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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.

  • 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
    $120
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The Keen Elsa II Waterproof Chelsea is available in women’s US sizes 5 to 11, including half and full sizes in between. The width is only available in B - Medium. There are no straps or laces on this mid-top footwear, but the elastic side panels ensure a snug fit and allow the mouth to open more extensive when needed. There were some who recommended wearing thick socks because the fit was a bit wide.

Women’s ankle cleats, like the Keen Elsa II Waterproof Chelsea, have been around since the Victorian era. Its close-fitting silhouette pairs well with tucked skinny jeans, tights, skirts of any length, straight-cut pants, and even dresses. Crew-neck shirts, tank tops, and blouses, layered with a cardigan, jacket, coat, or blazer works with this style of footwear.

The Keen Elsa II Waterproof Chelsea is suitable for use in cold and wet conditions because of its seam-sealed and weatherproof upper material. Its sole unit is made of thick vulcanized rubber that gives it a sneaker-like vibe with a heat-reflective strobel inside that enhances insulation. The inside is treated with Cleansport NXT, a technology that provides odor control.

A relatively young company, Keen has been making outdoor and lifestyle trainers since 2003. The brand has expanded its offerings from sandals and now include cold-weather footgear like the Keen Elsa II Weatherproof Chelsea.

Aside from making footwear and accessories that can brave any weather, the company has partnered with organizations that aim to conserve and preserve nature. Keen has also been known for its relief efforts and programs that help veterans get back on their feet.

  • Use a stiff brush or dry cloth to spot clean. Mild soap and cold water can also be used to remove stubborn dirt. Air-dry afterward.
  • The fleece-wrapped polyurethane (PU) footbed is removable.

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