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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Fit & Sizing
These fantastic reissues of the eS Scheme model are offered in sizes ranging from 5 to 14. The shoes are true to size and fit is on point as well.
The puffy, padded tongues not only provide a cushioning effect but also enhance the shoes’ lockdown feel. Fit can be adjusted through the 4-loop lacing system.
eS Scheme Style
These kicks have the enviable position of being current and vintage at the same time. The fat shoe styling which was so popular in the mid-90s to the early 2000s has come right back around again and is all the rage in the sneaker world. These are like those trendy kicks with one exception. Bulky these may be, but I doubt anyone can call these shoes ugly.
Here are some styles to rock with these kicks.
- Pair the grey, black, yellow colorway of es Scheme shoes with blue jeans, a grey tee, and a charcoal denim jacket.
-If you’re feeling particularly voguish, match the white, grey, navy eS Scheme shoes with grey cropped pants, a white collared shirt, a grey round neck sweater, a charcoal coat, and a derby hat.
- eS Scheme kicks in royal blue, black, and white will look good matched with loose brown pants, brown short-sleeved sweater or shirt, and a denim jacket.
eS Scheme sneakers feature an all-new update of STI Ortholite Open Cell Foam insoles to keep shock-absorption at an all-time high while EVA midsoles replace the previous nitrogen bag of the OG. The insoles not only give ample cushioning but also wick away moisture, enhance ventilation, and provide the feet with antimicrobial qualities.
The rest of the shoes are vintage Scheme starting from the puffed-out tongues which give off a 90s vibe, the showy lace loops, and the big, chunky profile.
eS Scheme History
The year 2000 was the heyday of skateboarding. A lot of people donned skate shoes back then, whether they knew how to ride a board or just wanted to look the part.
It was a period when skating shoes were even bigger than basketball ones. It was the time when skate videos became big, jumpstarted when the eS Menikmati film came out. It was the era of legendary skaters such as Bob Burnquist, Eric Koston, Tom Penny, Rick McCrank, and Arto Saari. And it was the year when the eS Scheme silhouette launched.
The eS Scheme model became the symbol for skateboarding’s heyday. It was chunky, it was well-padded, and it skated like a dream. It was this perfect mix of performance and nostalgia that made people clamor for a return. eS obliged. It was no surprise then to anyone that the eS Scheme’s March 21, 2019 comeback was a resounding success.
The reissues kept a lot of the OG details intact—which kept loyal fans happy—from the ample padding down to the styling. However, eS did away with the air bubble at the rear and instead utilized EVA midsoles with STI insoles instead.
- eS Scheme shoes are for sale for $100.
- The sneakers feature a cupsole construction, textile uppers, and 3M reflective accents.
- These are vegan-friendly kicks.