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.
Fit & Sizing
Secured by three classic straps at the forefoot and a soft padded leather collar and tongue, the Lacoste Carnaby Strap Leather sneaker generally runs true to size in a medium width for men and women. Available sizes range from US size 7 to 13 for men and US size 5 to 10.5 for women.
Lacoste Carnaby Strap Leather Style
Secured by classic Velcro-straps in front, the Lacoste Carnaby Strap Leather sneaker is a suggested footwear for those who want the classy yet minimalist shoe. The neatness and retro appeal of the design allows one to pair this with classic casual wear from the French brand like its highly regarded collared polo shirts, a button-down shirt, and classic Bermuda walking shorts or standard chinos for that dapper men’s look ready to stroll the golf club or the nearby tennis court. Women, meanwhile, may opt to pair these strapped-on shoes with Khaki shorts or pants or Sunday dress skirts for that perfect sunny day garb.
The premium leather uppers of the low-top Lacoste Carnaby Strap Leather sneaker are dressed in three-straps in front for a complete lockdown. Complementing its raw-edged 100% leather material are stitch detailing with a natural finish and a debossed crocodile branding.
Lacoste Carnaby Strap Leather History
Since it was founded in 1933, French label Lacoste has been a global powerhouse in the manufacturing and retail of casual wear from clothing like polo shirts and button-downs, bags, watches, eyewear, and footwear. The brand was founded by former French tennis player Rene Lacoste and then-owner and president of the largest knitwear manufacturing company in France, Andre Giller. The brand was initially called the Le Chemie Lacoste and eventually called it merely as Lacoste.
The French clothing brand known for the iconic Crocodile logo often embroidered or stitched into most of its clothing and apparel have been partnering with athletes in tennis and golf to recommend their products. Among the tennis superstars that have worn and endorsed Lacoste shirts and apparel include Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Richard Gasquet.
Golf stars were also tapped by the global clothing brand to push sales that include golf players like Jose Maria Olazabal and Colin Montgomerie. Creative directors of the now more than 80-year-old clothing brand included Felipe Oliveira Baptista and Christophe Lemaire who have churned out classic and often minimalist looks for the Lacoste brand through the years.
The company aside from offering its loyal customers with its traditional products like polo shirts and pants ventured into the production and retail of footwear in 1985. The most notable look of Lacoste sneakers was born and became an instant hit with their white leather material with the crocodile branding set a global style trend in golf and tennis wear.
Aside from offering sneakers in white colorway, the brand ventured into other exciting colorways such as black, brown, blue, red in canvas and other leather materials retaining that clean and classic look that the brand pioneered. The French label also released deck shoes in 1986 and further ventured into producing walking shoes in 1988. The Lacoste Carnaby Strap Leather sneaker continues the legacy of the brand in catering to its growing casual sneaker followers wanting neat, minimalist, and often elegantly-styled European-styled shoes.
- Outsoles are made of soft rubber in monochromatic colors that compliment that classic style of the sneaker.
- Women's models cost $105 per pair while the variation for men has a $110 price tag.
- Shoes’ upper are either made of soft nubuck or smooth premium leather.
- Debossed crocodile branding at the side panel adds to the minimalist charm of the low-top strapped-on sneaker.