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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The mid-top Supra Kensington is offered in both genders' sizing. Men can pick from sizes 7 to 13 while women can choose from sizes 8.5 to 11 US both in regular width. The brand inserted SupraFoam EVA insole to deliver superb board feel and impact support.
To further boost the comfortable fit, Supra added lightly padded gore tongue lined with microfiber and lightly padded collar for better ankle protection too. This slip-on kick has elastic gussets hidden internally reinforced with lace-up closure for a secure, personalized fit.
The lavish yet straightforward appeal of Supra Kensington was inspired by the low-top Supra Flow, reimagined with higher collar height to provide better ankle protection to its wearers. The upper is made of premium suede added with canvas panel details on the sidewalls for added style. All these elements are seated atop a vulcanized sole with white foxing tape.
Supra offers this in several colorways - Navy/Gum, Brown/Bone, and Black/White. Wearers may pair this sneaker up with jeans or shorts with a loose t-shirt and a cap for an authentic skater look. For wearers who want to look dapper without giving up the relaxed vibe, they may pair the Kensington sneaker with skinny jeans with crisp tee and jacket.
This chukka boot-inspired footwear swept the attention of many buyers and onlookers for its premium suede upper. The brand added panels on the sidewalls to add flair and reinforcement suitable for on the board use.
It was in 2006 when Angel Cabada launched the Supra Footwear in California. Together with several professional skaters, namely Jim Greco, Erik Ellington, Chad Muska, Dennis Martin, and Tom Penny, they all worked together to come up with footwear with exceptional quality and performance.
Soon after, because of the fashionable styles of Supra sneakers, it was seen worn by various famous artists like Justin Timberlake, Lil Wayne, McCoy, Jay-Z, and the Canadian teen singer Justin Bieber. The brand, later on, established its flagship stores in various locations, such as Paris, Mexico, Santa Monica, New York, and Tokyo in 2014 to keep up with growing demand.
From footwear, Supra started offering apparel and accessories which they also made available for women and kids. They expanded their product line to reach a more extensive range of market, especially in the lifestyle scene.
Showcasing their expertise in the skate sneakers domain, Supra unveiled another iteration molded from one of their popular silhouettes, the Supra Flow. The Supra Kensington was the updated version of the Supra Flow, reimagined into mid-top as inspired by the classic chukka footwear. The fully suede upper was designed to suit the hardwearing stunts on board while providing a stylish look apt for the casual fashion.
- The Supra Kensington mid sneakers have the traditional vulcanized rubber sole that provides lightweight and flexible traction on various surfaces.
- The heel pull tab aids the wearers in slipping this kick on.