10 Head-Turning High-Tops to Raise Your Rotation Game

With the major move towards more retro sneaker styles lately, it’s no surprise that high-top sneakers have had something of a resurgence. The popularity surrounding the extra height is no doubt going to stretch into spring/summer too.

With the help of Browns, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best high-top sneakers to wear this year. From familiar names like Converse through to less obvious selections from the likes of Yume Yume, our selection runs the gamut of high-collar kicks.

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Balenciaga Runner

Balenciaga’s Runner Sneaker takes after classic retro runners — hence the name. This new high-top variation gives the style a new angle, though.

New Balance 650

The popularity of the New Balance 550 is part and parcel of the aforementioned move towards a more retro sneaker landscape. Walking hand in hand with the 550 is the 650, which follows the same silhouette but with a raised collar.

Salomon XA Alpine 2 Advanced

Salomon’s XT-6 is undoubtedly still one of the most popular sneakers on the market. While we still have a soft spot for the style, we’ve been looking for new ways to rep our Salomon love. This pair of XA Alpine 2 Advanced Sneakers should do the job.

Converse Chuck 70

Made in collaboration with South of Houston, this pair of Chuck 70s features a minimal off-white color palette that’s ideal for spring and summer styling.

Miharayasuhiro Blakey

Miharayasuhiro combines familiar silhouettes with his signature clay-like sole unit for an unmistakable finish.

Yume Yume Camp Buckled Sneakers

Yume Yume’s Camp rules caused quite a stir earlier this year, especially when Lil’ Yachty wore them for his Poland video. This buckled version brings even more attention to the bold silhouette.

JW Anderson Anchor Sneakers

JW Anderson presents a shoe that treads the line between sneaker and boot with finesse.

Jil Sander Basket Sneakers

Jil Sander applies its typically understated aesthetic to a retro basketball silhouette.

Nike Terminator

Teaming up with COMME des GARÇONS, Nike updates its classic Terminator silhouette. It’s unusual to see CDG apply anything but an all-black or all-white palette to a Nike silhouette, but we’re loving it.

Rick Owens Geobasket Sneakers

Last but not least, the Rick Owens Geobasket. This sneaker returns every year and we’re always on board. It’s a bold, head-turning classic.

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