16 Next-Level High-Top Sneakers to Replace Your Go-To Flats
Now that winter's here and wreaking havoc among our non-rubber soled shoes, we're forced to do either one of two things: succumb to the sub-zero temperatures and subsequent icy pavement in flimsy flats, or thrive (and not just survive) this winter in a pair of stylish and protective footwear. Let me reintroduce you to the wonders of the high-top sneaker. Yes, the shoe of your high school grunge phase is making a major comeback, and it's chicer than ever (sorry, scene kids of 2008).
Think less of a nod to the old days of scandalous bare ankles and more of an ode to the ultimate cool girl who wears her high tops with flirty dresses and some serious attitude. Think Instagram-worthy street-style. Think off-duty. Now think suede and neoprene. Think heavy-duty shearling trim and scalloped edges. Consider it an update to your beloved Converse. Go ahead and shop through 16 of our fave elevated high-top sneakers made to be rocked this winter.
Suede dessert boots just yearning to be worn with a floral dress.
The OG high-top sneaker—this time with a snake-embossed leather update.
Just three words: water-repellent neoprene (take that, winter).
Well, well, well, this one goes out to the hidden punk-rocker in you.
Bonus feature: a cleverly hidden wedge.
Stay on-trend with the textile of the moment: plush velvet.
The contrasting finishes and zip details make these black sneakers anything but boring.
A weatherproof pair that's actually treated for water and strain resistance.
Prada Linea Rossa
These laceless and shearling-lined sneaks are just what you need for a seemingly endless winter.
Quirky, standout trainers for when you're craving attention.
The classic high-top silhouette gets a girly makeover, courtesy of Chloé.
Shearling-trimmed sneakers that pack a pastel punch. Offset with minimalist ready-to-wear.
Lace up in these Special Forces-inspired high-tops.
An ice-blue shade that'll stay chic all winter
A lowkey yet luxe shoe to fit whatever mood you're in.
For when you're finishing errands at 5 and then partying at 6.