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.
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This low-top sneaker is available in standard sizes for men only. It runs small for most wearers. Thus, it is recommended to size up in order to get the best possible fit. Being a slip-on shoe, it comes with side gore panels making it easy to put on and off.
The Brixen II WP from KEEN features a sleek upper construction with a waterproof nubuck leather upper. Its overall slip-on design makes it suitable for both work and casual wear. It looks great with denim shorts for a sporty casual look.
The KEEN Brixen II WP comes with a KEEN.DRY™ waterproof membrane that is effective in keeping the foot warm and dry during the cold season. Also, this kick features a breathable mesh lining and the Cleansport NXT™ technology that promotes natural foot odor.
KEEN was founded in 2005 by Martin Keen, but its first shoe was invented two years prior. Despite being relatively new to the market compared to its competitors, this American footwear and accessories brand is a fast-growing company. Thanks to the ready market in sailing, water activity, and lifestyle shoes.
KEEN also manufactures casual and winter footwear as well as bags, socks, and clothing lines. With the wide variety of products offered, it is no wonder that this company had an estimate of $140 million in sales in 2009. One of the many successful products of this company is the KEEN Brixen. It is a dual-climate shoe in a slip-on style.
- This shoe uses the KEEN.FREEZE rubber outsole and a dual-density EVA midsole.
- The KEEN Brixen II WP has a thermal heat-shield footbed that maintains the warmth of the foot without absorbing cold from the ground.