or high·top



denoting a sneaker that covers the ankle.

noun Usually high-tops.

high-top sneakers.

Origin of high-top

First recorded in 1980–85
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Contemporary Examples of high-top

Historical Examples of high-top

  • Pop looked curiously at the knots of lingering First Latins, and raised his high-top hat in response to their salutations.

  • I asked, putting on high-top boots and yanking my kit from under the bed which I thought was used for the last time.

  • Presently Nels drove round to the front of the hotel with the gray horse and a high-top buggy.

    The Eye of Dread

    Payne Erskine

  • He wore heavy, high-top boots and buff gauntlets, and his soft black felt hat was slouched down over his eyes.

    The Battle of Gettysburg

    Frank Aretas Haskell

  • Breeches and high-top boots are in order, the latter serving the additional purpose of protection against snake bite.