Are Varvatos' high-end Chuck Taylors simply not high-end enough for you? Feast your eyes and/or feet on these Converse John Varvatos Limited Edition Star Tech Sneakers ($600). Produced in small quanities and made by hand in Italy, the Star Tech features a soft black leather upper, interior leather laces, a matching black chevron stripe, and a rubber sole.
Not everyone does their running on the track or road. If you prefer to use the great outdoors as your course, check out the Columbia Master Of Faster Multi-Sport Shoe ($125). Designed specifically for trail running, the Master features a Techlite midsole for greater feel and reduced weight, a unique outsole with softer materials under your heel for cushioning and denser materials at the edges for stabilization, and an Omni-Tech waterproof, breathable upper membrane that lets you run without worrying about puddles, yet still keeps your foot dry when the heat is on.
You don't need to be a skateboarder to see the appeal of these Converse KA-One Sneakers ($60). The signature shoe of skater Kenny Anderson, the KA-One is modeled after the Classic Trainer '76, and features a full-body black suede upper, "KA-ONE" logos, a low cut, and a hefty outsole.