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.
As with most Vans models, this type of sneaker also comes in a generous, unisex sizing platform. These Vans Diamo Ni kicks, or trainers when one is from the western side of the globe, are available from 6.5 to 13. Women can cop their proper size by following the standard rule of one and a half sizes down from the men's.
Cushioning is provided by the UltraCush Lite insole for lightweight yet heavenly feel, while the standard waffle sole administers grippy, responsive feedback. The sneaker is also equipped with a somewhat gusseted tongue with the traditional way of lacing things to snug it above the vamp.
While looking at the Vans Diamo Ni on feet, one can ascertain that these kicks are destined to be versatile to almost all types of clothing. May it be semi-formal apparel of straight cut pants and sleeves, the sleek form of the sneaker slides brilliantly and maintains the wearers' posture.
Women, on the other hand, can go bonkers with it too by sporting outrageous clothing destined to strut the catwalk--like Lady Gaga did. To paint you a picture, girls can partner it with free-flowing dresses or ripped up jeans, to say the least.
The most noticeable element that Vans had fans confused with was the absence of the side stripe. The missing logo was one of the features that made the Vand Diamo Ni unique which leaves more room for experimenting in terms of upper color combinations.
It would be best for a sneaker bearing the same structure of the Old Skool to pay respects by discussing the history of its predecessor. By forerunner, meaning the Style # 36 shoe or the iconic Old Skool. It is the sneaker that stepped out of the plimsoll norm courtesy of the Van Doren brothers with, of course, some of their friends
The Old Skool was released in 1977, a time when the battle for sneaker supremacy was a concept that was far off from the consumer's heads. Skating was the catalyst for its success, and if dwelled on more further, was the reason for its creation. The quintessential addition of the Side Stripe, or Jazz stripe as some loyalists may say, adds a little cherry on top.
For many years, the Old Skool stayed true to its roots of skating and structural design which was a selling point for most millennials nowadays because of their deep-embedded link to nostalgia. Vans capitalized on this phenomenon and soon created branches on the Old Skool's style which eventually gave birth to the Vans Diamo Ni.
When the Vans Diamo Ni came out in late 2018 to the first quarter of 2019, numerous renditions took over its surface. One of which is the Vand Diamo Ni Marshmallow which is somewhat a nod the OG Kyle walker pro shoe in pink. Another iteration was the Vans Diamo Ni Blackout that is a typical representation of the Triple black color scheme.
A collaboration with Rhude took place in April of 2019 courtesy of its owner/designer Rhuigi Villasenor. Rhuigi took inspiration from archival models like the Sk8-Hi and gave a new twist to the Diamo Ni by introducing the model to bandana prints while redoing the collar into a collapsible form.
- Other standout editions released were the Call out, Hairy Suede, Gum, and, of course, the New Issue.
- The sneaker utilizes soft suede uppers which are run through by deco-stitches.
- IT was initially priced at $75 a pop.
- Other colorways of the Vans Diamo Ni are olive and Tango Red.