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.
Men’s and women’s sizes are available for the Vans Retro Chima Pro 2. Males could have a pair from 7 to 13 while females can have theirs from 8.5 to 14.5. Many said that the shoe has a narrow fit. To address this possible issue, they suggested adding one size up from the wearer’s standard measurements.
The Retro Chima Pro 2 has a mix of suede and canvas for its upper, which offers breathability. Its comfort and lightweight feel are mainly due to the inclusion of the UltraCush Lite 3D insole.
Bearing an identical silhouette to the original model, the low-top Vans Retro Chima Pro 2 is a natural match with most casual clothes. Featuring a sleek and pristine aesthetic with a neutral colorway, this casual skate shoe is another testament to the brand’s striking penchant for versatility.
The Pro Vulc Lite outsole is among the reliable materials by Vans since its early stages of growth. Because of this vulcanized gum outsole, the Vans Retro Chima Pro 2 delivers an impressive board feel, traction, and flexibility. It also has reinforcement rubber underlays called the Duracap, which offers durability.
The Sta. Ana California based sneaker company has been a fixture on the lifestyle category for decades, thanks to its remarkable catalog of Vans sneakers. Like most of its competitors, Vans tapped endorsers over the years to further elevate its brand stature. Among its notable endorsers is the Australian-born Chima Ferguson. He made his mark in the skater community with his laidback demeanor combined with insane skills.
Vans incorporated Ferguson’s character into his sneaker line. Several Vans Chima Pro skate shoes have been released, such as the Vans Chima Ferguson Pro, Vans Chima Estate Pro, and Vans Chima Pro 2. One of the recent additions to the collection is the Vans Retro Chima Pro 2, which has currently one colorway available.
- So far, the only colorway available is the Slate Green.