Definition of high-top in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhītäp/
(also hightop)


Denoting a sneaker with a laced upper that extends some distance above the wearer’s ankle.
Example sentences
  • Comfortable shoes were bound on my feet, a weightless high-top shoe laced with strings white and wide.
  • Wearing high-top sneakers may help prevent an ankle injury.
  • Doctors do not recommend any special footwear, such as high-top shoes or shoes with arch supports, because these ‘treatments’ do not affect arch development.


A pair of high-top sneakers.
Example sentences
  • Hey, man, you need turf shoes, spikes, running shoes, high-tops, three-quarter-tops and low-tops.
  • Looking under the door, I saw a pair of orange high-tops.
  • The local live coverage should focus on that guy running in high-tops and a pair of cut-offs.

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Syllabification: high-top

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