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 Textile Trainers is offered in UK sizes, from men’s 6-12 in medium width. It fits true to size. It has a low-top construction that lets the ankle move freely, while its polyester upper provides a stable fit. A characteristic flat lace-up system helps in tightening and loosening the sneaker.
Lacoste L.12.12 Textile Trainers Style
A relaxed yet athletic vibe is what makes the Lacoste L.12.12 Textile Trainers distinctive. It also has the old-school look of running shoes, making it suitable for pairing with track pants and sweatshirts for an athleisure flair. Pairing these kicks with jeans, shorts, and shirts will create a laidback yet elegant look for any day.
With its timeless pique polyester upper, the Lacoste L.12.12 Textile Trainers pays homage to the world-renowned Lacoste polo shirt. It also has a smooth, simple, and sophisticated appeal, trademark characteristics of the Lacoste brand. It’s lined with leather and features the highly recognizable Lacoste Crocodile, embroidered near the heel. Meanwhile, the Lacoste name is debossed in leather near the collar.
Lacoste L.12.12 Textile Trainers History
The L.12.12 polo shirt is an iconic design in the history of casual fashion. It was created in 1933 by Rene Lacoste, the legendary 1920s French tennis champion. L.12.12 summarizes the shirt’s history, with L for Lacoste, 1 for the distinctive fabric and design, 2 for the short-sleeved style, and 12 for the number of prototypes before the chosen model, which was perfected with care.
Since their introduction, the L.12.12 shirts have been well-loved. Such is the popularity and heritage of the shirt that Lacoste also took inspiration from it for its footwear line. The L.12.12 series promises the same comfort and style that has made the original polo shirt a favorite. One of the shoes in the series, the low-top Lacoste L.12.12 Textile Trainers, captures all the fine details of the polo shirt.
This average-priced sneaker was meticulously crafted to characterize a timeless style. It has a classic pique upper reminiscent of the original polo, offset by suede and leather details. With its minimalistic approach and sporty flair, this model is fit for the modern lifestyle of casual elegance.
- This sneaker has a molded PU footbed that provides support and cushioning.
- Additional comfort is delivered by the padding on the collar and tongue.
- The shoe has a rubber outsole that offers durability.