In fashion, they say that everything that is old will be new again. They also say that fashion moves in cycles. The flowery dresses of the 1960s seem to be making something of a comeback, which you can definitely see if you look at music festival attendees, and the high-waisted pants of the 1970s are also making a comeback in fashion. When it comes to shoes, a lot of the trends seem to be pretty new. The trend in formal shoes for women seems to be towards platform soles and spike heels, and those don’t have too much precedent. However, the trend in casual shoes is definitely one that is very classic. High top shoes have come back in style for a lot of people, and there is a trend towards them in formal settings as well.
Classic High Tops
You can see the popularity of classic high tops when you look at television. Actors often pair some classic basketball shoes with their suits and tuxedos for red carpet events. The look is also very popular for weddings. The look of pairing the casual shoes with the formal attire is something a lot of people seem drawn to. Also, high top sneakers are incredibly comfortable; if you’re going to be on your feet all day, you might as well wear something that makes your feet feel great. Not just any classic high tops are back in style, though; only specific kinds of shoes are making a comeback.
High-Quality Canvas and Leather
The shoes that are making the biggest comeback are the shoes from the 1920s and 1930s that were invented just as basketball was becoming a very popular indoor sport. In the early 1920s after World War I, professional sports were just starting to gain a following. Basketball was actually divided into two competing organisations at the time: The Basketball Association of America, and the National Basketball League. To compete with each other for talent, they paired up with shoe companies and offered packaged deals to their players. This was the invention of the sports sponsorship, and led to the creation of the basketball shoe. These shoes were replaced by more sophisticated technology on the basketball court, but they never fell out of favour for casual wear. During the 1960s, the shoes were popular in canvas and leather. Canvas is lightweight, breathable, and durable. Leather is not quite as breathable, but it is more resilient than canvas.
In the past, the shoes basically came in the unbleached canvas colour and maybe one other. Now they are available in dozens of different colours, customisations, and designs. You can get a pair of classic high tops in just about any colour imaginable. Many companies also have promotional deals with different companies so that you can get your favourite cartoon characters or superheroes on your shoes as well. The simplicity of their design makes the shoes a great choice for customisation. Drawing your own designs on your shoes is something that kids have loved since high tops were first produced.