My Guide to Men’s High-Tops – spring/summer 2015

If you have been living in a hole for the past couple years you didn’t know high-tops are all over the place. Huge designers including Tom Ford, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton are all designing some amazing high-top styles. These sneakers aren’t just for basketball anymore. I’ve done a ton of research and found some amazing high-top choices for spring/summer. I know what a pain in the rear it can be to find something online you love and then not be able to track them down. So I’ve done my best to find out where you can buy “most” of my recommendations below.

I haven’t always been a “high-top guy”. I did rock the Nike Air Force 1s  back in the day, but my style changed into a low top sneaker for a long time. It wasn’t until I picked up a pair of Golden Goose Deluxe Brand a year or so ago that I caught the high-top fever.      golden-goose-deluxe-brand-black-francy-hi-top-trainer-product-1-7552995-939789956_large_flexSince then I’ve really found there to be some great high-tops on the market depending on what you want to use them for. The obvious choice is wearing them with denim, but there are some great styles that can be worn with suits. They also go very well with the jogger trend right now. Lets take a look at what I dug up…

Possible my favorite High top this season (probably i bias here as I just bought them)

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SAINT LAURENT – White & Black Calf Hair SL/10 Court Classic High-Top Sneakers

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A more classic look of the Saint Laurent SL/10 Court

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SAINT LAURENT – Saint Laurent Black & Blue SL/10 Court Classic High-Top Sneakers Buffed leather high-top sneakers in black. Round perforated toe. Tonal lace-up closure. Gold logo stamp at tongue. Padded collar. Red leather panels at heel, sides, and toe. Embossed model number at outer side. Rubber sole in off-white. Tonal stitching. Upper: leather. Sole: rubber. Made in Italy.

Alexander McQueen style could be dressed up or down

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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN – Black leather hi-top sneakers from Alexander McQueen featuring spike stud accents, a lace-up front fastening, a round toe and a flat rubber sole.

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Christian Louboutin has a couple styles I just love… but good luck finding any of them

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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN- Python – Louis Flats

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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN – Python – Louis Flats

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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN – Louis Flat

These ones are just SO cool!!! I’ve been searching everywhere and can’t locate…

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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN  – Louis Flat

Valentino has there signature camo in these Air Force 1 inspired style

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VALENTINO – Valentino Green Multicolor Camo High-Top Sneakers

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Giuseppe Zanotti has some pretty great styles – This one jumped out at me.

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GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI – Grey Sparkle Stingray Print High Top Sneakers

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Hermes makes the softest Leather shoes I’ve ever owned. Something really special about their stuff.

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HERMES – Jimmy Hermes men’s sneaker in white perforated calfskin with white rubber sole and mini Clou de Selle tab on the back, white laces

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HERMES – Quantum High Top Sneakers Hermes men’s ankle sneaker in black/white/orange calfskin, inox plated Albion buckle, white rubber sole, white laces

Gucci makes some fun styles as well as some dress up high-tops

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GUCCI –  Diamante Lether High top sneakers

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GUCCI – Leather swede and ayers snake skin high-top sneaker

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GUCCI – Perfect to dress up

Tom Ford – These puppies are fabulous……..

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TOM FORD Russel Velvet High Top Sneaker

Louis Vuitton – has some great styles – these 2 are my favorite – I have the first in black and they look great with a suit!

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LOUIS VUITTON – Fuselage sneaker boot A contemporary classic, this streetwear-inspired hi-top sneaker in smooth calf leather with suede calf leather trim features a Louis Vuitton heritage “V” motif debossed on the side.

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LOUIS VUITTON – Line up sneaker boot This original “two-in-one” sneaker boot contrasts plain calf leather at the front with Louis Vuitton’s iconic Monogram canvas at the back – a combination echoed in the two-tone rubber sole. The discreet zipper on the heel enables it to be slipped on and off with ease.

Common projects – simple and great for everyday or every-night…

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COMMON PROJECTS Original Vintage High

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Givenchy has a sneaker style that is very popular right now.

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GIVENCHY Black & White Leather Tyson High-Top Sneakers Paneled leather high-top sneakers in black. Round toe. Tonal lace-up closure with notched eyerow. Removable foldover velcro strap at ankle with signature silver-tone star accents. Perforated toe cap. Ribbed heel counter. Logo stamp at padded tongue. White accents at rubber sole. Tonal stitching. Upper: leather. Sole: rubber. Made in Italy.

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Buscemi – These shoes are just sick – There details are really something. I probably get the most comments on my 100mm then any other shoe I own. I love these 2 styles.

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The BUSCEMI® X Ronnie Fieg 110MM is available through Kith stores in extremely limited quantities.

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Chanel – These are tough to find… I’ll just leave it at that.

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I figure the best place to end is wear it began Golden Goose Deluxe Brand – I couple of my favorite styles now…

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GOLDEN GOOSE –  Deluxe Brand ‘Sneakers 2.12’ hi-top trainers

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GOLDEN GOOSE – SLIDE sneakers in leather with leather star colour: BLACK AZUR

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GOLDEN GOOSE – MID STAR sneakers in leather with leather star colour: WHITE LEATHER

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It doesn’t matter what high-tops you go with, the best part about them is how easy they are to wear. Don’t be afraid to wear sneakers with a suit and make things a little more edgy. I hope I’ve helped inspire you today.. I’m going to go throw on my Saint Laurent now and play some b ball… i joke. I got Nike for those types of activities.

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