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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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.
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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.
Keds x Rifle Paper Co. Champion Lively Floral History
Unlike Keds, Rifle Paper Co is relatively a newcomer. Only launched in 2009, the lifestyle company started its humble beginnings from the garage apartment of Anna and Nathan Bond. The floral and flouncy designs captivated the attention of the masses and gave identity to the brand. Because of its continuous success, the brand grew from its stationary roots to expanding to different product lines. It is also not that long that companies started to pursue Rifle Paper Co. for collaboration pieces, including Keds.
Keds x Rifle Paper Co. Champion Lively Floral Style
Indeed the shoe is made for the Champion. The Rifle Paper Co. did a successful job in taking the iconic shoe to a different level by infusing its legendary floral designs all over the upper. It is best to pair these kicks with a simple outfit to further highlight the colors and flowers on the canvas.
Fit and Sizing
The Rifle Paper Co. Champion Lively Floral can be copped in women's sizes measuring from 5-11 Medium. Those who have previously tried the iconic Champion sneaker can apply the same sizing to this. First-timers, however, should note that these run long and narrow. Those with wide feet may need to size up for a better fit.
Like the lightness of flowers on its upper, the interior of the low-top Keds x Rifle Paper Co. Champion Lively Floral also exudes the same vibe. Being injected with Ortholite insoles, expect that these sneakers will provide long-term cushioning.
- Although heavily imprinted with florals, the base of the shoes come in two colorways- white and blue.
- Keds suggests to only spot wash and air dry the shoe when cleaning it.