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    Low Top

    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

    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.

    High Top

    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.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    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.

  • Price
    $50
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A lacing system of lockdown features four pairs of eyelets for a customized fit. The lightly padded tongue and collar grant a pleasurable entrance. Men can avail the low top sneaker in full size runs starting from 4 to 13 in D medium widths.

Soaking the salty environment is what Sperry sneakers are all about nay it is best to be done with khaki shorts and chinos with no show socks. Expanding the boundaries of the sneaker's low-profile style can be done by combining it with dark-toned work clothes or jeans for hanging out.

The sneaker honors the first Sperry CVO shoe by retaining its Circular Vamp Oxford details which wraps the toe in front of the upper. The outsole features a patented Molded Wave Siping™ which delivers a non-marking step on wet or dry surfaces. Sperry brandings are positioned at the tongue and the heel with a small Sperry logo on the lateral side.

Those who have a knack for salty water may not be indifferent to the brand Sperry. As with the opening sentence, Sperry commemorates its roots to Paul A. Sperry who is born an outdoorsman or more specifically, a seaman. His compulsive ingenuity is hidden beneath his appreciation of the wild and adventure. But his collection of talents doesn't stop there. At a young age, he developed a sense of marketing by doing double jobs as a salesman for his father's company while also spearheading Sperry Natural Decoys--a duck hunting gear company.

Paul tied the knot with his soulmate, a New-Haven born girl who coincidentally takes a name that is the female counterpart of his: Pauline. Together they made waves exploring the outdoors which even resulted in Paul acquiring a boat. The couple was all hands on deck with the idea and married the nautical lifestyle as the years passed.

It was serendipity when Paul discovered the innovative feature that sailors are longing for in a boat shoe. One night, he accidentally slipped and was thrown overboard his ship. He never stopped thinking of a solution to increase traction, and when they disembarked, he started to work on the sole.

There were many failed attempts before he realized that the grip that he was looking for was in the palm, or instead, the paw of his dog named Prince. He imitated the contours of the animal's feet and notched a piece of gum rubber. He then siped zigzag lines to counter the parallel movement. This creation was known to be the prototype Sperry Top-Sider which launched a new brand of sea-bound footwear in 1935.

For many decades the Sperry brand stayed relevant thanks to its revolutionary Sperry design and stylish image. Though Paul abandoned ship in 1940, the present owners of the company still stuck true to Paul's design concept of a boat shoe. More recent models like the Sperry Wahoo CVO maintained the Circular Vamp Oxford style of the classics.

  • The uppers are assembled with canvas materials for breathability.
  • The vulcanized construction of the sole contributes to its low profile appeal.
  • The shoe's insole is removable and can be swapped with custom orthotics.
  • The sneaker showcases a Hand-sewn construction for durability.
  • The colorways of the sneaker range from denim-washed Navy to bright white in gum rubber.

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