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  • Top

    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
    $95
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The Vans x Spitfire UltraRange Pro silhouette, the same as the regular Vans UltraRange Pro, is offered in medium width. But the low-top sneaker is found to run too narrow by many and may not be desirable for those with wide feet. The shoe is offered in men’s sizing from size 6 US to size 13 US with half sizes also available.

Displaying the signature Spitfire colorway, the Vans x Spitfire UltraRange Pro delivers the sporty yet stylishly casual image of the Vans UltraRange Pro silhouette. The ragged side of the low-top sneaker, which is from its skateboarding DNA, brings out its casual, street-style appeal. The silhouette delivers a fun, fashion-forward image yet also gives off the edgy vibe with its red and black colorway.

The street-style category offers a wide range of ensembles that fits thoroughly with the wearer’s mood. The Vans x Spitfire UltraRange Pro delivers versatility in style that gives the wearer an opportunity to have the freedom to be experimental with their street-inspired outfit choices.

The black and red colorway of the Vans x Spitfire UltraRange Pro embodies the whole silhouette as it is one of the factors that represent the collaboration of Vans with Spitfire Wheels. The iconic “FLAME HEAD” logo is the signature mark of Spitfire. The mesh material used on some parts of the upper is one of the things that also differentiate the silhouette from other Vans classics as it not just provides added breathability but also gives the silhouette its own identity.

The concept of the creation of the Vans UltraRange was for Vans to simply design a more technical silhouette that will be added to their line. Despite the innovation, the line will not wander off from its core character.

Targeting the line between customs and innovation led to the UltraRange’s birth. Its designer, Matt Nosbusch, said that for them to step out of what Vans has been popularly known, which is the vulcanized footwear, they had to create something new.

The new shoe, though, maybe mistakenly taken as the Vans Old Skool with its overall design. The difference between the two profiles though may be well recognized when being looked at closely as they bear different materials used for the whole shoe construction.

Being a new silhouette, Vans tested it out through giving pairs of the Vans UltraRange to their athletes. It was considered to be the brand’s most versatile shoe. Nosbusch also plans on putting more of the brand’s history into the new silhouette in the future.

The Vans UltraRange silhouette was released in 2017 along with its variety of iterations such as the UltraRange Pro which has been a part of the recent teaming up between Vans and another skate brand, SpitfireWheels.

One of the collaborative product being released as a part of the collaboration was the Vans x Spitfire UltraRange Pro which features the iconic “FLAME HEAD” logo of spitfire and displays

  • The Vans x Spitfire UltraRange Pro may be offered at a discounted price in some retailers.
  • The sneaker features the UltraCrush Lite midsole compound that provides maximum impact protection.
  • The DURACAP technology that is used for the shoe’s upper construction gives off durability.
  • Its LuxLiner sock-fit construction provides weight, hotspots, and rubbing reduction.
  • The silhouette also offers custom collaboration labeling.
  • Suede and textile material covers the upper of the shoe.
  • The original waffle outsole of Vans is featured by the shoe.
  • The sneaker may be sold out in some retailers.

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