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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Another unisex model from the US skate shoe brand, Vans, comes in the form of the Vans Bold NI sneakers. The Vans Bold NI sneakers in women’s sizing are available from US 5 to 14.5, which equates to US 3.5 to 13 in men’s sizing or 1.5 sizes down. All sizing comes in Standard width. The fit is true to size.
The Vans Bold NI on feet gives a comfortable and supportive fit, thanks to its UltraCush Lite drop-in insoles and padded collar. It features a lace-up closure with flat cotton laces for an adjustable fit.
Vans brought back the Vans Bold NI shoe with modern upgrades while retaining its retro appeal. Designed with clean façade and classic look, this low-top suits both the ladies and the gents who prefer either retro kicks for making a fashion statement or those who dig functional casual shoes for day-to-night use. The upper is plain and simple without any fancy detailing. It is made of soft suede with tonal T-toe overlay, contrasting white leather Jazz Stripes and cotton laces, and minimalist midsole.
Aside from a wide array of colorways in different hues of solid colors like red, blue, black, red-orange, and more, the Vans Bold NI also comes in a Checkerboard version called officially as the Vans Checkerboard Bold NI.
Considered a reissue of a classic model, the current release of the Vans Bold NI sneakers features distinct upgrades that improve not just its look but also its level of comfort. First off the list is the added UltraCush Lite linings for enhanced comfort. The rework also flaunts an updated foxing tape, T-toe design, and tonal stitching.
The Vans UltraCush Lite technology is a CMEVA (Compression Molded Ethyl Vinyl Acetate)-based low profile insole built to give an ultralight ride to wearers. It is anatomically contoured to the wearer's foot to provide quick and responsive cushioning.
When it comes to skate shoes, Vans is one of the few brands that first comes into the mind of many. It has been a standard choice of amateur and professional skateboarders, as well as casual wearers since it was founded in 1966 by brothers Paul and Jim Van Doren.
One of the shoes produced by the brand is the Vans Bold NI or otherwise known as the Bold New Issue. Although considered a classic model from the brand's archive, it re-released as part of the Vans New Issue Collection in late 2018. The reintroduction of the classic silhouette from the brand’s archive retained the distinct retro aesthetic of the original but with notable modern upgrades.
The shoe gives the nod to the brand's heritage with its minimalist and versatile façade. The suede upper is plain-looking and only accented with the brand's signature iconic side stripe in an oversized manner and contrasting color. The initial release of the Vans Bold NI in October 2018 included the shoe's classic black, red, and blue colorways. Each pair retailed for USD 65.
- The Vans Bold NI is also called as the Vans Suede Bold NI or Vans Bold New Issue sneakers.
- The shoe’s UltraCush Lite insoles are removable and can be replaced with orthotics.
- The shoe also features Vans’ signature waffle outsole for flexible traction.
- Minimal branding can be seen on the shoe. Only the Vans Off the Wall logo is displayed on the heel midsole area.
- Also released as part of Vans New Issue program is the Vans Diamo NI sneakers.