Hi-top sneakers have gone from the hard court into smart street style. And at the SM Store, global brands like Converse, Pony, Supra, and Vans are showing us how sneakers have transformed into what is now a fundamental piece of the modern men’s urban wear.
Incorporating function with style in a series of classic, or revised hybrid silhouettes, hi-tops have now crossed over into cool territory with fun on-trend designs. Here are some new designs that make hi-tops hip today:
- Show stopping Prints and Washes! Chuck Taylor’s All Star has an Aztec pattern design; while its Washed Canvas Hi has a stonewashed upper that gives it a distressed look. Who says hi-tops weren’t hip?
- Going for Gum! Born out of practicality, gum soles were initially developed for hard court sports. Their rubber construction is designed to give better grip that plastic soled footwear, while ensuring no marks were left on playing surfaces. Today, this five-a-side staple has moved has moved off the courtside bench into many of a sneaker head’s wardrobe. Converse Chuck Taylor’s All-Star Tri-Panel Hi has a textured gum rubber toe accent that really makes it cool.
- Getting Textural! Make a bold statement with woven styles and exotic fabrications. Leather and canvas lead the way in Converse’s Pro Field Hi; while Converse Chuck Taylor’s All Star Tri Panel Hi has a canvas upper with suede accents.
- The Great White Way! As the epitome of minimalist style, white sneakers have been an off-duty wardrobe staple since the days of Newman, Dean, and McQueen. In today’s reboot of the iconic silhouette, white sneakers have found their way into the wardrobes of a whole new generation of cool men.
High –top sneakers are available at the Men’s Shoes Department of all SM Stores