Hip-Hop Styles: Then and Now

High Tops

80's Rap Album Covers With Classic Sneakers

Source Sneaker News

Not to be confused with the high top fade, high top sneakers were whats up in the 80s. Because of the trend for rappers to wear high top sneakers and basketball jerseys, the sport itself is linked to the music genre. Videos solidified this reference; many rappers in the 80s wanted to show off their b-ball skills for the camera.

Honorable mention: The Kangol, Timberlands, and three-finger rings.

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