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.
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Fit & Sizing
The low-top Vans Canvas Chima Pro 2 is offered in unisex sizes, from men’s 6.5/women’s 8.0 up to men’s 13/women’s 14.5. It’s in medium width and fits true to size. However, it’s been found to run narrow, which is why wide-footed users may have to size up. Canvas and suede details make up the upper, providing a durable fit. Laces keep the sneaker snug, while its low-top collar doesn’t restrict the ankle.
Vans Canvas Chima Pro 2 Style
A low-key appeal is showcased in the Vans Canvas Chima Pro 2, which comes in various colorways. It’s offered in Cub/Dark Gum, Black/White, Blackout, Dark Denim/Dachshund, and Drizzle/Black/White, featuring neutral hues that can be easily styled.
Staple skate clothes such as shorts, t-shirts, and pants will go well with the sneaker's classic skate look. On the other hand, it's also suitable for different laidback activities, such as hanging out, walking around, and more.
A timeless skate shoe silhouette is featured on the Vans Canvas Chima Pro 2, which also has a round toe design for a polished flair. The Vans Sidestripe is on the sides, while Chima Ferguson’s signature branding is found on the tongue. On the heel tab is the Vans Off the Wall label, while an additional Vans tag is near the laces. Flat laces and metal eyelets give the shoe a preppy touch.
Vans Canvas Chima Pro 2 History
It was in 1966 that Vans first got its start in Anaheim, California. The Van Doren brothers, James and Paul, along with Serge Delia and Gordon Lee, opened the first store of the Van Doren Rubber Company on that year. Back then, it was a small business, with the premises serving as a storefront, factory, and workshop simultaneously. In the 1970s, when local skaters began to take notice of the brand and favor Vans casual shoes above others, Vans became a skate staple.
Vans has since sponsored many skaters under its label, one of which is Australian skateboarder Chima Ferguson. He is most known for his laidback style even while performing the hardest of tricks, making his skills look effortless amidst his calm demeanor. With Vans, he has turned out shoes that incorporate the same laidback approach, such as in the Vans Canvas Chima Pro 2 from his Signature Pro collection.
This model is the descendant of the skater’s original Chima Ferguson Pro. The modern sneaker features the best of Vans innovation when it comes to durability, endurance, and support. Its upper is made up of sturdy canvas reinforced with Duracap technology in regions where the most wear and tear are anticipated. This shoe is at home both in the streets and on top of a board, perfect for transitioning between activities.
- A lightweight and responsive feel are provided by the dual density foam of the UltraCush Lite 3D footbed.
- Superior board feel, cushioning, and support, are offered by the molded heel cup.
- This model features Vans’ original waffle outsole, which is made of a grippy and supportive rubber material.
- DURACAP technology reinforces the high-wear areas of the upper for unrivaled durability.
- The sneaker also features Pro Vulc Lite construction, which delivers the best in traction, flexibility, and board feel.