U.S. Polo Assn. Mila4 Review

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Want a comfortable and lightweight pair of high tops for the warmer months but still want to look fashionable and cool? That is not a problem with the U.S. Polo Assn. Mila4 fashion sneakers. Featuring a lightweight and breathable canvas upper with zipper detailing, this addition from U. S. Polo Assn. Mila4 will keep you looking and feeling fresh no matter what you do.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Breathable canvas upper
  • Lightweight construction
  • Comfortable fit
  • Unique design
  • Easy to clean
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Outsole lacks durability
  • Lack of arch support
  • Narrow fit
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the Mila4 is rather thin and flat, resembling that of Converse, and is made of a lightweight and flexible rubber for a comfortable and natural stroll. As rubber is a naturally sticky material, it adheres to the ground very effectively, keeping the wearer steady in their steps. Furthermore, U.S. Polo Assn. added a grippy tread pattern on the outsole for added traction on both dry and wet surfaces. However, the traction of these sneakers is only suitable for flat and smooth surfaces, like roads and city pavement, so if you are looking for a stylish sneaker with a more grippy outsole, then the Mila4 is not for you.
Upper

Upper

Canvas sneakers are a huge trend for spring and summer, not only because they are very lightweight and easy to clean, but because canvas breathes exceptionally well, which is a must for the hot weather. This fashion high top features lightweight padding in its collar and tongue to keep the wearer comfortable but also supported throughout the day, as well as a lightly cushioned footbed for some underfoot support. As for the fashion part of this sneaker, U.S. Polo Assn. Mila4 comes with a zipper on the side, which can be zipped up or down, exposing or concealing the ribbed collar, making this high top very versatile. The Mila4 comes with a standard lace-up closure, that provides a customizable and supportive fit for each individual. Additionally, the Mila4 is completely machine washable, making it very easy to keep it clean.
Breathability

Breathability

Being a canvas sneaker with a breathable fabric lining, even though it is a somewhat thicker canvas material, the Mila4 still breathes well. Canvas is ideal for the warmer months, as it keeps the feet cool and dry and helps wick away any excess moisture, with the added bonus of being very lightweight. Not to mention, that canvas is very trendy right now and looks great with anything from shorts to trousers and skirts. These sneakers from U.S Polo Assn. are also machine washable, so once they get dirty, simply throw them in for a quick wash and let them air dry.
Comfort

Comfort

Finding a pair of comfortable shoes, that both look and feel good on our feet can be a little challenging sometimes but it is crucial for our overall health and well-being. One thing all customers seem to agree on is the comfortability of the Mila4. Namely, this high top fashion sneaker features a lightweight and flexible rubber outsole, that moves together with the feet, not restricting their natural gait cycle and delivering a smooth and comfortable stroll. The upper is made of a lightweight and breathable canvas material and features a lightly padded tongue and collar for added support and comfort for the ankles. Additionally, U.S. Polo Assn. also included a lightly cushioned footbed, providing some arch support for the wearer. The Mila4 is not just a fashion sneaker but a great everyday shoe as well, that will keep you on your feet and comfortable, be it a casual stroll through the city or a night out dancing.
Durability

Durability

No matter how stylish or pretty a shoe is, none of it will matter if it falls apart after only a few uses. Durability is one of the most important features a shoe can have and as such, plays a huge role in whether or not we buy it. When it comes to the durability of the Mila4, reviewers fell in two categories: either they were very satisfied with the quality for the price, or they felt, that the shoes did not last as long as they should have. One reviewer praised the shoes for lasting over a year before she wore a hole in the soles, while another reported the soles wearing out after as little as a month. Of course, durability does not only depend on the manufacturer, but it also depends on the individual wearer and the abuse they put their shoes through on a daily basis. This means, that the more effort you put into caring for your footwear, the longer they will last you.
Fit

Fit

The U. S. Polo Assn. Mila4 is wider in the arch/midfoot area and narrower at the heel, while the rounded toe box falls somewhere in between those two categories with enough room for a natural toe splay. The overall fit is slightly narrow, so if you have wide feet, you might want to size up at least half a size, if not a full size in order to get the best fit. Although some reviewers found these high tops to fit true to size, most reviewers recommend sizing up anyway to get the most comfortable fit.
Style

