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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Keen Jasper History
The shoe brand Keen was established in 2003 by Martin Keen in Alameda, California. Being relatively new to the sneaker industry, it quickly gained notoriety because of its marketing strategies and being labeled as a brand on the rise by the publication Footwear News.
Throughout its existence, Keen has been mostly known as a women’s brand. Its affordable and high-quality slip-on shoes and sandals certainly helped on establishing that notion. Recently, the brand made strides on its appeal to male consumers by offering versatile casual shoes. One of the recent additions to the brand’s lifestyle collection is the Keen Jasper, which is available for both men and women.
Keen Jasper Style
Offered in various color schemes, the Keen Jasper ensures that anyone will be able to appreciate its distinctive silhouette. Its climbing-inspired profile consists of suede leather upper, toe cap protector, front lace-up enclosure, and pull heel tab.
It is recommended to pair the sneakers with shorts for men and leggings for females to bring out its outdoor-style charm. Complete the ensemble with a plain shirt and wayfarer sunglasses.
Fit & Sizing
The low-top Keen Jasper is available in both US men’s and women’s sizes. Males can get a pair from 7 to 14 while females can have theirs from 5 to 11. Keen acknowledges the sneaker’s sizing inaccuracy. It suggests adding half a size because the sneaker runs smaller than the usual size.
Secured wear is possible due to the lace-to-toe extended lacing enclosure while the suede leather upper offers flexibility and a lightweight feel.
The recycled PU (polyurethane) and cork footbed provides cushioning and conforms to the shape of the foot. Its non-marking rubber outsole provides grip and traction.
- The color schemes currently offered for men are Silver Mink, Cathay Spice / Orion Blue, Black, Bluebird / Autumn Glory, and Green / Red / Purple.
- Women’s color options are Black, Cathay Spice / Orion Blue, and Silver Mink.