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.
Fit & Sizing
The Etnies Alto is a lightweight off-the-board sneaker with sizes available from US 5 to 15 in D Standard width for men, and from US 5 to 11 in B Standard width for the ladies.
It has a skate-inspired high top construction made with a combination of materials including breathable knit-mesh, canvas, and rubber. The inner portion of the shoe features a Lycra spandex for a snug, sock-like fit.
Etnies Alto Style
This high top sneaker from Etnies is available for both men and women. It comes in multiple colorways, too, so choosing a pair that suits your personal style best can be easy-peasy. It exudes a laidback vibe inspired by skateboarding, which makes it more fitting for everyday casual use.
Color selection for the Etnies Alto high top sneakers includes blue, tan, grey, black, navy, and more.
This casual high top sneaker from Etnies released as part of the brand's Cloud Collection. Like other models in the said collection, its lightweight construction and cloud-like comfort effortlessly define the Etnies Alto sneakers.
Knit mesh or canvas material, in combination with a spandex Lycra interior for a snug and sock-like fit, dons the upper. The outsoles, on the other hand, feature rubber pods on the tread for traction.
Etnies Alto History
The skate community may not be as extensive or as popular as running or basketball, but it still managed to hold a relevant spot in the industries of sports and footwear. Throughout the years, the audience market for skate shoes has grown exponentially such that even those who do not play the skateboarding patronize this kind of kicks for casual or lifestyle use.
Among the footwear brands that specialize in skate shoes is Etnies - a subsidiary Sole Technology, Inc., with headquarters located in Lake Forest, California.
To date, the brand’s production is not limited to skate shoes as it also produces and manufactures sneakers for lifestyle or casual, everyday functions. One of the many stylish and comfortable skate-inspired models from Etnies today is the Etnies Alto.
The Etnies Alto sneaker is one of the modern models that belong in the Cloud Collection from Etnies alongside Etnies Cirrus, Etnies Stratus, Etnies Scout, Etnies Cyprus SC, and more. Shoes in this collection are known for their lightweight and vegan-friendly construction and their cloud-like comfort.
- The Etnies Alto sneakers feature Foam Lite 1 insole and STI Evolution Foam outsole.