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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Fit & Sizing
Available in men’s and women’s sizing, the Sperry 7 SEAS 3-Eye Flooded has a low-cut silhouette, allowing ample ankle mobility. This unisex shoe utilizes the 360° Lacing System™ that provides an excellent fit which gives a secure lockdown around the feet and across the insteps. It also has a breathable midsole and a water-repelling mesh upper.
On the inside, it has the soft lining and Seabound integrated energy return system that deliver comfort and superior underfoot cushioning respectively. For a sure-footed grip both on land and sea, the shoe is equipped with the beastly traction capability. It has a pull tab on the tongue for an easy on and off.
Sperry 7 SEAS 3-Eye Flooded Style
With different monochrome colorways, Sperry 7 SEAS sneakers including the low top 3-Eye Flooded has a look of a hybrid of a boat shoe, and sporty athletic sneaker collide. It has an OmniVent construction that keeps feet dry in all conditions. With a MocFit construction, this sneaker emanates a minimalist design but undoubtedly capable in cradling the feet. This stylish kick works perfectly for men’s and women’s outfits. It looks good when matched with joggers, slim pants, shorts and even skirts for women.
Among the excellent features of the Sperry 7 SEAS 3-Eye Flooded is the OmniVent system which ensures foot breathability and comfort. The shoe is also equipped with a hydrophobic mesh upper with HydroPel technology that enables the shoe to shed water and dry quickly. With the tiny and wavy slits, its non-marking rubber outsole with Razor-Cut Wave-Siping™ delivers excellent traction on wet surfaces. For enhanced grip on the land, it utilizes terrain traction pods.
Sperry 7 SEAS 3-Eye Flooded History
Paul Sperry, an adventurous sailor, invented the non-slip sole which was necessary for the boat shoe in 1935. Sperry got his idea and inspiration when he saw his dog that effortlessly run across the ice. Like the dog’s paws, he carved grooves into the bottom of the rubber soles. By that moment, the first boat shoe that the world knows today was born, naming it after his.
Canvas Circular Vamp Oxford or A.K.A as CVO is the first shoe that Sperry made. With a straightforward-designed upper, it has vulcanized rubber soles that provide comfort and stability. Paul’s invention was so effective that it became the official footwear of the US Naval Academy in 1939.
In 1940, Paul sold the company’s ownership to the US Rubber Company. From US Rubber Company eventually, the ownership was passed to Stride Rite Corporation then to Payless Shoe Source in 2007. After a few years, it was sold to Wolverine World Wide for over $1.2 billion.
Today, Sperry brand has launched a variety of footwear in different styles, colorways, and materials that are made for both men and women as well as kids. Among the new innovative shoes that are released on the market is from the Sperry 7 SEAS collection which is a collaboration with America’s Cup’s elite athletes. Part of the collection, the Sperry 7 SEAS 3-Eye Flooded is packed with technologies, allowing you to stay dry and comfortable as you flaunt your stylish look in any kind of weather. It has a lace-up construction that sits atop of a textile upper. For comfort, it has breathable synthetic lining, padded tongue and collar, and cushioned footbed.
- The Sperry 7 SEAS Boat Shoe available in monotone colorways including Blue, Black, and Gray.
- The Sperry branding is visible near the lacing system, on the midsole and tongue’s pull tab.