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.
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Native Miles History
Even though it is relatively new in the footwear industry, Native, throughout its history has always kept its head in the game. In 2007, founder Damien Van Zyll de Jong shared his intention of starting a footwear business line while on his way home from a ski trip. Seemingly a wild idea, Damien proved that his seriousness and trait of being a fast learner.
With no knowledge in the business, Damien spent more than a year in China to know more about the industry and the manufacturing process. Moreover, he made use of his connections by surrounding himself with people who are experts in the industry.
In 2009, Native was released with a line of injection-molded EVA sneakers instead of the usual canvas and vulcanized construction. Since then, the brand made a reputation of utilizing this material but also expanded into other designs showing that it can also innovate.
Native Miles Style
The Native Miles is one of the most recent additions to the brand's EVA line. With a similarity in name, these are described as the long-lost sibling of the Miller. Although both sport the same rubber-like upper, compared to the Miller that seemingly has perforations that resemble laces, Miles is molded with holes all over.
These low-top sneakers are very easy to style and make the perfect sneakers for summer and for when at the beach. Pairing it with shorts, light jeans, or dresses would be ideal to achieve that easy, breezy, casual look.
Fit & Sizing
Miles is a unisex sneaker that is available in men's sizes ranging from 4-13 and women's in 6-12. Both of which come in medium width and half sizes to help users find one that fits them best. The molded EVA upper creates an easy slip on and off wear that makes it a convenient shoe to wear whenever on the go.
During the conception of the brand, the use of injection-molded EVA as an upper was something that the founder contemplated on because of some material restrictions. These, however, poses more benefits than the negatives, making it a material that was used on Native's series of footwear.
- All Native footwear are vegan constructed.