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.
Keen Terradora EVO shoes are designed for women. The sizes of these stylish kicks range from 5-11. The shoes are true to measurement.
Orthotics don’t seem to be warranted because the shoes provide ample support already. But just in case you need more, the footbeds are removable so you can fit your own in.
These sneakers can be somewhat difficult to get into because there are no movable tongues. However, there are front and heel pull tabs to assist you in getting your feet inside. Close-fitting elastic goring on the ankles keeps stray pebbles and dirt from getting inside.
The fit is snug but comfy. Feet don’t move around inside the shoes, which can be a huge deal when hiking. The toe boxes can be somewhat narrow, though, but not that much.
Owing to the shoes’ versatility, you can wear these Terradora EVOs with everything from hiking clothes to gym outfits. Your sweatshirt and jeans ensemble will look even better with these on just as your leggings and tank top outfit will.
There are three colorways available for these sneakers, which are black/magnet, frost grey/Paloma, and grape wine/grape kiss.
Keen made sure to infuse these kicks with as much tech as they can to keep these comfortable and highly functional. The knit uppers use EVOFIT engineering to make them move and breathe with your feet. Keen’s All-Terrain+ rubber outsoles give the shoes a sticky grip on various surfaces.
CLEANSPORT NXT tech provides the shoes with dormant microbes that activate only when organic material comes into contact with them. These microbes break down the organic material (sweat), so the odor is reduced.
In 2016, Keen launched its first-ever hiking cleats for women. The brand called these Terradoras. The initial release in December of that year was exclusive to REI stores only, but a bigger release was set later on, which made the shoes more widely available.
The hiking shoes were offered in two profiles: mid-top and low-top. Both versions featured a waterproof membrane. These kicks had a narrow construction, which hugged the user’s heels to increase stability.
Keen touted the sneakers as light, and indeed they were. They were also extremely grippy courtesy of the 4mm multi-directional lugs on the soles.
Because Terradoras were so fashionable as well as utilitarian, the collection became quite popular, and Keen was eager to create new designs based on these. One of these is the Terradora EVO or Terradora EVO Low model, which is even lighter than the previous models.
Terradora EVOs still contain plenty of that hiking functionality the Terradora range is known for, but the design is more versatile. The shoes can effortlessly switch from hiking gear to lifestyle footwear depending on the occasion.
- Keen Terradora EVO shoes contain dual-density PU footbeds, stability shanks for support, mesh linings, and low-density EVA midsoles.