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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.

  • Collaboration
    David Bowie

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    A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.

  • 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.

  • Price
    $75
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The Vans x DB Old Skool is available in men’s sizing. The sizes range from 3.5 to 13 US. Women can get a pair by sizing 1.5 down than what they normally order to get their exact fit. It has a lace-up system to loosen and tighten the fit. Also, it has a low-top silhouette that enables the ankle and foot to move without restriction. 

The low-top Vans x DB Old Skool has a white upper that is adorned by a lighting bolt on the side panels going to the ankle collar. It also has Bowie’s name on the heel counter for an added design. 

Like other Old Skool shoes, this iteration has a straightforward yet versatile design that can complement a variety of casual outfits. Whether khaki pants, shorts, or denim jeans, these can definitely look good with the sneaker. Also, women’s wear like minidresses or miniskirts can be paired with this skate shoe. 

Time and again, the Old Skool has been reinterpreted with different designs and materials, and yet it managed not to lose its classic elements. Rather, new ideas such as the lightning bolt from the Aladdin Sane album has given this Old Skool a brand new look which excites several Vans followers.

The Vans Old Skool or previously known as the Style 36 was originally launched in 1977. This silhouette was the first to bear the Jazz Sidestripe for enhanced durability as well as an added design. Until now, it is among the coveted shoes by skateboarders and BMX riders alike. 

Since its inception, several versions have been released in the market as it has consistently become part of the fashion and skateboarding realms. In fact, the silhouette of Old Skool has been used in different amazing collaborative designs. 

One of the fantastic collaborations is the Vans x DB Old Skool which was released on April 5, 2019. A collaboration between David Bowie and Vans, the Old Skool bears the lighting bolt from the Aladdin Sane album. It has a pearly leather upper that also sports the name of the singer on the heel counter. 

  • The Vans x DB Old Skool has a strengthened toe cap that can combat repeated wear.
  • It has a leather lining that gives a great next-to-skin feel. 

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