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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.

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.

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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 8.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Most of the shoe users find that the Skechers Dreamstep – Enliven runs true to size.
  • It provides ample comfort that is suitable for all-day wear, according to the majority of the reviews.
  • The shoe's Skech Knit upper allows for a breathable fit.
  • A few wearers said that the pair's materials and construction are of excellent quality.
  • The Skechers Dreamstep – Enliven is available in a couple of colors that are considered by some as great neutral shoes.
  • It is lightweight.
  • Some consumers find the pair's style and design to be cute.
  • The shoe offers moderate arch support, based on a couple of shoe users' opinions.
  • The Skechers Dreamstep – Enliven is offered at an affordable price.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A handful of consumers have conflicting opinion on the pair’s sizing. Some found it too snug while other said it’s too big.

Bottom line

The Skechers Dreamstep – Enliven's lightweight and breathable upper provides a comfortable fit and ride that is ideal for all-day wear. The shoe's overall concept revolves around ease, from its slip-on feature to its design and comfort. Ultimately, if you are looking for a stylishly comfortable and fuss-free all-around casual shoe, then this pair could be worth the buy.


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Skechers Dreamstep - Enliven History

Launched in 1992, Skechers was founded by Robert Greenberg who was a former co-founder of another company called L.A. Gear. In the early 90s, two brands dominated the footwear market with each catering to a specific gender type: L.A. Gear for the women's and Nike for the men's. No single company existed then that successfully provided merchandise for both sexes. This was seen by Greenberg as an opportunity to start a brand that will offer exactly this. Hence he ventured on his own and introduced Skechers.

Some of the brand's first merchandise were utility-style boots and skate shoes, which eventually extended to other lifestyle-based footwear. Today, Skechers is considered the second most prominent athletic footwear brand in the United States in terms of production. The brand has two main categories of shoes that fall under the Lifestyle and Performance categories. The Lifestyle section comprises of models such as Skechers Memory Foam, BOBC, and Relaxed fit while the Performance category includes Skechers GOrun and GOwalk.

One model that falls under the brand's Lifestyle category is the Skechers Dreamstep – Enliven. This pair is specially designed for women who seek for a comfortably stylish and easy everyday shoe. Its upper is made of the Skechers' Knit fabric, which provides an overall ease in comfort and fit.

Skechers Dreamstep - Enliven Style

Equipped with the brand's Knit materials, the Skechers Dreamstep – Enliven exudes a modern and minimal style that lends a feminine touch to this woman-only pair. The shoe's neutral colors are easy to pair with almost any casual ensemble. Mix and match it with skirts, dresses, shorts, leggings, or jeans for stylish outfits for different days.

Fit & Sizing

The Skechers Dreamstep – Enliven is exclusively available in women's sizes that range from 5 to 11. Half sizes are also available. The shoe runs true to size but contradicting reviews regarding its size have been reported. Fitting it in person is best recommended.

Notable Features

This kick's upper is crafted from the brand's Knit mesh fabric that offers a stretchable fit and breathable comfort. It is a slip-on shoe with elasticized collar and laces for an easy fit. The pair also features a higher heel counter as an aid for easy pull-on when putting them on. Lastly, it incorporates the brand's Aircooled Memory foam in its insoles for added comfort and cushioning.

Additional Info

  • The shoe is available in Medium width.
  • The insoles are not removable.