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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
    $85
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The Lakai Evo is available in men’s sizing, which ranges from 5 to 13. Its size chart does not have half sizes.

A lace-up closure fastens the Evo’s singular knit upper construction. It provides the feet with a locked-in, custom fitting. Besides that, its low-top profile lets the ankles exercise a full range of motion to adapt to spontaneous foot transitions.     

While delivering impressive function, the Evo doesn't neglect style, even for a bit. It has the looks of a runner or a trainer, but has that edgy Lakai skate shoe DNA. Made for relaxing after an intense day of skating the streets and parks, the Evo matches any laid-back casual or sporty clothing, such as joggers, sweatpants, shorts, jeans, and the sort.

So sit down, lounge, or walk with these Lakai Evos. These shoes come in wide-ranging colorways—from dark, subtler colors to the bright, flashy ones. Such as Black, Black/Reflective, Pine/Black, Grey/Black, Blue/Purple, Pale Blue Knit, Lime/Navy, Light Grey, and Grey/White.

Its Flareknit upper gives it a stylish athletic appearance, making it a stand-out Lakai model. It’s lightweight and breathable as befits the season the Evo was released, which is spring. Though ideally an after-skate sneaker, the Evo can also be worn for work that requires one to be on his feet all day or all night. It’s built to support the feet and make them relax.

In the late 1990s, a duo of pro skateboarders, Mike Carroll and Rick Howard, decided to impact or change the skate footwear industry by starting their own brand. In 1999, they co-founded Lakai Footwear Limited in California, along with a team of other professional skateboarders. The skate shoe company is under Crailtap Distribution, along with other companies such as Royal Trucks, Fourstar Clothing, Chocolate Skateboards, and Girl Skateboards.

Rich in skateboarding heritage, Lakai had soon put themselves into the map by producing stylish, cost-friendly skate shoes equipped with innovative technologies. The brand does not also shy from branching out as it began a new shoe category, After Skate chillers. The Lakai Evo, a running-inspired sneaker, is the first in line.     

  • Lakai branding is detailed in the footbed, the tongue, sidewall, and outsole tread.
  • Other colorways feature reflective detailing that makes the shoe pop at night.

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