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    Low Top

    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

    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.

    High Top

    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.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Collaboration

    Good to know

    A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    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.

  • Price
    $60
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Offered exclusively in women's sizing, buyers can pick from sizes 5 to 11 US in medium width. This pair is constructed with easy on and off design that suits the women who are almost always rushing out the door. Keds inserted this model with breathable lining and Ortholite sockliner to boost the overall comfort making it suitable for day-long use.

The low-top Keds x Alaina Marie Double Decker Mesh Waves features vibrant coral colorway with net details on its heel and wave print on its vamp. These striking designs suggest its marine insights the Alaina Marie bags are known for. This sneaker paints a summery vibe that will surely put a warm feel to any wearer's casual attire. Jeans, joggers, shorts, and skirts can surely go well with this sneaker.

The Keds x Alaina Marie Double Decker Mesh Waves displays a bright coral hue with net detailing and wave pattern on the vamp. These designs make this pair charming for its uniqueness and total summery vibe that will make any usual casual attire more appealing.

Female first has been the objective of Keds since it was founded a century ago. The brand has been authentic in persuading the empowerment of women by commissioning a team composed mostly of women and producing shoes that boost the importance of women in society.

Keds unveiled the Ladies for Ladies collection in 2017 that focuses on the inventiveness of the women entrepreneurs. This capsule is directed at celebrating the women and their skills to generate unmarked contents and connect with modern consumers. Keds allowed these women designers to have a free hand in planning which will aid in opening further opportunities to these ladies.

Staying authentic to its women-empowerment advocacy, Keds launched another partnership with a female bag designer. In 2017, a designer from Maine named Alaina Marie Harris was commissioned by Keds to present a series under the Ladies for Ladies collection.

This partnership allowed Harris to utilize her favorite patterns and motifs to the classic Double Deck silhouette of Keds. The marine-theme footwear under this collaboration gives a clear nod to the nautical heritage where Harris was born - Portland, Maine.

  • 'AM' gold branding can be found on the heel.
  • The flexible rubber outsole delivers traction on various surfaces.
  • The unique wave shape pattern on its rubber outsole reflects the movement of the ocean on the open water.
  • Alaina Marie Harris is from Portland, Maine and became popular for her bags, wallets, and accessories that were inspired from the coastal environment where she was born. Most of the designs of her products have hints of fisherman's bait bags.

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