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.
This women-specific kick is presented exclusively in women's sizing from 5 to 11 US in medium width. The slip-on construction with elastic goring on both sides allows easy on and off. Meanwhile, the brand inserted soft, breathable lining and cushioned Ortholite sockliner for added comfort for all-day use.
The low-top Keds x Alaina Marie Double Decker Mesh Lobster is a perfect pair when one wants to add color to their outfits. This slip-on kick was decorated with airy mesh and lobster claw print on the vamp to give a whiff of its coastal-inspired vibe. This pair showcases clear-cut summery vibe, which leads most of its wearers to don this with light denim, khakis, shorts, and casual sundresses.
The net details on the upper of the Keds x Alaina Marie Double Decker Mesh Lobster makes most of the purchasers take a double, some even triple look, on this sneaker. This detail was inspired from the lobsterman's bait bag. Also, the tonal, shiny lobster claws printed on the vamp further enhances the overall striking look of this sneaker.
Female first has been the mission of Keds since it was established a hundred years ago. The brand has been faithful in pushing the empowerment of women by employing a team composed entirely of women and delivering footwear that boost the women in the society.
In 2017, Keds launched the Ladies for Ladies collection that highlights the creativity of female entrepreneurs. One of these shoes is the classic Keds Double Decker. This capsule aims to celebrate the women and their craft and to create fresh content and connect to the modern women consumers. The brand gave the women a free hand in designs and creativity which will eventually open more doors to their partners.
Staying true to its women-empowerment advocacy, Keds unveiled another collaboration with a female designer in 2018. Alaina Marie Harris, a bag designer from Portland, Maine, was commissioned by Keds to release a collection that will be introduced under the Ladies for Ladies series. The Alaina Marie brand was known for its fashionable, rugged bags.
The Keds and Alaina Marie partnership allowed her to use her renowned pattern and motifs to the popular silhouettes of the shoe brand. This partnership created marine-theme sneakers giving a clear nod to the nautical heritage of Harris' birthplace - Portland, Maine.
- This model has a flexible rubber outsole that provides reliable traction on various surfaces. The outsole displays a unique pattern that reflects the movement of the ocean on the open water.
- Alaina Marie Harris was recognized for her handbags, wallets, and accessories that were taken a cue from the area in Maine where she grew up. Most of the aesthetics of her products were inspired by fisherman's bait bags and used the same grade materials. She credits the environment of her hometown for giving her creative inspirations for her designs.
- This model is available only through online and comes with a gift when ordering through Keds.com.