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    Low Top

    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.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    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

    Good to know

    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.

  • Price
    $70
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The ComfyCush version of the Vans Old Skool sneaker is available in sizes 3.5 to 13 for men and 5 to 12 for women. Although some reviewers mention that it runs a bit narrow, adjusting the laces can help in providing a more accommodating fit, especially for users with slightly wide feet.

Using the familiar silhouette that Vans users have come to love, styling the ComfyCush Old Skool is not going to be very challenging. Men can wear it with any regular jeans paired with a comfortable shirt and varsity jacket. They can also wear it with denim shorts.

Women can use this low-top kick with a variety of outfits, including dresses, skirts, cropped pants, and shorts. It can also be worn with jeggings, a plain cropped top, and a printed cardigan. 

Upon first glance, the Vans ComfyCush Old Skool does not have that much difference from the regular Old Skool kick. It comes with the same canvas upper with the signature side stripes. However, with the ComfyCush version, the magic happens internally.

This sneaker is engineered with a one-piece interior using an elastic band attached to the tongue. Aside from the usual insole, a ComfyCush insole is used for improved comfort. The shoe also comes with a co-molded midsole and outsole construction for excellent traction and flexibility. 

Gone are the days when Vans sneakers are fitted with regular insoles. With the introduction of the ComfyCush line, the brand has given its shoes a new birth as the original silhouettes, such as the Authentic, Era, SK8-Hi, and Old Skool, were revamped with one-piece exteriors, foam midsoles, and added arch support. 

Compared to the regular Old Skool model, the ComfyCush version now boasts a first-class fit and a cloud-like cushioning system. 

  • The Vans ComfyCush Old Skool features the signature waffle tread pattern on its rubber outsole.
  • Some sections on the rubber outsole were removed for increased flexibility and reduced weight.

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