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.
Fit & sizing
The Sperry Striper II CVO Suede features a low-top construction with a lace-up system closure for a secure and adjustable fit. Removable full-length molded PU insoles provide added comfort. Men who wish to cop a pair of this Sperry shoe have sizing options from US 4 to 16 in Medium or Standard width. Half sizes are available as well, from 4.5 to 11.5. Item runs fairly true to size.
Sperry Striper II CVO Suede Style
The Sperry Striper II CVO Suede radiates a laid-back vibe perfect for lazy-Sundays kind of weekend. Take it with you to adventures, as its premium washable suede upper won’t get you (or your outfit) disappointed. Wear it with or without laces, since the tongue features a hidden elastic gore that ensures a secure fit even when the shoe is not laced up.
The Sperry Striper II CVO Suede is one of the many iterations of the Sperry Striper II CVO, an updated version of the classic Striper sneaker which is more lightweight and comfortable. Unlike its core shoe model, this Suede version utilizes a washable suede material and not textile. The laces are also different since this one uses flat cotton laces instead of genuine cowhide leather.
Sperry Striper II CVO Suede History
Sperry is a footwear brand founded in 1935 by outdoorsman and sailor Paul Sperry. He invented the non-slip sole as inspired by his dog’s paws, which led to the brand’s iconic boat shoe. Today, Sperry remains an underrated footwear brand with innovative products made not only for sea adventures but also for casual land functions.
One of Sperry’s “hit” shoes is the Striper. In January of 2018, the brand reintroduced it in a much lighter and comfortable version, the Striper II. Released officially as the Sperry Striper II Salt Washed CVO, the shoe features a salt-washed finish that gives it a beach-ready vibe. Aside from being lightweight and flexible, the shoe prides itself on having superior traction on any surface – wet or dry, and wearability. It is a casual slip-on that can be worn with or without the laces.
The Sperry Striper II CVO Suede is an iteration of the follow-up version to the well-liked Striper. Instead of textile, it utilizes washable suede as a material upgrade. It also features full-length molded PU insoles, molded Wave-Siping outsoles, and removable laces.
- The low-top Sperry Striper II CVO Suede also features a vulcanized outsole for a lightweight ride with a molded Wave-Siping pattern for optimum traction on any surface, wet or dry.
- On the tongue is an embossed “Sperry Since 1935” branding. Other brandings are displayed on the insoles and heel area of the midsole.