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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Emerica Spanky G6 shoes have a low-top construction and flexible suede uppers, allowing for maximum movement and comfort. The lace-up closure system, consisting of flat laces and four pairs of eyelets, is placed high up on the sneakers to prevent the laces from tearing easily.
The cupsole construction of the shoes provides excellent ankle and foot support, while at the same time gives surprisingly good board feel when broken in. Tongue stabilizing straps keep them locked down, so they don’t get in your way whenever you move.
The insoles are removable, which is ideal for people who want to use custom orthotics.
These hardy skateboarding kicks from Emerica feature the same elegant styling of the Reserve but with a more casual vibe. The suede, minimalist uppers look upscale enough for date nights but can be dressed down for days in the park when you need to ride. Wear with chinos and a black turtleneck shirt for semi-casual affairs or with camo shorts and your favorite crewneck tee for skateboarding sessions.
The Emerica Spanky G6s are just as impressive as their namesake, popular skateboarder, Kevin ‘Spanky’ Long. The shoes are built tough, with one-piece toes that prevent blow-outs and reinforced vamps.
Emerica’s Pour-In G6 midsoles provide superior impact protection and stability while letting the user get a good feel of the board under him. The Triangle Tread outsoles, meanwhile, give the user a good grip on his board.
The Spanky G6s are pro skateboarder Kevin Long’s 5th signature shoe with Emerica, which he has been riding for since 2013. Kevin took the design of the uppers from his other model, the Reserve. The leather uppers of the Reserve sneakers were turned into suede, and the toe boxes were made less rounded.
Spanky placed the uppers on G6 soles, added tongue stabilizing straps, and custom artwork on the soles made from his random sketches. The resulting shoes are a streamlined and more skateboarding-ready version of the Reserves.
- Emerica Spanky G6 shoes feature Whip Stitch details on the heels.
- These kicks are available in black/white and navy/gum colorways.