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
The Etnies men’s Calli-Cut skate sneaker resurrects the boardfeel and, perhaps, street-feel of those who adored the sneaker during its flagship years. Staying true to its construction, the sneaker maintains the cupsole tooling for durability as well as a sturdy underfoot cushioning.
The Etnies men’s Calli-Cut is available in a wide variety of options starting from 5 to 14 to be able to cater to women’s feet. Remember that to obtain their optimum fit, they must size down by one and a half from the men’s,
Etnies Calli-Cut Style
Frank Boistel, the creator of the Calli-Cut and other coveted skate shoes including the Koston 3, he designed the mall rat sneaker with the Adidas Stan Smith in mind. It is evident with the low profile tooling along with the subtle hints of stitching across the edges of the overlays. The collar somewhat mimics the entry of the Stan Smith, but the takeaway is the generous padding on the tongue and ankle area.
The era of baggy pants ripped jeans can be succumbed once again by the striving generation Z, but it wouldn’t make that much of a difference because everything seems so eccentric nowadays. Going for the Avril Lavigne look means sporting sleeveless shirts under hoodies with chains hanging down from the waist.
There is nothing much to compare the sneaker in terms of uniqueness except its counterpart--the Etnies Callicut LS. The LS pays more respect to its Adidas Stan Smith inspiration by borrowing the perforated elements along with the side panels. The Calli-Cut, on the other hand, utilizes other materials like suede and leather for its uppers with a beefed-up sole for skating purposes.
Etnies Calli-Cut History
The Calli-Cut’s legacy, when summarized in a statement, would include the words fluky and brilliant. Lucky in a sense that during the time of its release, the mid-2000s if anyone asks, skaters and gnarly rebels were considered as idols. This growing disparity for skate-inspired women’s footwear was filled in by Etnies which in turn made them a streetwear giant in the eyes of thrasher teens.
Another serendipitous move that Etnies made was to introduce the ever-so-popular “white and pink” colorway which incidentally was a major hit for fangirls at the time. Soon after, the sales went boom and Etnies at its prime was producing 60,000 pairs of Calli-Cuts per month in each colorway. The revenue coming from that fluke aided some of the subsidiaries of Sole Technology, Etnies’ mother company, to push through.
Eventually, sneaker giants became more competitive, and the battle for footwear sales became rampant, thus slimming down the hype for the Calli-Cut. Fortunately, the people who grew up with the Calli-Cuts as their beaters left them a place in their heart and the 2019 comeback was successful as it was before.
- The midsole features an egg crate construction.
- Underfoot cushioning is provided by the Foam Lite 1 insole.
- The lining used is of terry visa.
- To increase durability, the outsole sidewalls are Strobel stitched.
- Flex grooves on the forefoot enhance flexibility.