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.
K-Swiss Classic LX History
Established in 1966, two Swiss brothers named Art and Ernest Brunnerhad founded K-Swiss as a result of their obsession with tennis and skiing. It all started when they were looking for a pair of tennis shoes that are stylish, comfortable and durable enough for them to play in. Unsuccessful in their search, they saw the scarcity as a business opportunity and decided to start a company to compensate for the lack.
The brothers later released their first and most iconic shoe, the K-Swiss Classic – an all-leather tennis shoe that's influenced by a ski boot. Ski boot features like the five side bindings and D-ring lacing system were adapted to the Classic to provide stability and durability during the sport's lateral movements. The kick became so popular amongst tennis fans that it inevitably crossed onto the casual arena and was commonly worn by preppy kids in the 70s.
In the 90s, K-Swiss regained their presence in the market thanks to Steven Nichols who helped in the overhaul of the brand's marketing program. Their efforts were fruitful as the youth from urban backgrounds took notice and adapted the Classic. Today, the brand is targeting millennial entrepreneurs as their audience by offering amped up versions of their classic designs.
Just like any other footwear brand, K-Swiss retained their most iconic shoe, the K-Swiss Classic, and released it in different versions for loyal and new enthusiasts alike. The K-Swiss Classic LX is an amped up version of the original with its upper constructed from luxuriously soft cashmere leather that provides superb comfort and durability. The shoe is available in neutral colors that are sure to make pairing a breeze.
K-Swiss Classic LX Style
Sporting the Classic’s timeless design, the K-Swiss Classic LX exudes a familiar style that sends early sneakerheads to a trip down memory lane. Its retro, low-top charm remains stylish amidst today’s modern sneakers plus it makes for an easy pair to dress in any casual ensemble. Joggers or shorts are the standard choices for a day in school or when kicking back with friends. Or dress it up in casual business outfits for dinner or meetings.
Fit & Sizing
The K-Swiss Classic LX is exclusively available in men's sizes that range from 6.5 to 13. Ladies who fancy a pair should go 1.5 sizes down from their standard shoe size. This kick is constructed to provide a true to fit that comes in Medium, Wide, and Extra Wide widths.
The K-Swiss Classic’s recognizable silhouette continues in the Classic LX but now comes in a more indulgent cashmere leather upper that provides comfort and durability. This kick also features bigger D-ring eyestays to keep shoelaces in places. The three-piece toe stays true to its heritage while providing structure and sturdiness over time.
- The ‘LX’ in the shoe’s name means Luxury.
- The shoe’s collar and tongue are padded for added comfort and cushioning.