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.
Fit & Sizing
This unisex shoe from K-Swiss features a padded collar and a cushioned footbed that provides excellent in-step comfort. It features the traditional lace-up closure and low-top styling, which makes for easier putting on and off. The K-Swiss Bridgeport II is available in Medium width with sizes ranging from men's 6 to 14. Ladies who want to own a pair should go 1.5 sizes down from their regular shoe size.
Some wearers found this kick to run a bit bigger than expected, so fitting in person is best recommended.
K-Swiss Bridgeport II Style
Armed with the classic tennis charm, the K-Swiss Bridgeport II exhibits a sleek style that mixes elegance and athleticism in one harmonious concoction. Let the kick’s straightforward yet stylish design elevate your outfit into a sharp and fuss-free number. Its canvas upper bathed in subdued hues would look right at home with summer staples such as shorts and sleeveless tops. The men could pair it with an equally dapper outfit by going for a pair of chinos and a polo shirt, while the ladies could make it more feminine by opting for skirts or flowy dresses.
This pair's upper is crafted from canvas for the most part, but take note that the K-Swiss Bridgeport II in the black colorway is made of leather. A perforated suede material lines the outer collar, which adds a premium touch to the shoe while still providing breathability. An embroidered K-Swiss shield subtly adorns the kick's lateral side, complementing the overall clean-cut design. Coordinating foxing tape and a textured toe graces the shoe's midsole that offers extra durability and visual appeal.
K-Swiss Bridgeport II History
K-Swiss was introduced as a footwear company in 1966. Two Swiss brothers named Art and Ernest Brunner who were into tennis and skiing pioneered it. They were on the hunt for a pair of tennis shoes that are stylish, durable and comfortable enough for them to play in. Unable to find the right shoe, they saw a business opportunity and decided to create it.
The brothers eventually came up with the K-Swiss Classic – an all-leather tennis shoe that took inspiration from a ski boot. Attributes like five side bindings and D-ring lacing system were adapted onto the Classic to aid in the sport's lateral movements. The kick became so well-known amongst tennis fans that it eventually crossed onto the lifestyle arena and was frequently worn by preppy kids in the 70s.
In the 90s, Steven Nichols took an interest in the company and boosted K-Swiss's presence in the market by hiring experts in marketing. It was so successful that the brand garnered the attention of the youth from the urban setting. Today, the brand is targeting millennial entrepreneurs as their market by offering amped up versions of their classic heritage designs.
As part of the brand's new collection, the K-Swiss Bridgeport II exhibits a clean-cut look that takes after court-inspired kicks. Its revised canvas upper offers a breathable and ultra-light fit without compromising comfort and durability. The shoe is available in a number of toned-down colorways that are easy to mix and match with endless casual ensembles.
- The shoe’s outsole is made of rubber and displays a pattern and the brand’s shield logo for extra traction.