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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
    $140
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The Taos Freedom is a women's exclusive release with sizes that stretch from 6 to 11. Most users found the pair to fit smaller than expected and recommended going half a size up from your normal shoe size. Moreover, some wearers advised wearing the kick during colder months because it doesn't have enough ventilation and keep the feet warmer than usual. 

The Taos Freedom is a women's footwear that displays the classic silhouette of a sneaker but dressed in a premium leather upper with vintage finishing. Embellishments combined with the "worn-in" finish of the upper exude a rustic vibe that is versatile and stylish. The shoe easily matches with almost any casual outfit.

Whether you feel girly or your day's hectic and you need a no-fuss outfit, this pair could handle both. Pair it with skirts or dresses for a feminine look on a laidback day or opt for the trusty jeans and shirt combination as you get ready to take on the challenges of a busy day. 

Apart from the shoe's worn-in finish of the upper, nailheads and rivet hardware add character and personality to the pair, which enhances its overall design. For the comfort side of things, the Taos Freedom utilizes the brand's signature polyutherane Curves and Pod footbed which hugs the contours of the wearer's feet for support and comfort.  

Underneath the insoles, pods are placed for a firm and shock-absorbing cushion. Lastly, the footbed also offers metatarsal support and incorporates the brand's Silvadur Antimicrobial shield, which reduces fatigue on foot by alleviating pressure on the ball of the foot and keeps odor at bay respectively. 

Taos was born from a simple concept, and that is to create comfortable and stylish footwear without sacrificing any of the two. The brand's design influence came from New Mexico's city of Taos for its artistic nature, rustic feel, and casual lifestyle. Their products usually make use of luxurious fabrics, fun embroidery, and earthy embellishments. For comfort, the company believes that comfort starts from the inside and utilizes cork and rubber midsoles, contoured footbeds, and other technologies for enhanced support and comfort.

One of their many footwear models is the Taos Freedom, which displays a casual lifestyle sneaker aesthetic for casual lifestyle use. It is offered in a wide array of colorway for different personalities and tastes.

  • The shoe is offered in Medium width. 
  • Its insoles are detachable. 
  • Perforation holes are placed throughout the sides for breathability. 
  • The heel height measures approximately ¾". 
  • To care for the kick's premium leather upper just buff the upper with a leather cleaner or polish then wipe with a dry cloth. 

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