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 Sperry Men’s Striper II LTT Suede is available in sizes ranging from 4 to 16, all in medium width. With its low-top structure, the shoe allows the ankles to have a wider range of motion. Besides that, the suede upper is fastened up with a lace-to-toe (LTT) closure for a snug fit that reaches the toe area.
Its silhouette exhibits an easygoing vibe that goes along well with simple casual outfits such as chinos, denims, and shirts. But one can dress up a bit as well, for the suede upper offers a smarter, dapper look. Try these on with the long-sleeved polo and jeans and the sort. Furthermore, the shoe is available in three good-looking colorways to match your style or mood—namely, Carmel, Gray, and Navy.
The Sperry Striper II LTT Suede primarily features a soft and supple suede upper that takes on neutral hues, with six pairs of tonal eyelets running alongside the tongue. Through vulcanization, the suede upper is bonded to durable rubber outsole, which is equipped with the brand’s patented Wave-Siping tread that gives it a solid grip on both wet and dry surface.
In the 1930s, Paul Sperry had the misfortune of slipping off the deck of his boat and almost drowning in the sea. But, as it turned out, he had an even bigger fortune. That incident led the young Sperry to create the world’s first boat shoe, the Canvas Circular Vamp Oxford (CVO). What made that shoe unique was that its vulcanized rubber outsole mimicked the grooves of his dog’s paws. The process is called Razor-Cut Wave-Siping, which prevented a countless number of sailors from slipping off wet decks.
Over the years, Sperry shoes are more worn inland than out at sea, appearing more and more in the streets, colleges, cafes, parks, and beaches. The brand has broken into the mainstream and prep culture and became one of the admired lifestyle brands. One of the classic silhouettes Sperry introduced is the Striper. Today, the Sperry Striper II LTT Suede, one of the line’s newest iterations, continues the brand’s legacy.
- The sneaker features a removable full-length cushioned footbed, which molds to the contours of the foot for a more comfortable fit.
- Its tongue has a loop to prevent slippage, thus keeping the tongue in place.