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
    $50
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Fit & Sizing

The use of a different material that is quite unique for sneaker brands not only gives identity to Native but provides a different kind of fit compared to the usual canvas and leather upper that we are used to. The rubber-like upper conforms to the feet over time and provides a secure fit to the feet, whatever the activity may be. The Native Jefferson is a unisex sneaker that comes in men's sizes going from 3-13. Women can also go two sizes down their usual to get the ideal fit. A footwear retailer suggests those with narrow feet to go a half size down and those with wide feet to go up .5 sizes up.

Native Jefferson Style

A blend of good taste with a subtle indication of rebellion best describes the Native Jefferson. With the intent of not using canvas on the upper and discovering the wonders of EVA, these sneakers easily stood out from the others. Although many find the similarity to Crocs because of the material used, it does exude the style that is reminiscent to Chuck Taylors, which is not only timeless but trendy as well.

Given the low-top silhouette, these sneakers surely can pair well with different outfits. Moreover, coming in infinite colorways imaginable, users can not only find one that suits their style and personality and still be unique at the same time.

Notable Features

Although Native is a relatively new brand, it has garnered specific characteristics which are consistently present on its footwear. The Jefferson encompasses all these—shock-absorbent, hand-washable, and odor-resistant. These qualities may not be the first qualities that come in mind when on the hunt for shoes, but given that the main ones are present—comfort, durability, and versatility, they give interesting and pleasant additions on the sneaker. Constructed with an injection-molded EVA construction, these sneakers are guaranteed to be waterproof, anti-microbial, and lightweight.

Native Jefferson History

Relatively new in the game, Native was only founded in 2009 by Canadian Damien van zyll de Jong. Despite having no experience and no concept in mind in the footwear industry at first, the intent was instilled in Damien's mind. Only knowing that canvas and vulcanized construction were elements that he did not want to be present on his shoes, he journeyed through China to understand more about the manufacturing process and launch his shoe brand.

User-friendly EVA injection moldings became the main attraction of his footwear. Although there are some material disadvantages, it poses unique advantages like its antimicrobial feature because of its closed cell-foam quality. More than that, certain scents can be injected in the manufacturing process to make them more pleasing to the shoppers. Currently, the brand is available in 30 countries worldwide.

Additional Info

  • For only $50, users can already avail of the Native Jefferson.

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