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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Tretorn Jack History
It’s always a curious and exciting thing to know the history of a company and Tretorn’s tale is one that starts off interestingly enough to capture the attention. Johan Dunker founded the company in Helsingborg, Sweden back in 1891. It didn’t start off making footwear but instead, produced tires. Slowly though, the company began to expand the products it was manufacturing. Suddenly, Tretorn was also making hoses, tennis balls, bike pedals, and its infamous galoshes. These galoshes that it produced would set the tone for where the company was headed.
A year after the inception of Tretorn, the brand had produced more than 39,000 pairs of galoshes, and in just two years, the figures were up to a whopping 207,000 pairs. Through this, Tretorn was able to make a name for itself as a reliable and trusted footwear brand. Soon, its reputation began to be known all over Sweden, Denmark, and soon, Germany as well. From there, the slow but sure success of the brand started. The brand easily carried itself well into the 1900s, and by the 1960s, was still thriving.
Take note; the 60s was a significant time for Tretorn as this was the time that the brand finally released its first luxury sports shoe, a shoe that many fell in love with. So in love that this classic sneaker, aptly called the Nylite, re-entered the fashion culture in the 80s to much demand and acceptance. Fueled by the passion that the people gave it, Tretorn went on to release shoes that would capture the attention of sneakerheads from all over the world.
Tretorn hasn’t backed down since then, celebrating its 120th year back in 2011, a feat in itself for any brand. There was an agreement amongst the community of sneakerheads that sporting a pair of Tretorn sneakers always added flair to the outfit, and was somehow prestigious, primarily due to the long-standing history of the brand. That’s why the new Tretorn Jack has been receiving quite the positive comments from people.
It’s eye-catching simply because its unique, especially when it is one of the few high-top corduroy sneakers out there. A definite treat for the feet and an excellent addition to anyone’s sneaker collection, the Tretorn Jack has the potential to be both a casual lifestyle sneaker and a fashion accessory at the same time as well.
Tretorn Jack Style
The Tretorn Jack is fashionably casual, and in a world where almost all sneakers are trying to be one or the other, it’s refreshing to see a pair of kicks that perfectly balance both. For a pair of high tops, the Tretron Jack exudes class with the corduroy and suede upper. In terms of colorways, the Tretorn Jack’s choices are limited. It comes in two options, mainly Night, which has a dark blue color to it, and Anchor Grey.
Upgrading one’s look can easily be done with the Tretorn Jack high tops, as it pairs easily with many outfits, the colorways also making it very easy to color match with. Skinny jeans, tapered jeans and ripped jeans paired with a nice plain shirt will look good with the high top. Pair the top with a jacket, like a windbreaker or a varsity jacket for a more street style look. This particular outfit will be good for the fall weather.
Fit & Sizing
The low top has a lace up closure which means that the wearer can customize the fit of the sneaker to their liking.
The Tretorn Jack comes in sizes that fit men, with a size range of 7 to 14 US. For the women who are interested in owning their very own Tretorn Jack, simply down size by a size and half from one’s standard size to get the equivalent in men’s sizes.
Style-wise, the Tretorn Jack is a sight to behold. It has a gullwing accent to it which adds personality to the sneaker and has been outfitted with an environmentally friendly EcoOrtholite high-performance sock, a rarity in this day and age but a definite plus for this sneaker and a win for the environment.
- There are metal eyelets to keep the tonal laces in place.
- It has a textile lining and footbed.
- The outsole is 100% made of rubber.