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    Low Top

    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

    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.

    High Top

    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.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    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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As with most Vans shoes, Vans Suede Suede Sk8-Mid Reissue Ghillie MTEs are unisex. The kicks are available in full and half measurements ranging from 4 to 13 for men and 5.5 to 14.5 for women. 

These Vans suede shoes provide an exact fit and can accommodate narrow- to average-sized feet. Wider feet may have a bit of difficulty in these. 

Give off an adventurous vibe without actually going out to the great outdoors. These hiking-inspired kicks can be worn with any casual outfit of your choice. Some style tips:

  • The Sudan/Marshmallow colorway together with gray pants and a gray pullover is a terrific combination. 
  • Gray chinos and a beige crewneck sweater match well with the Forged Iron/Marshmallow colorway of the shoes.

Vans Suede Sk8-Mid Reissue Ghillie MTE shoes were constructed to help you go out and enjoy the day whatever the weather. These kicks feature Scotchgard-treated uppers that keep the elements out while the heat-retention layer keeps the feet warm and cozy inside. Vulcanized rubber lug outsoles keep your gait straight and stable even on slippery surfaces.

The core model of the Vans Sk8-Mid Reissue is the Suede Sk8-Hi. These classic shoes, which are still produced to this day, were first seen in 1978. Initially called Style #38, the Sk8-His had a collar height that went markedly past the ankles. The shoes were a smash hit with riders who appreciated the ankle support and extra padding the Sk8-His afforded.

As a testament to how well-loved the Sk8-Hi sneakers are, they are still available for purchase to this day. Over the years, the shoes have also been covered in various fabrics, been dressed in assorted prints and shades, and now, constructed with a mid-top profile. 

The Vans Sk8-Mid Reissue Ghillie MTEs, is an iteration of the Sk8-Mid Reissue shoe which makes use of a hiking-inspired ghillie lacing system. Like the mid-top version, it has a profile that is shorter than the original Sk8-Hi shoes but still provide ample padding in much-needed areas and ankle support. 

  • These mid-top sneakers are covered in suede and feature warm textile linings. 
  • The shoes also contain gusseted tongues and textured toe bumpers.

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