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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A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.
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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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Fit & Sizing
The DC Mikey Taylor 2 S is a low-top skate shoe equipped with a sufficiently padded collar and tongue for increased protection without any foot restriction. The lace closure is adjustable for a customized fit. An added feature in this latest Mikey Taylor DC signature shoe is a heel stabilizer for extra support. Also, it also utilizes a drop in UniLite midsole for impact protection and improved comfort.
This skate shoe is available in men’s sizes ranging from 4 to 14 in D Standard width. Offered as well are half sizes.
DC Mikey Taylor 2 S Style
Skate in style with the DC Mikey Taylor 2 S shoe. Designed to perform in and out of skate parks, it flaunts a minimal and versatile aesthetic that can take you from skating to the streets in no time. The Super Suede upper with a clean vamp gives your feet a street-ready appeal, while the rest of the features are a nod to classic skate shoes. Because of its versatility, it can be worn with any ensemble from jeans to shorts, jogger pants, or chinos.
This latest signature DC skate shoe of professional skateboarder Mikey Taylor is built to perform. Like its predecessors, it boasts a clean and versatile flair with a minimal upper in Super Suede construction for enhanced durability and performance. However, unlike the first DC Mikey Taylor S model, this one only has four sets of eyelets (only one set is of metal material) and lacks piping details along the edge of each quarter panel. As design and functional upgrade, the DC Mikey Taylor 2 S shoe also features a heel stabilizer and brogue-inspired perforation detailing on the toe vamp and heel.
DC Mikey Taylor 2 S History
The DC Shoes, Inc. is an established action sports footwear, apparel, and accessories brand founded by Damon Way and Ken Block in 1994. It serves men, women, and kids with high-quality products that can be used for action sports, such as skateboarding or snowboarding, and casual use.
To date, it can be considered as a pillar in the skate shoes category backed up by a team of renowned professional skateboarders such as Nyjah Huston, Chris Cole, Felipe Gustavo, Steve Berra, and Mikey Taylor among others. Mikey Taylor was one of the first few ones in the team to have a signature DC skate shoe model. Called as DC Mikey Taylor, the shoe debuted in 2012 as part of DC’s Rediscover campaign.
Three years later, DC and Mikey Taylor released the second pro model of the pro skater called the DC Mikey Taylor 2 as a follow up to the DC Mikey Taylor model. It has added features such as the brogue-inspired perforation detailing, a heel stabilizer, and a UniLite midsole for improved impact protection. To further step up the game, DC also released a Super Suede version of this pro model called the DC Mikey Taylor 2 S. It is aesthetically similar to the second signature shoe of Mikey Taylor, but it utilizes a Super Suede construction on the upper which is 50% more durable than regular suede.
- The DC Mikey Taylor 2 S skate shoe features a signature Pill-patterned tread for durable traction and grip on and off the board.
- Displayed on the tongue is Mikey Taylor’s signature branding, while on the quarter panels and sole are DC logos.