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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 Grayson Oxford is crafted to accommodate the size and width of men’s feet and is available in US sizes 7 to 15, including half and full sizes in between. Widthwise, the trainer only comes in a D - Medium profile. 

The lacing system on the midfoot allows for fast customization. Consumers should note that the collar and tongue on this model are not padded. The trainer has been marked true to size and width.

Oxford shoes are usually associated with formal wear, but over the years, footwear manufacturers have updated the design to make it more versatile, like the KEEN Grayson Oxford which has a more rugged aesthetic. For a casual look, pair this footgear with cuffed pants with a polo shirt and a blazer. Wear relaxed pants with a crew-neck shirt and a jacket or a plaid shirt for a mountain-trekker inspired look. 

Engineered for comfort, the KEEN Grayson Oxford features the Luftcell dual-density polyurethane (PU) outsole which helps steady the foot. The sole unit has been infused with air for enhanced shock absorption. There is also a direct-attach PU midsole for an added layer of underfoot protection and comfort. As for the upper, it employs an American leather hide which is hard-wearing.

Boat enthusiast Martin Keen came up with the KEEN Newport sandals after growing tired of always bumping his toes while sailing. He needed something that protected the front of his feet but was still water-ready. Over the year, the brand expanded its offerings to cold weather footwear when the company moved its operations from California to Portland. KEEN now offers all sorts of footwear from cleats, to sandals, and casual shoes like the Keen Grayson Oxford.

  • The interior is unlined to maintain flexibility.
  • To clean the KEEN Grayson Oxford, brush it with a soft bristled brush or a dry cloth to remove surface dirt. For stains, use a gum eraser rubbed circularly then brush off the debris after.
  • The lugs on the outsole provide traction on trails and pavements.

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