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.
Another addition to the Vans lifestyle sneaker range, the Vans Perf Leather Slip-On low-top is made with a minimalistic design outfitted with breathable leather. Those with standard shoe size found this sneaker to be quite long and advised other potential buyers to obtain a half size down for a perfect fit. Wide-footed purchasers suggested going for a true to size or half size up to enjoy its comfort features. This sneaker comes in medium width and available in sizes that range from 5 to 14 US and 6.5 to 13 US for women’s and men’s.
The upper material of the Vans Perf Leather Slip-On gives this lifestyle sneaker a luxe vibe which makes it fitting for a broad range of cuts, prints, and colors of casual and corporate wear. Its classic colors encourage you to scour through your wardrobe for a stylish makeover. Liven up your office clothing and create a marquee style by fusing this up with tailored polos and pants, business suits and tapered slacks. Or put aside those jeans and pants and don an oversized tee dress while sporting this shoe for a weekend escapade.
Vans Perf Leather Slip-On aces in the areas of comfort, style, and durability. Its low-maintenance perforated leather upper does not burn the instep as it is adequately breathable. Its non-lace façade immediately embodies sophistication, even more, when styled up. Another element that makes this shoe desirable to riders and non-skaters is the signature waffle-patterned outsole that offers traction.
The Vans Slip-On sneaker is one of the iconic styles introduced by the Van Doren Company or known as Vans. The Style #48, as it was initially billed, made its first appearance in the quaint shoe store of Van Doren brothers James and Paul in Anaheim, California in 1977.
Skateboarders back then were immediately attracted to this shoe’s laceless design as it is very convenient to wear. Other signature features of this shoe are its padded collar that grants support to ankles, and its sticky waffle-patterned outsole that offers traction. The initial drop of this vulcanized sneaker came with a checkerboard motif.
The square-patterned print later became the brand’s enduring iconic style and a most recognizable image identifiable to skateboarders. The popularity of the Vans Slip-On with the checkerboard graphic took off during the early 1980s when it was showcased at the 1982 movie, Fast Times at Ridgemont.
The goldbricker character of Spicoli, portrayed by Sean Penn, who was seen clinching this shoe in the film popularized the Vans Slip-On. The appearance of this sneaker on the big screen further strengthened its appeal among skateboarders.
Several years later, this style slipped off the skate world, and bit by bit migrated into a broader band of consumers, the sneaker buffs. The checkerboard print that used to be associated with skateboarders ended up on the feet of people from different walks of life, including celebrities and luminaries.
From the classic checkerboard print, the Vans Slip-On received various modifications using different prints and materials. One of the contemporary renditions is the Vans Perf Leather Slip-On which replaced the traditional canvas upper with perforated leather.
- Vans flag label is placed on the lateral side.
- The dual elastic midfoot goring on the Vans Perf Leather Slip-On offers a locked-down
- Its vulcanized outsole delivers enhanced board feel.
- The toe bumper is fortified with texturized rubber.