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  • Top

    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
    $75
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Fit & Sizing

Lacoste Explorateur Classic 1 Leather High Top shoes (men’s) come in measurements ranging from 7 to 13. The fit is average, but since these are leather shoes, they can break in and adjust to the shape of the feet for a more comfortable feel.

The high-profile construction of the shoes provides not only a more secure locked-in feel but also extra support for the ankles. They also give ample lateral and medial support.

Lacoste Explorateur Classic High Top Leather Style

As previously mentioned before, these high-top shoes have a versatile air that allows them to go from casual to smart in a blink. Here are some style tips depending on the occasion.

Casual:

Jeans will always be in style and will look good at any casual event. Pair your Explorateur Classic High Top Leathers with cropped trousers and a white tee for a simple, contemporary look. Throw in a slim winter jacket for colder weather.

Smart-Casual:

Slim jeans, a textured jacket, and a shirt is the way to go for smart casual events. You can also opt for a tee and a blazer instead. Keep the shades neutral if you want to go for an extra sophisticated look. Brighter colors will make your outfit look more relaxed.

Smart:

High-tops with leather uppers can be easily paired with smart outfits to keep them from being too formal. Match a turtleneck shirt with slim pants and a suit jacket for somewhat formal events. A printed jacket, perhaps in plaid, will liven up your getup if you don’t want it to look too somber.

Notable Features

Urban explorations deserve a stylish getup, and not many could be more stylish than Lacoste Explorateur Classic High Top Leather kicks. These kicks from the Lacoste brand’s casual collection have a tastefully sporty and laidback design that’s somewhat inspired by the trail as evidenced by the combined regular and Ghillie lacing system and round wax laces.

All-leather uppers combined with warm linings keep the cold out, so you’re free to wander the urban landscape at will, whatever the weather.

Lacoste Explorateur Classic High Top Leather History

French tennis pro, Rene Lacoste, nicknamed “the Alligator,” founded Lacoste in 1933 together with his friend, businessman Andre Giller. He started the polo revolution by creating a shirt that embodied versatility, sophistication, and extreme functionality. Because of the shirt’s performance and chic sporty style, it quickly garnered the admiration and support of other tennis stars such as Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick, and Richard Gasquet.

As a consequence of prominent tennis stars using the polo shirt as their go-to outfit, it began to make a vivid impression on the fans, and the fashion world was taken by storm. The success of the shirt enabled the company to expand its offerings. First, a children’s collection was introduced then later, sunglasses, perfumes, leather products, and tennis were added.

As the brand’s footwear line opened, more products were released including sneakers for its lifestyle division. Lacoste Explorateur Classic High Top Leather shoes come from this line. The urban-ready sneakers come in varied-tones as well as monochromatic colors.

Additional Info

  • Lacoste Explorateur Classic High Top Leather shoes are available in natural/brown/white, blue/white, and all black colorways.
  • Tonal signature alligator branding can be found on the lateral side of the shoes.

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