TJ21: Shoe Report – High Tops


1. Saint Laurent – Contrast Stripe High Top

We start off our top five picks with Saint Laurent. These  shoes are pretty darn versatile. The contrasting white stripes/sole give these shoes an extra element of visual interest without being too much or too flashy.


  • Saint Laurent high-top sneaker in calfskin leather.
  • Round toe; lace-up front.
  • Gold embossed logo at tongue.
  • Contrast stripe at sides and ankle.
  • Padded ankle.
  • Leather lining.
  • Contrast rubber sole.
  • Made in Italy.

TJ21-Berluti-High-top-sneakers2. Berluti – Playtime Leather High Top

These shoes are an innovative fusion between traditional hightop sneakers and dressier smart boots. The tobacco starburst effect is killer especially juxtaposed with the red laces.


  • Berluti Playtime leather high-top sneaker.
  • Lace-up front.
  • Padded ankles with embossed logo tongue.
  • Perforated sides and top.
  • Pull-tab at backstay.
  • Leather lining and insole.
  • Rubber sole.
  • Made in Italy.


3. Gucci -Basketball High Top in Neon

Now these shoes may not be everyone’s cup of tea but they are for sure someones shot of vodka. If you know me you know that I have an awkward obsession with all things neon especially in athletic/workout clothes.  To be fair I’m not sure that I would be able to pull these bad boys off but I still think they are pretty ace.


  • Neon pink, neon green and white leather high top.
  • Adjustable grip strap at the ankle with Gucci logo.
  • Interlocking G embroidered detail on tongue.
  • Rubber sole.
  • Made in Italy.



4. Salvatore Ferragamo – Nayon High Top

The shade of red used in these shoes is very reminiscent of the shade of red used in a lifeguard’s uniform which automatically makes me think of summer. I really like the details that were poured into these high tops; from the placement of the Gancini to the side zipper and gold hardware. All in all a really great shoe for summer.


  • Salvatore Ferragamo calf leather sneaker.
  • High profile.
  • Round toe.
  • Lace-up front.
  • Ankle strap with golden Gancini logo.
  • Cushioned insole.
  • Leather lining.
  • Rubber sole.
  • Nayon is made in Italy.


5. Dolce & Gabanna – Benelux High Top Sneaker

I would be the first to admit that white is hands down the hardest color to maintain/keep clean especially when it comes to your trainers… however.. it’s seriously such a great look #thestruggleisreal.  These trainers from Dolce & Gabanna are not your typical all white high tops; they have an off white sole and off white contrasting leather panels on the back of the shoe. Another just noticeably different detail are the positioning of the eyelets for the laces.


  • Dolce & Gabbana leather upper high-top sneaker.
  • Round toe.
  • Lace-up vamp.
  • Dolce & Gabbana logo stamped on padded tongue.
  • Rubber sole.
  • Cushioned terry cloth insole.
  • Loop to pull-on shoe.
  • Calf leather; nylon/polyester/cotton.
  • “Benelux” is made in Italy.


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