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.
The Vans Textured Suede Old Skool is available for men and women, both in standard sizes. With its slimmed-down profile, users can expect a slightly tighter feel around the upper. Nonetheless, the laces at the center allow them to adjust the width according to their liking.
In line with the classic silhouette of the Vans Old Skool collection, this sneaker is dressed in a low-top construction featuring the iconic Side stripes on both sides. The Vans Textured Suede Old Skool is versatile enough to be worn with jeans and shorts.
For women who want to achieve a stylish look, they can pair this kick with a spaghetti strap top, a loose knitted sweater, and striped pants. Men can also wear this kick with jogger pants, a plain top, and a jacket.
As part of the Vans Old Skool collection, this shoe features the same low-top silhouette, lace-up front, and the iconic Sidestripes. What makes this model different is the upper composition, which is made up of 2 different materials - suede and canvas.
The Vans Textured Suede Old Skool also has reinforced toe caps for added durability against repeated wear. Its collar is padded for extra support and comfort around the ankle area. The iconic rubber waffle outsole is also found on this kick.
Vans is a global company that is popular for making stylish, high-quality skateboarding shoes and apparel. It is based in Anaheim, California and is currently owned by VF Corporation. But the story of Vans goes way back in the 60s.
The brand was founded by brothers Paul and Jim Van Doren together with their business partners, Gordon Lee and Serge Delia. Paul’s experience in the shoe business goes way back when he was a teenager. At a young age, he was already making shoes while sweeping the floor at Randy’s. He worked his way up and eventually became the company’s executive VP by the age of 34.
In March 1966, the first Vans store opened using the name The Van Doren Rubber Company. Its first shoe model was called Authentic, which is still being sold up to this day. The company has had several released models since then. Some of them include the Old Skool, Era, and Sk8-HI.
The Vans Old Skool debuted after a little more than a decade when the company was born. Originally named Style #36, the Old Skool was the brand’s first skateboarding shoe and features the now iconic jazz stripes.
In the 80s, the Old Skool was offered for customization with plenty of colors and patterns to choose from. With that, Vans became known to create footwear as an expression of the user’s personality. The Vans Textured Suede Old Skool is one of the trendy iterations of the popular model. It still exudes the old school vibe but with a classic SoCal twist.
- The Vans Textured Suede Old Skool uses a die-cut EVA insert for extra support.
- A cotton drill lining adds breathability and comfort to the shoe.