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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UGG Alix History
UGG is an American company founded in California in 1978 by Doug Jensen and Brian Smith. The company is particularly known for its signature sheepskin boots. From their “Classic” style boots, the brand has expanded to include other types of footwear along with clothing, accessories, and home products.
In the first season since the company’s founding, UGG only sold 28 pairs of boots. However, sales steadily grew, especially after the 1994 Winter Olympics when the US team wore their boots to the competition. In the mid-2000s, the company opened their first international store, and it has been success after success ever since. The brand’s appearance on one Oprah Winfrey’s show (where Oprah bought 350 pairs for her audience and staff) also helped boost sales and bring awareness about the brand.
From humble beginnings, UGG is now one of the most sought-after footwear in popular culture with celebrities and fashion figures seen marketing and wearing the brand. And it’s no wonder, if the UGG Alix, a sneaker for women, is anything to go by. The 90s-inspired silhouette features exceptional attention to detail and flawless craftsmanship. The hook-and-loops give off a youthful look that is elegant at the same time.
UGG Alix Style
Sunny weather or no, the UGG Alix hook-and-loop sneaker will help you put your best foot forward. The shoe has a versatile look that can be dressed up or down. Pair the black colorway with a slouchy top in a metallic colorway (the metallic hue will elevate your style from casual to a more formal look) and dress pants for a first date. Top off with a tote and you’re ready to go.
You can match the white Alix sneaker with a Merino sweater in blue, blue jeans, and a tweed bomber jacket. Don’t forget your sunglasses.
Fit & Sizing
The UGG Alix is a women’s exclusive silhouette that has sizes ranging from 5 to 12. Some reviewers found the length somewhat smaller compared to other UGGs so going up a half size might do the trick. There is no problem with width as the fit is easily adjustable due to the three Velcro straps that run across the sneaker.
Men who think the design is fabulous and want to give it a go should go up by two full sizes. (Normally, this should be a size and a half, but since the shoe reportedly runs small, two sizes up might be best).
Aside from the shoe’s obvious good looks and premium full-grain leather fabric, the UGG Alix is also one impressive footwear when it comes to comfort. The shoe contains a memory footbed cushioned with PORON and EVA. These mold to the feet for all-day comfort and shock absorbency.
- The UGG Alix features a leather lining, butt-seam and sidewall detailing, and a molded rubber outsole.