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 unisex low-top Vans UltraRange 3D Rapidweld is offered in men's and women’s sizing. Men can pick between sizes 3.5 to 13 while women can choose between sizes 5 to 14.5.
This lace-up shoe has the UltraCush Lite 3D insole. It blends the lightweight sockliner with the dual-density foam, added with the molded heel cup to provide its wearers unmatched comfort and support.
To elevate the comfort further, the brand used the Luxliner cleatie construction that fused the tongue and the inner lining; thus giving a more responsive feel to its wearer. This design suits users with on-the-go lifestyle as it eases the entry of the foot.
The Vans UltraRange 3D Rapidweld provides a retro aesthetic but with modern comfort that suits the current fashion. This lightweight sneaker is made of a breathable mesh upper with sleek synthetic panel overlays for athletic appeal.
Vans UltraRange 3D Rapidweld is offered in Black/True White, Soothing Sea, and Grape Leaf/True Oak colorways to further enhance its nifty style. With its versatile appeal and unrivaled comfort, this sneaker is great for the long weekends and traveling that can be matched up with relaxed jeans and a plain shirt.
Aside from the versatile design and athletic-inspired charm of the Vans UltraRange 3D Rapidweld, the 3D embossed details on the side hoist its overall modern appeal. Many also noticed and praised the Luxliner, which allows its users to slide their feet to this cozy sneaker easily.
Vans Old Skool or Style # 36 was introduced in the 70s. It featured leather panels and a durable suede toe box that provided skateboarders sturdy footwear for their stunts. It was the very first footwear from the company that displayed the Sidestripe, which was conceived by the founder of Vans, Paul Van Doren.
More than four decades had passed, this iconic silhouette has continuously rocked the skating genre. It has undergone several revamping, over the years, which pleased its wide range of followers and fanatics. In the middle of 2017, Vans unveiled the UltraRange series, which was described as the outdoor version of the Old Skool.
Vans engineered the UltraRange with a goal of providing functionality that suits the city streets, boardwalks, and mountain terrains. This chain of kicks kept the aesthetics of classic Vans footwear while enhancing the comfort and sturdiness that suits the ultimate adventurers.
Adding another functional silhouette under the UltraRange lineup is the 3D Rapidweld that features modern details to the timeless look that can keep their wearers grind even on harsh weather conditions. Instead of the conventional stitching, this model used the Rapidweld technology that uses stitchless upper panels that were welded together to provide more durable and sleek construction.
- The Vans UltraRange Rapidweld 3D weighs 340 grams.
- This shoe is constructed using water-based glues and inks and is 100% vegan.
- The lightweight and flexible Pro Vulc Lite outsole has a reversed waffle-pattern to deliver superb traction.