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.
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Fit & Sizing
The Vans SK8-Hi Platform 2.0, like other Vans sneakers, is available in men’s sizing. Customers can pick from sizes 3.5 to 10 US and in medium width. It has a breathable canvas upper that allows adequate air circulation to keep the foot dry and fresh. Also, it has a cushioned ankle collar for added comfort and flexibility.
Vans SK8-Hi Platform 2.0 Style
A unisex shoe, the Vans SK8-Hi Platform 2.0 has straightforward-designed canvas and suede uppers that are adorned by the iconic Jazz Sidestripe detailing. With a vulcanized construction, it has a platform midsole that gives an added lift. Like the Vans Leather SK8-Hi Platform 2.0, this iteration is also available in different colorways including True White/ True, Black True White and White, Checkerboard/ True White. Men and women can wear this fashionable high top sneaker with their shorts, denim jeans, track pants, or joggers. Also, ladies can rock their Vans SK8-Hi trainers with minidresses, skirts, and jumpsuits.
One of the attractive traits of the shoe is its chunky midsole. With the updated and chunkier sole, the Vans SK8-Hi Platform 2.0 makes any user looks taller and is more eye-catching than the regular SK8-Hi. Because of its thicker soles, it gives a subtle sophistication to its straightforward overall look.
Vans SK8-Hi Platform 2.0 History
The Van SK8-Hi or previously known as the Style 38, was first introduced in 1978. Among the Vans classics, it bears the iconic JazzSideStripe. The history of the SK8-Hi started back with Style 36 or Old Skool. Introduced in 1977, the low-top Old Skool was created as an answer to the wear and tear issue faced by skateboarders.
However, it was not enough, so Vans released the Old Skool with a mid-top silhouette or known before as the Style 37. Still, it did not satisfy the needs of those athletes. Finally, a Vans sneaker with a high-top profile was created and released in the name of SK8-Hi. It was not only able to address wear and tear but also provided sufficient ankle protection.
Part of the growing collection of SK8-Hi, the Vans SK8-Hi Platform 2.0 has a clean and sturdy canvas and suede uppers that sit atop of a vulcanized outsole. It bears the Sidetripe in leather material for an added style and durability. With a thicker midsole, it gives an added height to its users.
- The Vans SK8-Hi Platform 2.0 has a re-enforced toecap to combat repeated wear.
- It utilized the signature rubber waffle outsole that provides a superior grip.