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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Fit & Sizing
This low-top sneaker from Ecco is available for the gentlemen with sizes ranging from US 5/5.5 to 13/13.5. Although generally perceived as true to size, no half size options are available for this particular model which makes it difficult for the purchasers to obtain their "perfect fit." Some find this shoe either a bit tight or a bit loose-fitting because of the sizing.
Also, there is an extra tab on the tongue in which the laces could loop through and keep it from moving to the sides hence giving a more secure fit. The lightly padded tongue and collar provide additional in-shoe comfort.
Ecco Jack Tie Style
The Ecco Jack Tie is another modern-looking, tennis-inspired low-top sneaker that boasts a combination of leather and suede on the upper. Adding to its polished look is the traditional lace-up closure in tonal flat laces for a secure fit. Available in toned-down colorways, men can easily style this up with any set of wardrobe from a relaxed look to a dressier get-up that suits any casual occasion.
The Ecco Jack Tie is comparable to another tennis-inspired sneaker from the brand, the Ecco Jack. But the differences can be pointed on some of the noticeable features of the former. For one, there is an extra suede reinforcement on the heel counter for added support and stability.
The Ecco Jack has perforations on its entire toe vamp, but such feature is lacking on the Jack Tie model for a more minimal and clean look. Among the features retained, however, are the perforations on the midfoot reinforcement for added breathability.
Ecco Jack Tie History
Ecco is a European shoe brand founded by Karl Toosbuy in 1963 in Bredebro, Denmark. Its production expanded internationally throughout the ‘80s to accommodate the increasing market demand for its shoe products. It eventually included accessories and small leather goods in its product line, and also focused on leather production with tanneries across the Netherlands and Asia particularly Indonesia, China, and Thailand.
To date, Ecco distributes its shoes in more than 90 countries across Asia, Eastern and Central Europe, the United States, and Canada. Sales are consistent, as the shoe market and the fashion community recognizes the excellent craftsmanship and advanced technical features of Ecco shoes including sneakers.
Included in Ecco’s current sneaker lineup is the Ecco Jack Tie that features a leather upper with extra suede reinforcements on the heel, a lace-up closure, and a breathable textile lining for in-shoe comfort and cool fit.
- Featured in the Ecco Jack Tie are textile linings that are highly breathable and moisture absorbent to keep the feet dry and fresh.
- There are removable leather-covered ECCO Comfort Fibre System inlay soles for a customizable fit.