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 Triple Hi has a comfortable medium fit with a high-top profile and true to size fit. The high-top sneaker is kept secure by classic flat laces with seven-hole flat lacing with metal eyelets to secure the feet all the way above the ankle. The Ked Triple Hi has available sizes from size 5 to 11 for women.
The laidback look of the Keds Triple Hi makes it a casual sneaker for all occasion. The understated finish with round toe profile gives it a versatile style perfect for those days when you can’t think of the best shoe for the day. The vast variety of color options to choose from is also an advantage as it easily mixes and matches with almost any kind of outfit. Pair these beautifully constructed high-tops with walking shorts or some tattered jeans, and you’ll be looking glam for those casual hanging out.
The Ked Triple Hi retains the overall look of the original Triple shoe with a difference that it is a high-top variant of the original sneaker. The canvas upper is decked with several branding details and stitching accents but what makes it extra special is its simple style that goes well with almost any type of laid-back outfit. The thick soles are lightweight and are an excellent option for everyday wear.
American brand Keds is the OG-equivalent of all mass marketed sneakers globally. The brand first used the word sneakers on their plimsoll canvas shoes with soft rubber soles that allowed those wearing them to sneak into the house unnoticed.
Keds came from the U.S. Rubber Company created in 1892 as a union of several rubber companies in Connecticut producing tires, gloves and later on shoes using other brand names. In 1916, the company decided to consolidate and come up with a single name for their plimsolls. Initially, they arrived at the name Peds or the Latin name of the foot but later changed it upon finding that the name has already been registered. They settled for Keds, a Native American term for moccasins.
Among its first and bestselling design is the rubber-soled, canvas plimsoll known today as the Champion original which was worn by champion Olympic soccer players, tennis stars and college athletes. In 1949, Pro-Keds was introduced as a line intended for athletic activities with several professional basketball players wearing the shoes.
In the 1950s, Keds enjoyed popularity because of its casual appeal and minimalist look that mixes well with a wide range of outfits. The next decades have been pretty steady regarding sales for Keds even if it changed ownership and controlled by Stride Rite Corporation and its mother company Collective Brands Inc. that also owns Sperry Top-Sider in 1979. The American brand is now owned by Wolverine World Wide after they acquired the brand from Collective Brands for $1.32 billion in May 2012.
Over the years, Keds has remained as a forerunner in the female shoe market with the likes of Mischa Barton and Taylor Swift as its most famous endorsers. The brand also has successful TV ad runs and exposure in television shows and movies in Hollywood.
The casual sneaker design of most of Keds designs has remained unchanged through the years with its canvas upper and solid rubber soles. Tweaking on the bottoms with a little bit of platform, the first Keds Triple design came out in 2014 in all white and eventually in a black version. Soon other variations of the Triple shoe were released like the Keds Triple Hi, Triple Kick, Triple Decker, Triple Metallic, Triple Solids and collaboration with Kate Spade New York.
- The non-slip outsole comes in a one-inch rubber sole.
- Keds signature rubberized branding detail at heel patch and bottom sole, and leather branding tongue with a small brand flag at back heel.
- The lightly padded insole is complimented by a sturdy canvas material.
- A seven-hole flat shoe lacing with metal eyelets secure the feet all the way to above the ankle.