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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A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.
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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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Vans 50th Full Cab Pro History
Once called the Vans Caballero, this first signature sneaker of Steve Caballero was changed to Full Cab to differentiate it from a later iteration called the Half Cab. Steve designed the Full Cab with the demands of vert skateboarding in mind. The shoe was considered innovative at that time and became legendary to then skateboarders.
Four years later a mid-top version was born through the DIY movement of those who bought the Full Cab. Skaters were customizing their Full Cab by cutting the collar for a looser ankle fit. Once Vans issued the Half Cab, it greatly surpassed its predecessor's success. However, loyal fans of the Full Cab weren't convinced and instead have been consistently demanding for the original's reissue.
Catering to the market's needs, Vans Full Cab has been reissued multiple times and one of them is during the brand's 50th anniversary. Vans decided to bring back the original Full Cab design and colorway but this time crafted in premium materials and modern technologies. This improved version was dubbed the Vans 50th Full Cab Pro to commemorate the anniversary and imply the modern enhancements that it now features.
Vans 50th Full Cab Pro Style
The Vans 50th Full Cab Pro retains the original's aesthetic, from its silhouette to textures and colorway, which it is famous for. The shoe's timeless style could easily be paired with most casual ensembles while its deep burgundy color adds a pop of stylish color.
Fit & sizing
The high-top Vans 50th Full Cab Pro is a unisex shoe with sizes solely offered in US men’s. The guys can choose from sizes 6.5 to 13, while the ladies should go 1.5 sizes down from their normal shoe size. Some consumers have reported it to feel bigger than expected and recommended going down half a size.
The shoe’s high-top construction features a padded collar to provide added comfort and ankle support.
This sneaker's edge lies in its iconic design and colorway. Displaying the original burgundy colorway and croc emboss details, loyal fans couldn't get enough of this hard-to-get sneaker model. Moreover, its upgraded features and modern specs are luring new fans as it performs well during skateboarding.
- This colorway is called “’89 Burgandy / Gray.”
- Suede and embossed suede were combined to make the shoe's upper.