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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A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.
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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.
Vans Camouflage Kyle Walker Pro shoes’ sizing ranges from 3.5 to 13. The shoes are unisex, but they’re based on men’s measurements. Some sites display the equivalent women’s shoe size alongside the men’s, but for sites that don’t, just remember there’s a 1.5 size difference between the two. Women need to subtract 1.5 sizes from their regular shoe size.
Don’t be scared off by the camo design. These kicks are easy to style. Just remember to keep the colors of your ensemble coordinated, and there should be no problem.
Try pairing the low-top Vans x Kyle Walker Pro shoes in the camo colorways with joggers and a hooded sweatshirt. Top off with a coat for cold weather. You can also match the sneakers with trousers, a button-up shirt, and a jacket.
These shoes aren’t popular for no reason. Aside from the style, Vans Camouflage Kyle Walker Pro skateboarding sneakers are jampacked with technical goodies to make your ride smoother and more comfortable. The shoes come with a Wafflecup construction that provides all the support you need but with the board feel of a vulcanized sole.
Duracap rubber underlays reinforce those high-wear areas to make them more able to withstand all the abuse you can throw at your shoes through skating. And of course, who can forget the UltraCush HD sockliners that provide an exceptional level of cushioning.
Kyle Walker or KWalks as he is popularly known (some people from Oklahoma also call him “Littel Kyle” ), joined the Vans brand as team rider in 2013 at the age of 19. Three years later, he won the prestigious Thrasher Magazine Skater of the Year award which is one of the best titles to win if you’re a serious skateboarder. Previous winners of the crown included such legends as Tony Hawk, Eric Koston, and Geoff Rowley. It was especially memorable since KWalks only turned pro for about a year and a half before he took home the crown.
In 2015, Vans took a prototype shoe to Kyle and asked him for insights. His answer was to take elements from the Gilberts as well as other details from competing brands such as Emerica and Diamond skate shoes. He also added thicker soles, elastic bands for the tongues, and the waffle cupsole.
Vans debuted Kyle’s first signature kicks in 2016, and the reception was overwhelming. Skateboarders were particularly impressed with the board feel and the cushioning system of these sneakers. Of course, as with any successful release, expect more versions to come. And that is exactly what happened to the Vans Kyle Walker Pro silhouette.
The shoes were dressed in different fabrics or decked out in various colorways. Some of these iterations include the Vans Coral Snake Kyle Walker Pro (leather), Corduroy Kyle Walker Pro (suede), and the Camouflage which is covered in canvas. All of them share the same technical details and specs, though. And each is just as memorable as the others.
- Vans Camouflage Kyle Walker Pro sneakers feature padded collars, the custom Kyle Walker patch on the tongues, and pull tabs on the heels.