Smart and simple. High-top sneakers are best worn with a simple outfit – think Kanye West – with sneakers not competing with the rest of the look.
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?
Black high-tops sneakers worn with mute colors keep you on track with style.
• 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 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 at The SM Store of SM City Cagayan de Oro and in all the SM Stores nationwide.
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