5 Best Nike High Tops To Buy In 2022


Oregon-based sportswear giant Nike has produced many high-top silhouettes over the years, and they’ve always remained a popular choice with sneakerheads. Shoe collectors and sneaker lovers try to create their own set of Nike high top shoes.

Popular silhouettes like Air Force 1, Dunks, Jordans and Griffey Max are the models for which the Swoosh label has introduced a large and diverse range of makeovers. These high top sneakers will never go out of style and remain iconic until the end of time.

Sportskeeda has rounded up five of the best pairs of high top shoes that will be a great addition to your collection and will suit a range of needs including fashion, lifestyle, budget and comfort.

Top 5 Nike High Top Sneakers You Can Buy In 2022 To Lighten Up Your Wardrobe

1) Nike Air Jordan 1 High OG Stage Haze/Bleached Coral

Air Jordan 1 High OG Stage Haze/Bleached Coral (Image via Sportskeeda)
Air Jordan 1 High OG Stage Haze/Bleached Coral (Image via Sportskeeda)

The Air Jordan 1 High Bleached Coral was released through the official Nike SNKRS e-commerce site on July 2, 2022. The pair comes dressed in Black, Fog Grey, White, and Bleached Coral. The sneakers come with a monochrome finish evoking the previously released Rebellionaire.

The swoosh label also describes the product:

“The Air Jordan 1 and its OG makeups may be the pinnacle of MJ’s retro tradition, but that doesn’t mean the timeless silhouette can’t be refreshed. Decked out in heritage Jordan Brand colors reminiscent of styles past.”

The titular Bleached Coral hue is featured on branding details like the “Nike Air” tongue logo. The titular hue is further carried over by the matching insoles. The upper of the shoe is made from leather materials and is covered in white, which contrasts with the cracked black leather.

A mix of materials is added with the addition of suede in gray mist hues on the heels. Signature swooshes and overlays are highlighted with subtle black cracked leather.

The sneakers are sat on a white midsole and gray outsole. Each sneaker comes with three sets of laces, including white, black and punchy coral.

The sneakers launched at a retail price of $170 and can be used at a retail price of $266.

2) Air Force 1 High ’07 Sail and Medium Gray

Air Force 1 High '07 Sail and Medium Gray (Image via Sportskeeda)
Air Force 1 High ’07 Sail and Medium Gray (Image via Sportskeeda)

This year marked the Air Force 1’s 40th anniversary, and Nike is releasing a new special edition of it in a high-top silhouette dressed in a vintage sail hue as part of the brand’s anniversary collection at the swoosh.

The shoe comes dressed in a minimalist Sail/Medium Gray/Coconut Milk/Light Bone colorway. The colorway is inspired by the OG 1982 colorway released in similar hues.

The Swoosh label describes the product:

“Sophisticated and easy to wear, the Air Force 1 High ’07 lets you enter the new era of vintage. The classic Sail’s distressed leather combines with an 80s era-reminiscent construction for a throwback look bold.”

The shoes are packed with retro hits in every sneaker, including their mid-grey and sail-colored upper, which is crafted from premium athletic leather.

The sleek constructed silhouette arrives with a mix of materials, including perforated leather toe caps and mesh mid-panels. A twist on the otherwise basic design is added with silver accents to the swooshes, while OG branding to the tongues and insoles pays homage to the colorway released in 1982.

Lace tabs, lace eyelets and tongue tags are dressed in the Light Bone hue, while the inside of the tongue features “NIKE AIR” lettering. Similar Air branding can also be seen accented on the heel counters. The heel area is adorned with a gray suede material.

A vintage aesthetic is added to the shoes with a pre-yellowed mole and gray rubber outsoles. The sneakers were released on SNKRS on July 6, 2022, for a retail price of $135.

3) Nike Air Griffey Max 1 Wheat

The redesigned Nike Air Griffey Max 1 in Wheat launched on Nike SNKRS on April 27, 2022 for a retail price of $170. The colorway launched as a winter offering and is a fan favorite.

The shoes’ upper is crafted from all-over suede in a wheat hue, while the Nike badge is stitched in a white hue. Ankle and lace straps give a nod to Griffey’s jersey number, “24,” similar to his contemporaries.

The shoes have a contrasting mustard yellow and white colourway, which is used to adorn the entire look of the sneakers. Yellow hues and added swooshes on the upper, while the White hue is accented on the chunky outsoles, laces, buckles, and jersey number.

4) Billie Eilish x Nike Air Force 1 Mushroom

Nike’s partnership with Billie Eilish is one of the most popular collaborations of 2022 so far. The dynamic duo took the coveted silhouette of the Air Force 1 and gave it a “mushroom” makeover. The pair was released on the official Nike SNKRS e-commerce site on Monday, April 25, 2022, for a retail price of $170.

The pair comes dressed in a fresh design and is highlighted by a unified aesthetic across the sole and upper. The upper is crafted from suede and has a semi-washed look. A beige-like light brown tone dresses the entire shoe with five Velcro strips, going up to the tongue.

Lace linings feature an iconic character figurine of the singer, while insoles feature “Billie” lettering.

5) SB Dunk High Rush Blue and Team Orange/New York Mets

Nike SB has plans for a “New York Mets” Dunk High. 🍎 https://t.co/LkYAeqAOf1

This year, Nike released a Bubble Gum pack, under which they pay tribute to baseball teams. The SB Dunk High Rush Blue and Team Orange pay tribute to the New York Mets. The sneakers come dressed in a Cloud Grey/Team Orange/Rush Blue/White colorway.

The upper of the sneakers is made from mesh materials in Gray color which is accented with hits of Blue and Orange in the detailing. The sneaker overlays are dressed in Cloud Gray on suede.

The swoosh label gives a description of the product:

“This special Cloud Gray base from SB Dunk High is calling “batter up!” for the Rush Blue and Team Orange Swoosh accents – a back-to-back color duo that fans have been going crazy over for decades. Don’t wait for round seven stretch yourselves to put those kicks on – they’re game day ready, so get on the plate.

More detail is added with the addition of Citi Field’s Home Run Apple graphic added to the inside of the tongue and a nod to the stadium’s Line 7 subway exit. The look is completed with a gum rubber outsole, which features a detailed splash in a pink hue, which is a nod to the bubblegum series.

The pair released on Nike SNKRS on July 14, 2022, for a retail price of $125.

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