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.
Fit & Sizing
The Ecco Cool GTX is available in men’s and women’s models. The men’s version has sizes ranging from 5-5.5 up to 12-12.5 while the women’s model has sizes measuring 4-4.5 to 12-12.5.
While the upper of the shoe is made of yak leather which gives the shoe a soft and luxurious feel, it still provides a nice supportive touch to the feet. The high-density insole, meanwhile, gives a bit of reinforcement and comfort to arches.
Ecco Cool GTX Style
Ecco’s shoes have a distinct elegant flair to them, whether they’re part of its high-top or low-top collection, and the Cool GTX is no different. It exudes a slightly dressy look that will serve you well whether you’re on the golf course, on a casual Friday at work, or hanging out with friends on a weeknight. Pair your leather low-top shoe with shorts, jeans, or slim chinos. Either way you dress it, the Cool GTX will switch your outfit up a notch.
The Ecco Cool GTX is an already superb all-around shoe but what makes it more noteworthy is its Gore-Tex Surround feature that keeps the water outside while keeping the feet comfortably dry inside. The TPU tubes along the midsole remove any excess moisture and let heat escape, keeping the feet cool all day long.
Ecco Cool GTX History
Ecco is a Danish manufacturing company that was founded in the town of Bredebro by Karl Toosbuy in 1963. It is a brand known for being one of the very few shoe makers in the world to own and manage every part of the shoemaking process (Ecco has its own tanneries) ensuring that every footwear that comes out meets its highest standards right down to the smallest detail.
From a few footwear models in the 60s, Ecco has now expanded into a global brand with numerous shoe collections. One of these is the Cool Collection which hosts the Ecco Cool GTX. Shoes in this line boast of molded and anatomically-correct build that provide superior comfort that lasts for hours along with 360-degree breathability.
- The Ecco Cool GTX features a premium perforated upper made of yak leather. It also has a direct-injected midsole and a durable TPU outsole.