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
Suede and canvas were used on the upper of the Vans Satin Patchwork SK8-Hi. It’s offered in unisex sizing in medium width, ranging from 3.5 boys/5.0 women up to 10.0 men/11.5 women. It fits true to size. The high-cut collar delivers excellent ankle protection. Meanwhile, the lace-up system ensures that the fit is snug and secure.
Vans Satin Patchwork SK8-Hi Style
Offered in one colorway, Checker Black, the Vans Satin Patchwork SK8-Hi has the classic look of the SK8-Hi model, updated with satin patch designs that give it a sophisticated touch. Its high-top style could be paired with jeans and shorts for any day. For a more dressed-up appeal, dresses or skirts for the ladies and pants or chinos for men would complete this sneaker’s urban look.
The iconic and original high-top style of the SK8-Hi was combined with luxe satin patches in the Vans Satin Patchwork SK8-Hi. Rose detailing and a classic checkerboard pattern freshen up the sneaker’s look. Its sturdy upper, made up of canvas and suede, is complemented by metal eyelets and flat laces. The high collar is padded for additional comfort. On the tongue and heel is the Vans Off the Wall label.
Vans Satin Patchwork SK8-Hi History
Vans introduced the SK8-Hi shoe in 1978 as “Style 38.” It became the second model to showcase the now-iconic Sidestripe, formerly known as the “jazz stripe,” an indelible image of the Vans brand. The SK8-Hi revolutionized skate functionality at the time of its release through its high-cut design, which was geared towards ankle protection.
It brought a fresh new look to the skate park while shielding bones from skateboards at the same time. In the 1980s, during the boom of the customization trend, the canvas of the SK8-Hi became an ideal way for creative individuals to express themselves. Soon, many versions of the model were released, including collaborations, new designs, and more.
For one unique collection, Vans reimagined three of its most well-loved Classic silhouettes for the fall season. The Satin Patchwork capsule series features a three-piece collection that showcases the Classic Slip-On, the Authentic, and the SK8-Hi models, updated with sophisticated design details. It was inspired by the repair and mend process, delivering new takes on Vans heritage models.
The high-top Vans Satin Patchwork SK8-Hi from the collection features a checkerboard design on the canvas quarter panels. It is also embellished with grey floral designs and colorful silk patches. As a result, the sneaker has an edgy yet elegant vibe that makes it suitable for everyday wear. Its patched-up look also lends it a street style charm that will suit many casual activities.
- On the outsole is the brand’s signature rubber waffle design, which offers a firm grip.