I get a certain thrill from coming across trendy fashion buys that come in at under $100, especially if they don’t look it. Right now, the internet is overflowing with excellent sneakers that fall squarely in the category of trendy and affordable, and you need to be aware of it.
You see, as I went to survey all of 2023’s trending sneakers, I realized that approximately 90% of the styles I was bookmarking happen to be priced under $100. It seems like the only sneakers we hear about lately are the buzzy drops that spike the resale price on sites like StockX and GOAT, but I’m here to offer a counter to the notion that cool sneakers need to be expensive and impossible to acquire. Instead, the below roundup of the best sneakers under $100 proves otherwise.
So what are the affordable sneakers trending at the moment? Retro throwback styles are everywhere thanks to brands like Adidas and Onitsuka Tiger, who are releasing styles from the ’70s and ’80s archives, and the fashion world’s newfound fascination with New Balance’s normcore-esque kicks. To get a sense of what’s trending and shop all the styles, just keep scrolling.