Style

These high tops are the perfect blend of feminine charm and street style, that are sure to turn some heads along the way. Featuring a canvas-style upper with stitching detailing and the U.S. Polo Assn. logo on the tongue and rear, the simple design of these sneakers is spiced up with some ribbed heel padding and zipper details on the sides. The zippers are fully functional and allow the sneakers to be worn in two different ways: one with the zipper down, exposing the ribbed heel for a more casual, street look, and the other with the sneakers zipped up, making them look toned down, yet stylish. These fashion sneakers also come with a standard lacing system consisting of 7 pairs of metal eyelets and color-coordinated laces for a uniform look. Additionally, a color-coordinated strip can be found on the sole as well, for a touch of interest. These sneakers are available in navy, gray and dark gray color options, which are all on the neutral scale, making them very easy to incorporate into any wardrobe. They can be worn both dressed up and dressed down, depending on the occasion, since they look good with sweats and skirts alike.
Support

Support

Although not as supportive as running shoes per se, that does not mean, that the U.S. Polo Assn. Mila4 is completely lacking in that department. The sole unit of this high top closely resembles that of Converse, which is a thin and flat sole, i.e. not the most supportive foundation for your feet. However, unlike Converse, U.S Polo Assn. included a cushioned footbed with some arch support to keep the wearer comfortable throughout the day. By no means a supportive shoe, the Mila4 is a great everyday sneaker for when you do not need a ton of support but want to look stylish and keep comfortable. U.S. Polo Assn. also included some supportive elements in their upper in the form of a high top design with a padded tongue and collar, as well as a standard lacing system, that laces all the way up for a customizable, secure and snug fit. Some reviewers wear these kicks to the gym and even to dance classes, while another customer, who works as a chef and needs to be on her feet for long hours, also loves the support and all-day comfort, that the Mila4 delivers. If, however, you need special support in your shoes, the Mila4 is orthotic-friendly as well, so you can insert your preferred insole in it. That said, you might need to size up to be able to fit the insole in without the shoe being too tight.
Traction

Traction

Traction is a very important factor when choosing your footwear since you do not want to slip and slide in them and end up hurting yourself. The soles of these sneakers are made of rubber, which is a pretty sticky material on its own. U.S. Polo Assn. added a grippy tread pattern on it, made up of small rectangles, that cover the entirety of the outsole, with a textured rubber rim around it. These rectangle-shaped lugs deliver a stable footing to the wearer on sleek and smooth surfaces, such as wooden floors or city pavement, both wet and dry. A few reviewers use these high tops for their hip hop dance classes without any issues whatsoever, while others use them for gym workouts as well. That said, the sole of the U.S. Polo Assn. Mila4 resembles that of Converse, meaning that it is very flat and thin, so running in this high top is not recommended, as well as wearing it on rougher terrain, as it can damage the outsole and cause it to wear down prematurely.
Weight

Weight

The U.S. Polo Assn. Mila4 is quite the lightweight sneaker. Although a fashion sneaker, U.S. Polo Assn. did not go all out on the different accessories and features to make this high top sneaker all dolled up. Instead, they opted for fashionable but functional. The Mila4 comes equipped with a lightweight tongue and collar padding, as well as some underfoot support in the form of a cushioned footbed. Additionally, the upper is made of lightweight canvas, while the outsole features a lightweight rubber. All of these elements make the Mila4 comfortable and lightweight enough to wear every day without any fatigue or soreness.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

U.S. Polo Assn. took the flat sole, canvas high top sneaker design to the next level with their Mila4 fashion high top sneakers. Equipped with a lightweight and breathable canvas upper and a thin, yet cushioned and flexible outsole, this fashion sneaker offers more than style. It makes a great everyday sneaker, as well as a statement piece in your wardrobe, thanks to its unique zipper detailing on the sides. That said, the fit is on the narrow side, though, and there is not much arch support. However, these sneakers are orthotic-friendly, not to mention, quite affordable as well.