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
The Lacoste L.12.12 85th Anniversary Leather Sneakers can be found in men’s sizes, from 7-13 in medium width. It runs true to size. Its leather upper provides the wearer with a sturdy fit, while the laces keep it snug. It has a low collar that does not restrict the ankle when it comes to movement.
Lacoste L.12.12 85th Anniversary Leather Sneakers Style
With its tennis-inspired smooth silhouette, the Lacoste L.12.12 85th Anniversary Leather Sneakers can be paired with neutral colors for a preppy style. Pants or chinos s along with t-shirts or sweatshirts will complete the shoe’s laidback yet sophisticated appeal. Jeans or denim outfits will emphasize the sneaker’s retro look, while at the same time giving it a fresh twist for modern fashion.
The low-top Lacoste L.12.12 85th Anniversary Leather Sneakers has a leather upper with a smooth and classic silhouette. A contrasting rubber outsole provides a subtle design to the sneaker. It also has leather linings along with leather laces, complete with the Lacoste Crocodile, which is embossed near the heel. There are stitch details all over the upper, giving it a distinct preppy look.
Lacoste L.12.12 85th Anniversary Leather Sneakers History
The Lacoste brand was founded by Rene Lacoste in 1933 when he decided to start producing the custom polo shirts he had been wearing in the tennis courts in the 1920s. Eventually, he settled on an improved design, which was then named the L.12.12. L stands for Lacoste, 1 for the pique material, 2 for the shortened sleeve style, and 12 as it was by then the twelfth prototype during the designing process.
Fast forward over eight decades, and the iconic shirt design is still very popular. For Lacoste’s 85th anniversary, the brand released a collection featuring the classic polo along with updated looks. The series also includes footwear inspired by the original shirt, one of which is the Lacoste L.12.12 85th Anniversary Leather Sneakers.
With a sleek silhouette, the sneaker is made with premium leather to honor the legacy of Rene Lacoste and his timeless elegance. As it is a special sneaker made for Lacoste’s anniversary, it comes at an ultra-expensive price. Just like the polo shirt, this shoe exudes elegance and exclusivity along with a simple flair that brings classic tennis footwear to mind.
- The perforations on the toe provide ventilation.
- Extra comfort for the ankle is given by the sneaker’s padded collar.
- Aside from the models with a contrasting rubber outsole and an upper dressed in navy or red, this limited edition is also available in an all-white colorway with touches of tan in the heel’s interior and back of the tongue.