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 Montford History
Keen is a fast-growing company that was established only in 2003 in Alameda, California. In the same year of its birth, Keen was already named by the shoe trade publication, Footwear News, as 2003’s “Launch of the Year.” And just after six years since the founding of the brand, sales have already reached $140 million.
The first Keen shoes were sandals that featured thick black toe bumpers. This silhouette quickly found a ready market in the outdoor and sailing scenes. From then on, the brand has expanded its lineup and now offer accessories, work boots, and lifestyle shoes as well, the latter of which the Montford belongs to. The Montford carries the legendary Keen comfort plus a rugged look and durable feel that upgrades a regular lace-up sneaker into a whole new level of footwear—one that is destined to become a classic.
Keen Montford Style
Ruggedly stylish defines the Keen Montford well. The silhouette has a durable construction that’s great for both urban and outdoor landscapes. For light hiking outings, wear the low-top sneaker with pants, a plaid shirt, and a neutral-hued vest. Get-together with friends deserves a bit of a style upgrade via a slim-fitting suede jacket over jeans and a tee.
Fit & Sizing
The Keen Montford is a man’s silhouette with sizes ranging from 7 to 16. Half sizes are offered up to 11.5. Round laces provide a secure and easy way to adjust fit. The shoe runs true to length and has a wider than average fit.
If comfort had a name, it would be Keen Montford. The casual footwear was engineered to be as comfortable as possible with its metatomical footbed design. The insole was created specifically to conform to the natural contours of the foot and provide ample arch support. An upper of leather and suede not only keep feet dry and cozy during light rain showers, but it also adds a touch of elegance to the otherwise sporty and rugged shoe. The Cleansport NXT-infused insole keeps foot odor down while mesh linings keep the footwear cool and well-ventilated.
- The Keen Montford features a heel and tongue pull tab, protective rubber toe cap, and compression molded EVA midsole.