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


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.

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.

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.



Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.


We spent 9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • A few online commenters loved the thick and stretchy material used on the upper of these sneakers. It expands and permits a more snug fit without pinching toes.
  • One user who is suffering from a bunion and foot injury appreciates the roomy toe box of the Merrell Ceylon Lace. Likewise, the shoe can be laced tightly for a more secure fit.
  • One reviewer gives high appreciation on the shoes’ removable inserts as it can easily be replaced with other insoles.
  • Majority of the testers were able to walk and stand for long periods of time with these sneakers. It only proves that these sneakers offer adequate cushioning and are very comfortable to the feet.
  • The style of these sneakers is versatile as it can be paired with a casual dress or work uniform, according to one user.
  • Some users who were able to use these for light workouts found the shoes comfortable.
  • These sneakers offer superior arch and ankle support.
  • According to one tester, the price of these shoes is worth it given its quality.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A few reviewers noted that the shoe rubs at the ankle.
  • The tongue of these sneakers, which is made of a stiff and comfortable material, comes up high and rubs on foot.
  • These shoes are not advised for strenuous walking.

Bottom line

With the comfort and style that the Ceylon Lace offers, loyal fans and first-time users of Merrell sneakers were not disappointed with their purchase. The thick and stretchy material and lace-up closure incorporated on the shoe works to its advantage as it creates a customizable fit and permits more room for the feet. More so, it is comfortable enough to be used all-day because of its arch and ankle support. Those looking for a classic and comfortable sneaker that can also be used outdoors can consider these.



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Merrell Ceylon Lace History

The company Merrell started with a customized pair of hiking boots. One of its founders, Randy Merrell, attempted to make the shift from an industrial shoe-making school to applying his knowledge in making boots. In 1981, he started the company with Clark Matis and John Schweizer, former ski executives. The fusion of the three people complimented as Randy Merrell provided his product expertise while Matis and Schweizer had athletic instincts and industry know-how.

The company applied a no-compromise philosophy when it comes to boot-making. In 1983, the company produced their first products. It was also in that year when Merrell launched the first hiking boots for women with QForm Technology. This advancement means to suit the distinct bone structure, stride, and profile of women hikers.

Currently, the brand carries not only hiking boots, but it expanded on different product lines, even lifestyle footwear. One of its releases, the Merrell Ceylon Lace is a lifestyle sneaker that is ideal for traveling, walking, and everyday use.

Merrell Ceylon Lace Style

The Merrell Ceylon Lace is a combination of casual and sporty comfort. Its upper is composed of a mix of breathable and mesh upper, making these sneakers simple but sleek. These sneakers come in four colorway options-- Cayenne, Logan Berry, Teal, and Black. Styling these sneakers are quite easy as it is made for everyday wear.

Fit & Sizing

The Ceylon Lace comes with traditional lace-up closure, but instead of regular laces, it sports thin ones that add to the sleekness of its overall aesthetics. These low-top sneakers come in women’s sizes ranging from US 5-11 M. According to online reviewers, these shoes fit as expected, so ordering the usual size is recommended.

Notable Features

Staying consistent with the brand’s mission of letting its users enjoy the outdoors, the Merrell Ceylon Lace exhibits the same qualities. Its fabric upper incorporates a mesh lining, which makes the shoe breathable and lightweight. More so, as it is composed of a stretchy material, it gives enough room for the feet. It is then seated on an M-Select GRIP outsole which enhances its durability and makes it resistant to slippage whatever the condition of the terrain is.

Additional Info

  • The Merrell Ceylon Lace is incorporated with EVA removable footbed and EVA midsole for maximum comfort.
  • This shoe features a Remember Me™ foam footbed which cradles the feet for all-day comfort.