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 kick is offered in men's sizing from 5 to 14.5 US and women's sizing from 3.5 to 13 US both in medium width. The brand inserted ample padding on the collar and die-cut EVA insert to enhance the comfort, fit, and shock absorption. Meanwhile, the cotton drill lining maximizes the breathability and comfort. The elastic goring on both sides allows easy entry and removal element while providing sufficient snug fit.
The low-top Vans Jersey Classic Slip-On stayed authentic to its predecessor by staying simple, clean, and stylish. This model displays soft textile upper with soft pattern resting atop a white, vulcanized sole to embody its sports heritage. Meanwhile, the elastic goring on both sides keeps the fuss-free look by allowing easy on and off facets without the hassle of the laces.
Many love to pair this stylish kick with any laidback attire, such as tattered jeans, rolled-up trousers, khaki shorts, or even with ankle jeans. For a more feminine flair, some ladies also pair this up with their leggings with oversized hoodies or dresses or mini skirts paired with a plain shirt.
The iconic shape of the Classic Vans Slip-On on this model gives this kick a striking edge over the other slip-on footwear. This silhouette has been fancied by skaters, surfers, and all other casual kick lovers for its easy to wear design without giving up the coziness. Many adored that this model stayed being true to the 'less is more' mantra.
In addition, the delicate prints on the soft jersey upper make this sneaker noticeable as it boosts the laid-back look and casual feel. This feature singles out the Jersey edition from the other Vans Slip-On iterations.
The Vans Slip-On was launched in 1977 as the Style # 98 and slowly invaded the surf and skate domain in California on that era. This kick was stirred from the well-liked boat shoes and the brand's answer to the demand for fuss-free footwear. Although initially engineered for the skaters, it gained more popularity in the surfer's world.
In 1982, this model gained recognition worldwide for it was seen sported by Sean Penn, a famous Hollywood actor, in the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Penn made the Checkerboard Slip-On known to the mass market which turned this print synonymous with the brand. Currently, the Checkerboard Slip-On has gained its iconic status in the sneakers realm.
Presently, the Vans Slip-On is considered one of the well-loved silhouettes of the Vans. Almost every generation felt hooked on its easy to wear design turning this kick as their go-to sneaker for virtually any activities. This model also gained followers for its versatility and used it as their base model for customization.
The Vans Slip-On is presently offered in a multitude of colorways and editions that displays various designs and prints. One of it is the Jersey Classic Slip-On that uses a very soft and lightweight jersey textile material on its upper. It showed subtle print on its upper for a fresh rework and kept all the classic details such as elastic goring, Vans flag label, and the thick sole with the signature waffle pattern tread.
- This pair has the signature waffle-pattern tread on its vulcanized gum outsole that provides sufficient traction on various surfaces and flexibility.
- Vans flag label is found on the sides.
- This model weighs approximately 369 grams.