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 Blur Check SK8-Hi is sold in medium width. Available in men's sizing, it has sizes that range from 3.5 to 13 US. Women can grab a pair by getting 1.5 less than their typical foot measurement to get their exact fit.
With a high-cut silhouette, this kick offers ample ankle protection as well as added comfort and support. The upper is made of sturdy canvas and suede materials, allowing air to circulate to keep the foot fresh. It has a footbed that provides decent cushioning. With a vulcanized construction, it provides flexibility and excellent board feel.
A carrier of the traditional checkerboard pattern with a subtle twist is a good description of the Vans Blur Check SK8-Hi. As the name implies, it sports the iconic and blurred checkerboard to deliver a new style yet maintains its classic style.
As hip as before, the Blur Check SK8-Hi remains versatile when it comes to complementing a variety of casual outfits. This unisex shoe can match denim jeans, joggers, or shorts. Ladies can style this kick with their miniskirts or minidresses.
Like other skate shoes from Vans, the Blur Check SK8-Hi carries a durable canvas upper with a re-enforced toe cap to combat repeated wear and extreme skateboarding activities. Also, this iteration features a blurred checkerboard pattern that creates a new look combined with a nostalgic vibe.
The SK8-Hi, previously known as the Style 38, was initially launched in 1978. Skateboarders, BMX riders, and regular wearers appreciated this kick because of the performance, comfort, and style it has been delivering.
The SK8-Hi has become part of the fashion realms and skateboarding worlds for many years. In fact, it has been reinterpreted numerous times using different materials. Also, this legendary silhouette has been used in creating a variety of collaborative masterpieces with Marc Jacobs, Mastermind Japan, Footpatrol, Taka Hayashi, Niagara, Thrasher, Supreme and Bones Bridges, among others.
Among the growing iterations of the Style 38 is the Vans Blur Check SK8-Hi which was released on January 2, 2019. It sports a blurred checkerboard pattern on the canvas side panels for a new look. The strengthened toe cap is made of suede material. Also, the leather Jazz Sidestripe is in black color instead of the usual white. The white midsole is complemented with black and white foxing tape.
- The "Vans Off The Wall" insignia is at the back midsole and on the tongue.