The Best Minimal Black High-Tops for Fall

October 17, 2016 Katja Presnal

MUST HAVE SHOES FOR FALL

Did you read our Fall issue yet? I featured 15 fashion must haves for the fall, and named 4 pairs of shoes to wear this fall – high tops are only one of them!

We had a fun photo shoot with fashion blogger Kayla Short of Short Presents, and she wore awesome minimal Lacoste high-tops for our shoot. Here are seven other great high-tops to choose from.

Minimal high tops for fall

Minimal Black High Tops

I used to never wear sneakers, but thankfully the times are gone when it was difficult to find sneakers in any other color than white, and sneakers are plenty available these days in different styles and colors. White sneakers will be trendy for the sprig and next summer – but for fall – go with black! Right now, choose high-tops for extra attitude – and warmth for fall too!

Pick black high tops that are sporty, comfy, but minimal, and you can dress them up pretty nicely. Here are some of my favorites I found from online shopping round, but in addition to these I recommend looking options from Lacoste, Geox and Converse.

Minimal black high-tops for fall

1. ECCO leather high-tops.
I’ve officially become my mother: I could wear ECCOs everyday. One of my favorite European shoe brands for comfort & quality, and these would be my first pick for comfort – and cool looks. Check out the ECCO ‘Soft 7’ High Top Sneakericon ($170) – comes in two other colors too.

2. Treton Nubuck leather high-tops.
If the price tag in the ECCOs is too much — try Tretorn’s Match3 High Top Sneakersicon for $90. They have nubuck leather upper, so the material is not the same leather as the other shoes mentioned here, but the price is good for the quality & look. Just remember to spray with water repellant spray to protect them from water.

3. Lauren Ralph Lauren high tops.
Another cheaper option are the Lauren Ralph Lauren Winnefred Hi-Top Sneakersicon for $98. They have a zipper on the side too making them easier!

4. PUMA Fierce black high-tops.
The PUMA Fierce High Top Sneakericon ($99.95) was made in collaboration with Rihanna’s Fenty label, and they are pretty much the coolest looking slip-on-shoes ever. I love them because they are far from your classic high-top, the minimal style is on point. I also like the black rubber sole instead of white like in the models above, but the upper material is textile, not leather.

5. Classic Reeboks.
If PUMA is too space age for you, you might like the classic Reebok ‘Freestyle Hi’ Sneaker
icon – the $69.95 price tag makes them an easy classic to add to your fall wardrobe. They make me want to buy an oversized sweatshirt and leg warmers too.

6. Earthies bootie with a little bit heel.
I am little bit tired of seeing the high tops with heel, and frankly prefer them without heel for walking comfort… But if there is one brand that I can easily buy anything with heels, it’s Earth Shoes and their Earthies. Their Limburg booties ($109.99) come with two inch heel, and they have nice minimal look.

7. Born high tops with leather straps.
Last but not the least… the Born Sophia ($130) in black leather and with leather straps stand out, and they are far from boring. Of course, with Born you know you are getting comfort & quality.

Which pair is your favorite?

Autumn Fashion Feature

Read the Autumn Spice magazine issue for the full fall fashion feature.

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Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live globally inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

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