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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

    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
    $85
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eS Accel Slim Mid sneakers are for sale in sizes ranging from 5 to 14 in men’s measurements. A part of eS’ skate shoe collection, the fit of this shoe is excellent, and the sizing is mostly true unless you want to use the shoes for skateboarding, in which case it can feel a bit large (many skaters prefer a slightly tight feel).

The shoes provide ample heel and arch support courtesy of the mid-top construction and cushioned insoles, respectively.

Clothing for skateboarding is often loose, but that doesn’t mean drab or sloppy. Maybe a bit rebellious but definitely comfy. Below are some style tips for you based on a few colorways this model has:

eS Accel Slim Mid in dark grey or black - Pair with a red shirt (for a pop of color), grey jeans, and a dark grey hoodie.

eS Accel Slim Mid in black/white/royal - Match with rolled up blue jeans, a white shirt, and a crisp light blue button-up short-sleeved shirt.

Aside from the hues above, eS Accel Slim Mids are offered in black & white,  brown/gum/gold, black/brown, and navy/gum.

The most arresting aspect of eS Accel Slim Mid sneakers is their silhouette, which remains one of the most familiar and popular among skateboarders today. Although they are a slimmer version of their famous ancestor, these are just as comfortable and distinguished as the original, which is why their return was very much awaited in the skateboarding world.

The shoes feature STI Ortholite insoles that account for the superior cushioning these kicks provide and 400 NBS gum rubber for the outsoles to make them last longer.

Accel Slim Mid shoes are based on the eS brand’s most popular shoe of all time—the Accel. The Accel model, which was designed by eS founder Pierre André Senizergues, was released in 1995 to wide acclaim. The shoes were simple, functional, and looked extremely clean. These traits would propel the Accel silhouette into worldwide popularity and turn the sneakers into skateboarding icons.

The original sneakers had a chunky build and a low profile construction. Lots of paddings and cushioning gave the skate shoes a very cushioned feel. It was the combination of style and comfort that had many a skater grabbing a pair of these notable kicks in the 90s. In fact, these kicks were so ubiquitous that most pro skaters had these grace their feet at one time or another.

In the year 2016, eS decided to take a trip down memory lane by bringing back their most iconic silhouette to date. They revamped the Accel model and gave it a higher construction and a slimmer build without compromising padding. The first release of eS Accel Slim Mids was in black and red (burgundy) colorways, although more shades dropped later.

  • eS Accel Slim Mid sneakers contain centralized foot wraps for exceptional board control, premium suede uppers, and STI open cell foam for remarkable board feel.
  • The shoes have a grippy and flexible cupsole construction.

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