the Heathrow Prestige, the Heathrow IA, and the Heathrow SE.
DC Heathrow Style
The DC Heathrow is a low-top skate-inspired sneaker that boasts an athletic-yet-casual vibe in varying colors, prints, and materials. Microsuede reinforcements complete the mesh upper for breathable comfort that will take you to places. Minimal branding is visible on the tongue and side panels, which only adds to the shoe’s always-on-the-go character.
Fit & Sizing
The DC Heathrow is a unisex shoe available in men’s sizing in Standard or Medium width ranging from 4 to 14. It includes half sizes. For the ladies who wish to cop a pair of this low-tops, it is advisable to get 1.5 to 2 sizes smaller than your typical women’s sizing.
The fit is generally true to size, but the bootie construction of this shoe tends to give a snug and narrow fit that most buyers, especially wide-footed wearers, find a bit unsatisfactory. Hence, for a more comfortable fit, a half or full size bigger than your usual will do the trick.
The shoe also features a lace-up closure, but it is mainly for aesthetics since the bootie construction and the mesh upper already provides a fit that conforms to the feet.
This low-top casual shoe from DC may appear timeless-looking with its minimal design and subtle colors, but it has its fair share of noteworthy features that earn the spotlight.
First off the list is the entire upper in bootie construction and a combination of microsuede and mesh as primary materials – a perfect formula for a secure, lightweight, breathable, and extremely comfortable fit that your feet deserve. This already impressive upper sits atop a UNILITE midsole, which only adds more lightweight feel, flexibility, and comfort.
- The UNILITE sole technology from DC is lightweight and flexible. It is designed to move with the feet with improved cushioning and impact protection.
- The DC Heathrow also features an Ortholite footbed for added in-shoe comfort.
- There is an internal toe cap reinforcement for additional support in the forefoot.
- Also an added feature is a pull tab on the heel for easy on/off wearing.
This low-top shoe is also available in kids’ sizing.