Best High Tops of 2023 - IMBOLDN
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In the ever-evolving world of men’s fashion, a timeless trend has resurfaced with a bold twist – high tops. These iconic sneakers, once synonymous with basketball courts, have emerged as a versatile style statement for the modern man. Whether you’re seeking an effortlessly cool look for your urban escapades or a sleek, contemporary style for professional settings, check out our rundown of the 13 best high tops for the perfect look that suits your individual style.

Cariuma OCA HIGH Off-White Canvas Sneaker

Cariuma’s signature sneaker has been elevated to high-top status. Handcrafted with a full canvas upper, unique cap-toe design and debossed metal aglets, our OCA High exists at the intersection of style and comfort.


Adidas Nizza RF HI Shoes

A revised version of an iconic canvas high top, the Nizza Hi RF reworks an ’80s B-ball design from a fresh and modern point of view. These high top shoes show off an exaggerated toe bumper and high sidewalls that add streetwise swagger. The canvas upper is sturdy and naturally breathable.


Thursday Boot Co. Premier High Top

The Premier features leathers from the finest tanneries, with its buttery soft interior lining, custom dual-density natural rubber outsoles, and vachetta leather insoles, this high top boasts natural Vachetta leather insoles with shock-absorbent footbeds that provide high-impact performance and all-day comfort.


Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Classic High Top

Created in 1917, the Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker was the original basketball shoe. Its use has changed over the years, but it’s still perfect in its simplicity. With its timeless silhouette, vulcanized rubber sole and unmistakable ankle patch, the Chuck is ready for you to make it your own.


Beckett Simonon Garcia High Top Sneakers

The Garcia High Top Sneaker is made with full-grain leather that is supple, durable, and will develop a beautiful patina over time. A tall instep and wider waist provide excellent support and all day comfort. Its refined toe box and sleek profile create a sophisticated appearance. Hand finished with carnauba wax and shea butter for natural luster and deep color.


New Balance NB Numeric 440 High

A high top skate shoe with lineage tracing back to New Balance’s heritage of classic, 70’s style running shoes. With its C-CAP heel wedge helping to absorb impact and keep it lightweight, the 440 has the board feel of a vulcanized shoe with the impact protection of a cupsole. The upper is constructed with dual layers of suede in the high-wear zones along with breathable mesh side panels and reflective heel perforations.


Nike Blazer Mid ‘77 Vintage

This Nike high top boasts autoclave construction that fuses the outsole to the midsole for a streamlined look that echoes the original ‘70s design. The leather and synthetic upper keeps the classic look of the original while adding comfort and support while the exposed foam on the tongue provides a throwback look.


SAYE Modelo ’89 Hi Orange

This unisex, retro-inspired high top sneaker is made from a bio-based vegan corn leather, bamboo lining, and a touch of vegan suede on the tip. The insoles are crafted with recycled Polyurethane (leftover waste from a mattress factory). In keeping with its commitment to sustainability, SAYE funds the growth of two trees for each pair of sneakers sold.


Nothing New Men’s Classic High Top

Made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic, this shoe is constructed with more than just great canvas ⁠— it’s Better Canvas™. With Ortholite EcoStep insoles and durable outsoles made from rubber and cork, these high tops offer not only a great look but also all-day comfort.


End Clothing Novesta Star Dribble Monochrome

Reminiscent of a basketball classic, the Star Dribble boasts off-white canvas across the high-cut uppers and a vulcanised rubber sole in the same neutral hue. Fitted with metal eyelets, as well as a branded tab, these eco-friendly shoes come in a natural ecru colorway.


Cariuma Catiba Pro High

The CATIBA Pro High has been engineered for durability, movement, and the best grip possible. A new kind of skate shoe, it’s built with board feel, traction, ultimate comfort and ankle stability with a reinforced flick point. The 100% slip-resistant sole is made with a natural rubber, while the insole has a bio based cork insert with the CARIUMA logo.


US Rubber Co. Military High Top Sneaker

A faithful re-creation of one of the first modern sneakers, this high top has uppers made with durable canvas that’s washable and wears well over time. The shoe includes heritage details, such as metal eyelets and U.S. Rubber Co. branding, which add to the vintage look. The outsole crafted with the company’s original vulcanization method for lightweight flexibility and a unique dual-color pattern.


Shoes Like Pottery SLP01 JP Hi

These Japanese high tops are newly available in the USA. A high-quality handmade shoe is crafted from beautifully textured cotton canvas fabric. Each shoe undergoes the ka-ryu process in which it is fired in a kiln to create a flexible and durable outsole. The outsole is cemented to the canvas with rubber adhesive for lasting durability, while the blue rubber sole adds a flash of style with each step.