The 10 Most Reasonably Priced Luxury Sneakers You Can Buy

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Comme des Garçons took a Converse classic and made it luxury / Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images

Luxury sneakers aren’t for everyone—if I’m being honest, they’re probably not even for me. Not because they don’t hit or because the styling is off. They’re just so. Freaking. Expensive. Not everyone can afford to spend a month’s rent on a pair of sneakers at retail value. Don’t feel bad. You are not alone!

Pricing is everything for the consumer. Sometimes, going over budget on a shoe might mean staying in the house for a good month or two, or keeping that sneaker in your closet for fear of destroying them the moment you step outside. But we’ve got good news. Those designer sneakers may be a bit out of your price range, but there’s still some luxury heat available to cop that might be a little closer to what you’re looking for.


Axel Arigato Toe Cap Sneaker

This designer piece is simple enough to go with any outfit for business or for play and comes in a variety of colors. The shoe is made from full grain Italian leather and comes with a styled toe cap. Its logo is minimal, but makes its presence known with its gold tone.


Axel Arigato Clean 360

The Clean 360 gives you more than enough material to get by. It’s a chunky yet simple silhouette with a rubber sole thick enough to boost you up an inch. Like the Toe Cap, its branding is minimal, restricted to the upper and the heel tab, but the subtlety is what makes the shoe attractive.


Axel Arigato Clean 90

The Clean 90 might be the best the Axel Arigato brand has to offer. The sole isn’t as thick as the Clean 360, but the shoe’s upper is made entirely of luxury Italian leather with a rubber sole equipped with cushioning in the foot bed. The comfort in this shoe is rare in a luxury piece.


Filling Pieces Low Top Lane

This piece was the first sneaker Filling Pieces designed, but it’s become the brand's signature model. Its upper is made from soft nubuck with a touch of velvet on the finish. It’s a sneaker that comes with a premium look, but will still look good years down the line.


Filling Pieces Low Top Lee

The Low Top Lee is immediately jarring because of its lace system. It’s an elastic system consumers can pull, tighten and lock in. The system stretches to the midsole of the shoe, locking the foot in and providing a ton of comfort for the consumer.

$285 / Buttero

Buttero Tanino Low Sneaker

The Tanino Low comes in full length leather like plenty of other luxury shoes, but it’s the seaming on the heel and the tongue that make this shoe stick out. It comes with full leather laces and metal eyelets that really round out the sneaker’s classic look with a more luxurious touch.


ETQ Alloy Low 5

This shoe makes simplicity look stunning with its plush, nubuck upper. It comes in different colors to match every occasion and brings comfort with its thick sole.

$135 / Nordstrom

Converse Comme des Garçons Hi

Comme des Garçons took a Converse classic and made it luxury with this high top Chuck Taylor piece. Its branding is prominent on the shoe’s upper, which isn’t common from a luxury design, but it’s just enough for it to be recognizable without doing too much to clash with other pieces of your outfit. The sneaker trades in simple for stunning.


ETQ Mid Top 2 Sneaker

Mid top sneakers are hard to pull off, usually, but the ETQ mid gives the consumer a ton of options. The shoe’s upper is made with suede, bringing a classic feel to a shoe that fits every occasion. It comes with a comfortable leather lining to boot, with minimal branding. This one is clean.

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Alexander Wang x Adidas

This Alexander Wang collab piece with Adidas brings in a classic look, borrowing Adidas’ soccer style while adding a premium twist with a suede upper. The sole comes with Adidas’ boost material, giving it the ultimate comfort to go with a stylish look. This shoe offers the most in both style and sport.

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