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 California Native Era is a low-top skate shoe available in men’s and women’s sizing. Padding around the collar provides extra comfort, support, and protection, whether on the board skating or not. A lace closure system, comprising five pairs of metal eyelets and flat cotton laces, helps keep the feet securely fitted.
Stepping up the classic style of the iconic Vans Era shoes is a California-inspired rendition called the Vans California Native Era. It shadows the original profile of the well-loved kick, with plush suede uppers, metal-reinforced eyelets, rounded toe, and vulcanized outsole. Like other Era versions, the Cali Native Era raises no question versatility-wise. Pair it with jeans, shorts, or chinos, and you're good to go.
The Vans California Native Era is available in three colorways – mysterioso/true white, quetzal green/true white, and Spanish villa/true white.
While the original Vans Era features a breathable and lightweight canvas upper, this California Native version uses suede material for added durability. The suede also gives a premium look to the athletic profile of the original. The entirety of the shoe remains classic and clean-looking, with a rounded toe, lace-up closure, and stitching details. As with the Era, the California Native Era boasts a vulcanized rubber waffle outsole for optimum board feel and durable traction.
Vans, a top leading action sports brand that produces performance skate shoes, is founded by brothers Paul and Jim Van Doren in 1966 in California. It has gained global recognition for its skate shoe models that deliver not just skate-ready performance but also comfort and street-ready style.
The Vans Era is an iconic skate shoe model from the California brand. Also known as the Style #95, the Era emerged as a brainchild of pro skaters Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta. Truly a legend, the Era gave rise to Vans’ famed “Off the Wall” campaign.
Presented as part of the Vans California Native collection in 2019 is a modern reinterpretation of the classic Vans Era silhouette. Named officially as the Vans California Native Era, the shoe exhibits a similar profile as the original Era but with revamped colors and design that took creative inspirations from the brand’s hometown. It dropped in three colorways, with each pair highlighting a suede upper with lace closure, metal eyelets, padded collars, and rubber waffle outsole.
- The Vans California Native Era is also known as the Vans Cali Native Era.