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.
The Keds Ace Bow Leather sneakers are available in sizes 5 to 11, including half sizes. It has an elastic band under the oversized bow to keep the foot in place. Also, because reviews state that it runs large, it is best to size down in order to get a comfortable fit.
This chic sneaker is an ultimate head-turner with its oversized bow and round-toe upper. Pair the Keds Ace Bow leather women’s shoe with a loose jumpsuit or wide-legged overalls for a stylish look. It can also be worn with rugged jeans, denim shorts, or plaid skirts.
Featured on this Keds Ace sneaker is an all-leather upper with a big bow on top. This slip-on style kick comes with an Ortholite insole that significantly enhances the users’ overall in-shoe comfort. The outsole is also lightweight for excellent all-day wear.
Unbeknownst to some, Keds was the first shoe company to release the canvas-topped, rubber-soled shoes which are now known as sneakers. This 100 plus-year-old brand was launched in 1916 with the goal of creating simple yet chic shoes for women.
During the 1920s, Keds sneakers were being used in the Olympics by soccer and tennis players as well as college athletes. In 1936, the brand also expanded to creating washable heeled shoes under the brand Kedettes. It also launched Pro-Keds, a collection of men’s sneakers which later became famous among basketball players, musicians, and the hip-hop community.
All throughout the 50s and 60s, Keds sneakers were popular among celebrities and fashion icons, including Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. Yoko Ono was also seen wearing a pair of white Keds shoes during her wedding with John Lennon in 1969.
It was in the late 90s and early 00s that Keds branched out to creating more fashion-forward sneakers with colorful designs. The company also incorporated a variety of patterns into their solid-colored shoes. This paved the way for several Keds slip-ons, flatforms, boots, sandals, and high-tops to be released.
The Keds Ace lineup was launched in 2016. It is a tennis-inspired sneaker in a low-top silhouette. Since then, several iterations also followed, including the Keds Ace Bow Leather.
- The upper and collar of this shoe are padded for extra comfort.