There is a common misconception that you have to spend a lot to rock a stylish pair of sneakers, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Men’s fashion is now more casual than ever before, which means you can find a ton of high-style kicks without breaking the $100 mark. In fact, your super cool shoes could actually turn out to be your cheapest accessory. Read on to discover 8 Sneakers Under $100 with Undeniable Style Cred.
First up is the Vans Old Skool. Vans is the pioneering brand when it comes to skate shoes, and the Old Skool is one of their most popular models for looking the part. The Old Skool is a can’t-miss in the classic, casual black and white canvas colorway for about $50, or you can opt for a premium version with a leather upper and added zipper for just a touch more. Gear up with your favorite jeans, a Thrasher hoodie, and a dad hat, and you’ll turn heads everywhere you go.
Ask anyone in the sneaker world (or the fashion industry) which is the hottest brand to watch in 2017, and adidas is sure to the top the list. Sure, Kanye West’s Yeezy Boosts are all the rage, but it’s designs like the newly released Tubular Shadow that can turn your everyday outfit to superstar status on the cheap—this shoe comes in just under $100. Throw on some distressed skinny jeans, your favorite concert tee, and you’re ready to rock.
There’s no going wrong with a pair of Made In The USA New Balance and the 574 model is as timeless as it gets. Unless you snag them at a discount on eBay, these Made In The USA shoes may set you back a bit more so if you’re on a tight budget, check out some of the other 574 styles like the Urban Twilight Pack or the Paisley Pack, which are a touch friendlier on the wallet without sacrificing style.
One of the secrets to looking stylish is feeling comfortable. And when it comes to comfort, the Nike Air Max 1 can’t be beat. Originally designed as a running shoe back in 1987, the Air Max 1 is now a sneaker lover’s go-to thanks to the cool-looking Air cushioning and a multitude of colorways. This shoe will set you back anywhere from $50 to $100, and color choices include casual everyday options like all black or all white, or standout shades like bright yellow to really grab attention.
As mentioned earlier, adidas is the latest footwear brand to see and be seen in. The adidas Gazelle is one of the Three Stripes’ most iconic sneakers and has just been reintroduced. It’s true; you can’t go wrong with a black or white version but the beauty of the adidas Gazelle is the plethora of available colorways. Grab red, yellow, blue or any color you want for as low as $50, and you will be ahead of the men’s fashion curve for 2017.
Imagine one of the most iconic basketball sneakers ever created morphing into one of the most hyped shoes of the Instagram era, and you have the Air Jordan 1. Like many of the sneakers on our list today, there are countless variations of the Air Jordan 1, but this “Yin Yang” colorway stands out among the rest. It features the OG high top cut and the original “Nike Air” branding that made it famous back in 1985 when Michael Jordan was actually wearing this shoe on the court. You’ll be doing your own ballin’ when you post that “Yin Yang” outfit pic on the ‘Gram.
One way tried and true way to win style cred is by rocking a cult classic sneaker. Take, for instance, the Reebok Classic Leather shoe. It came to life in the ’80s as a running/walking lifestyle shoe, found a following in the graffiti scene, the rave scene, and finally the London scene. Then it fell off the radar for a bit before returning around the turn of the century thanks to the rise of “southern hip-hop” (think: Lil Wayne). Of course, the Reebok Classic Leather price of around $50 makes it an easy choice. But when the sneaker you’re wearing throws everyone back to another era, that’s when you know it’s got mad cred.
One of the most popular sneakers over the past year or so comes in at under $40—the “Triple Black” Stan Smith from adidas. If you’re not familiar with the Stan Smith, it’s an old school tennis shoe with a retro smooth leather upper that looks fresh enough for the streets and stylish enough for executive suites. (This really is the perfect casual shoe to wear with a suit.) The all-black Stan Smith is one of the most versatile sneakers out there right now, but if you’re in the mood to spice things up with more color, there’s also a rainbow of options under $100.
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