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.
Fit & Sizing
This rendition of the Groveton shoe offers a low-top and slip-on profile with elastic side goring for easy on and off and maximum movement. Padding around the collar and tongue are minimal, but an EVA footbed is in place for added comfort.
The Timberland Groveton Slip-On is designed for men with sizes ranging from 7 to 15 in Medium width. It runs true to size for most wearers.
Timberland Groveton Slip-On Style
While most low-top Timberland sneakers feature a lace closure, the Timberland Groveton Slip-On flaunts a laidback slip-on style (hence the name) for modernized casual comfort. The entire toe box features premium leather material for that luxurious and classic look, while the other half portion of the upper has breathable Cordura EcoMade canvas.
The shoe dropped in a variety of solid colors including Black Nubuck, Burgundy Nubuck, Dark Green Nubuck, Grey Nubuck, Navy Nubuck, and Wheat Nubuck.
Slip-on sneakers are known for being a what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of kick. They are pretty straightforward and feature a casually looking sneaker profile – low-top, no complicated closure system, and most of the time displays a minimally designed appearance.
However, the Timberland Groveton Slip-On is a bit different. While it meets the criteria mentioned above, this slip-on sneaker model features one thing that sets distinction. It is an eco-friendly shoe. The canvas material on the upper is made from 100% recycled polyester while some other components contain at least 50% recycled PET.
Timberland Groveton Slip-On History
Timberland is an established footwear brand that specializes in producing outdoor boots and casual sneakers. It was founded by American shoemaker and entrepreneur Nathan Swartz, who initially bought 50% shares of the Abington Shoe Company which later renamed Timberland.
When Nathan Swartz retired in 1968, his son Herman Swartz took over the company as CEO until 1986. His other son, Sidney Swartz, continued the family legacy from 1986 to 1998. Then in 1998, Sidney’s son Jeffrey Swartz took the CEO position until in 2011 when he sold the company to VF Corporation.
To date, Timberland remains a top player in the industry as it continues manufacturing top-of-the-line performance and lifestyle-focused footwear. In 2015, it debuted the Timberland Groveton Plain-Toe Chukka Shoes as one of its hiking-inspired models.
A slip-on rendition of the Groveton has also been made available in the market called the Timberland Groveton Slip-On. It features a low-top profile with an upper made of a combination of premium leather and breathable canvas. It is also jampacked with promising features including Rebotl material, Cordura EcoMade canvas, L7 Traction Lug outsole, Gripstick Rubber, and recycled materials.
- Also known as the Timberland Men's Groveton Leather Slip-On Shoes.