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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.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    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.

  • Price
    $60
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Capturing both the girls and boys, users can take full advantage of getting the matching pairs. Refer to the 3.5 to 13 size range for men and 5 to 14.5 for women. Like its predecessor, its lace-up design delivers customizable fit, and the metal eyelets ensure durability for years. 

Vans Authentic seemingly is a tried and tested silhouette when it comes to style. The shape of the shoe, which is an icon in itself, boasts that it can pair with an unimaginable amount of outfits. The blurred out pattern clad on the upper sends a message that we have not seen everything yet. The optical illusion pattern draws attention, which is part of this shoe’s charm. 

Combining versatility and quirkiness, wearers would find it amusing to style these. Girls can transition it from hot to cold weather by pairing it with the right pieces. Shorts, denim skirt, and ripped jeans pairs effortlessly with a basic tank top or cropped top. Of course, the go-to summer dress is also a great option to beat the summer heat. 

Overcoming the freeze doesn’t mean that the ladies should lose their sense of style. To look extra, an all-black ensemble, topped with a colorful jacket is a surefire way of looking like an effort was placed in the outfit. 

The guys, on the other hand, can also pair these with shorts during the summer but during the breezy months, a hoodie paired with pants takes the laid-back style intact.

The skateboarding and lifestyle footwear powerhouse live up to its reputation of bridging the brands’ and consumers’ authenticity and style. With their recently released pattern, the eclectic twist to their signature checkerboard pattern, expect to get some second glances. 

“Classic” is an easily thrown word for many sneakers, but being the pioneer that sailed the brand to success, its name is only fitting. Beginning their story in 1966, the then Van Doren Rubber Company was founded by four men, Serge Delia, Gordon Lee and brothers Paul and Jim Van Doren. With a unique concept, constructing a seemingly all-in-one stop shop-- factory, storefront, and atelier, purchasers can have a more personalized feel on their shoe. 

Only twelve pairs of shoes were sold during its opening, but it only fueled the founders to continue the business. Style #44 was the first released silhouette. The low-top and laid-back profile matched the style of skateboarders which, during the ’70s, became a booming extreme sport. The success of the #44 garnered its current name, the Vans Authentic. 

From thereon, we've seen the brand transform it in infinite ways possible. One of its freshest drops is the blurred out iconic checkerboard pattern which gives the appearance of motion into the shoe. 

  • There’s no room for protest here as the Vans Authentic Blur Check are offered for cheap at $60. 
  • Other silhouettes spotted sporting the blurred checkerboard pattern are the Slip-On, Old Skool, and SK8-Hi

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