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
Men’s sizes from 5-14 were released for the Etnies Jameson SLW x 32 shoes. The shoe is constructed with medium width and has a suede upper that delivers a firm and secure fit. It has a rope lace-up closure that ensures that the fit is tight. It also has a low-cut design that enables the ankle to move freely.
Etnies Jameson SLW X 32 Style
The low-top Etnies Jameson SLW x 32 was released in the sole colorway of Dark Grey. It has an outdoor-inspired appeal that will go well with plenty of winter pieces and casual clothes. Pants, jeans, joggers, and tracksuits will emphasize the shoe’s urban styling. A t-shirt or sweatshirt along with a hoodie, denim jacket or parka will complete the street-ready ensemble.
The winterized suede upper of the Etnies Jameson SLW x 32 shoe gives it a stylish edge. It’s also protected with 3M Thinsulate and Scotchguard materials, providing all-around durability for the cold days. The tongue is gusseted to keep the feet dry and warm. It’s insulated with microfleece lining, which offers a quick-drying ability.
The underlay panels are made up of flow-molded rubber and suede, adding interesting accents to the sporty sneaker. Branding includes the Etnies logo debossed on the sides, as well as the Etnies name tag near the laces. 32 branding is found on the tongue.
Etnies Jameson SLW X 32 History
California-based footwear brand Etnies can trace its roots in France, where it was first established under the name Etnics in 1986. It was subsequently rebranded and bought by pro skater Pierre Andre Senizergues. As such, it became the first skate shoe company to be owned by a professional skateboarder. Today, Etnies casual kicks are valued for their performance and looks.
Since its inception, Etnies has shown an unwavering dedication to street style and function. The brand took these elements and created the Etnies Jameson SWL x 32. This release is part of the second collaboration between Etnies and 32, the snowboard boots brand. It re-introduced the Etnies Jameson shoe series, updating the upper with winterized suede, perfect for heading out in style during the cold season.
- This sneaker’s outsole has a reverse lug tread design which protrudes to deliver superb traction.
- The outsole is made up of pure gum rubber compound with a particularly low freezing rate.
- Comfort that lasts all day long is provided by the Foam Lite 1 insole.