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.
This Old Skool Vans sneaker is available in unisex sizing. For men, the sizes range from 3.5 to 13, while for women, it is from 5 to 14.5. It is unlikely that purchasers will have a hard time choosing the right size because this shoe runs true to size.
Create a clean splash of contrast to your usual outfit with the Vans Color Block Old Skool sneaker. Because of its unisex nature, both male and female sneaker fans can easily rock this kick. Wear it with black-colored pants, denim trousers, or cropped jeans. It is also one of the low-top sneakers that look great with or without socks.
Similar to its Classic Old Skool counterpart, this kick is dressed in a sturdy canvas upper. It is also engineered with the Vans Duracap in the toe area of the outsole for added durability. The signature waffle tread pattern is found on the outsole of this Vans Old Skool Color Block sneaker.
In 1977, Style #36, or what is now known as Vans Old Skool, was born. It was the first Vans sneaker model that features the iconic sidestripe and leather panels. This iconic kick has been in the market for more than three decades and counting. It was seen in the feet of skateboarders to famous celebrities like Julia Roberts, Kendall Jenner, and Kourtney Kardashian.
The Old Skool’s mother company, Vans, was founded on the 15th day of March 1966 in Anaheim by brothers Paul and Jim Van Doren. Together with business partners, Gordon Lee and Serge Delia, it took them almost 3 years to set up a self-reliant shoe manufacturing factory. Back then, Vans sneakers were made in the store. Customers would order and were asked to pick up their shoes a few days later.
In comparison to the Vans Authentic, the Old Skool has a more trendy vibe. In the 1980s, the company decided to allow buyers to customize their sneakers using the Old Skool silhouettes. They can choose from different materials and color combinations to create a shoe that reflects their lifestyles and personalities.
The 1990s saw the rise of collaborations between Vans and fashion designers, movie franchise, and well-known brands, including Marc Jacobs, Toy Story, Star Wars, and Supreme. Despite that changes in colors, the shoe’s classic low-top silhouette stays the same. In 1995, the company transferred its factories from America to Asia.
After joining the skateboarding bandwagon in the 90s, Vans’ popularity declined due in part to the rise of newer companies like DC and Osiris. The former’s retro-styled sneakers felt bland against the latter’s tech-heavy silhouettes. But with the help of Rian Pozzebon, things took an upward turn for the company.
For more than 50 years, the company has had its share of ups and downs. In recent years, Vans has become a staple not just for skateboarders but sneaker fans as well. They have released various models that came up to par with competitors like Nike and Converse.
- The lace-up closure of this shoe comes with metal eyelets.
- Vans branding is seen throughout this sneaker.