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.
The Midway SE by DC Shoes is a men’s exclusive that is offered in sizes ranging from 6 to 14. The shoes are covered in mesh but the leather/nubuck/suede quarter panels provide some lateral support. These kicks fit true to size although they can be a tight fit for people with wider feet. Round laces provide the necessary customization for a better fit.
DC Shoes kept it simple and sweet with the Midway SE. These shoes have a clean styling that won’t be difficult to mix and match with any clothing in your wardrobe. From shorts and joggers to jeans and skirts, these will elevate any casual style you have. You can also keep it a little more formal by wearing them with dresses and khaki pants for those occasions that need a smarter look.
Something so light shouldn’t feel so comfy, yet these Midway SE sneakers provide all the cushioning your feet need for a nice long walk. The footbeds are OrthoLite while the mesh linings that surround the shoes keep feet well-ventilated and cool. It also helps that these shoes look extremely cool and you won’t be out of place taking them out to most types of settings.
DC Shoes is a relative newbie when compared to sneaker giants such as Adidas, Nike, and Puma. Yet for a company that was founded in 1994, it is quite surprising that it can actually hold its own against the big names in the sneaker world.
DC Shoes started in the mid-90s with a focus on skateboarding footwear. It was an immediate success. During its first year, revenues were already in the millions—$1.5 million to be exact. One year later, the growth more than quadrupled with the company raking in $7 million. In almost 10 years, the company has reached the $100 million mark, and Quicksilver’s acquisition of the brand in 2005 only pushed it past the billion dollar target.
Today, DC Shoes is a well-known and respected brand worldwide especially in the world of skating. However, DC has chosen to expand to other sports as well such as motocross, snowboarding, BMX riding, and surfing among others. Some of their recent releases have also tended towards leisure wear.
The DC Midway SE silhouette is one such offering. These lifestyle shoes feature a sleek, sporty look that is balanced by its definite fashion flair.
- The DC Midway SE retails for $70.
- The uppers of these shoes are covered in textile and the quarter panels are made of either leather, suede, or nubuck.