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
The Raystown High-Top Sneaker Boot from Timberland is available in men’s sizing that ranges from 7 to 13 in D Medium width with half sizes up to 11.5. The fit is true to size both in length and width for the majority of reviewers.
Its high-top construction is backed with ample padding around the collar and tongue, which gives the necessary foot protection, comfort, and support. The traditional lace-up closure that extends up to the ankle level, on the other hand, allows a customizable and secure fit.
Timberland Raystown High-Top Sneaker Boot Style
If you are looking for a modern-looking sneaker boot that provides comfort and style at the same time, then the Timberland Raystown High-Top Sneaker Boot is probably your best option.
Best paired with jeans and pants for an elevated casual get-up, this shoe boasts materials and construction that equate to an outdoor-meets-casual facade fit for your urban adventures. It has a premium leather material on the upper, a traditional lace-up closure in rounded and monochromatic laces, rounded toe, and a thick rubber midsole in contrasting color.
The Timberland Raystown High-Top Sneaker Boot may look like any other sneaker boot from the brand at first look, but it boasts unique features that give itself an identity.
Unlike most Timberland high-top sneaker boots, this particular model has a distinct collar with sufficient padding and extra reinforcement for added support, cushion, and protection. The heel part has a prominent Achilles notch that can prevent irritation of the Achilles tendon. Timberland branding visible on the tongue and the brand's logo on the heel counter seal off the stylish look of this shoe.
Timberland Raystown High-Top Sneaker Boot History
Founded by Nathan Swartz, Timberland is an American company that manufactures and sells outdoor apparel, accessories, and footwear. However, the name ‘Timberland’ was not thought of until around 1970s.
The brand's history can be tracked down way back in the ‘50s. It all began when Swartz bought half of the Abington Shoe Company in 1952 and the rest of the shares in 1955. The company was then known doing contract works for other manufacturers and ten years later switched to utilizing injection-molding technology into its shoes, which eventually led to the production of waterproof boots.
These waterproof boots gained skyrocket popularity throughout the ‘70s. By 1973, the Abington Shoe Company bid farewell and paved the way for the Timberland Company as its new identity. From waterproof boot production, the company also transcends to casual and boat shoes in the late ‘70s. During the ‘80s, Timberland expanded not just in the US, but in the international market as well.
Came 1990 when the Timberland Company steadily expanded and included other product lines as part of its global market expansion. Aside from the highly coveted footwear, it also included kids' footwear, backpacks, and watches.
To date, Timberland still produces top-notch quality footwear including those that would fit the casual Timberland category while maintaining Timberland’s signature look. One of these is the Timberland Raystown High-Top Sneaker Boot.
The Timberland Raystown High-Top Sneaker Boot is one variation of one of the brand’s most popular waterproof hiking boots, the Timberland Raystown. This silhouette, however, is designed for a casual get-up while adopting the signature features and look of the original Raystown model. It comes in a leather upper with a padded tongue, collar, and footbed, a lace-up closure that extends up to the ankle, and a rubber sole.
- The Timberland Raystown High-Top Sneaker Boot also utilizes fabric lining for added in-shoe comfort.
- The midsole has stitching details accent.
- There is an extra loop tab on the tongue that helps keep it in place for a secure fit.
- This shoe has a low-top version called the Timberland Raystown Sneaker Ox. It also has a waterproof hiking boot version called the Timberland Raystown.