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.
CollectionKeen Brixen Waterproof Low
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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.
Fit & Sizing
The Keen Brixen Waterproof Low shoe is solely available in men’s sizes that range from 7 to 14. According to most reviewers, it fits true to size but might feel a little tight around the opening at first that would eventually loosen after the break-in period.
This pair is lined with wool felt lining for added comfort and retention of heat. Apart from having a well-cushioned footbed, insoles also feature thermal heat shields more known as the KEEN.WARM.
With the Keen Brixen Waterproof Low’s simple aesthetic, one wouldn’t know right away that it comes packed with efficient winter-ready essentials. The shoe’s simple yet chunky silhouette bathed in neutral colorways provides a versatile looking shoe that could be paired with a wide array of winter outfits. Dress this sneaker up with a pair of straight-cut denim jeans with thermal under clothes for extra heat and topped off with a thermal longsleeved top and coat for a casual day out in the city.
Apart from this shoe’s laidback and simple style, the Keen Brixen WP Low shoes come with an abundance of winter-ready features which most consumers think is its vital characteristics. This sneaker features patented toe protection called KEEN.PROTECT to keep toes protected from bruises and bumps. This feature wraps up along the toe area and continues through the outsole. For rear support and protection, a shellback heel support is applied in the shoe’s heel counter.
The brand’s KEEN.DRY technology provides a covering of protection to keep water and liquids from going inside while the KEEN.WARM feature helps retain heat inside to keep feet cozy and warm despite harsh conditions outside. Lastly, a TPU stability shank is placed in the midsole to provide support, comfort, and stability on uneven surfaces.
The Keen company was born out of the question of whether a pair of sandals can provide comfort and toe protection. Established by Martin Keen in 2013 he was known to be an avid sailor and outdoor enthusiast who preferred to wear sandals during his adventures. These passions of his created the Keen Newport sandals and affirmed the idea of protective and supportive sandals for the outdoors. The Newport sandals became the catalyst for the brand’s popularity and success.
Keen’s philosophy in creating new products is hybrid innovation which aims to create unique merchandise that offers practical and efficient features. Today the brand houses more than just sandals and expanded their product range to include accessories, apparel, and footwear for kids, women, and men.
One of their offerings is the low-top Keen Brixen Waterproof Low, a slip-on sneaker designed to protect and keep feet warm amidst the winter’s chilly conditions. This sneaker is offered in two colorways: Slate Black/Madder Brown and Black/Gargoyle.
- This shoe’s insoles are detachable.
- This model belongs to the brand’s Brixen collection and comes in different variations.