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.
Skechers Burst - Divergent History
Skechers is a relative newcomer to the performance and lifestyle footwear industry, having been established only in 1992 by Robert Greenberg, co-founder of L.A. Gear. Skechers entered the footwear market by primarily selling street fashion footwear. Even their name is taken from street lingo, Skechers meaning “antsy.” They have since diversified to include apparel, women’s sandals, and performance and lifestyle footwear for men, women, and children.
Skechers launched the Energy Burst line in 2015 with the tagline of “The Most Comfortable Shoe in the World.” The first shoe in this line featured a flat knit upper and a Burst Compound midsole which gives the wearer remarkable energy return and shock and impact absorption. The shoe range also contained Skechers’ Memory Foam technology that conforms to the wearer’s feet for a customized fit.
The Burst line became popular with consumers, and soon after, Skechers released more models in the range including, but not limited to, the Burst TR, Burst - Donlen, Microburst, and recently, the Burst - Divergent. The Burst - Divergent is a high top shoe with an interwoven upper made up of two colors, open weave design on the front and side panels, and a heel pull tab.
Skechers Burst - Divergent Style
The Skechers Burst - Divergent shoes are easy to style, particularly with the many varied colorways available. Pair the Skechers high tops with tights and skinny jeans as an alternative to boots. They also work well with yoga pants and shorts.
Fit & Sizing
The Skechers Burst - Divergent is offered in women’s sizes which range from 5 to 13. Half sizes are available as well. The Flat Knit mesh provides a snug feel, and the shoe generally runs true to size.
The Skechers Burst - Divergent is a combination of various technologies of the brand. It features the Burst Compound midsole for lightweight shock absorption and energy return, the Air Cooled Memory Foam insole which gives the wearer a personalized fit, and the Flat Knit woven upper for breathability and snug feel.
- The shoe has a 1 ½ inch heel.
- The Burst - Divergent features a lace up closure, stitching accents, and padded collar and tongue.