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.
Timberland Antwerp Air Trainer History
Nathan Swartz, the founder of Timberland, began making shoes in 1928 as an apprentice stitcher in Boston, Massachusetts. But after toiling for several decades, Swartz finally decided to acquire The Abington Shoe Company in South Boston in the 1950s and eventually brought his sons to work in the company.
The Swartz family was instrumental to the growth of the footwear industry in the United States by bringing the state-of-the-art injection molding technology that paved the way for waterproof boots by way of connecting the leather upper with the sole seamlessly without stitching.
In 1973, the brand Timberland was formally established after the release of the all-time classic waterproof boots that Swartz thought it would be best to name their brand as The Timberland Company.
Through the years, the company has been known for its waterproof boots while also selling other products such as apparel and bags. Continuing the shoemaking legacy of the American boot manufacturer, Timberland also embraced the bandwagon of eco-friendly footwear since 2009.
The company based in Stratham, New Hampshire in the United States has been trailblazing in manufacturing footwear products using recycled, organic, and renewable with more than 233 million plastic bottles turned into footwear. In 2015, the company used more than one million pounds of recycled polyethylene or the equivalent of 47 million plastic water bottles to produce Timberland boots.
Aside from the use of plastic bottles in recycling, a bulk of the rubber that is used in the outsoles of most Timberland shoes have also been recycled. The Timberland Antwerp Air Trainer, a women’s low-top sneaker released recently features 34 percent recycled rubber. The shoe interchanges premium materials in the suede leather upper with the recycled rubber at the three-centimeter stable platform that gives an added height to the sole.
Timberland Antwerp Air Trainer Style
The Timberland Antwerp Air Trainer has a three-centimeter thick midsole and a one-centimeter thick outsole for that added boost in height that every woman deserves. The classic boot look with a nubuck upper gives the Timberland women’s sneaker a bit of a rugged look but with a boost in height that leaves an imposing look. The sneakers are presented in earth-toned colorways that blend well with an assortment of clothing choices.
Wear the Timberland Antwerp Air Trainer confidently outdoors in casual clothing for the outdoors from khaki pants or earth-toned outdoor clothing for those picnic nights and some safari expedition. Express yourself through low-top footwear with these comfortable sneakers. Pair them with some natural hues of brown, beige, and grey colored tanks or shirts and style them with a sunhat for a glamorous outfit of the day suited for the outdoors. Wearing the Timberland Antwerp Air Trainer gives that sudden boost of confidence for a little exploration as it fits perfectly with every travel junkies’ wardrobe gearing up the footwear owner to another exciting adventure.
Fit & Sizing
The Timberland Antwerp Air Trainer only comes in women’s sizes in a medium fit in the boot-like low-top profile fused together through Strobel construction. Round shoelaces in often contrasting colors come in surprise D-ring lacing highlights. Available sizes for women start from US size 4 to 12.
Aside from the premium suede leather from a Leather Working Group Silver-rated tannery used in the upper, the Timberland Antwerp Air Trainer has a removable Ortholite footbed that prevents fatigue and cushions the feet while supporting the dual-density lightweight EVA midsole and flex rubber outsole that is made by 34% flexible rubber that boosts flexibility. Also worth noticing is the 3-centimeter platform sole that adds height and aids for good underfoot feel.
- One centimeter heel height at outsole and additional three-centimeter platform at midsole deliver a more stable structure and added height for an imposing look.
- Removable anti-fatigue footbeds keep feet energized throughout the day.
- The rubber sole made of 34 percent recycled leather has top traction with knife-cut flex grooves for a flexible sole.
- The Timberland Antwerp Air Trainer features a signature Strobel construction while the upper takes pride in its superb contrast color detailing.
- The smooth suede upper has round shoelaces in D-ring lacing highlights.