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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SeaVees Boardwalk History
SeaVees is a footwear company that currently hails from Saint Barbara, California. The brand is known for laidback footwear silhouettes that are cool and timeless at the same time. Designer Steven Tiller unearthed a pair of SeaVees in a thrift store during a trip to Tokyo. He was enamored with the sneakers he just found and decided to bring it back with him to the US.
Tiller found out that the brand debuted in the US in 1964 and pioneered the "casual lifestyle." SeaVees shoes were the first to market and introduce the casual use of sneakers during that time. It was founded by B.F. Goodrich along with Jack Purcell and PF Flyer but was later acquired by Converse and then eventually being archived in 1971.
The company only operated for seven years and unfortunately didn't become a household name during its early active years. But thanks to Tiller SeaVees had been reestablished in 2010, and the original casual surf vibe is back from the 60s. It is now sold in 12 countries around the world.
Today, SeaVees pays homage to its roots and origin through boosting the products' quality by adding modern tooling to retro-inspired styling. Tiller took classic designs from the brand's first releases and thoughtfully updated their comfort and built.
One of the brand's original designs that have been reissued for modern consumption is the SeaVees Boardwalk. A gathering in the 60s called the "Love-In," which took place just off the Venice boardwalk, inspired the sneaker. 14,000 hippies were gathered on the beach to be part of the event and witness the free concert. The kick is available in two upper material options: soft suede or satin. The suede version is offered in two colorways while the satin iteration is available in at least four colors.
SeaVees Boardwalk Style
The SeaVees Boardwalk's fun and stylish yet classic demeanor exude an effortless vibe that's perfect for people who love looking on-point but never overdone. Its minimal design balanced by the three Velcro straps and chunky midsole present an effortless yet put together look that embodies California's effortless coolness.
Opt for a spaghetti strapped top and a flowy skirt for easy strolling along the shore or your usual casual staples would do as you take a walk in the city streets.
Fit & Sizing
The SeaVees Boardwalk is a low-top pair that’s released as an exclusive for women model with sizes ranging from 5 to 11. Guys who want to cop a pair should go 1.5 sizes up from their standard shoe size. This pair generally fits true to size.
The shoe utilizes a 3-strap Velcro design with metal eyelets for its closure system, and it provides easier on and off while still making sure your feet are in place. It also features extended midsole sidewalls for added stability and support.
This kick's suede upper with a minimal design is broken up by the three-strap Velcro closure, which not only provides a secure lockdown but also adds aesthetic appeal. Complementing the streamlined upper is its chunky midsole that not only offers stability but also adds character to its overall design. Finally, the brand's logo with a "wishbone-shaped V" graces the midsole, and a light blue outsole finishes everything off nicely and serves as SeaVees' signature touches.
- The shoe is available in Medium width.
- The suede version is available in two neutral colorways while the satin iteration displays the pastel colors.
- The brand is partnered with a company called the 1% For The Planet, which donates at least 1% of sales to the brand’s choice of non-profit organization. For SeaVees, sales go to protecting and preserving California coasts.