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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The Keen Citizen Keen Waterproof is exclusively offered in men's sizes. Women who want to buy a pair should go 1.5 sizes down from their normal shoe size. This kick features the brand's signature metatomical footbed design, which is engineered to shape after the contours of the foot and provide excellent arch support.
Versatility in style and function are the Keen Citizen Keen Waterproof’s main assets. Its casual ruggedness is appropriate for both the city and the trail and could save you the time and effort to change footwear during spontaneous trips to the countryside. Dress it in jeans, walking shorts or slacks for a casual day walk in the mall or opt for outdoor apparel for a weekend spent in the woods.
This low-top pair's multi-textured upper combined with the hiker-style laces exude a stylishly rugged look that most found appealing. Its waterproof finish attracted practical users that needed a shoe ready for any weather. Finally, its exaggerated toecap provides a heavy-duty aesthetic while offering toe protection against bumps and abrasions.
Initially established based on the challenge of whether a sandal can protect your toes, Keen is an American footwear company founded by Martin Keen in 2003. Keen was a sailor and an outdoor enthusiast who preferred wearing sandals on his adventures and it gave him the idea to create a company that provided the answer to the aforementioned challenge. The result of their efforts is the Keen Newport sandals, which became very successful and made Keen a household name in the US.
Today the brand is mainly a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with their products inevitably expanding to more than just sandals. The company now offers apparel, accessories, hiking and heavy-duty work footwear for men, women, and kids. One of the many Keen footwear products is the Keen Citizen Keen Waterproof, which features heavy-duty functionality but with the comfort and looks of a sneaker. It is offered in a couple of neutral colorways that make for an easy pairing with most casual ensembles.
- It is also called the Keen Citizen Keen Low Waterproof to differentiate it from the mid-top version.
- The shoe's upper is crafted from full-grain leather and suede.
- It is seam-sealed for all-weather wear.
- It features the company's Cleansport NXT for natural odor control.
- The kick has pull-tabs on both the tongue and heel as an aid for easier entry.