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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With sizes 3.5 to 13 US available for men and 5 to 14.5 for women, the Vans Skulls Slip-on is a unisex shoe that has elastic goring to provide a snug and comfortable fit, also allowing the feet to get on quickly and off the shoe. This footwear has a canvas upper that keeps the foot fresh and dry. It also has a padded insole, providing adequate impact protection.
With a cool pattern in a combination of black and white palettes, the Vans Skulls Slip-on has an edgy and eye-catching appeal. It has a low-top silhouette that brings not only adequate ankle mobility but also is fashionable enough to match several dress-up and dress-down outfits.
Like most Vans sneakers, there are several gazillion ways where men and women can mix and match the Vans Skulls Slip-on with. For instance, women can wear it with a denim shirt and skinny jeans for a sexy look. It can also work well with shorts or a skirt and a blouse or shirt with an optional denim jacket.
As for men, they can wear the Vans Skulls Slip-on with a graphic tee or white shirt along with distressed denim jeans for a laidback look. For a sportier vibe, this shoe also looks good with joggers, capris or shorts topped with a crew neck shirt.
An iconic and timeless skate shoe, the Vans Skulls Slip-on is another iteration with a significant makeover. It has the Classic Slip-on silhouette that gets custom skull graphics printed all throughout the upper, catching the crowd’s eye.
In 1977, the Vans Classic Slip-on or the “Style#98” was introduced and became the fashion trend in Southern California with the help of BMX riders and skateboarders. This silhouette has received countless updates and iterations since then.
Among its many versions, the Checkerboard Slip-on was the one that became a global icon when it was shown as a part of the uniform of Jeff Spicoli, a character starred by a real-life skater Sean Penn from the movie “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.”
A legendary silhouette, this classic lives on and is known and loved by all generations. Fast forward to 2018, the Vans Skulls Slip-on was released. It uses the classic silhouette but with a modern aesthetic update.
This footwear has a breathable and comfortable canvas upper with cool skull prints all throughout, providing an eye-catching appeal. It is a black and white skate shoe with vulcanized construction that provides excellent board feel and reliable traction.
- The low-top Vans Skulls Slip-on has the signature waffle-tread rubber outsole that provides a reliable grip.
- It has a lightly padded collar for support.
- The “Vans Off The Wall” is found at the back part of the midsole.