Facts

  • 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
    $60
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Fit & Sizing

This slip-on shoe is offered in US men’s sizes from 3 to 13. For the ladies, it can be purchased in sizes 5 to 12. Currently, the Native Cruz does not have any half-sizes available. Although made to fit true to size, it may run smaller than the regular size as per some wearers. Be aware of the return policy if ordering online as there is a possibility that the ordered size doesn’t fit correctly.

Its slip-on entry and heel tab allow the shoe to be worn more easily while its mesh upper delivers a soft and breathable fit.

Native Cruz Style

Feel the beachfront breeze with style and ease with one of Native’s low-top sneakers, the Cruz model.

Take advantage of the sneaker’s modest construction and monochromatic color schemes as it looks like a natural match to a myriad of summer clothing combinations.

Notable Features

The Native Cruz has an EVA outsole which contributes to the sneaker’s light build and offers a degree of water resistance.

Native Cruz History

Native Shoes founder Damien Van Zyll de Jong envisioned to start a footwear company in 2007. During that time, he didn’t have a real design concept and had no experience in the sneaker business. Van Zyll de Jong then surrounded himself with friends who have ties in the industry. After a year of experience in China about the production process, he finally launched his first collection in 2009.

For most of Native’s offerings, it has a consistent theme of simplistic and minimal design. By featuring the company’s trademark of simplicity, the Native Cruz embodies the company’s formula – innovation, originality, and lite-ness.

Additional Info

  • It is available in various colorways including Bone White, Jiffy Black, and Victoria Blue.

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