: extending up over the ankle
high-top sneakers
high-tops plural noun

Examples of high-top in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Surprising Fact On Saturday, the former president also launched a $399 high-top sneaker line. Cailey Gleeson, Forbes, 18 Feb. 2024 Of course, the new Atlanta lounge includes numerous distinct seating areas including multiple communal desks, high-top tables, and comfortable loungers. Chris Dong, Travel + Leisure, 14 Feb. 2024 The paparazzi have captured him wearing a take on a leather sweatshirt with eccentric high-top shoes back in March. Robyn Mowatt, Essence, 19 Dec. 2023 One agent shoved him away, knocking the singer-songwriter into a high-top table. Meg James, Los Angeles Times, 27 Jan. 2024 To accompany the billboards, the company released a fifty-second commercial, directed by the photographer Mert Alas, that begins with White marching through lower Manhattan wearing a white tank, black jogging shorts, high-top sneakers, and a gold chain. Jennifer Wilson, The New Yorker, 11 Jan. 2024 There’s also a variety of other on-sale sneakers, depending on your needs, including mesh styles for workouts and high-top pairs for more ankle support. Alyssa Grabinski, Peoplemag, 9 Jan. 2024 What caught my eye were the chunky rubber soles teamed with a slick sneaker-like silhouette; like a Converse high-top but much more sturdier. Lauren Burvill, Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Dec. 2023 He’s also seen in the tan shearling jacket, a graphic T-shirt, and high-top sneakers. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 19 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of high-top was in 1810

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“High-top.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high-top. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


: extending up over the ankle
high-top sneakers
noun plural
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