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    Low Top

    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

    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.

    High Top

    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.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Collaboration

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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.

  • Collection

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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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    $80
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The Vans Rapidweld Pro is offered in sizes measuring 6 to 13. The design is unisex, but the sizes are based on men’s measurements, so women have to buy a pair one and a half size down from their usual size. The inner glove, LuxLiner, keeps the feet feeling more snug while providing a comfortable feel. The shoe’s fit can be adjusted through its lacing system.

Update your skater look with the Vans Rapidweld Pro. Wear with slim black jeans, a tee with cool graphics, and a double layer of jackets with a denim one preferably at the top. You can also match your sneaker with shorts and a collared shirt.

The Vans Rapidweld Pro is jampacked with performance features and innovative tech to make skating pleasurable. It boasts of a DURACAP reinforcement and a durable Rapidweld shell covered in suede that is resistant to tears and which protects laces from contact with the grip tape. The Luxliner inner glove gives the user a sock-like structure, and the UltraCush HD insole provides a responsive ride while keeping the feet cushioned from impact.

The Vans AV Rapidweld Pro is a signature shoe by professional American skateboarder, Anthony Van Engelen (a.k.a. AVE). It came out in the first quarter of 2016 along with the AV Rapidweld Pro Lite. The two models both feature a DURACAP reinforcement and a Rapidweld shell. (The Rapidweld technology means the sneaker was assembled without any stitching involved.) The upper is almost totally seamless with the only stitch that can be seen located near the collar.

The main difference between the models are the materials used in construction. While the AV Rapidwell Pro Lite uses rubber and mesh, the Pro version utilizes suede.

Vans engineered the AV Rapidweld Pro specifically for endurance and performance.  It is a seamless blending of innovative tech and aesthetics to produce one highly stylish and functional shoe.

  • The Vans Rapidweld Pro has a vulcanized construction for great board feel and contains a waffle tread pattern on the outsole.

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