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.
This slip-on sneaker is advertised as true to size, but some reviewers were not convinced as they felt that it was too snug for their feet. However, after breaking into the shoe, it may feel a lot more comfortable.
The Vans® Classic Slip-On Sneakers in Textured Suede are offered in standard sizes for both men and women.
The simple, minimalist design of this sneaker makes it easy for users to create a fashionable ensemble. Men can wear the Vans Textured Suede Slip-On with ripped jeans and a sweatshirt for a trendy street look. It also looks great with a pair of denim shorts.
On the other hand, women who may opt to wear this kick can use it with skinny jeans, leggings, or shorts. It can be worn with or without socks.
This sneaker boasts a low-top, slip-on construction that never goes out of style. The upper is made of durable, textured suede, while the outsole features gum rubber with the signature waffle tread pattern. Also, the collar and footbed are padded for enhanced in-shoe comfort and fit.
The Vans Classic Slip-On, or initially known as Style #48, was first released in 1977. It quickly gained a footing in the budding southern California skateboarding community towards the end of the 70s. This silhouette was created to address their need for fuss-free shoes with the same non-skid rubber soles.
A few years later, Steve Van Doren noticed how kids used black pens to create a checkerboard look on the shoes’ midsole. He then moved the pattern to the canvas upper. Thus, the unmistakable Vans Checkerboard Slip-On was born.
It was in 1982 when the iconic slip-on sneakers from Vans was worn by Sean Penn in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. After the movie’s trailer was shown, the shoes gained notoriety not only among skaters but among non-skaters as well. The Vans Slip-Ons were later featured on the cover of the movie’s soundtrack, too. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Aside from the Checkered Slip-On, the classic silhouette was also reinvented in several colorways and styles, such as the Brush Twill and Textured Suede. The brand collaborated with popular brands to design and release quality sneakers for a broader range of audience as well.
The Vans Textured Suede Slip-On evokes the same silhouette that the brand is known for. This well-made sneaker comes in a cool, relaxed vibe yet still remains relevant and iconic, function-wise.
- The Vans Textured Suede Slip-On is available in medium width.