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.
Exclusively available for ladies in sizes 5 to 11 in medium width, the Keds Anchor Oil Slick Leather is reported to fit true to size. It utilizes the traditional lace-up closure with five metal eyelets for a flexible and locked down fit. Keds’ signature Dream Foam footbeds offer excellent cushioning and comfort ideal for all-day wear.
The Keds Anchor Oil Slick Leather sneakers display a striking yet wearable design that could lend a touch of modern and edgy vibe to any ensemble. Let this kick’s fun oil slick effect amp up a rather boring look or be the finishing piece to a stylish outfit.
Plain dresses, short shorts, and simple T-shirt and jeans combo could be enhanced into a full-on outfit just by opting for this sneaker model. The ladies with a more contemporary style could opt for a collared, cropped top and pleated skirt for an interestingly stylish look for the streets to meetings.
This model retains the Keds Anchor shoes’ original heritage-inspired silhouette known for its simplistic and classic design. What sets the Anchor Oil Slick Leather apart from its siblings is the oil slick effect applied onto its leather uppers, as it mimics spilled oil’s iridescent glow every time it’s hit with light. This unique design could instantly up the ante of any casual ensemble.
Function-wise, this sneaker boasts of Keds’ comfortable Dream Foam footbeds and flexible lightweight outsoles that also provides excellent grip.
A collective of American companies that manufactured rubber known as the US Rubber Company is responsible for the establishment of the enduring Keds brand. First introduced in 1916, Keds was initially named Peds, but upon trying to register it, they found out Peds was already taken. So they settled with Keds which meant moccasins in Latin.
The brand’s first model called the Champion became its catalyst for worldwide success. The shoe became so popular it helped the brand become a household name and aided in coining the term “sneakers” for its ability to keep quiet with every step.
With its massive success, Keds was naturally worn by significant personalities such as Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn, and Marilyn Monroe. Today it continues to empower women through fashionable footwear designs.
Recently in 2018, Keds (with the help of Taylor Swift) introduced the Anchor sneakers. Recognized and celebrated as vintage-inspired and classic, it organically multiplied into various iterations including the Anchor Oil Slick Leather version. This rendition boasts of a distinctive oil slick upper design in the Navy Multi colorway.
- This shoe’s collar is padded for excellent cushioning around the ankle area.
- The oil slick leather construct is also available in a slip-on iteration.