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.
Similar to the legendary Keds Champion sneakers, this Ladies First IWD (International Women’s Day) iteration exhibits a low top profile which offers flexible foot movement and a 4-eyelet lace-up closure for adjustability. Sizes available for this women-only shoe are from US 5 to 11 in B Standard or Medium width. The lightweight and low profile construction give minimal foot support but flexible foot movement. Arch support is minimal, as well.
The Keds IWD Champion Ladies First sneakers exhibit a low profile completed with a light denim upper, contrasting black laces, and '90s-inspired patchwork at the heel area. Like the original Champion from 1916, this shoe screams versatility and feminine vibe. Wear it with flowy summer dresses, skirts, linen shorts, or even leggings, and you're good to go.
Although this IWD (International Women’s Day) Ladies First rendition shares the same profile as the original Champion and its numerous other versions, one distinctive feature truly set it apart from the rest. It veered away from the typical canvas upper and opted for light blue denim instead for a new yet still familiar look. Sealing off the fresh makeover are '90s-inspired patchwork visible at the heel.
American footwear brand Keds started its 'Ladies First' tagline when it celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2016. As part of its objective to empower women across the globe, Keds released an International Women's Day Collection or otherwise referred to as the Keds IWD Collection in March 2019.
Part of the said collection is a limited edition, online-exclusive version of the renowned Keds Champion shoe called officially as the Keds IWD Champion Ladies First sneakers. The IWD stands for International Women’s Day. The shoe shadows the profile of the original Champion but with upgraded denim upper with patchwork design accent at the heel, black laces, and the brand's new Dream Foam footbed.
The Keds Champion is one of the brands most iconic and influential shoe models. It debuted in 1916 as the first-ever rubber-soled canvas shoe.
- This version of the Keds Champion sneakers features the brand’s new Dream Foam footbed for extra cushioned comfort.