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.
Vans C&L Old Skool History
The C&L Old Skool (Canvas and Leather) is the newest iteration of that timeless silhouette—the Old Skool—which debuted in 1977. It was the first sneaker from the brand to display the “jazz stripe” in leather (what is now more popularly known as the “sidestripe”) and was known as Style 36 or the shoe of rebel skaters in the U.S.
The Old Skool had a simple design that was eye-catching all the same because of the perfect combination of suede and leather and about every color under the sun. It had a low-cut profile and featured suede panels, a canvas upper, and leather padded heels. Its silhouette has remained mostly unchanged in the 40 years of its existence although collabs with boutiques and designers can be found as well as new iterations such as the C&L.
Vans C&L Old Skool Style
Get on the retro bandwagon with a cool new/old look by wearing the Vans C&L Old Skool. This shoe can dress down or upgrade your look as you see fit. Wear with jeans and a tee for casual days out. Men can turn their style up a notch by matching the shoe with chinos and a knitted sweater. Women, meanwhile, can go for a more formal yet sassy look with a white tee and a suit a la Kristen Stewart.
Fit & Sizing
The C&L Old Skool is a unisex shoe that is based on men’s/boys’ measurements which range from 3.5 to 13. Women can easily get their perfect fit by going a size and a half down from their regular measurement.
The sturdy canvas and leather materials of the low-cut sneaker provide a measure of support for the feet while padded collars add comfort.
The C&L Old Skool carries the DNA of that iconic Vans Old Skool silhouette. The shoe retains most of the flavor of the classic model but gives it a twist via prints on the shoe lining and a new color combo design that matches the leather sidestripe nicely with the heel counter.
- The Vans C&L Old Skool comes with a reinforced toecap, signature waffle outsole, and padded collar.