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Shoe Talk: High-Top Vs. Low-Cut

Go high or go low?
by Neps Firmalan | Sep 5, 2013
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Within the ranks of today's sneaker freaks is a subtle debate that has endured for years. The issue? High-top vs. low-cut kicks, and which one should we put our smelly feet in.

With shoe companies expected to keep churning out products for the two different styles, this footwear conundrum will continue to endure for as long as we need shoes. Then there's also this little concept called individual preference. So we concede: There's really no definitive answer for this one.

But that doesn't mean we can't at least simplify things. And that we try by coming up with several reasons why should go low-cut and/or high-top, read them below...

If you want more versatility

Among the two cut types, low-cut is considered the more versatile style, and by that we mean it goes well with more clothing elements in general. You could wear one with most kinds of shorts and jeans without having to worry if you're a fashion disaster. Heck, you could probably pull it off even if you're wearing those God-awful tambay jerseys, as long as you know how to mix and match colors (here's our guide on shoe colors).

High socks are a no-no

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If you like wearing high socks, don't wear low-cut shoes, and shorts. Trying out this combination will result to a really awkward look that is a cross between kiddy and creepy. Throw in high-waist khaki shorts, a collared shirt, and a cap worn side ways, bondying look na! We bet you wouldn't like that.

For easier cleaning

Low-cut shoes are also generally easier to clean because they have less material for you to deal with. That and its insides also dry a bit faster because they're more exposed. So, if you've got the Juan Tamad gene in you, this should sway you more towards going low-cut. (On a kind-of-related note, check out our tips on how to clean and take care of your maong here.)

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