high-topped


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Adj.1.high-topped - (of shoes or boots) having relatively high uppers
high - (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high'); "a high mountain"; "high ceilings"; "high buildings"; "a high forehead"; "a high incline"; "a foot high"
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They rank neither with mortals nor with immortals: long indeed do they live, eating heavenly food and treading the lovely dance among the immortals, and with them the Sileni and the sharp-eyed Slayer of Argus mate in the depths of pleasant caves; but at their birth pines or high-topped oaks spring up with them upon the fruitful earth, beautiful, flourishing trees, towering high upon the lofty mountains (and men call them holy places of the immortals, and never mortal lops them with the axe); but when the fate of death is near at hand, first those lovely trees wither where they stand, and the bark shrivels away about them, and the twigs fall down, and at last the life of the Nymph and of the tree leave the light of the sun together.
THE HIGH-TOPPED HUNTING BOOT HE WAS WEARING SUSPENDED HIS HEAP MERE INCHES FROM THE GROUND.
For active sports, most (but not all) studies suggest that wearing snugly laced high-topped shoes may be protective--not floppy canvas high-tops, but the padded flexible kind worn by basketball players.