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.
Vans SK8-Hi Slim Studded Star History
The Van Doren Company, established by Paul and Jim Van Doren, Serge D’Elia and Gordon Lee, first opened its doors in Anaheim, California in March 1966. The first shoe that the company released was the “Style #44” which is now known as the “Authentic.” Since then, they have been releasing shoes to meet the comfort, style, and functionality that skateboarders and other athletes need.
Vans also created the “Style #36” which is also known as the Old Skool. It is intended to meet the wear and tear of skateboarding; however, it didn’t have ankle protection. Later on, they released a mid-top skate shoe which was the “Style #37,” but it still wasn’t enough. That is why the SK8-Hi Pro, also known as “Style #38,” was released. It has the Old Skool’s canvas and leather construction but with a taller profile to provide reliable ankle support and protection.
The Vans SK8-Hi Slim Studded Star is a slimmed down version of the iconic “Style #38.” Same with the SK8-Hi, it is a high-top shoe that provides breathability and ankle support but with a twist in the design. Providing an edgy look, it has a classic silhouette which features the resemblance and hues of the American flag.
Vans SK8-Hi Slim Studded Star Style
A staple of comfort and compliments, the Vans SK8-Hi Slim Studded Star, aside from having the slimmer fit, has a bit more feminine look than the standard version. Giving your feet sufficient breathability, it features a mixture of sturdy patriotic suede and canvas perforated upper with star studs at the ankle. Its vulcanized outsole gives a better board feel while the signature waffle tread pattern ensures superior traction.
Aside from the performance of the innovated Vans SK8-Hi, users can be assured to be always on-trend when wearing the Vans SK8-Hi Slim Studded Star for various occasions. Men can wear this pair of kicks with their favorite denim jeans, joggers or shorts with their comfy shirt on top. On the other hand, women may wear their skinny jeans or leggings along with a flannel shirt.
Fit & Sizing
The Vans SK8-Hi Slim Studded Star is a unisex shoe that is available in sizes from 5 to 11.5 and 3.5 to 10 for women and men respectively. Generally, it fits true to size, but its narrow construction may be perceived as tight-fitting by buyers with wider feet.
This high-top shoe has a lace-up closure system that offers a custom and secure fit. For all-day comfort, this stylish pair of kicks has a padded collar and a heel counter as well as a die-cut EVA insert.
The Vans SK8-Hi Slim Studded Star is a slimmed-down version that features the American-inspired white, blue and red print finished with metal star studs detailing at the ankle. This vintage-skate aesthetic shoe highlights a classic look in a patriotic fashion.
- The shaft approximately measures 4.5” from the arch.
- The Vans logo is on the tongue and at the back of the heel.