The 7 Best Sneakers You Can Buy for Under $100, According to Editors

The 7 Best Sneakers You Can Buy for Under $100, According to Editors

Left: Cream and black checkered Vans Slip-On Sneakers; Middle: White Adidas Samba Sneakers street style close up; Right: Emily Ratajkowski walking in white Reebok Club C Sneakers.IMAGE: VANS; CHRISTIAN VIERIG/ GETTY IMAGES; MEGA/GC IMAGES; ADOBE. DESIGN: SASHA PURDY/STYLECASTER.

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If there’s one item that almost everyone has in their closet, it’s a trusty pair of sneakers. But you don’t have to drop hundreds on the perfect kicks because there’s a slew of options that cost under $100 apiece. In fact, the shoes you’ve been dying to buy might even appear on this list, but you just had no clue they were super affordable (or on sale).

I have to admit, even I was surprised by the range of options that won’t break the bank (and I’m constantly looking at shoes as StyleCaster’s associate shopping editor). New Balance and Reebok made the cut, but did you know adidas Sambas will only ring you up for $100? It’s easy to forget these trendy shoes are financially within reach when they’re in such high demand and are spotted on all the it girls.

Best Sneakers Under $100 at a Glance

  • Best Slip-On Sneakers Under $100: Vans Classic Slip-On Core Classics, $60
  • Best Sustainable Sneakers Under $100: Catiba Pro Low, $89
  • Best Walking Sneakers Under $100: Dr. Scholl’s Time Off Sneaker , $70 (originally $100)
  • Best Nostalgic Sneakers Under $100: Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Canvas, $44.97 (originally $60)
  • Best Retro Sneakers Under $100: New Balance 327, $100
  • Best Vintage Sneakers Under $100: Reebok Club C 85 , $50 (originally $90)
  • Best Celeb-Loved Sneakers Under $100: adidas Samba OG Shoes, $100

Beyond the more well-known shoe brands are some you either have yet to discover or left back in the early 2000s. For the first category, you have TikTok-viral Dr. Scholl’s sneakers that can withstand a whole day of traveling Europe. For the second category, turn back the clock to your Vans and Converse-wearing days. It’s always a good feeling when a nostalgic pair of sneakers makes its way back into your closet.

Ahead, find the best sneakers under $100, according to site team editors, TikTok, and celebs. If I were you, I’d snag a couple pairs, especially while some of them are majorly discounted right now.

7 Best Sneakers Under $100, According to Editors in 2024Best slip-on SneakerS Under $100Vans Classic Slip-On Core Classics $60 BUY NOW ZAPPOS $60 BUY NOW ON FOOT LOCKER “The shoe I wore non-stop in high school is back in my main rotation! These have been a footwear staple during my pregnancy, since it’s getting harder and harder to bend over to tie shoelaces, and these are nearly hands-free. They require no break-in, and I can even wear them sans socks (it depends on your comfort level, IMO). I have a pair of black-and-white checkered ones, but the cool thing about Vans is the amount of variety and customization they offer. The only downside is that the Classic Slip-On has pretty much zero arch support, so it’s not a shoe I’d wear to go hiking or even spend a day at Disneyland. It’s an everyday shoe, but it’s not a walking shoe. Still—I’d be lost without my pair.” —Gina Vaynshteyn, Senior Commerce Director

Sizes: 5-17.5, including half sizes
Colors: 11 7 Best Sneakers Under $100, According to Editors in 2024Best Sustainable SneakerS Under $100Catiba Pro Low $89 BUY NOW ON CARIUMA “Whenever I feel like channeling my inner skater girl, I’ll reach for my Catiba Pro Lows. The mamona oil and bio-based cork inserts are so comfortable that I was shocked when I first stepped into these sneakers. I will say, however, that they run slightly small. I ordered mine in a true-to-size 6 but wish I had gone half a size up for more wriggle room. If you need more deets on how the Catiba Pro Low fits and feels, walk on over to my review.” —Katie Decker-Jacoby, Associate Commerce Editor

