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.
Available in women’s sizes, from 5-12 in medium width, the Sperry Seaside Suede fits true to size. However, many users have found it narrow and small, so going a half size or full size up may be necessary. Its upper is made up of suede, which provides a firm fit. The elastic material on the sides enables the wearer to conveniently slip the foot in and out, while the low-cut collar lets the ankle move spontaneously.
Simple yet chic is the description that comes to mind with the low-top Sperry Seaside Suede. It’s offered in cool pastel colors that make it ideal for the spring and summer seasons. With its relaxed slip-on design, this sneaker can be worn with just about anything. Shorts, jeans, skirts, and dresses are perfect for pairing with these kicks for any day. T-shirts and jackets complete the casual look.
The unfussy style also makes these shoes suitable for a casual or semi-casual workplace, paired with slacks, pants, or pencil skirts along with shirts. Whether one is out for the day or night, or on a trip to the countryside, this pair of laidback sneakers enables one to kick back and enjoy more adventures.
Soft suede makes up the upper of the Sperry Seaside Suede, done in pastel hues for a relaxed vibe. It has a lace-less design complete with elastic gussets to make it a convenient slip-on shoe. Stitch detail on the upper provides a subtle variation to the minimalistic look, adding a preppy touch. A plain white midsole emphasizes the sneaker's sophisticated approach. The only branding detail is found on the heel tab, which bears the Sperry name.
Sperry’s Sailboat logo and name have been synonymous with sophisticated yet practical styles since 1935. The creative mind behind the name, Paul A. Sperry, was the first person to come up with the boat shoe, which has become an essential part of a preppy and casual look. Today, the brand continues to have a predominant sailing theme, designing shoes with this heritage in mind.
The Top-Siders or Sperrys, as they were initially known, were the result of Sperry’s quest to find better on-deck footwear that will allow him to avoid slipping accidents. He took inspiration from the paws of his dog Prince, which had distinct grooves in them that enabled him to run across an icy hill without skidding. He used the siping method to cut a herringbone pattern on the sole of a canvas shoe.
When they were finally introduced, the boat shoes became widely popular in the sailing community. In 1939, the U.S. Navy manufactured the shoes for its sailors at the Naval Academy. Due to the increased demand, Paul A. Sperry then sold the company in 1940 to the U.S. Rubber Company. Today, it is owned by Wolverine World Wide and produces a variety of casual kicks.
Aside from its still sought-after boat shoes, the brand carries many different kinds of Sperry sneakers for the modern lifestyle, including slip-on shoes. One model from the brand’s catalog is the Sperry Seaside Suede. It’s designed to fit with the wearer’s everyday adventures, delivering comfort and style in generous measure, ideal for urban explorers.
- Memory foam makes up the insole, which keeps the foot comfortable while providing arch support.
- Dri-Lex technology makes the sneaker breathable and moisture-wicking, effectively keeping the feet dry and cool.
- The shoe's rubber outsole is non-marking and made with the patented Razor-Cut Wave-Siping system. This means that it won’t graze floors, giving the wearer firm footing on any surface.