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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.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    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
    Vans Figueroa

    Good to know

    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.

  • Price
    $60
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Available in men’s sizing, the Emerica Figueroa has sizes from 5 to 14 US in D-medium width. A part of Justin Figueroa’s skate shoe collection, It features a one-piece toe cap area that helps prevent blowouts. Also, it has a lightly padded mesh liner that gives more stability while the tongue stabilizing wings ensure that the foot is locked in place.

With the internal fit system, the shoe keeps the foot securely in place. You can use it as a slip-on and lacing it is optional. You can skate without the laces, and the fit is still precise. It also has a thin build that offers increased air circulation to keep the foot fresh. Also, it got the high-rebound EVA foam midsole that delivers shock absorption and comfort.

Dress to impress with the Emerica Figueroa. With a slim and low-top profile, it has a one-piece toe cap that takes away any seam problems. It is designed as a slip-on sneaker. However, lacing it is optional since it is also built with lace-up closure system with metal eyelets. It is available in different colorways including Brown/ White, Black/ White, Black Gum, Grey/ Gum, and Blue/ Gum.

Among the striking features of the Emerica Figueroa is the internal fit system which eliminates foot slippage because of the internal bootie that keeps the foot secured. It also allows for it to function as a slip-on sneaker. Also, it has a triangle tread sole that offers protection, durability, and secured grip.

Emerica was launched by Pierre Sénizergues in 1996. It is under the umbrella of the Sole Technology Inc, along with eS and Etnies. The brand name Emerica is the portmanteau of Etnies and America. In the fall of 1995, all Etnies shoes that were sold are shipped as Emerica footwear in the Spring of 1996. Also, Emerica is known as a more raw, simpler, and straight-ahead footwear brand compared to Etnies.

Among Emerica’s promising skate shoes is Justin Figueroa’s Pro model. With a thin build, the Figueroa shoe has a combination of durable suede and canvas uppers that offer foot breathability. It has an internal elastic fit system that ensures the feet to securely lock in place, making the use of laces to be optional. With a cupsole construction, it has a durable rubber outsole with Emerica’s triangle tread that offers fantastic board feel and a perfect skate performance grip.

  • The foam padded foam footbed comes in a colorfully striped design.

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