Sizes: 5-13, including half sizes
Colors: 6 7 Best Sneakers Under $100, According to Editors in 2024Best Nostalgic SneakerS Under $100Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Canvas $60 BUY NOW ON CONVERSE $44.97 BUY NOW ON NORDSTROM RACK $60 BUY NOW ON FOOT LOCKER “I started wearing Converse in high school and never looked back. The shoes are sleek, comfortable, and versatile—easy to pair with dresses, jeans, tailored pants, and everything in between. The all-white low-tops are especially easy to style. And like any great shoe, they don’t need to be broken in. I recently bought a new pair and spent hours walking around in them—they were comfy right out of the box.” —Lindsey Lanquist, Deputy Editor

“I’ve worn Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars since high school and don’t ever plan to stop. I love that they’re so lightweight and versatile. I usually opt for the white low tops and I can wear them with a casual pair of jeans or a sexy summer dress.” —Roya Backlund, Senior Lifestyle and Astrology Editor

Sizes: 5-18, including half sizes
Colors: 20, plus a customization option 7 Best Sneakers Under $100, According to Editors in 2024Best Retro SneakerS Under $100New Balance 327 $99.99 BUY ON NORDSTROM $100 BUY NOW ON FOOT LOCKER $99.99 BUY NOW ON NEW BALANCE $99.99 BUY NOW ON DICK’S SPORTING GOODS $100 BUY NOW ON MACY’S “I know New Balance 327s already had their moment in the spotlight and are perhaps considered a bit ~ basic ~, but I can’t deny the fact that they truly are very light and comfy. These kicks are inspired by 1970s running shoes, so if you’re aiming for a sporty, retro look, lace these up. They’ve become one of my go-to airport shoes and also the sneakers I reach for when I need some extra height because my pants are too long.” —Katie Decker-Jacoby, Associate Commerce Editor

Sizes: 5-12, including half sizes
Colors: 8 7 Best Sneakers Under $100, According to Editors in 2024Best Walking Sneakers Under $100Dr. Scholl’s Time Off SneakerOn Sale 30% off $70 BUY NOW ON AMAZON $70 BUY NOW ON ZAPPOS $69.99 BUY NOW ON DSW $69.97 BUY NOW ON NORDSTROM RACK $70 BUY NOW ON MACY’S If TikTok has your wallet in a chokehold, you likely recognize these Dr. Scholl’s kicks. The Time Off Sneaker went viral for being both stylish and comfortable. We’ve actually listed them in our roundup of the best shoes for traveling Europe, so you know this pair checks off the boxes for support and cushion.

@meghan.pruitt shared this amazing find with her views, saying, “I just studied abroad and visited 12 different countries, and wore them every single day. They went with all of my outfits and my feet rarely hurt, even though I was walking a ton.”

Sizes: 5-13, including half sizes
Colors: 20 7 Best Sneakers Under $100, According to Editors in 2024Best Vintage Sneakers Under $100Reebok Club C 85 $90 BUY NOW ON ZAPPOS $90 BUY NOW ON NORDSTROM $50 BUY NOW ON AMAZON $90 BUY NOW ON FOOT LOCKER $80 BUY NOW ON DSW $75 BUY NOW ON REEBOK For those who love a sneaker with a vintage flair, there’s no better option than the Reebok Club C 85 . The Chalk/Alabaster/Glen Green looks especially vintage in a cute, worn-in way.

@tanicha_rose spent two weeks in Italy and stressed the importance of packing flat shoes that can endure uneven cobblestone streets. If you’re clocking 30,000 steps a day, the Reebok Club C 85 Vintage Sneaker is the TikTok creator’s top pick. “They did not fail me. I still wear them to this day. Wore them to the ground in Italy,” she said.

Sizes: 5-11, including half sizes
Colors: 9 7 Best Sneakers Under $100, According to Editors in 2024BEST CELEB-LOVED SNEAKERS UNDER $100adidas Samba OG Shoes $100 BUY NOW ON REVOLVE $100 BUY NOW ON ADIDAS $100 BUY NOW ON FOOT LOCKER $100 BUY NOW ON DICK’S SPORTING GOODS The adidas Samba needs no introduction. Literally, everyone and their grandmas are strutting around in these sneakers and crew socks. Add Hailey Bieber, Katie Holmes, Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, and so many other celebs to the list of fans, too. ICYMI, this shoe was first created for the soccer field in the 1950s (“blokecore,” anyone?). However, the Samba’s iconic leather construction, gum sole, suede overlays, and low profile have brought it back into the mainstream.

Sizes: 5-15, including half sizes
Colors: 20


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