Trainers as I’m quite sure you would agree with me are one of the most comfortable styles of footwear you can get? Sneakers as trainers are also known were once only designed for sports, but today we have seen an epidemic of the sporty styles that serve a purpose of style opposed to sport, so that we can be comfortable and look fabulous on our casual everyday activities.
By the early 1900’s trainers were being manufactured and ever since then we have seen more elaborate and intricate designs sprouting up from quite literally everywhere.
One trainer design that has been prolific this spring summer is the ‘hi-top’ trainer design. Hi-tops were once traditionally worn by basketball players. Michael Jordon was one of the first to rock a pair on court courtesy of trainer giant Nike.
A hi-top trainer is essentially a normal trainer with an extra bit of leather upper that goes up and around the ankle. In 2009 Kanye West collaborated with Louis Vuitton to produce their first hi- top trainer which was in an all signature red colour which were a complete sell out. Since then fashion designers Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin and celebrities like Heidi Klum, Rita Ora and Rihanna just to name a few are running rife in these sports luxe numbers.
The great thing about hi-top trainers is that they are versatile and easy to team with most looks you already have in your wardrobe. They look great teamed with shorts, skirts, denim clothing and for a smarter option they look great with chino’s, a pair of slim fitting or cropped trousers.
To help you shop the best of what is out there and complete your most chic sports luxe look, I have put together the top 5 of the best designer hi-top trainers out there!
These black sneakers are in a moccasin inspired design that sees tassels down the front of the show. These trainers are super easy to fasten with their quick velcro fastening. These sneakers are the ultimate hi top investment piece as you can team them with so many different looks.
These hi-top leopard trainers are made from quality pony fur. They have a round toe and lace up fastening that features a metallic gold strap that goes over the top of the laces. Animal prints are huge this season and this is a trend that will also carry over into autumn winter collections, making these a great buy as you can wear them season after season. These sneakers will make a cool bold fashion statement and are the perfect way to work in the animalistic trend into your shoe box.
These quilted hi-tops from Chloe are beautiful in pastel pink. The design of the trainer features a round toe, lace up fastening in a wedged heel design. These trainers are the perfect way to explore pastel colours this season and the light colour of the trainer enables you to team them with most patterned and brightly coloured garments in your wardrobe.
These gold metallic hi-tops come in a round toe design featuring the Versace motif on the tongue. These trainers would make the statement key piece to your look and should be paired with block colours to complete a good style aesthetic.
These hi-top sneakers are less conventional than the traditional trainer out there with their leather upper and platform sole. These lace up hi tops will blend perfectly with all your sartorial looks.
With so many hi-top styles on offer which pair hi-tops will work with most of what is in your wardrobe?