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  • Top

    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

    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
    $90
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Fit & Sizing

Emerica Provider shoes run from 5 to 14 in men’s sizing. Fit and length are accurate to measurement.

The insoles of the shoes feature thin vertical bumps that help hold the feet in place, so there’s no risk of your feet sliding around once you’ve got your game on. The bumps also provide the bonus of the insole equivalent of foot massage.

The shoes consist of a 5-eyestay lace system to secure the shoes to the feet. The placement of the laces is high and narrow, which keeps them from ripping apart quickly.

Emerica Provider Style

These Collin Provost kicks have a beautiful nubuck leather/suede look with a hint of Wino G6 and Figgy Dose. Emerica Providers come in black/black/black, navy/white, and black/white/gold.

The neutral colorways are easy to style because they pair well with any color outfit. Wear them with a short-sleeved polo shirt and slim pants, or with knitted sweater and jogger pants, or with a basic tee and long shorts. The list is endless. Keep it as colorful or as dark as you like.

Notable Features

The first noticeable things about Emerica Provider sneakers are their clean styling and four-patterned uppers. It’s the beautiful stitching that gives the shoes their minimalistic design. Next is the toe cap rubber which seems to be of a higher standard than some other Emerica models and which wear out slower.

The last thing, but definitely not least, is the new G6 drop-in High Memory footbeds that are made from Emerica’s new proprietary PU. These give the shoes more stability and comfort while keeping the weight light and the impact absorption at a maximum.

Emerica Provider History

In 1996, Sole Technology founded Emerica, bringing to three the skating footwear brands under its umbrella. As with most skating companies, Emerica also built up its own stable of team riders which included Collin Provost.

Nicknamed The Provider, Collin was given his first signature shoes, Emerica Provost, in 2013. The launch was followed quickly by an Emerica video called MADE: Chapter One Collin Provost B Side in early 2014. Just like Provost’s terrific moves in the film, the shoes were also a resounding success.

In 2015, Emerica followed these up with a slimmer version they called Provost Slim Vulc. And around 24 videos later, in 2019, a new pro model was again launched by Emerica and Collin. Named for his skating nick, Collin’s Provider shoes were designed to “provide” just as he does and give serious support for any amount of shredding.

The shoes feature a low profile with a double-wrapped foxing and vulcanized construction, split heel collars for more breathability, high laces, thermic weld reinforced toe caps, and Triangle Tread outsoles.

Additional Info

  • Emerica Provider shoes’ uppers have a different fabric depending on the colorway. The navy/white and black/white/gold colorways utilize suede while the all black color scheme makes use of nubuck leather.
  • The shoes feature silicone-printed tongues and custom-textured toe bumpers.

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