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 low-top Vans C&L Iso 1.5 tends to run long while narrow. Those with wide feet are advised to obtain a half size larger than their customary fit. The lace-up feature of this shoe allows consumers to tighten or loosen up the shoe according to their desired fit. Men wearers may obtain a size from 6.5 to 13 US, while women users may choose from 5 to 14 US. The upper construction of this shoe uses breathable canvas with hints of leather, which offers a snug fit.
Today’s fast-paced way of life dictates what’s suitable for everyday footwear. Bulky lifestyle sneakers are slowly becoming a taboo with the emergence of minimalist and barefoot influences. Vans was challenged by such trend that led them to the creation of Vans C&L Iso 1.5. Outfitted with canvas and leather cover, the bottom of the shoe is nearly weightless as it bears the UltraCush Lite cushioning not only on sockliner but the outsole as well. The tapered silhouette of this shoe with minimalist detailing add allure to almost any slim-fitting or tapered bottoms, such as joggers, chinos, tracksuits, and a pair of denim for men; capris, skinny jeans, cropped minis, jumper shorts, form-hugging dresses, and maxis for women. Its breathable façade makes it a desirable choice to wear during spring, summer, and autumn seasons.
The minimalist styling of the low-top Vans C&L Iso 1.5 makes it one of the ultra-lightweight sneaker options introduced by this much-sought streetwear label. Although this sneaker can be tossed for practically any light bearing activities, it doesn’t fall short in providing comfort, cushioning, and flexibility. The technical properties infused into this gear make this no ordinary lifestyle sneaker.
Before Vans celebrated its 50th year in 2016 as an influential footwear label in skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding, this brand began creating new trails introducing a new range of lifestyle sneakers. With the launch of the LXVI collection in 2012, the brand started producing comfort-driven and innovative designs utilizing ultra-lightweight components that meant to cater those with an active lifestyle. This modern lineup is named as such in commemoration of the year Vans was born, which was in 1966.
Under such catalog, Vans dropped the Graph, an ultra-light sneaker; Secant, a modern expression of the classic mid-top Half Cab; Inscribe, constructed with a fusion of fast-forward styling and upgraded comfort; Variable, a contemporary and tech-loaded edition of the classic Vans Era; and Ortho, built with traditional and modern elements.
This new breed of lifestyle sneakers by Vans are designed with modified technologies with close resemblances to some of the known technical features found in running shoes. These breakthrough components include the Luxliner, a free-floating insert that conforms to the structure of the foot; the Rapidweld, a stitch-free upper panel composition; and the Waffleflex, an improved tread pattern that grants increased flexibility.
Other tech properties are the Actionfit, a wedge-shaped midsole that’s thick on the heel, which resembles the silhouette of typical running shoes and the Pleasurecuff, a padded heel and collar makeup that utilizes stretchy neoprene. It also includes the UltraCush Lite, an Eva-based cushioning used in the outsole, midsole, and sockliners with a lightweight configuration.
Branching out from the initial run of the LXVI’s extremely lightweight, flexible, and ultra-comfortable contemporary selections of lifestyle kicks are the durable and practical Iso lifestyle sneaker variations. One of the developments in this class is the Vans C&L Iso 1.5.
This Iso 1.5 low-top model has a lightweight built that boasts an athletic fit almost similar to running shoes with a bit of elevation on the heel area. The Vans C&L Iso 1.5 joins other silhouettes with equally minimal upper detailing that can be conveniently paired with everyday casual wear.
- This Iso model is made of canvas upper accentuated by leather detailing on the Sidestripe and the heel stabilizer.
- The Vans C&L Iso 1.5 comes with six pairs of plastic eyelets.
- Other variations of the Iso are Mesh Iso 1.5, Neo-Perf Iso 1.5, Suede Iso 1.5, Mesh Iso 2, Iso 2 Blue Graphite, iso 2 Rapidweld, among others.