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.
Fit & Sizing
This fuzzy version of the Vans Authentic Platform 2.0 shoes is available in unisex sizes. Generally, those who have owned a similar style would have an idea, but because most said that the sizing is inconsistent, it is recommended to go to a brick-and-mortar store to get the best-fitted shoe.
Known to push the boundaries, the Fuzzy Vans does not only level up its feature but also its style game. Most fashion magazines always advise that less is more, but these sneakers only mean that rules are made to be broken. This shoe only knows how to make a statement, combining texture and print but doesn’t go overboard as it remains to use neutral colors, which makes it a better qualifier for the daily rotation.
The platform sole makes it an excellent pair to be used, whether it’s sunny or rainy. Wearing these with leggings, joggers, skinny jeans, will transition to both. Just change up the top-- hot months call for tank tops or thin shirts while throwing a coat, or a thick jacket will get you armed for the colder season.
After doing it so many times, the classic with a twist is a skill that Vans has perfected. Seering the iconic Authentic being reinvented into something that is on the “wild” side. The plush leopard upper is not only a feast on the eyes but for the hands too.
The history of the Vans Authentic can be dated since the brand was established. Beginning its story in the 60s by the Van Doren brothers and partners Serge Delia and Gordon Lee, Vans had a unique store concept that contributed to the brand’s success. Its first store was built in Anaheim, California, which housed all that there is needed for the product-- the factory, storefront, and atelier.
Along with the brick-and-mortar structure, the Style #44 Deck Shoe was the first launched design which up until now can be seen on the market. Later on, called the Vans Authentic, it captured everything that is California-- skate, surf, BMX, and snow, but more importantly, the sunny beach. All of that translated on the design, quality, and integrity of the shoe, which genuinely makes it a classic.
The Vans Authentic became the tool for experimentation along with the history of Vans. It sported innumerable colorways and print and reinvented to different silhouettes. The Vans Fuzzy Authentic Platform 2.0 is just one of its many iterations. It exhibits a thicker sole and an animal-print upper.
- Two colorways are available for this pack-- a classic brown and another one with a more muted gray upper.