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
Part of Etnies’ lineup of sneakers is the Etnies Blitz. It boasts a low profile, slim silhouette, and vulcanized sole that delivers flexibility and non-restrictive fit for wearers. The interior is well-ventilated and breathable since both the tongue and collar are lined with merry mesh. All-day comfort is even made possible, thanks to the reliable Foam Lite insoles.
Sizes offered for this vegan Etnies shoe are in men’s sizing and range from US 5 to 14, half sizes included, in D Standard width. It has a 6-eyelet lace-up closure with flat, tonal cotton laces that can be adjusted for a customized fit. Foot support is there, but minimal.
Etnies Blitz Style
With a wide array of colorways available including Black, Grey/Light Grey, Navy/Gum, Etnies followers, and casual wearers surely won’t have any difficulty finding a pair that suits their personal style best. The men’s Etnies Blitz Black or the Etnies Blitz Navy, in particular, are just examples that this clean skate shoe silhouette is versatile and can be paired with anything from sun up to sun down, whether skating or not.
This shoe boasts an all-canvas upper with a one-piece clean toe design and just enough reinforcements and padding for comfort, durability, and support. The sole varies depending on colorway – most come in white while others feature a gum sole unit.
Etnies released one of its newest skate shoes, the Etnies Blitz, as part of its Vegan Shoe Collection. This only means that like the Jameson 2 Eco, Cyprus SC, Cirrus, Alto, Stratus, and more, the Etnies Blitz shoes for men feature materials that are free of animal derivatives. Like most new skate shoes, it has a slim silhouette and low profile on a vulcanized outsole. It also has an all canvas upper with a clean toe design and tonal laces.
Etnies Blitz History
American footwear and apparel brand Etnies originated in France in 1986. Since then, it has been providing top-notch products to a variety of audiences from different extreme sports communities, including skateboarding, snowboarding, BMX riding, motocross, and surfing. Following his in-depth involvement in designing some of the brand's popular shoes like the Low Top Rap, The Scam, and the Senix, retired professional skateboarder Pierre Andre Senizerguez took over the company in 1989 and brought it to the United States of America through his company Sole Technology, Inc.
Today’s lineup of modern skate shoes from Etnies include the Etnies Blitz, a low profile, slim silhouette, and vulcanized sole shoe that released as part of the Etnies Vegan Shoe Collection. It comes in a variety of colorways such as Black, Navy/Gum, Grey/Light Grey, Brown/Tan, and more with each pair initially retailing for $50.
Other shoes included in the Etnies Vegan Shoe Collection are the Etnies Jameson 2 Eco, Etnies Cyprus SC, Etnies Jameson Vulc LS x Sheep, Etnies Cirrus, Etnies Stratus, Etnies Alto, Etnies Scout, and more.
- Only one out of six pairs of eyelets of the Etnies Blitz shoe is made of metal for increased durability.
- Etnies brandings are displayed on the side and tongue.