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.
Arguably Japan's most popular shoe brand, the Onitsuka Tiger, is one of those brands which surpassed the test of time, dating back to 1949. Its founder, Kihachiro Onitsuka, realized that many children did not have shoes at that time due to the devastating effects of the war. He established the Onitsuka Co. Ltd., which targets young people who are into athletics.
Over the initial decades of its existence, the brand steadily gained its reputation as a performance footwear manufacturer. In 1977, Onitsuka Tiger merged with two companies, GTO and Jelenk, to launch a new shoe brand, ASICS. The name is the abbreviation of the Latin phrase "anima sana in corpore sano," which means "a sound mind in a sound body."
Today, the brand is still releasing heritage shoes using its original label. In 2008, a high-end collection of Onitsuka Tiger shoes named Nippon Made (Made in Japan) was introduced. This collection highlights the exceptional Japanese craftsmanship.
The Onitsuka Tiger Colesne RS is one of the recent additions to the Nippon Made collection. This low-top and the other shoes in the collection are products of a labor-intensive method as each step of the shoe-making process is done by hand.
Due to its minimalistic construction and unassuming color schemes, the Onitsuka Tiger Colesne RS has a modest appeal that makes it a great option for an everyday shoe. Pairing it with casual clothes such as pants or shorts with a t-shirt make for a very laidback vibe. Its Carbon colorway can be considered for those semi-formal occasions because of its classy aesthetic.
The low-top Onitsuka Tiger Colesne RS is available for both men and women. For US men’s sizes, it starts from 4.5 to 11.5. For US women's sizes, it can be acquired from 8 to 13. Its traditional lacing enclosure offers a secure fit while the upper consists of natural leather which allows breathability and comfort.
Its rubber outsole exhibits a floral-like pattern that delivers traction on various surfaces.
- On its official website, the shoe price ranges from $180 to $190.
- Color schemes offered include Gunmetal and Carbon.