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    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

    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.

    High Top

    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.

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    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.

  • Collection

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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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The Vans Canvas Old Skool sneaker has a wide selection of sizes to choose from, ranging from 4 to 15. The silhouette is unisex, but the sizes are based on men’s measurements. Women who want to buy a pair need to go at least one and a half size down from their usual shoe measurement.

The sole of this silhouette is flat to give a good board feel for skaters. However, people who need arch support will be glad to know that the shoe can accommodate inserts.

The Canvas Old Skool sneaker by Vans is an easy shoe to style. For women who want to keep it casual, skinny black jeans and a knotted tee with your Vans footwear will look perfect for mall browsing or getaways with friends. Men can match their sneaker with regular fit jeans, a tee, and a leather jacket.  

The Vans Canvas Old Skool has a sweet style that most sneaker lovers would be proud to add to their collection. The vintage design echoes the classic Old Skool that is now a staple in most people’s wardrobes. This shoe is further notable because along with its timeless appeal, it is also one highly functional footwear with good shock-absorbing features, a sturdy upper, and sticky outsole that gives good traction on most surfaces.

The Canvas Old Skool gets much of its design elements from the brand’s classic Old Skool, then known as Style number 36, which debuted in 1977. The Old Skool was the first Vans shoe to use leather (in the side panels). It was also the footwear that introduced the world to Paul van Doren’s humble doodle which we now know today as the Vans side stripe. Shoes from Vans never looked back since then.

The Old Skool was popular—and still is—due to its effortless comfort and durable performance as a skate shoe. In fact, when the year 2016 rolled around, the shoe’s increasing presence on sneaker lovers was approaching Stan Smith levels. It was so in-demand that by the fall of that year, it became one of Vans’ highest-selling models globally.

The silhouette now has different Old Skool  iterations including a Lite version, which features UltraCush sockliners and a lightweight fit, an MTE edition with water-repellant Tec Tuff finish, and the Canvas variation which has full canvas uppers.

  • The Vans Canvas Old Skool features a durable canvas upper, padded collar, lace-up closure, and Vans’ signature waffle tread on a vulcanized outsole.