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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

    Good to know

    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
    $70
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The Vans x Harry Potter Era comes in unisex sizing starting from 3.5 all the way up to 13. Unfortunately for those having humongous feet like a men’s 14 cannot grab a pair and could only resort to staring at the dark abyss due to disappointment.

The snake-like sneaker generally runs true to size, but women must be aware that it follows the men’s standard of medium width. Compared to the Authentic, this type of Vans sneaker contains padding on the collar, which is exemplified by a sophisticated leather interior for added silky comfort. Laces, as per usual, are its form of enclosure.

The iconic Era shoe deserved a Potter-themed upgrade and Vans obliged accordingly by mashing it up with the most ambitious team in Hogwarts-the cunning and resourceful Slytherin. With a snake as its emblematic animal, the Era is engulfed in scales which are dipped in a unique shade of green with a dash of black to complete the look.

The green tint didn’t stop on its uppers and extends itself into the waffle outsole which is somewhat a breath of fresh air for Vans fans. Men and women can sport these reptilian silhouettes with pinroll pants or basically any wardrobe that would not hinder a part of the sneaker. The sneaker, for die-hard Slytherins, is already a fashion statement at its best.

Muggles, beware. The Vans x Harry Potter Era instills the pure-blood ancestry in its design courtesy of the asymmetric scaling patterns on the upper. The tongue sports a custom Slytherin x Vans collaboration logo which is complemented by a black interior and laces.

In the middle of 2019, Vans had fulfilled the Potterheads dream of incarnating Hogwarts houses and magical hullabaloo into footwear. The Vans x Harry Potter collection comprises of 11 silhouettes which represent different themes in the Harry Potter fandom. From teams like Gryffindor and Hufflepuff to iconic objects like the Marauder’s Map and the golden snitch, the pack combines the Vans aesthetic with a generous sprinkle of Potterdom.

Set to be released in the first week of June, the Harry Potter Pack taps into every flagship Vans model’s capacity to exude style. One of the promising retakes on the said collection was the Vans x Harry Potter Era, which highlights the Slytherin house in a premium manner. Scales cover up the sneaker’s upper and the green tinge is seen on the quarter dripped down into the signature waffle outsole.

  • The lace-up enclosure comes with metal eyelets for a smooth snugging feature.
  • Interiors of the shoe are lined up with leather material.
  • A custom Slytherin x Vans collab logo is displayed on the tongue.
  • The sneaker initially retails at $70.

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