We’ve officially reached peak sneaker style. With our closets rife with flat street shoes, more athletic-inspired runway versions, and actual performance wear alike, there’s one sneaker style that’s been a little neglected as of late, and this summer we’re going to bring it back. We’re talking about high-top sneakers. Sure, you still love your vintage Converses and have picked up a pair of Nikes that rise above your ankle in recent years, but we’re here to tell you that some of the best sneakers on the market this summer are actually high-top styles.
We’ve got sock styles that you slip on; embellished options; designers like Alexander Wang, Gucci, and Off-White getting in on the athletic action; and—of course—the Converse, Adidas, and Nike OGs of the group.
This summer, we’re styling the best high-top sneakers with everything from our off-duty denim to more dressed-up sundresses that we’re looking to bring back to earth a bit. In fact, our current summer uniform just happens to be a silk wrap dress and those aforementioned trusty vintage high-top kicks. For every style and at every price point, here are the best high-top sneakers to shop now.
Ready to expand your sneaker style? Try these 20 high-tops to change the summer fashion game as you know it.