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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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.
Native Jefferson Block History
In 2007, coming home from a snowboarding trip, Canadian Damien Van Zyll de Jong mentioned his plan of putting up a footwear company. Although it may seem like an impetuous decision as he has no background in the industry, Damien proved that his dream could be made into reality.
The United States and Japan were two of the most reputable countries when it comes to footwear quality. Damien, however, took a surprising turn to China to know more about the manufacturing process. With his love for sneakers as the foundation for the business, he set his eye on building a company that is non-conventional but mass-produced. In 2009, after two years of carefully building the brand, Native was launched.
Native Jefferson Block Style
Apprehensive at first in using injection-molded EVA uppers because of its restrictions, Native pushed through and eventually made it one of its signatures. Having Jefferson's low-top and sneaker-like profile, the Block version sports strategically-placed stripes which add a certain quirk on the whole vibe of the shoe. Pairing it with a simple and summer-ready outfit will certainly highlight the design of the shoe.
Fit & Sizing
Native, since its conception, lived through its mantra of producing shoes that are made to wander. In support of that, easy to slip on designs seem to be a must on most of its designs, including the Jefferson Block. The upper material creates a soft canvas to cushion and protect the feet. Coming in a wide variety of sizes, each can avail of a pair to suit them. Men can choose from 3-13 and women from 5-12.
Despite its simple and straightforward design, the Native Jefferson Block does not sacrifice its features like comfort, shock absorbency, odor resistance, and easy maintenance. The perforations all around increase its breathability, making it an appropriate footwear for wet and hot conditions.
- The Native Jefferson Block, like all footwear from the brand, is constructed without any animal hair or hide used.