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.
The combination of this model’s low-top built and slip-on closure makes for a relaxing, free-flowing walk. This pair of features allows the wearer to have unhindered ankle mobility as well as quick, smooth on-and-off, on-the-go wear.
The Sperry men’s Captain’s Slip On Perf Sneaker is available in sizes ranging from 4 to 15, with all set in medium width.
Though having a simple, straightforward silhouette, this slip-on has packed a little twist to it in the form of a perforated leather upper. Such subtle feature makes the sneaker classier and more versatile.
Its slip-on closure matches laid-back clothing like shorts and chinos and a plain tee, while the leather upper makes it suitable for a slightly dressier, smarter attire, such as the jeans-and-long-sleeved polo combos and the like. This model is available in cleanly toned colorways, in Black, Grey, and White.
Though the perforation is the model’s core element, it should not be ignored that its classic slip-on silhouette is also a significant factor. Its fundamental shape seems to have not aged over the decades, since 1935 up to now. Aside from its basic silhouette, this iteration has retained many of its original features. One of which is the signature molded Wave-Siping outsole tread, whose reliable traction kept many sailors and wearers from slipping off wet and dry surfaces.
Before sweeping the landscapes, Sperry first began to make waves in the sea with the launching of their—and the world’s—first boat shoe: the Captain’s Circular Vamp Oxford. The CVO, as it’s famously known, embodied the brand’s ideal of simplicity and utility. Its upper was made of a single piece of canvas that wrapped the whole foot, which was lined with cotton for a quick dry, the rubber sole was vulcanized to the canvas upper.
However, it was its outsole tread that made the model significant: it mimicked the grooves of a dog’s paws, deliver superb traction, especially on wet decks where traction was needed the most. To catch up with the new millennium, Sperry flexed their muscles once again and began to innovate this Captain’s model, creating the Captain’s Slip On. Not shy away from innovating, the brand made a perforated leather version of it: the Sperry Captain’s Slip On Perforated Sneaker.
- Its full-length footbed is removable and accommodates orthotics.
- This model has a soft lining that is abrasion-resistant, which delivers a right-out-of-the-box broken-in feel.
- Aside from being lightweight, the gum rubber sole is flexible.