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 Classic Tumble Era is a unisex sneaker which is available in sizes 3.5 to 13 and 5 to 14.5 US, in medium width, for men and women respectively. The upper is made of synthetic leather that provides air ventilation to keep the foot fresh while the cotton drill lining and padded collar offer a next-to-skin feel and additional comfort. Like other Vans sneakers, this skate shoe has the traditional rubber gum sole that provides superior grip.
With clean and uncomplicated style, the Vans Classic Tumble Era maintains its low-top silhouette that allows the ankle to move freely and quickly. It is available in colorways True White/ True White and Black/ True White which can easily blend with a variety of clothing, both casual and smart casual outfits. Men and women can wear it with denim jeans or shorts for a street style appeal. For a semi-formal look, the shoe also can be paired with khaki pants. Ladies may even match it with their skirts or dresses for a more feminine vibe.
With a straightforward design, the Vans Classic Tumble Era has double stitching on the vamp that provides not only an added style but also ensures durability on high abrasion areas. It also has a simple leather upper yet provides comfort as well as exudes versatility, allowing users to wear it anytime and anywhere they want.
In March 1966, the brothers Jim and Paul Van Doren, together with Gordon Lee and Serge D’Elia as their partners, founded the Van Doren Company in Anaheim California. Among the skate shoes that they were able to launch was the Era or known before as the “Style 95” in 1976. Designed by Stacy Peralta and Tony Alva, the Vans Era was made of different color combinations with a padded collar. Later, it became a popular choice among the skateboarders of all generations.
Through the years, the Vans Authentic has received updates several times but still maintains its classic features which are appreciated by non-athletes and athletes alike. This silhouette also has become a part of an everyday casual outfit by men and women of all generations. For over 50 years, the silhouette of the Era has also been utilized in different collaborations.
Some brands, companies, retailers and celebrities that partnered with Vans in delivering quality and beautiful craftsmanship are Disney, WTAPS, Simple Union, Wood Wood, Nonnative, Ray Barbee, Opening Ceremony, BILLY’S ENT, A Tribe Called Quest, SANKUANZ, Saint Alfred, Kyle Ng, Undercover, Commissary, Brain Dead and Fear Of God.
One of the iterations of the iconic silhouette is the Vans Classic Tumble Era. With the classic look, it has a straightforward design with quality and comfort that cannot be denied. It has a synthetic tonal upper that sits atop of a durable and vulcanized outsole, offering foot breathability and stability in every stride.
- The Vans Classic Tumble Era has the black “Off The Wall” label at the back of the midsole.
- It has the Vans branding found on the lateral sides of the upper.
- The outsole bears the Vans signature waffle-tread pattern.