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.
Etnies Fader 2 History
Etnies was founded in 1986, but it wasn’t until pro skateboarder Pierre André Sénizergues signed on as a designer and later, as owner, that the brand became quite known. Originally known as Etnics, the company changed its name to Etnies due to legal issues.
The Etnies brand falls under Sénizergues’ Sole Technology umbrella, which also owns éS and Emerica, and is a major force to reckon with in skateboarding circles. One of the company’s previously released silhouettes, the Fader, became extremely popular due to its generously padded tongues and collars, and beefy skate shoe build that is opposite the trending minimalist designs today. The Fader 2 followed the same construct as the original but changed the egg-crate midsole build of the previous model to an STI Foam Lite 1 midsole.
Etnies Fader 2 Style
Rock these kicks the skater way by pairing the low-top sneakers with a plain-hued tee, a plaid cotton shirt to be worn on top, and dark chinos. Choose an Etnies Fader 2 colorway that would pop or contrast against the shade of your shirt to draw the eyes to your amazing shoes. Jeans with rolled up bottoms would do just as great.
Fit & Sizing
The Etnies Fader 2 is designed for men but can be enjoyed by women as well. The sizes offered for this model range from 5 to 15, including half sizes. The fit runs small, according to a few reviewers, so future buyers may need to remember to size up when buying. Women who appreciate the style of these kicks have to note that there is a 1.5 size difference between men’s and women’s foot sizes. A 5 in men would be equivalent to a 6.5 in women’s although since these kicks run small, they may be able to get away with just going down one full size.
Regular laces provide a secure and adjustable fit while padded collars and tongues ensure comfort.
The Etnies Fader 2 is geared for the fearless skater who is not afraid to try new tricks or take their game to the next level. The shoes offer remarkable cushioning through heavily padded collars and tongues, and their cupsole construction not only provides durability and excellent shock absorption, but they also protect against foot overextension. The 300 NBS rubber outsoles ensure maximum grip on the board while the STI Foam Lite 1 insoles give enhanced comfort.
- The Etnies Fader 2 contains nubuck uppers reinforced with double stitches and interiors lined with breathable mesh.