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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
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The Lakai Porter shoes are available in men’s sizing. Men can choose from sizes 5 to 14. Women’s sizes are offered as well. Also, it helps to keep in mind that these Porters reportedly runs small, a half size smaller.

The Porter is a low-top sneaker, so it does not restrict ankle motion. Such feature lets the wearer adapt to sudden or random foot transitions. A lace-up closure fastens up the Porter and locks the foot in with a personalized fit.

Since these Porters look so smooth and easy on the eyes, anyone can dress them up effortlessly with a wide range of everyday casual staples. With these Porters, one can never go wrong with a pair of classic denims, be it slim-fit, regular, light-washed, or ripped. A key finisher to this street-wise look is a plaid flannel shirt or a hoodie.

The Porters are available in a variety of colorways to help you match them up with your style: White, Black, Grey Suede, Navy, Beige, Charcoal, and more. Depending on the colorway, the shoe one chooses may be in suede, canvas, or vegan materials.

Though not having much in terms of technical features, the Porter has quite the gift of keeping things smooth and simple with its to-the-point design. Its classic vulcanized low-profile build delivers the skating essentials: grip, board feel, flexibility, comfort, and cushioning.

Behind Lakai is the tale of two skateboarders—Mike Carroll and Rick Howard—who dedicated themselves to impact the skateboarding world by starting their own skate shoe company. That was Lakai Limited Footwear, launched in California in 1999.

Together, they built a team, comprised of designers and pro-skaters, to produce skate shoes genuinely rooted in its heritage. Among which they created is the Lakai Porter, which bears unmistakable marks of a genuine Lakai skate shoe.

  • A full-length EVA insole spreads underfoot to provide instant step-in comfort.
  • Its gum outsole features a herringbone pattern for excellent traction.
  • Lakai branding is detailed in the sidewall, tongue, insole, heel, and outsole tread.

 

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