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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Taos Dandy History
Because of the tight competition in the footwear industry, it can be quite hard for companies, especially those that are new in the game to find the right recipe in order to survive the market. Founded in 2005 by Glen Barad, Taos was born through a simple idea of producing comfortable and stylish footwear without compromising anything.
Although it is designed in Southern California, the brand draws much of its influence in Taos, New Mexico, hence, its name. The city exudes an artistic nature, casual lifestyle and serenity which reflect heavily on the designs of its shoes. Because of this, most of its designs carry natural stones, playful embroidery, and metal ornaments to pay tribute to Taos' heritage.
Taos Dandy Style
Having a name that is very appropriate for the shoe, the Taos Dandy embodies fashion and style in a low-top sneaker. The canvas upper in a slip-on profile makes the designs and patterns stand out. Although this model features a wide variety of designs, it also comes in plain colors for users who want to maximize the versatility of these.
Because of the simplicity of its look, users can pair these with an equally simple outfit like a shirt and shorts or dress it up a bit with jeans or dresses.
Fit & Sizing
Since the history of sneakers, companies have been continuously formulating footwear that can emit the laces. The Taos Dandy provides an easy slip-on wear on its users because of its lace-less design and side goring.
These sneakers are offered in women's sizes measuring from 6-11 Medium. Based on the recommendation of most of its users, ordering a half to full size will provide a better fit, especially for those who prefer some wiggle room on the toe box area or those with wide feet.
It may not be the style that sets the Taos Dandy apart from other sneakers, but when it comes to the interior, the game changes. Equipped with a premium removable footbed called the Curves and Pods, these sneakers delivers all the support needed by the feet—metatarsal, heel, and arch. The curves embrace the contours of the foot, giving support, stability, and comfort. The Pods, on the other hand, are firm and absorbent. It offers cushion that helps alleviate fatigue and remove pressure off the foot.
- For care instructions, Taos suggests spot cleaning the canvas upper with a damp cloth.
- The footbed is treated with SILVADUR anti-microbial technology which helps control odor, discoloration, and decay of textile.