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.
DC Shoes, Inc. dropped a running-inspired silhouette through the DC Vandium sneakers. This kick, like other DC low-top sneakers, offers flexible foot movement and a secure fit with a lace-up closure system. Ortholite insoles and padded collar and tongue give extra comfort. There is a pull tab at the heel for easy on and off wearing.
The DC Vandium is available in men's sizing which ranges from US 6 to 14, including half sizes in between, in D Medium (Standard) width.
The DC Vandium sneakers present a casual look inspired by a running shoe. Lightweight comfort can be attributed to its upper, which is constructed with different materials such as textile, leather, nubuck, or suede depending on the colorway. The reinforced upper sits atop a sole unit that features a visible Impact-A airbag.
Some of the available colorways for this shoe include white/DC navy/true red, red/ white, oil green, navy/white, and black/black.
Beyond its stylish look are performance-ready features that step up the functional sneaker game for the DC Vandium sneakers. The visible air in the midsole, which in fact is the brand's Impact-A airbag technology, sure does give added flair. It also provides superior cushioning and impact protection. Because of such feature, the Vandium often gets compared to the classic Air Max 90 sneakers from Nike.
DC Shoes, Inc. is a California-based global action sports brand founded by friends and business partners Damon Way and Ken Block in June 1994. They created DC after successfully forming a series of startups, including Blunt Magazine, Eightball Clothing, and Droors Clothing, among others. The Droors Clothing, in particular, became the DC brand we all know today.
DC's triumph started with designing, manufacturing, and producing footwear, apparel, and accessories for skateboarding. Over the years, the brand grew exponentially and expanded its product line to include lifestyle shoes and clothing for men, women, and kids across the globe.
Released as part of the DC lifestyle sneakers is the DC Vandium model. It is a running-inspired low-top sneaker that features either leather, nubuck, suede, or textile upper depending on the colorway, Ortholite footbed, Unilite midsole, Impact-A technology, and DGT rubber outsole. Each pair initially retails for $95.
- There is a special edition version of this shoe called the DC Vandium SE.
- The DC Vandium also features molded TPR eyelet, molded TPR tongue logo, and mesh lining.
- DC brandings are visible on the side panels and tongue.