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 Retros Onix History
L.A. Gear founder Robert Greenberg established Skechers in 1992 primarily to cater to hip consumers of urban street footwear. The success of the company was cemented after their Chrome Dome street boot came out and by 1995, they started producing apparel as well. By 1999, the company had grown so fast that their products have become known globally. Today, the award-winning lifestyle footwear business is one of the fastest growing in the United States, and Skechers urban edge styled shoes cater to all regardless of age or gender.
The Retros Onix is a Skechers shoe through and through. The traditionally-styled sneaker is edged with modern vibe and comfort. The classic court shoe has been given metallic heel counters to keep the look contemporary and ready for any urban setting.
Skechers Retros Onix Style
The Skechers Retros Onix has that classic court shoe design that never goes out of style. Keep it clean and classy by pairing the low-top sneaker with a blue and white striped shirt, jeans with rolled up bottoms, and a white blazer. Or elevate the casual street style a bit more and match your Skechers footwear with black jeans, a turtleneck, and a wool jacket with oversized lapels.
Fit & Sizing
The Skechers Retros Onix is available in women’s measurements which range from 5 to 12 and has a B-width fit. Men who appreciate the classic look can also enjoy this shoe by going up a size and a half from their usual shoe measurement. A regular 6-hole (12 both sides) lacing system provides a secure and adjustable fit while a smooth synthetic leather upper provides ample lateral and medial support for the foot.
While the Skechers Retros Onix may be stylish and very “street,” the shoe is not all about looks. The low-top footwear boasts of a Gel-infused Air Cooled Memory Foam insole that keeps the foot perfectly cushioned and comfortable for all-day walking activities. An external heel overlay adds stability for a smooth ride, whether walking or running, and the perf details at the toe box provide some ventilation for the foot.
- The Skechers Retros Onix weighs about 309 grams per shoe.
- The sneaker has a padded collar and tongue, synthetic lining, and rubber outsole.