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 Print History
One of the newer brands on the sneaker market, Native is quietly making itself more and more relevant, thanks to its growing collection of casual shoes. The company started in 2007 when Damien Van Zyll de Jong decided to start his own footwear brand. Despite having no background in manufacturing shoes, he educated himself with the help of friends to jumpstart his goal of launching his first collection. Eventually, Damien introduced Native to the public in 2009.
Instead of the usual materials such as canvas and leather, Native utilized the EVA injection moldings to bolster the support features and comfort of its lifestyle kicks. As the brand steadily making its way to being successful sneaker industry, the addition of the Native Jefferson Print to its catalog definitely helps.
Native Jefferson Print Style
With a variety of color schemes to choose from, the low-top Native Jefferson Print exhibits more distinction and style from its original model. A great option for a matching shoe, this sneaker offers unisexual designs, which looks fantastic for men, women, and kids. This slip-on is as versatile as it gets, as pairing it with casual dresses will never be an issue.
Fit & Sizing
The slip-on Native Jefferson Print is available in US men’s and women’s sizes. Men can purchase a pair from 3 to 13 while women can have theirs from 5 to 12. No half sizes are offered as of this time. Some advised of the shoe runs larger than the standard size, so be aware of the return policy just in case.
Similar to other Native shoes, the Jefferson Print showcases an injection-molded EVA makeup. It allows the shoes to be light, anti-microbial, and waterproof. Additionally, this casual sneaker did not make use of any animal products.
- The shoe is currently available in 5 color schemes, namely Jiffy Black/Shell White/Big Star, Jiffy Black/Shell White/Jardin, Regatta Blue/Shell White/Jardin, Shell White/Shell White/Jardin, and Wave Blue/Shell White/Big Star.
- The Native Jefferson Print is hand washable.