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  • Top

    Low Top

    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

    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.

    High Top

    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.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    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.

  • Price
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The Osiris Protocol is a skateboarding shoe offered in men's sizing, which ranges from 5 to 14. It has a low-cut design, which allows the ankles to have full mobility when skating or walking. It runs on a combination lace-up system (with seven eyelets) to provide an improved custom lockdown fit.     

The Protocol has that certain tough, gritty look only found in vintage skate shoes. Without effort, it thrives in the streets, schools, offices, and malls—anywhere in the urban jungle. That said, any casual, comfortable clothing should fit the Osiris Protocol. These shoes easily look at home in staple wears such as a pair of jeans, khakis, chinos, and shorts.

Moreover, the Protocol comes in dozens of colorways, which encourage fans to begin a collection. Here are some of the sharp colors: red/black/white, charcoal/white/black, tan/black/gum, surplus/turner, and grey/light grey.

What may be the most striking characteristic of the Protocol is its uniquely large-volume silhouette. It looks some degrees lesser than what one could call bulky and a few degrees over what one could call slim. In its silhouette hides a package of technology, which delivers first-class service (comfort, cushioning, support, traction, and whatnot) to the feet.  

Founded in 1996, Osiris has grown into one of the biggest skate shoe brands worldwide. In 1999, Osiris first made their huge breakthrough in the skate scene when the brand won the Transworld magazine’s poll for the best skate video.

Then on their groundbreaking skate designs got more exposure and began breaking more ground. In 2001, Osiris released what became legendary, beasty silhouettes, the D3 and the D3 2001, which became all-time best sellers and an iconic series. The shoes went on hiatus but made a comeback in 2016. Osiris goes strong and continues to break more ground, like they always do, churning out more iconic skate silhouettes. The Osiris Protocol is one of the brand’s best drops in years.     

  • Osiris branding is detailed in the tongue, vamp, heel, and outsole tread.

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