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 - Americana History
Native Shoes debuted in 2009 in Vancouver, guided by the vision of creating “Future Classics” that are made from EVA material. Shoes for men, women, and children constructed using innovative and lightweight EVA have been the brand’s trademark products ever since. The company’s colorful styles and playful designs have since been expanded and distributed in over 30 countries around the world.
Founder Damian Van Zyll De Jong had no prior experience or knowledge about the shoemaking industry before establishing Native. However, he persisted and improved his skills and know-how by consulting with friends in the industry as well as studying the manufacturing aspect for over a year overseas. Through his efforts, he was able to release his own collection.
From the start, he knew that he wanted to offer something different than the typical vulcanized or canvas shoes. As a result, Native sneakers are made up of a unique, one-piece EVA material, such as in the Jefferson model. This shoe has become the top offering in the brand’s EVA catalog, with many versions and colorways released.
One updated model is the Native Jefferson Block Americana, a lightweight and breathable sneaker with a dash of patriotism. Just like many of Native’s EVA kicks, this shoe is shock-absorbent, hand-washable, and odor-resistant, ideal for extended wearing during a variety of activities, especially in the summer.
Native Jefferson Block - Americana Style
Available in a Stars and Stripes-inspired Shell White/Regatta Blue/Torch Block colorway, the Native Jefferson Block Americana celebrates all things American. Its convenient features include a lightweight and breathable structure, making it perfect for the summer season.
Summer staples such as shorts, leggings, skirts, and dresses will go well with the shoe’s eye-catching yet relaxed vibe. A simple white cotton tee and a pair of shorts or jeans will show off the sneaker’s color-block design, adding a vibrant touch to any outfit.
Fit & Sizing
Men’s and women’s sizes are offered for the Native Jefferson Block - Americana. It’s available in men’s 3-13 and women’s 5-12 in medium width. It fits true to size, but there are no half sizes available, which has been a disappointment for some users. The whole shoe is made of EVA, making it breathable and durable. It has a slip-on function and a low collar which lets the ankle move without restrictions.
The low-top Native Jefferson Block Americana is made with an injection-molded EVA construction, offering a lot of benefits for wearers. It’s lightweight, odor-resistant, sturdy, and well-ventilated. With these features, the shoe could be worn for various water activities or during warm weather. It has a simple design with perforations all over the upper. On the tongue and heel are embossed Native logos for a subtle touch.
- This shoe has a rubber rand and toe that offers extra durability.