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.
The Lacoste LT Dual Elite Textile can be found in men’s UK sizes from 6-12 in medium width. It fits true to size. It has a combination upper made up of polyester, nylon, and leather, offering a sturdy and flexible fit for the foot. With its low-top collar, the ankle is free to move without being confined. The lace-up system keeps the fit snug.
Lacoste is known for deluxe yet subtle styles, producing many essential pieces for the preppy lifestyle. As such, the Lacoste LT Dual Elite Textile manages to balance a sports-inspired flair with a touch of elegance. It can be worn with any manner of pants and shorts, along with t-shirts and sweatshirts. Activewear will match the shoe’s sporty look, perfect for creating an everyday athleisure style.
A tonal Lacoste Crocodile branding blends with the upper of the low-top Lacoste LT Dual Elite Textile. It has a fresh and contemporary silhouette that takes inspiration from classic sports shoes. Rope laces emphasize the athletic flair, along with the metal eyelets. The midsole is two-toned to provide contrast. A pull loop is present at the back of the ankle.
The history of Lacoste began when its namesake, Rene Lacoste, decided that he’s had enough of the confining tennis whites that he had to wear. He was a top French tennis player, and he felt that the long-sleeved shirts commonly worn on the court inhibited some key movements during games. He designed a shirt with short sleeves and a flat collar using pique cotton, wearing it during the 1926 championship games of the U.S. Open.
A year later, he began sporting a crocodile logo on the left breast of his shirts, inspired by his tennis nickname, "The Crocodile." In 1933, he entered the world of business by establishing the Lacoste brand, with the polo shirt as its primary product. It quickly became sought-after not just in the world of tennis, but in the lifestyle section as well. The brand has since expanded to selling other lifestyle items, such as watches, perfumes, eyewear, and more. In 1985, Lacoste began producing tennis shoes.
Inspired by the spirit of its founder, Lacoste footwear features simple design elements, with a distinct sporty touch. The Lacoste LT Dual Elite Textile from the brand's catalog perfectly captures these details. At its premium price, it gives off an air of luxury and high style, showcased by its fine craftsmanship and materials. It also has a low-key athletic appeal that makes it ideal for everyday casual use.
- This shoe has a lined collar that ensures comfort for the ankle.
- Tonal pique is used on the upper, engineered to be more durable and breathable.
- The leather heel tab and TPU heel clip provide support and added durability.