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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Fit & Sizing
The Merrell Bask Sol is available in men’s sizes in medium width. Sizes range from 8 to 15, with half sizes up to 12. Reviewers say the shoe is generally true to size.
Merrell Bask Sol Style
The Merrell Bask Sol is a low-top performance sneaker with a classic desert boot styling that can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. One way to wear it is with skinny black jeans topped off with a sharp denim jacket for night outs or with straight-legged jeans and any shirt for a more casual look.
The Merrell Bask Sol features a tough midsole which utilizes the MBound technology. The MBound technology gives the wearer an accelerated response from the ground to the foot, which in turn enhances the user’s walking/running technique. The shoe’s lining is treated with the M-Select Fresh to reduce sweat and suppress odors by eliminating odor-causing microbes. An EVA footbed gives the shoe stability.
Merrell Bask Sol History
The Merrell company was founded in 1981 by renowned custom boot maker, Randy J. Merrell, and two executives of the Rossignol ski company. Their first product was launched in 1982 and was aimed at people who wanted high-performance boots at a more affordable price.
They first specialized in manufacturing hiking footwear but has, since the late 90s, delved into adding lightweight shoes into their catalog. Their first lightweight shoe was not considered a commercial success, but their follow-up release, the Jungle Moc (a casual slip-on shoe with an upper made of pigskin suede) was a bestseller and catapulted their brand further into the public’s consciousness.
The Merrell Bask Sole is part of their casual collection and is a low top shoe with a ruggedly stylish look. It features a removable EVA footbed, traditional lace-up closure, full-grain leather upper, and breathable mesh lining.
- Weight is 8.5 oz per shoe or 17 oz per pair.
- Colors available for the Merrell Bask Sol are Navy, Moss, Cafe, and Black.