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 Lynx History
When two guys, Damon Way and Ken Block, came together and started talking about footwear designs in skate shoes, good things were bound to happen. Wanting skateboarding shoes that would have great style and performance, they launched DC Shoes in 1994 in California. It didn’t take long until the brand became renowned for its skate shoes, shoes that dominated in the world of skateboarding.
Throughout the 90s, DC grew and began to offer sneakers for various extreme sports. Long gone were the days that its only focus was on skateboarding. Slowly but surely, DC entered snowboarding, surfing, BMX, and motocross. The shoes for these sports holding advanced technologies that would help the wearer excel in performance.
Today, DC has become well loved and is known to be one of the leading manufacturers of both quality shoes and apparel, expanding to offer snowboards and boots, outerwear, and accessories for men, women, and kids as well. And yet, even with all the new developments for the brand, the classics are not forgotten. Instead, the classics are revered. One shoe that still enjoys a lot of popularity is the DC Lynx, among DC’s most iconic styles that captured the attention and adoration of sneakerheads and skaters back in 1998. It quickly established itself as a shoe that was reliable, cementing itself as an honorary member of the DC shoe arsenal. With cries for its reissues, DC has rereleased the DC Lynx, the construction as well as the material used being as close as possible to the original that came out in 1998.
DC Lynx Style
The low top DC Lynx has been touted to hold the most iconic style in DC’s line up of great sneakers. Back in the day, it was heavily sported by east coast skating legends, making it a genuinely recognizable skate shoe anywhere, nostalgic in every sense. Today, the reissues by DC of the DC Lynx has modern features with the classic design still taking center stage. Since being a shoe from the “Golden Era” of skating, this pair is mostly paired with skatewear or streetwear.
Denim jeans are perfect but so are joggers matched with an oversized tee or hoodie. Cargo shorts go just as well with the DC Lynx low top. Complete the look with a cap or a nice pair of sunnies. For the ladies, opt for the skinny jeans and t-shirt duo for the DC Lynx or go a little boyish with a denim coverall and a baseball cap. It’s a classic look that makes it perfect for a chill day out.
Fit & Sizing
The DC Lynx has elastic tongue-centered straps that help give a snug and secure fit. A padded collar and the mesh tongue gives added support and comfort.
Meanwhile, the DC Lynx low top shoe available in men’s sizing from 6 to 15 US. Women who want to own the DC Lynx can take a size and a half down from their regular size to get a perfect fit. For example, for women who are a size 9, they must obtain a 7.5 men’s size of the shoe for it to have a good fit.
The DC Lynx has had a remarkable impact on sneakerheads. There are three colorways available, all paying homage to the DC Lynx’s original run back in the day. It also has the Unilite tech imbued into it. This tech allows the shoe to be naturally light and flexible. Perhaps what makes the DC Lynx special is the recent reissues. Despite the changing times, the reissued DC Lynx still retains the features that everyone loves and then some.
- The abrasion resistant cupsole of the DC Lynx has a pill tread pattern that pulls up to the toe.
- It has also been outfitted with a high impact OrthoLite sockliner.
- An internal mesh sleeve gives the wearer superior fitting.
- The DC Lynx sports a multi-layered suede and leather upper.