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.
The Vans All Over Checkerboard SK8-Hi is available in men’s sizing ranges from 3.5 to 13 while women’s sizing ranges from 5 to 14.5 US. It is available in medium width. Built with canvas material, the upper promotes decent air circulation to keep the foot fresh all-day.
This SK8-Hi has the EVA footbed that gives impact protection and cushioning. Like other Vans shoes with vulcanized construction, this kick offers flexibility as well as excellent board feel.
Promoting the SoCal vibe, the Vans All Over Checkerboard SK8-Hi carries an exciting design that immortalizes the checkerboard pattern. It remains fashionable and versatile that can complement different casual clothing.
For example, women can wear this kick with their culottes, denim mini-skirts, and minidresses. Also, men and women can wear this shoe and match with their denim jeans, track pants, joggers, cuffed pants, and other casual and sporty outfits.
As Vans continues to innovate the style of the SK8-Hi and keep it relevant to current fashion taste, here comes the Vans All Over Checkerboard SK8-Hi. As the name implies, the checkerboard design has flooded the shoe’s inside and outside.
Small and big sizes of checkerboard patterns are visible and juxtaposed all over the shoe, creating a new perspective to its design without losing its classic elements. The ever-coveted pattern is showcased on the foxing tape, ankle collar, tongue, midsole, toe area, side panel, and even on the textile shoelaces.
Initially launched in 1978, the Vans SK8-Hi was previously known as the Style 38. It was created to provide ankle protection to skateboarders. This style has been delivering performance, comfort, and style which are appreciated not only by skateboarders but also BMX riders and regular wearers.
Also, it was in the 70s that the coveted checkerboard style was introduced to the market. It started when Steven Van Doren noticed the pattern was drawn by the kids on the sidewalls of their shoes. Then, Vans incorporated it to its shoes, and the style became an instant global icon.
Among the growing collections of this checkerboard design that was released on May 14, 2019, is the Vans All Over Checkerboard SK8-Hi. This iteration features the iconic pattern in a brand new perspective, creating a new look without losing its classic elements.
The Vans SK8-Hi All Over Checkerboard is made of durable canvas material. The entire upper and even the shoelaces showcase the checkerboard pattern. Instead of the usual leather material, the Jazz Sidestripe is also made of canvas material. It has a vulcanized outsole that offers flexibility, great board feel, and reliable traction.
- Apart from the SK8-Hi, the All Over Checkerboard collection also includes the Slip-On, Authentic, and Old Skool.
- It has a strengthened toe cap to combat repeated wear.
- Instead of the usual brown gum outsole, it has the black one.
- It has a leather-lined collar.