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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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.
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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.
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Unisex sizing is offered for the low-top Vans x Lazy Oaf Authentic. Available sizes are from 3.5 boys/5.0 women up to 10.0 men/11.5 women in medium width. It fits true to size. A sturdy yet flexible fit can be expected from the shoe’s canvas upper, while its lace-up front keeps the fit tight. Its low-cut structure lets the foot move freely.
Its unique pattern on the upper lets the Vans x Lazy Oaf Authentic stand out among other footwear choices. Just like the Authentic, this model is meant for everyday casual use, and it also goes well with almost anything. Shorts, pants, skirts, and dresses are all ideal for these kicks, especially those in bright or pastel colors to match the shoe’s vibrant appearance.
These sneakers can also be dressed up or down for any occasion, as they are subtle yet elegant enough for any activity. They also breathe well and have a floral design, so these are ideal for the spring and summer seasons. Trips, walks, hangouts, and more casual activities are made more fun and stylish with a pair of these laidback shoes.
A distinguishing pink and black floral print dominates the white upper of the Vans x Lazy Oaf Authentic. The insole is also made to be pink and features the Vans and Lazy Oaf logos. These bright details are further highlighted by the all-black midsole. Metal eyelets help in tying up the flat white laces. Signature Authentic details are retained in this model, such as the unpadded low-cut collar and tongue along with the stitch details all over the sturdy canvas upper.
The Van Doren Rubber Company was formed in March 1966 in Anaheim, California. One of the company's earliest models was the Style #44 deck shoe, which has since been renamed as the Vans Authentic. It quickly became a favorite in the skateboarding community due to its rubber soles and durability.
With its simple and straightforward Authentic silhouette, the sneaker transitioned into a street style essential. It has become so popular that people of all ages can be seen sporting the shoe. It has also undergone many new designs and collaborations with other creative brands, such as with Lazy Oaf.
London-based fashion brand Lazy Oaf is known for eye-catching graphics and vibrant color palettes. It was founded in 2001 and quickly built a distinct image around its unique sense of humor. As a result, the brand's pieces are as quirky as they are fun, inspired by youthful energy and individuality.
Partnering with Vans, Lazy Oaf sought to recreate the footwear brand’s classics featuring its Off The Wall heritage designs. The timeless Authentic model received a floral treatment from Lazy Oaf, complete with pink embellishments for a classic feminine flair. Fans of both brands will surely find the Vans x Lazy Oaf Authentic a wonderful addition to their closet, with its versatile look and dependable Vans functionality.
- On the durable rubber outsole is the Vans trademark waffle design.