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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The low-top Vans Berle Pro is a unisex shoe. Similar to a plethora of Vans skate sneakers, it features a regular lace-up closure that provides a snug or loose fit, which depends on the user. Many have implied that its break-in period could be over in one use.
Looking on the exterior, this model looks like a typical Vans Old Skool sneaker. But, what makes it a tad different is that instead of the usual canvas, this model has a leather upper with suede overlays. While the construction of the Vans Berle Pro is primarily for function, the modest aesthetic allows it to blend naturally with most casual clothes. The colorways released so far are essentially two-toned.
Due to its low-top compact profile and basic colors, the sneaker can be worn by skaters and casual wearers. From skating up to holiday trips, going with the Vans Berle Pro is as sensible as it gets.
The Vans Berle Pro boasts the WaffleControl technology at the insole, which is the primary reason for its excellent board feel and underfoot comfort. It has a Duracap-reinforced upper that provides toe protection. The waffle outsole can be relied on for an optimal grip.
Santa Monica in California is considered by most as a marquee landmark in skateboarding culture. Modern skateboarding, as we know it, took shape in this Los Angeles coastal city. Regarded as the “breeding ground” of skaters, it is no surprise that Santa Monica is home to numerous popular ones. Among the latest offsprings of this “skate” city is Elijah Berle.
Berle’s path to relevancy in the skating world is not a walk in the park. As a kid, he had to endure the gentrification in Santa Monica that made it difficult for locals such as himself to live by. Frequent visits to the park have sparked Berle’s passion for skating. Soon, he was sufficiently recognizable by the community that Vans offered him an endorsement deal in 2019 to have his line of signature shoes. The first model released is the Vans Berle Pro.
- Black/black/white, pewter/mango mojito, and black/white are its available colorways.
- $80 is the regular price of the Vans Berle Pro.