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    Low Top

    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

    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.

    High Top

    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.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    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.

  • Price
    $75
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The Globe Empire is available in men’s sizing, which ranges from 7 to 14. Its low-cut design lets the ankles retain their full mobility. That makes them able to adapt to sudden transitions that happen during skating and walking. Moreover, this sneaker uses a traditional lace-up closure, which locks the feet in securely with a custom fit. Wearers can tie the pair as loose or as tight as they prefer.  

Casual and laid-back outfits such as denims, khakis, chinos, and shorts are perfect matches for the Empire. A print tee-shirt or sweater rounds up the whole chill look. Moreover, its understated silhouette gives the Empire a smart, sophisticated vibe, which makes it a clean match to plaid polos or flannel.

Globe Empire shoes come in a wide variety of colorways, making it suitable for a collection. Here’s to name a few, tobacco/gum appleyard, mist/blue, black/gum, navy/white, Ashley blue/peach, slate blue/Dijon, and more.

The Globe Empire pays homage to the past as well as paves the path into the future. Behind its old-school silhouette are innovations that push the boundaries of design. Its Pro Am Cupsole, though classically styled, secretly accommodates the deep drop of the Nitrolite footbed, or Shockbed. The Shockbed system delivers a high level of cushioning and stability.

Globe International Ltd. was founded by three Australian brothers—Peter, Stephen, and Matt Hill. Peter and Matt were two national skateboarding champions, while Matt is the Globe’s current CEO. With Globe, the Hills tirelessly promoted skateboarding by writing books about the sport, releasing skate videos, and producing skate products, apparel, and shoes.

Globe was a major factor in the skateboarding explosion in Australia and New Zealand mid-1980s. Moving forward, Globe established in the US in 1995 and saw huge growth and, years later, became one of the world’s biggest skate products companies. The Empire is one of Globe’s innovative, yet classic-inspired skate series.   

  • It has a lightly padded, athletic-inspired tongue, which features a loop that keeps the tongue in place.
  • A cupsole external stitching around the toe and heel area indicates superb durability.
  • Globe branding is detailed under the top eyelet and on the tongue, vamp, insole, midsole, and outsole tread.

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