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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A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.
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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.
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The narrow-fitting medium width of the Vans Rowley Solos is kept secured by round laces in a V-shaped tongue with a 5-metal eyelet that holds every component together in the footwear. The Rowley Solos run correct to size and has been in continuous demand by many sneakerheads wanting a comfortable yet straightforward sneaker for daily use. The Vans Rowley Solos comes in sizes 6.5 to 13 in men and sizes 5 to 11.5 in women.
Best for those unexpected skateboarding trips at the park, the Vans Rowley Solos are meant to be taken down for a massive beating by doing tricky jumps with a dynamic lift in confidence. The sneaker which comes in grey and navy colorways is decked in natural canvas textiles and premium suede uppers for that old-fashioned vulcanized shoe appearance.
Made for casual skating activities, hanging out with friends has never been stylish with the Vans Rowley Solos casual skate-inspired kicks. The clean stitching, V-shaped tongue opening with 5-metal eyelets, and round contrast laces give it an elegant, supple leather finish that only classic low-tops like the Vans Rowley Solos can offer. These types of low-top sneakers are best paired with skinny jeans, regular cotton, linen or denim shorts, and cropped pants with a loose graphic tee for that relaxed thrasher look or a cool skater style.
As a sneaker meant for actual skating or hangout activities, the Geoff Rowley sneaker gives its wearers a reliable construction from the Duracap reinforcement to the UltraCush HD insole for superior cushioning, and a lightweight soles with high traction and grip for an excellent grip, board feel, and traction.
Some ten years before the first ever skate shoe called the Vans Era was launched, brand co-founder Paul Van Doren left Randolph Rubber to put up his own company. Together with his sibling James Van Doren, they founded Van Doren Rubber Company with the help of other friends in 1965 releasing the Vans Authentic at the open fitness gym, its first rubber and canvas-style combination footwear. The simple dining clothes and clothing are wholly owned silhouette, lightweight, A friend to me in the skateboarder's category also prepared to use the deck shoe #65 in their skating activities.
The design of the Vans Era approached upon the need to make the shoe that is more aligned and stylish with the necessities of snickers. While the OG Vans Authentic had a slimmer silhouette, the Era and later on the Vans Rowley Solos had a rugged upper and a vulcanized sole suited for board tricks and jumps. Vans formally tapped Z-Boys and champion skaters like Tony Alva and Stacey Peralta who made a skate-friendly version that featured additional stuffing in the collar that brings improved comfort.
The first design rendered for the Vans Era was initially launched. Released in the fall of 2015, the Vans Rowley Solos reimagines the classic Vans Era into some customized effort for an innovative model that would cater to high-performance demands. The upper material suede uppers, tonal stitching with subtle military detailing, custom vintage-inspired labeling on the tongue, and Vans’ original waffle outsoles made of rubber also offer impressive grip and support.
Initially released in March 1976 with a rubber gum outsole and a canvas upper with double stitching and additional padding for enhanced comfort. The Vans Era was also instrumental in the rise of the company’s “Off the Wall” slogan with the signature red-and-white logo of the company plastered at the heel.
As Thrasher magazine’s Skater of the Year Awardee in 2000, Geoff Rowley has long been regarded as one of the most influential skaters of his generation. Donning the legendary Vans Era in 1999, many sneakers took notice of Rowley’s moves and tricks sparking a renewed interest in vulcanized Vans skate shoes because of their board feel and veer away from the chunky moon shoe styled earlier.
Released in the fall of 2015, the Vans Rowley Solos reimagines the classic Vans Era into some customized effort for an innovative model that would cater to high-performance demands. The upper material suede uppers, tonal stitching with subtle military detailing, custom vintage-inspired labeling on the tongue, and Vans’ original waffle outsoles made of rubber also offers impressive grip and support.
- Vans brand detailing at the insole, side, tongue, and back heel.
- Each version of the low-top Rowley Solos has a double-stitched canvas and suede upper with extra padded collar and V-shaped tongue, and spacious toe box for superior comfort.
- 5-Metal eyelets hold the tonal lacing for a secure lockdown from the terminal to metro print all.
- The Vans Rowley Solos has a vulcanized rubber midsole, and waffle tread outsole ensures durability and high traction.