Facts

  • Top

    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
    $80
Show more facts

Rankings

A top 8% best sneaker
A top rated K-Swiss sneaker

Expert Reviews

Experts are sneaker fanatics, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

Are you an expert? Apply to contribute here.

  • First look | KINKEB

  • First look | Shop Zappos | | Level 1 expert

  • First look | La Chancla

Become an expert

The low-top Baxter by K-Swiss comes true to size yet with a slightly tight fit. Its padded tongue and collar are lined with a soft textile that immediately grants comfort. These plus factors are accompanied by a cushioning system that shields the feet from impact. This kick is available in men’s sizes.

You can hardly go wrong with a pair of K-Swiss classic, tennis-inspired sneakers especially one that’s made of leather. The K-Swiss Baxter is a typical example as it blends effortlessly with quite a lot of casual outfits that’s good season after season. This comeback style is spun with a range of subdued colors such as white/classic blue/ navy, white/black/ charcoal, white/corporate. The piping detail around the five stripes gives this shoe a heightened dimension.

K-Swiss reinvented its all-time favorite Classic with the drop of the low-top, tennis-inspired Baxter. The style upgrades on this sneaker, such as the reinforced stitching on the side stripes and color detailing on the collar, upper, and sole give this version a fresh look. The ghillie lacing system gives it a more fashion-forward sense than the D-rings in the older styles.

Much of K-Swiss’ success is due to its dependence on its distinctly timeless, preppy shoe called the Classic, originally crafted as a performance tennis shoe. This style is kept in the brand’s catalog since it was brought out in 1966. In the more recent years, the K-Swiss Classic has been receiving modified reinterpretations, such as the off-court, street-appropriate K-Swiss Baxter.  

The K-Swiss Classic was designed to meet the demands of intense tennis games through the use of supportive features while keeping its outer shell looking modest. The upper was built with three strong leather segments, held in place by five strips of leather on the lateral and medial sides. The sole seemed thin but structured with hard-wearing, lightly-treaded rubber which kept its entire weight down while functioning relatively frictionless.

50 years since this shoe made its first appearance at the Wimbledon, K-Swiss still benefits from its ageless charm. From a performance heritage, K-Swiss heritage shoe continuously gets updated with materials and designs that make it appropriate off the court.

  • The K-Swiss logo with stripes pointing upward is visible on the rear side, tongue, and outsole.
  • It comes with an ornamental shoelace tag and rope laces.
  • Tiny air holes on the vamp enhance its breathability.

Comparison