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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Because of the leather laces that it comes with, one can easily get the impression that this is like a normal canvas sneaker. However, knowing the urgent call of the sea, the brand created these sneakers to have a slip-on feature for the fastest on and off wear.
As a women's sneaker, these come in sizes ranging from 5-12. All come in half sizes except for 11 and 12. Medium and wide are also offered for this model.
Because of the sea of available canvas sneakers, most think that it is not an exciting pair to discuss. However, it remains to be a wardrobe staple for most because of its versatile and minimal design. The Sperry Crest Vibe comes in four colorways—gray, white, navy, and oak. All of which are suitable enough to pair with almost any clothing included on the wardrobe effortlessly. Whether one's going to the beach or the mall, these sneakers will fit right in.
Despite its simplistic design, it still cannot be removed from the brand its reputation for using premium materials and quality craftsmanship. The Crest Vibe sports a vulcanized construction, something that is common among skateboard shoes, to ensure that the bond on the outsole and the upper is done securely. This is much durable than using glue. One of the downsides of this type of construction is that the shape becomes too flat and in turn, uncomfortable. Sperry however, remedies this by placing a removable PU molded footbed which provides comfort and arch support.
Inheriting and sharing his family's passion for sailing, Paul Sperry was often seen navigating from coast to coast. After a near-death experience from slipping and falling from a slippery deck, he became motivated on starting another quest of creating a non-slip boat shoe. After a series of experimentation with different rubber combinations, Paul found an unexpected inspiration from his dog. Walking easily on snow, he took notice on the grooves on the paws. He adopted this on the rubber outsole and realized that the zigzag herringbone pattern, which is now known as "siping," worked well in providing traction on slippery surfaces. It led to the birth of the first Sperry Top-Sider.
Since then, although the brand Sperry banked on its boat shoe, it also produced different silhouettes but still retained the performance that is expected from it.
- The outsole is made of a non-marking rubber outsole which provides the grip needed for everyday wear.
- The laces of the Sperry Crest Vibe are made of genuine rawhide laces inserted on rustproof metal eyelets.