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    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.

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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.

  • 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.

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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.

  • Collection

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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.

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    $70
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Lakai Newport is available in men’s sizing, which ranges from 5 to 14, all in medium width. Its suede-leather upper is fastened up with a traditional lace-up closure, which locks the feet in securely and as loose or tight as the wearer prefers. Moreover, its vintage low-cut design gives the ankles unhindered mobility to keep up with spontaneous foot movements.

Talking about effortless casual style, the Newport comes into mind. On feet, it exudes a straightforward, minimalist silhouette, which makes it a perfect match to everyday staple clothing. It makes a pair of jeans, trousers, shorts, chinos, tees, hoodies, sweaters, etc., go a long way. With the Newport, the simple it is, the better it is. So best to keep it relaxed and easy with this sneaker.

The Newport is offered in a set of classy colorways—to name a few, Burgundy, Black/White, White/Pine, White/Navy, Charcoal, and Light Grey.     

Its clean, low-cut profile is, ironically, what makes it a head-turner. It piques the interest of the onlookers because they know they’re more to it than its looks. And there is. Lots of it. Its Para-Mount hex-treaded outsole has a dual density tech, which lets it absorb shock better than a usual vulc shoe. Pair it up with the Delux-Lite footbed, and what we have is a vulc shoe challenging a cupsole’s level of cushioning.

Founded in 1999, the Lakai has kept its promise of creating an impact on the skateboarding world. The California-based brand has proven this release after release. Because of that, many skaters flocked around the brand, feeling its genuine passion for the art, sport, and lifestyle of skateboarding. Up until today, Lakai shows no signs of slowing down and keeps the fire burning.

The Newport is the blend of Lakai’s first vulc shoe style, the Howard Select, which was released in 2006, and the Bristol’s performance features. This Newport model exhibits simple, old-school styling but packs sophisticated technologies to make it an essential skate shoe.

  • The Newport features bold-looking Lakai branding in the tongue and heel area.

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