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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.

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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

    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.

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The high-top Emerica Omen Hi is offered in men’s sizes 5-14. It comes in medium width. Its upper is made up of suede material, which provides a firm feel. The high-cut collar offers ankle protection and support. Meanwhile, the lace-up closure helps in keeping the fit secure and tight.

There are three color options offered for the Emerica Omen Hi men’s shoe: white, white/white, and black/black/gum. All three feature a neutral theme that offers a versatile appeal. As such, the kicks can easily be dressed up or down for different casual occasions.

Skate outfits such shorts along with a loose t-shirt will go well with the shoe’s urban vibe. Its street-ready style makes it suitable for pairing with straight-fit jeans, chinos, joggers, and more. T-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies will suit this sneaker’s straightforward yet sleek styling. For an edgier outfit, the kick can be paired with skinny jeans along with a fitted t-shirt, perfect for hitting the streets. 

Featuring a high-top vulcanized construction, the Emerica Omen Hi balances street swagger with some serious features. It has a durable suede upper along with a suede toe cap underlay, both of which offers hard-wearing ability. Additionally, it has a custom textured toe bumper for a signature look and extra durability.

The Emerica brand’s name is embroidered on the tongue, keeping the branding subtle. Meanwhile, the brand’s logo is debossed near the midsole. Stitch detailing is found all over the upper, while the plain midsole offsets the sneaker’s simple flair. The high collar is lightly padded for added styling and comfort for the wearer.

Established in 1996, Emerica has always been true to its skate roots and heritage. Today, the brand continues to create unique, high-quality, and street-ready skate apparel, accessories, and shoes. Along with skate brand Etnies, Emerica is owned by Sole Technology, which specializes in manufacturing skate footwear.

Throughout the years, Emerica has developed a strong reputation for incorporating skateboard culture into each release. One such fine example is the Emerica Omen Hi, a high-top model that showcases skate details. It has a suede upper, a toe cap, and toe bumper meant for surviving the wear and tear of skateboarding.

The sneaker’s style is also as urban-influenced as skate kicks ought to be. It has a neutral color palette that’s ready to blend in with one’s skate outfits. Additionally, it has a high-cut collar that delivers ample ankle support during those tough skate routines.

  • The sneaker's foxing is double wrapped for extra durability.

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