Fall is slowly approaching, meaning it’s time to say goodbye to sandals and hello to trainers. Sneakers are a great way to style basically any outfit, whether you’re feeling lazy or choosing to dress up a little bit. Depending on the style, you can pair them with a casual outfit as easy as a white T-shirt and jeans, or with a silk dress and leather jacket. In case you’re looking to cop a pair of staple sneakers for your collection, we’ve rounded up the best classic, and affordable, sneakers priced under $100 USD.
From Nike, the Classic Cortez and Air Force 1 ‘07 silhouettes are among many of the brand’s streetwear staples. Available in diverse colorways and patterns, you can opt for a white iteration for a clean and minimal look as spotted on Emily Ratajkowski. As for adidas, the Continental 80 can easily be paired with black trousers as styled by Hailey Bieber, while the Swift Run sneakers are great for an effortless workout look.
Converse‘s Chuck Taylor 70 High Top and Vans‘ Old Skool have been some of the best-selling kicks for quite a while, arriving in diverse versions in addition to plain black, sported by Kristen Stewart and Zendaya. For a slightly chunkier silhouette, you can go for New Balance‘s 574 Classic and Reebok‘s Aztrek 96, while PUMA‘s Cali shoes and Jordan Brand‘s Air Jordan 1 Retro Low are universal styles.
Scroll down to take a full look at some of the best classic and affordable sneakers. While you’re here, make sure to check out this sneaker care guide for beginners.