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    Low Top

    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

    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.

    High Top

    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.

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    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.

  • Collection

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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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The Emerica Emery is a low-top skate shoe for men with sizes available from US 5 to 14, half sizes in between included, in D Medium (Standard) width. 

The low-top profile allows flexibility, whether skating or not. Like most skate shoes, it features a lace-up closure system with four pairs of metal-reinforced eyelets for added durability and adjustable and secure fit. Padding is minimal around the collar and tongue. 

The Emery low-top skate shoe from Emerica flaunts a classic skate-ready style fit for skateboarding and even just for casual use. The upper vary in material from synthetic nubuck to canvas or textile but nonetheless offers flexibility style-wise. 

Colorways released come in neutral colors such as Black/Black/Black, Grey/Brown, and Black/White; hence, no-fuss styling can easily be achieved. Wear a pair of Emerica Emery sneakers with shorts, chinos, or denim, and you are good to go. 

Gone are the days when bulky skate shoes are a thing. Now, skate shoes are sleek and minimal while still providing the needed support, comfort, and protection for every flip and tricks in skateboarding. 

This Emery model from reputable skate shoe brand Emery is one of these modern skate shoes. Its façade may be minimal-looking and straightforward, but it is equipped with features suited for skateboarding. While its upper material varies depending on the colorway, one thing is consistent. It remains a vegan-friendly skate shoe. 

One of today’s most prominent skate shoe brand is Emerica. It was founded in 1996 by professional skateboarder-slash-World Champion freestyle skater Pierre André Senizergues as part of the Sole Technology, Inc. conglomerate along with other shoe brands such as Etnies, éS, ThirtyTwo, and more. 

The name “Emerica" originated from fusing "Etnies” and “America.” It is a 100% performance skate shoe brand dedicated to producing top-quality skate shoes designed by professional skateboarders. 

Joining the lineup of performance-ready skate shoes from Emerica is the Emerica Emery. Marketed as a vegan-friendly skate shoe, the Emery features a low-top profile in a cupsole construction. The upper material varies from synthetic nubuck to textile or canvas depending on the colorway.

  • The Emerica Emery shoe also features triangle tread for maximum traction.