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 Skech-Air: Elment - Meron History
Launched in 1992, Skechers is a relatively young brand compared to other footwear companies. It was spearheaded by father and son Robert and Michael Greenberg. Robert was also one of the founders of another footwear company called the L.A. Gear. In the 90s, two companies were dominating the men and women's footwear market: Nike for the men's market and L.A. Gear for the women's market. No single company manufactured shoes that catered to both sexes, which Robert saw as a business opportunity and prompted him to create Skechers.
The brand's earliest designs included utilitarian-inspired boots and skate shoes that were also marketed as casual shoes. As the company grew, its inventory also expanded into other lifestyle designs. In the present day, Skechers' footwear falls into two categories: the Lifestyle and Performance sections. The Skechers lifestyle section houses shoes such as Skechers Memory Foam and Relaxed fit while the Performance category includes models like Skechers GOrun and GOwalk.
One of the many offerings of the brand's lifestyle section is the Skechers Skech-Air: Elment – Meron. It is a casual pair that exudes a timeless design that could be easily dressed up or down.
Skechers Skech-Air: Elment - Meron Style
Style versatility and superb comfort are the Elment – Meron's main strengths. The shoe's mature aesthetic coupled with the Air Cooled Memory Foam and Skech-Air midsole makes for a perfect kick that's apt for being on your feet all day at work or even in the mall. This pair could save you the effort and time in changing shoes for different events set in one day.
Pair it with slacks or khaki pants and a coat for a sophisticated ensemble or opt for jeans or walking shorts for a more casual outfit.
Fit & Sizing
The Skechers Skech-Air: Elment – Meron is offered exclusively in men's sizes that range from 6.5 to 14 in Medium and Wide fits. The shoe's leather and textile upper are constructed to fit true to size. Some reviewers disclosed that due to the garterized tongue, putting the shoe on could pose a dilemma.
Aside from providing durability, the pair's leather overlays exude a sophisticatedly vintage effect that adds to the overall style. Its lace-up system is styled after an oxford shoe that has the eyelets attached under the vamp of the shoe. An Air Cooled Memory Foam provides in-step comfort and breathability, while the Skech-Air technology placed in the midsole offers a responsive ride and impact protection.
- Perforation detailing is placed on the side panels for enhanced ventilation.
- The shoe’s tongue is padded for extra cushioning and comfort.
- The stitching accents in the upper and the textured midsole add to the kick’s overall design.