Whether it’s white, grey, or black – or maybe blue or green, if you’re feeling bold – the sneaker is the staple item of every man’s wardrobe. In a world where sneakerheads queue and resell the hottest sneakers at exorbitant prices, getting your hands on a stylish pair is easier said than done.
However, if you want to add a stylish touch to your look without breaking the bank then we’ve got the answer for you; affordable sneakers for men. There are a surprising number of retailers who create this classic shoe to a high standard but sell it at affordable prices. You just have to know what to look out for when shopping for cheap sneakers, as some can last years while others need to be thrown away after only a few wears.
What to look for with cheap sneakers for men:
- Genuine leather uppers – cheap sneakers won’t have an upper made of the finest leather, but some are made with lower-grades of real leather which is still durable and comfortable, and is much better quality than a fake plastic ‘leather’ upper.
- Canvas uppers – some sneakers use canvas rather than leather, which makes the shoe cheaper to produce, meaning the savings will be passed along to the consumer. However, canvas isn’t necessarily ‘worse’ than leather, in fact, it’s a great alternative. Camvas is a rather durable and sturdy material, and any sneaker made with it will last a long time.
- A direct to consumer brand – some brands have a ‘direct to consumer’ model. This simply means the brand manufactures its sneakers themselves and then sells them directly to consumers. This business model cuts out the middleman and allows brands to sell their products, some of which can be the highest of quality, at a much cheaper price.
- A brand that isn’t as well known – sometimes you don’t pay for quality, you pay for the name. Big, well-known brands are usually more expensive simply because there’s so much hype for their products that people are willing to pay more. If you’re looking for a cheap sneaker that’s still good quality, consider purchasing from a lesser-known brand as they’ll have good quality shoes without the markup price.
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If you’re looking for a pair of sneakers that are good quality but affordable, you’ve come to the right place. These are the best cheap sneakers for men available that are stylish and well-made despite being so lowly priced.
Cariuma’s cheap sneakers are handmade with premium natural materials, like canvas, and come in a huge variety of styles and colours.
Prices start from $79.00.
Everlane’s Court Sneaker, available in multiple colours, is crafted with full-grain leather and sports a contemporary utility style. Alternatively, Everlane’s Forever Sneaker, also available in multiple colours, features a canvas upper and has a simple silhouette; perfect for everyday wear.
Prices start from $65.00.
The Wool Runners could be considered Allbirds’ flagship sneaker, offering comfort by the bucketload, a handsome aesthetic, and an incredibly affordable price tag. Suitable for everyday wear, or even running, these cheap sneakers could be your new favourite pair.
Prices start from $98.00.
Tropicfeel has a huge selection of sneakers for men, available in multiple styles and colours. If you tend to travel or spend a lot of time in the great outdoors and you’re after cheap sneakers that’ll meet your comfort needs as well as fashion needs, Tropicfeel is the brand for you.
Prices start from $142.00.
The Low 1, which comes in multiple colours, is the pinnacle of Cabell's catalogue and is the one we imagine most sneakerheads are going to want. Made from soft calfskin leather and with a sturdy yet lightweight Margom sole, they're one of the best cheap sneakers available.
Prices start from $199.00.
Whether you're after leather, suede, canvas, plimsolls, slip-ons, or high-tops, ASOS Design has every style of cheap sneakers imaginable.
Prices start from $14.50.
The Royal is a prime example, serving up a classic low-cut design that makes use of Italian Nobuck suede leather for the upper, calfskin leather for the lining, and a stitched rubber sole. It's a mystery how the brand has managed to price these cheap sneakers so low.
Prices start from $186.00.
With a huge range of sneakers available in multiple styles and colours, most sport a chunky sole design with pops of bright colours. Steve Madden’s cheap sneakers will give you the deceiving look of some higher-end brands, but without the associated price tag.
Prices start from $79.95.
Available in a multitude of handsome colours and for affordable prices, any pair of Clarks' cheap sneakers will make a great addition to your wardrobe. And because they're Clarks, you know you're going to get top-notch quality.
Prices start from $90.00.
Converse is an extremely popular choice of shoe among the younger crowd due to the brand’s cool yet simple sneaker designs. Available in multiple colours, and with either canvas or leather uppers, despite how popular the brand has become, Converse’s sneakers are still affordable.
Prices start from $55.00.
The Old-Skool prove to be so popular for their low-rise cut, choice of colours, and hardwearing nature. They provide an instant style upheaval to any casual look for an extremely affordable price.
Prices start from $50.00.
Onitsuka Tiger's most famous collection is the Mexico 66 which bear the ASICS stripes also found on ASICS sports footwear and, while more casual in their nature, are still good to wear for various sports events.
Prices start from $100.00.
At least, that's the design approach taken by the Star Master, Novesta's flagship sneaker. Available in a wide range of conventional and slightly unusual colours, these cheap sneakers for men will make a perfect addition to any footwear collection.
Prices start from $59.00.
VEJA takes the classic white sneaker style and injects it with fun pops of colour with the result being some of the best cheap sneakers on the market.
Prices start from $96.00.
Kenneth Cole’s cheap sneakers are inspired by the modern needs of the urban man and feature versatile sophisticated aesthetics, premium materials, and comfort technology.
Prices start from $99.00.