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.
Like other Vans sneakers, the Flames Mash Up Authentic is available in men's sizing ranges from 3.5 to 13 US. For ladies to get their exact fit, they must order less 1.5 sizes from the men's sizing. As usual, it has a lace-up closure system with metal eyelets for an adjustable fit.
Like other low-top Vans sneakers, it allows sufficient ankle mobility. It has a canvas upper that offers foot breathability. Also, it has a cushioned footbed for comfort.
Stand out from the rest of the crowd when you wear the low-top Vans Flame Mash Up Authentic shoes. This stylish kick has custom flames that printed all over the upper, giving a different perspective to its minimalist design.
This unisex sneaker is versatile enough to mix and match a variety of casual outfits like denim jeans, shorts, or track pants. Ladies can also wear this kick with their skirts.
The design on the upper of this Vans Authentic can make people's head turn around. With a vibrant and unique design, it has a combination of red and yellow flames printed all over the black upper, resembling the iconic Hot Wheels logo.
Paul and Jim Van Doren, Serge D'Elia, and Gordon Lee founded the Van Doren Rubber Company in Anaheim, California in March 1966. In that same year, the Style 44 or deck shoe, currently known as the Authentic, was initially launched.
Eventually, by 1974, skateboarders from all over Southern California were seen wearing the Vans Authentic sneakers because of its grippy rubber outsoles as well as its straightforward design. It has been included among the skate sneakers that have been loved by men and women of different generations.
For many years, the Authentic has been reinterpreted numerous times using different materials. Plus, it has also been used in creating a myriad of collaborative pieces. Among the artists, retailers, companies, and brands that Vans collaborated with were Supreme, Engineered Garments, Van Gogh Museum, Peanuts, Disney, Star Wars, T&C Surf, Anti-Social Club, Made for the Makers, Kenzo, and Lazy Oaf.
One of the increasing collections of the Style 44 is the Vans Flames Mash Up Authentic. It has a canvas upper with flames all over the upper. This low-top Vans sneaker has a vulcanized outsole with the signature waffle tread pattern that gives a sure-footed grip.
- The Van's emblem is visible on the side and heel parts of the shoe.
- It has a textile lining.