Hi-Top Hi - 5 of the Best

When we began seeing dirt and filth encompass our plimsolls last week we winced a bit, held our thinking finger to our pursed lips and then thought we’d have a look on the good old Interweb alternative clobber.

Luckily, for us at least, there seem to be some amazing snug looking high tops that in addition to some great striped socks will, quite rightly get us through the depths of winter – emotionally anyway. It appears that there are some great shoes out there that more than do our swag justice.

Converse Major Mills Canvas Boots


Any shoe loving maniac has to have at least one pair of Cons in their wardrobe and these Converse boots are perfect for the cold confines of winter. They certainly owe a lot to the traditional Chuck Taylor design and is a welcome change taking the genre defining style to a new place. There’s also a more traditional leather boot that doesn’t have the chunkier, rustic appeal of the Major Mills take and is noticeably refined. 

Under Armour Charge Basketball Shoes

These absolutely Ludacris high tops are arranged in two parts – one that moulds around your ankle and locks in to act as a support brace, while remaining flexible. The other part of the trainer is made of HeatGear – marketing speak for a material that wicks away moisture and also is highly breathable. There’s even an integrated sock liner and they come in a range of colours – ideal for Felix Baumgartner types.


Air Jordan 1 Hi-Top


If you’re looking for a classic style high top in a classic colour then these Obsidian/ Gym Red Air Jordan’s are as classic as it gets, really. The new/ old Jordan’s come with the elephant pattern on the red part of the shoe and the whole thing results in a clean, attractive premium high top which is out just in time for the big red man.Don't be a superficial hoebag and ensure that underneath the hi-top is just as awesome. 

Nike Zoom Kaiju Snowboarding Boot


Going a little off topic here but still keeping things a little relevant – these are simply, great. The Nike Zoom Kaiju ‘Black and Cement’ takes inspiration from the Air Jordan III and even comes with the elephant print on the heel and toe. Cushioning comes thanks to Zoom Air and Phylon technology and they’re the coolest of cool if you and your colourful socks are planning on visiting the powdery stuff in the coming months.

Pierre Hardy Hi Tops


If you have a few extra shekels then why not really distinguish yourself with a pair of Pierre Hardy Hi-Top Sneakers. The shoes which come in wild prints and appear in suede are distinctive to say the least. The footwear comes in either a grey and black leopard print or traditional leopard print. Both have padded collars and tonal Pierre Hardy branding and are something a little different, should the notion take you sir or madam.

Remember, upgrade your sock game or your whole foot gear is well and truly lacking!!!!