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
The low-top K-Swiss ST329 CMF can be purchased in men’s sizes from 6.5 to 15 US, in different width options from medium to extra wide. Women would need to go 1.5 sizes down to get a suitable size in men’s. It comes with a true-to-size built with plenty of cushioning on its footbed. The ghillie lacing system allows you to buckle down according to your desired fit.
K-Swiss ST329 CMF Style
K-Swiss celebrates its long-standing court heritage with the revival of the ST329, enhanced by the addition of a CMF cushioned sock liner and outfitted with a leather façade. You can play up its style which comes in an array of neutral and earth-tone shades, such as white, black, grey, stingray, dark olive, and pepper, with a medley of spring, summer, and autumn casual wear.
Apart from its classic charm, the major selling point of the K Swiss ST329 CMF is its memory foam unit. Such cushioning element, complemented by a padded collar and interior, grants optimum comfort to the feet. These features are supported by a sturdy outsole made of durable tread pattern.
K-Swiss ST329 CMF History
K-Swiss is regarded as a definitive court classic established in 1966 by brothers and US immigrants from Switzerland Ernie and Art Brunner. Their love for skiing and interest in tennis were evident with the release of their first sneaker, a tennis-specific shoe called Classic.
The K-Swiss Classic incorporated the essential support elements of ski boots such as side bindings and D-ring lace system that intended to support the feet, particularly during lateral movements. This all-leather court shoe was K-Swiss’ ticket to popularity as it instantly became a staple across the US and eventually the world, on and off the court.
K-Swiss’ magnetism among sneaker fans earned itself the 10th spot among America’s top 200 small companies, as ranked by Forbes in 2000. On the same year, the brand dropped the chunky, low-top K-Swiss ST329, which was easily welcomed by supporters of baggy clothing. One of the updated versions of this shoe is the K-Swiss ST329 CMF that’s loaded with cushioning support called the Comfort Memory Foam.
- K-Swiss ST329 CMF’s upper is composed of tough-wearing leather.
- The “CMF” stands for Comfort Memory Foam.
- The padded collar is lined with textile.
- The sturdy outsole is fabricated with Draggaurd abrasion-resistant rubber and Aosta rubber lugs.
- Its midsole is made of molded EVA foam.