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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A unisex sneaker, the Vans All Over Checkerboard Old Skool is available in men’s sizing from 3.5 to 13 US while women’s sizing is from 5 to 14.5 US. All are in medium width. It has a lace-up style that can provide an adjustable and comfortable fit.
This Vans Old Skool features a durable upper made of canvas material, promoting decent air circulation to keep the foot fresh. It has the EVA footbed for comfort and impact protection. Also, it has a sufficiently padded ankle collar for added support.
Echoing the vibe of SoCal, the Vans All Over Checkerboard Old Skool bears another reinterpretation of the iconic checkboard pattern. With this new look, it is still as versatile and stylish-looking as its predecessors. This type of Old Skool from Vans can still complete a variety of casual ensembles.
Let’s say, for example, women can match this lace-up sneaker with their mini-skirts, culottes or denim minidresses. Both men and women can freely use their shorts, track pants, denim jeans, and other casual and relaxed clothing and pair them with the Vans All Over Checkerboard Old Skool.
Vans has a creative team that can think of ways on how to improve without losing the classic elements of the iconic Vans Old Skool. This time, here comes the Vans All Over Checkerboard Old Skool which showcases the legendary checkerboard pattern inside and outside the shoe.
In attempts to immortalize the iconic pattern, small and big checkers are juxtaposing all over the shoe. You’ll see them on the upper, midsole, foxing tape, ankle collar, tongue, and even its canvas shoelaces.
The Style 36, currently known as the Vans Old Skool, was initially introduced in 1977. Also, this silhouette was the first to bear the iconic Jazz Sidestripe for increased durability. Today, this iconic Jazz Stripe is now a fashion statement and signature of Vans.
It was also in the 70s that the ever-coveted checkerboard design was launched. It started when Steve Van Doren noticed kids drawing the pattern on the sidewalls of their shoes. This style became a global icon instantly. In fact, the legendary design was featured in the 80s movie called The Fast Times at Ridgemont High. After that, it became even more popular. The rest is history.
Released on May 14, 2019, the All Over Checkerboard collection consists of different iconic silhouettes including SK8-Hi, Slip-On, Authentic, and Old Skool. The Vans All Over Checkerboard Old Skool still showcases the Jazz Sidestripe, but instead of leather, it is in canvas material as the rest of the upper.
This iteration has different sizes of black and white checkerboard patterns visible inside and outside the shoe. Even with a new look, it remains stylish and comfortable. It still has a vulcanized construction that offers flexibility as well as excellent board feel. Also, it has a sturdy rubber waffle outsole that gives a steady grip.
- Instead of the traditional brown color, it has a black outsole instead.
- It has padded heel counters for added flexibility and support.