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Nike makes high-top athletic shoes for both men and women. These are intended to be worn as fashion statements rather than as true sports gear. High-tops can be worn for any occasion where casual style is acceptable. Don't make the mistake of thinking that they're sloppy, however; think trendy, young and sharp instead.
Jeans and Leggings
Any color of Nike high-tops can be paired with a stylish pair of blue jeans. Any cut is acceptable. You can also wear high-tops with chinos or khakis, especially if they're rolled or cuffed. Women can also wear high-tops with close-fitting leggings. In this case, stick to a neutral color such as black, white or gray. Jeggings -- jeans leggings -- also work well here. Choosing neutrals helps to showcase your shoes. Men and women can also opt for leather pants plus high tops for a casual evening outfit.
Ladies Only: Hemlines
You can wear a pair of Nike high-tops with a skirt. Short hems are less risky and allow you to show off both your legs and your choice of footwear. Don a plaid wrap skirt or a clingy knit or, if you're looking to experiment with casual style, wear high-tops with a maxi-dress for an interestingly edgy contrast.
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