The popularity of ankle-length high-top footwear starts with Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars.
In 1917, Converse’s first pair of All Star canvas shoes was born, and he was loved by basketball star Chuck Taylor, whose comfortable fit led him to promote the sneakers everywhere.
Beyond the stereotype of sneakers, All Stars leads the way in high-top shoes that combine vintage, trendy and eco-friendly.
In 1923, Converse Company printed Chuck Taylor’s signature on shoes and became a famous trademark. Since then, Chuck Taylor All Star has shown the style of the king of shoes.
Nowadays, high-top sneakers have become an indispensable part of the outfit of trendy men. High-top shoes are free, free, and unrestrained in their wearing form, and have become the favorite of young people who pursue themselves.
1、Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars
If you haven’t worn a pair of Converse All Stars yet, you might consider shooting this winter. This simple canvas basketball shoe laid the foundation for the American sneaker industry. The basic design of All Stars, which has remained almost unchanged in more than a century, is both classic and insane.
2、Nike Air Force 1
Compared to today’s basketball shoes, this crisp white sneaker may look ordinary. But in 1982, he represented an important turning point for sneakers. The Air Force 1 was the first basketball shoe to feature air cushions on the heel, revolutionizing sport and competition.
The design of the Air Force 1 is derived from a type of Nike hiking boot, which was originally designed to position professional basketball shoes, so it was originally designed with a high top. Its designer is Bruce Kilgore, known as the father of AIR FORCE 1.
Six basketball players were featured at launch: Moses Malone, Michael Cooper, Jamaal Wilkes, Bobby Jones, Mychal Thompson and Calvin Natt
With a classic poster and a tough stance, Malone and his companions demonstrate the six elements of AF1’s success: grandeur, durability, transcendence, boldness, coherence and purity.
For its 25th anniversary, NIKE created another commercial video. Nine NBA superstars were hired to don Air Force and presented an epic pick-up game. Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Rasheed Wallace, Vince Carter, Amare Stoudemire, and Tony Parker are known as the “New Six.”
More than twenty years ago, Reebok created a flying sensation with a small air pump. Reebok called this great and interesting invention the Pump. From the birth of the first pair of Pump sneakers, Reebok The Pump, to its 25th anniversary in 2014, Reebok has worked hard to prove that Pump technology transcends the boundaries of time.
When Boston Celtics legend No. 7 Dee Brown performed the shocking “blindfolded” slam dunk, the pair of boots on his feet that helped him “fly” was PUMP.
In fact, the principle of PUMP is not complicated, each pair of shoes using PUMP technology has an automatic air bag inside, and there is a large-capacity air pump starter and air bag connection at the heel.
When the heel is subjected to pressure (e.g. walking, running and jumping), the starter automatically senses and inflates, and then stops inflating when a certain pressure value is reached. In fact, inside the shoe, a complete wrap around the foot has been formed, making the shoe fully suitable for each wearer.
4、Nike Air Jordan 1
“Flyer” is a nickname given to Jordan by fans. Not only because he bounces amazingly and often makes incredible moves on the field, but also because of the Air Jordan 1 on his feet.
“Air Jordan” is the name of Nike’s signature shoe for Jordan. When launched in 1985, the shoe sold $130 million. By September of the following year, the Air Jordan 1 had sold 2.3 million pairs, becoming a miracle in the history of sneakers.
This classic bull color matching Air Jordan 1 “Chicago” has been popular with many shoe fans. The upper is made of high-grade leather for a good texture, and the classic black, white and red combination also makes the price of this pair of Air Jordan 1 “Chicago” go all the way up.
Air jordan1 Dress Recommendations:
For girls, Chicago color scheme, black and white color scheme, and North Carolina blue color scheme are undoubtedly the best choices. Whether girls wear jeans or leggings, they look very good.
For boys, the classic black and red color scheme, low-key, versatile while also highlighting their own personality, is an indispensable stunner. Both corset sweatpants and jeans can go with this pair of Air jordan1.
5、Vans Sk8 Hi
In 1966, Paul Van Doren created the extreme sports brand Vans, the main thing to do is skateboard shoes. Most vans shoes have a wavy-like stripe on the sides, a pattern drawn by the brand’s founder, Paul Van Doren, which is now the symbol of Vans shoes.
In 1978, designers modified the Old skool shoe to produce a high-top version of the vans. The collar is made up of three rings of padding and a reinforced heel for perfect protection for the foot, while the signature side stripes continue.
Visvim FBT is a perfect combination of traditional design and modern technology. The FBT is based on Moccasins, a shoe Nakamura saw when he was 17 years old, which is a traditional, slipper-like leather shoe that has been around Native Americans for hundreds of years.
In addition to the leather-covered body and outsole, the flaps and auxiliary uppers on the shoes are also an important part of the Moccasins. Although the flaps on the shoe may seem redundant, they can be turned up to wrap around the knees or ankles in the cold, thus keeping them warm.
At the beginning of the production of FBT, Nakamura Century always emphasized the versatility and breathability of shoes, so he spent a long time perfecting the silhouette of shoes. The exterior design retains the original shape of the Moccasins as much as possible, and in order to adapt to urban life, it is equipped with an EVA white midsole with TPU heel stabilizer and a Vibram outsole.
In 1982, the birth of Reebok Freestyle marked an important milestone for sneakers. This high-top shoe was the first sneaker designed specifically for women, and even today there is no men’s version.
This shoe specially combines the dual configuration of laces and devil’s felt for fastening, which is easy to adjust the size and ease of putting on and taking off, and the mid-tube body can also define the overall body proportions.
8、Balenciaga Speed Trainer
“Sock shoes” and “Balenciaga” are definitely the hottest keywords of 2016-2017. Socks without tongue or even laces, which at first glance look “a little ugly” are also a big hit that major brands have launched in the past year.
In early 2017, he became the focus of media when trend icon Kwon Ji Long went to Paris to watch a show in the just-launched black Speed Trainer. Later, a number of stars rushed to get on the ground, resulting in a hot situation that was immediately sold out as soon as it was replenished.
9、Novesta Star Dribble
NOVESTA comes from Slovakia, its biggest feature is “never open glue”, claiming that all materials and processes can pass ECO environmental certification, which is very rare. The reason why they can “never open the glue” is because they do not use glue, but use the method of high pressure + heating to directly fix the upper on the sole, reducing the pollution of chemical glue to the environment.
Bumping shoes is definitely a headache, but it definitely doesn’t happen to Novesta because it’s really niche enough. Wear such a pair of canvas shoes with the retro taste of the 30s of the European century, which is properly low-key and textured.
10、Common Projects Achilles Mid
Common Projects is a very low-key luxury sneaker brand known for its minimalist design style. His shoes, there is no logo on the shoe, only the outer upper is stamped with 10 gold numbers, corresponding to the style number, European size, color number, all of which are compelling.
Everyone who wants to look high-end and cool will choose Common Projects. Countless cultural icons today wear Common Projects, including Frank Ocean, Ellen DeGeneres, Nick Jonas, Alexander Skarsgard, Drake, and hordes of male magazine editors wear Common Projects to sit in the front row of the runway at International Fashion Week.
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