The best sneakers for guys under $75, including shoes from Nike, Adidas, and Vans.
If you are someone who poops out $100 bills, well, that’s just weird. But if that’s your lot in life, you probably don’t blink at dropping $275 on a pair of Nike LeBron XII Elite basketball sneakers. For everyone else, saving a couple bucks on some fresh kicks is a welcome reprieve. That’s why we rounded up the 15 best sneakers for under $75 that will keep your feet on fire (in a good way) this summer.
VANS x DISNEY ERA $60, vans.com
Vans collaborated with Disney on a collection that will unleash the kid inside of you. Featuring the most popular Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy, these Eras will bring a smile to your face every time you look down at them.
ONITSUKA TIGER MEXICO 66 $75, onitsukatiger.com
The Mexico 66 sneaker name is quite literal. It debuted in 1966 in Mexico City at pre-trials for the ‘68 Olympics. The style has endured, and now it has a fresh update owing to the mesh side panels and tongue.
GREATS BAB LOW $49, greats.com
The Bab was already one of our favorite sneakers in its original chukka incarnation. Now it’s available as a low top and we like it even more. It’s half-trainer, half-runner, and all awesome.
NIKE ROSHE ONE $75, nike.com
The Nike Roshe One has seen its name change from the Roshe Run (it never really was a running shoe) and been done up in a ton of different fabrications. But it’s still tough to beat the original when it comes to style and comfort.
NATIVE APOLLO MOC $75, nativeshoes.com
The first time you pick up a pair of the Apollo Mocs, the first thing you think is, “How can they be this light?” Then you try them on and ask, “How can they look this good?” The sneakers look great with jogger pants and shorts, making them an ideal summer sneaker.
NEW BALANCE 574 $74.99, newbalance.com
The New Balance 574 is one of those sneakers that is accepted by sneakerheads and preppies alike, which is no easy feat. The reason for the widespread appeal is the classic styling, that big “N,” and the fact that it looks sharp in so many different colorways.
CONVERSE JACK PURCELL $70, converse.com
It’s always amazing how little details and materials can completely transform a shoe. This Jack Purcell has a cotton twill upper and forgoes the customary toe cap. There are also leather eye stays and laces. The result is a sneaker with an even more distinguished appeal than the original.
ADIDAS CLIMACOOL LEAP $75, adidas.com
Anyone who runs during the summer knows how frustrating hot shoes can be. These running shoes solve that problem by utilizing Climacool technology to ventilate them from all angles. From a design standpoint, the monochrome upper and speckled midsole are nice touches.
GREATS ROSEN $49, greats.com
The Rosen doesn’t have a ton of bells and whistles, and that’s a very good thing. It’s just a classic running sneaker done up in great, understated colors so you can wear them with a suit or jeans and still look polished.
ETNIES SCOUT $64.99, etnies.com
The Scout takes the design aesthetic of a skate shoe and blends it with the comfort of a running shoe. The upper is a breathable mesh and the midsole is Etnies’ proprietary Evolution Foam that can really absorb an impact.
TRETORN NYLITE CANVAS $65, us.tretorn.com
When it was first introduced in 1964, the Tretorn Nylite was considered the first luxury sports shoe. Today, there are far more luxurious sneakers, but the style of the classic tennis shoe endures.
UNDER ARMOUR SPEED FORCE III ID $59.99, underarmour.com
A sleek indoor soccer shoe that just happens to look pretty sweet off the pitch as well, the Speed Force III ID locks your foot down with a material that feels like a second skin and gives you great ball and ground feel.
ADIDAS SAMBA MODERN $65, adidas.com
The Samba is one of those shoes that’s as renowned for its performance as it is for its style. This version of the iconic indoor soccer shoe shows the power of addition by subtraction. By removing the familiar three stripe branding the shoe has an entirely new look.
NIKE AIR VISI PRO V $69.99, footlocker.com
Mid-tops are the perfect hybrid hoops shoe. You get the protection elements of a high-top with the agility of a low-top. The Phylon midsole in the Air Visi Pro V provides excellent cushioning but also has plenty of stability when you’re cutting to the basket.
361 FEATHER $70, 361usa.com
Not minimal, not maximal, these running shoes fall right in that sweet spot in the middle. The mesh upper makes them highly breathable and each shoe weighs just 7.7 ounces so you can really fly on your runs.
NIKE FS LITE RUN 2 $74.99, footlocker.com
This minimal running shoe has a sleek look reminiscent of running shoes that cost twice as much. It’s a great shoe for runners who really want to feel connected to the ground with a sock-like fit.