In 1917 Converse introduced its All Star basketball shoe, the world’s first high-top sneaker. Fast forward more than 100 years and this now-iconic footwear silhouette remains as relevant as ever. Sure, the athletic focus of these ankle-hugging sneakers has dissipated for the large part, but brands across the spectrum (contemporary, designer, high street) offer stylish, street-appropriate riffs on the high-top sneaker that keep our imaginations inspired and wardrobes stocked.
Traveling on foot in a new city? Pair your high-tops with ankle-length pants and a fanny pack for the ultimate no-fuss outfit.
Don't be afraid to lean (very far) into athleisure territory. A fitted tank and a pair of windbreaker bottoms in fall's must-have color keep the look updated.