“High-Tops” refer to a shoe style that extends above the wearer’s ankles. It is a common athletic shoe type, worn in basketball.
High-Tops are part of the Sneakers’ family of shoes. Both Lace-Up and Slip-On variations are popular in High-Tops fashion.
In British English, High-Tops are called “plimsolls”; again, both lace-up and slip-on are acceptable types.
Sneakers’ name is literally derived from how quiet the rubber soles were on the ground, in contrast to noisy, standard hard-leather soled dress shoes. Someone wearing sneakers could "sneak up" on you.
Sneakers and High-Tops are by far the most comfortable genre of footwear. By default of construction, which features rubber or EVA soles, sneakers are made for comfort. Soft, flexible, cushy soles are the perfect shock-absorbent soles anyone can wish for.
Sneakers are now part of our daily routine. Commuters wear sneakers on the train during a commute and then change into less comfortable, but more office-approved footwear at work. Music industry, art, film and many other creative professions have allowed sneakers and high-tops as acceptable, and even predictable, types of everyday footwear.
Autograf New York sneakers and high tops are driven by fashion and are meant to be worn every day. Our first sneaker collection is made out of genuine leather inside and out, 100% handmade in Italy.
EVA flexible soles, elevated with a demi-wedge provide all day blissful peace to your feet, legs and body.
High-Tops today are trendy and can be mixed very well with a casual style for making an everyday statement. If your style is about feeling good and comfortable, you need to give this very cool type of sneakers a chance. They are the perfect transition shoes – for Spring and cooler evenings!
Spring 2015 Collection includes:
Sneakers in Soft Nappa leathers in white and black,
High Tops in trendy black Soft Calfskin with black rims and soles,
Slip-Ons in classic white and navy nappa leathers.
Fully unconstructed and soft, these sneakers truly will accommodate your feet’s shape. Gently elasticized on the sides to hold your foot and feel like slippers!
With more than 15 years of experience designing for women’s fashion brands, award-winning shoe designer Monika Kusinska launched Autograf New York in 2014. Driven by her personal endeavor to find well-made, comfortable shoes in uncommon sizes in the United States, Kusinska-Paez decided to bring the luxury of high-quality, Italian leather shoes stateside. In 2000, she attended Parsons School of Design with a concentration on footwear, and later designed for women’s shoe brands including Ann Taylor, Fossil, Lucchese and Camuto Group.