Collecting sneakers is more popular now than ever before, but that doesn’t change the fact that a hobby can be quite expensive, especially if you look at the resale prices of many rare pairs.
Not everyone can afford to constantly pay more than $200 for new releases, especially when dozens of new products are released weekly. However, getting a cool pair of trendy sneakers is actually much easier than many people think.
Today we have compiled a selection of inexpensive original sneakers, which, in our opinion, should be in the rotation of every self-respecting sneakerhead (agree or not – write in the comments). This is a real universal classic that will not go out of fashion very soon. So, let’s go!
Nike Air Force 1 ’07
Nike Air Force 1 is a classic that has managed to go beyond genres and trends, appearing on the feet of both ordinary people and in the wardrobes of stars and passionate lovers of sneakers. Although there are an unlimited number of colors of this model, the most popular are completely white.
Vans Slip-On Classic
Vans Slip-On Classic continues to be one of the most iconic silhouettes of the brand. The main elements of these slip-ons, such as a canvas upper, supporting soft bumpers and a branded rubber waffle sole, make these shoes indispensable for every day – whether in a skate park or on the boardwalk.
adidas Stan Smith
The world’s first leather tennis shoes at one time had and continues to have a great influence on the sneaker culture, becoming the mainstay of many people in the cycle of sneakers. Stan Smith will never be a bad choice to add to your rotation. Shoes embody timelessness and perfectly complement any outfit.
Asics Gel-Lyte III
Made in a variety of beautiful colors, this pair is very versatile and suitable for athletes and everyday wear. Gel Lyte III is one of the most popular Asics designs, which is distinguished by its convenience and legendary durability.
Reebok Club C
Although Reebok Club C are available in completely different colors and have recently been subjected to luxurious updates from Maison Margiela, we still do not lose sight of this classic vintage version. Slightly off-white coloring plays into the hands of this timeless icon. The appearance and quality of the sneakers are simply luxurious, which makes the shoes seem much more expensive than they really are.
In these updated adidas Samba, the original leather upper has been replaced with artificial eco-leather and recycled materials. Nevertheless, all the distinctive features of the iconic shoes are present, right down to the contrasting rubber sole.
New Balance 990v5
After the era of norms, the New Balance 990 still dominates the wardrobes of sneakerheads. This retro shoe uses a luxurious combination of suede and mesh. Their gray color is the purest and most versatile form of sneakers and they are perfect for both classic and modern outfits.
Converse Chuck 70 High
For the uninitiated: Chuck 70 is a more premium version of the original Chuck Taylor. Their upper part is made of thicker cotton fabric with a density of 12 ounces, has more seams, increased strength and a much more comfortable sponge insole. This is a sublime classic with all the signature design elements of Chuck Taylor.
Air Jordan 1 Low
Despite the fact that the silhouette of the original “ones” was released in 1985, since then the sneakers have deviated somewhat from their original design. The high models were joined by iterations with low, medium tops, as well as variants made of completely different materials, including eco. The “NIKE AIR” branding on the tongue is usually replaced by the Jumpman logo, and the logo of the line in the form of wings has moved to the lower part of the back from the tongue on the ankle. In any case, this mega-popular design by Peter Moore remains in demand to this day.
Puma Suede Classic
For the first time, Puma Suede became famous thanks to Walt “Clyde” Frazier of the New York Knicks in the 1970s, they became favorites of hip-hop and b-boy legends in the 80s. Still being one of the most popular models, these crosses are regularly produced by the brand in a variety of colorways.