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 men’s K-Swiss Donovan athletic shoe is available in sizes 6.5 to 14, while the women’s K-Swiss Donovan model is available in sizes 5 to 11. Based on reviews, this kick runs large. Also, with the leather stretching over time, it is recommended to get a size smaller than usual. But the lace-up closure at the center allows the user the option to loosen or tighten the fit based on his foot width.
K-Swiss Donovan Style
The low-top K-Swiss Donovan is one of K-Swiss lifestyle sneakers that comes with an all-leather upper adorned with stitched 5 stripes. The tonal laces adds to the minimalist aesthetic of this kick. Leather accents are seen at the heel and the tongue. Finishing off with laser-etched details, the K-Swiss Donovan sneaker carries an on-trend appeal that goes well with a variety of clothing styles. It can be worn with cropped skinny jeans, jogger pants, and shorts for a casual look. Aside from the usual black and white pairs, K Swiss Donovan Red, Winter Sky and K Swiss Donovan Pink are also available.
This sneaker features a cushioned footbed and breathable mesh lining for all-day comfort. Likewise, the padded tongue and collar also provide not just comfort but support as well.
K-Swiss Donovan History
The K-Swiss story began in 1966 when two brothers moved from Switzerland to California, USA. Despite being avid fans of skiing, Art and Ernie Brunner fell in love with tennis after migrating to the States. As a result, they decided to create a shoe that uses the functionality of leather ski boots while providing aggressive lateral support for tennis. Thus, K-Swiss Classic sneakers were born and made a debut at the Wimbledon tournament.
Several years later, this US-based company started making shoes for other categories, such as walking, hiking, and running. Today, K-Swiss is owned by Eland World of South Korea. They have launched a lot of shoe lines, including the K-Swiss Donovan. This versatile sneaker has the old school vibe of the classic K-Swiss but with a modern twist.
- The geometric pattern on the molded rubber midsole creates contrasting texture for a unique look.
- The durable rubber outsole of the K-Swiss Donovan provides flexible traction on various surfaces.
- Shoe also comes in leather with snakeskin-like detailing. Colorways include rose gold, white and black.