Trust us, you can get a pair of box-fresh, 100% authentic sneakers without breaking the bank. To prove it, we’ve rounded up the most affordable sneakers at Laced, so you can still satisfy that sneaker craving, without breaking the bank. From Dunks to Jordans to Air Force 1s, there’s something for everyone in this definitive list, so let’s take a closer look, shall we?
A new-school take on one of Nike’s most iconic silhouettes, the Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 Low White landed in 2020 and quickly became a fan favourite. Sporting a simple yet effective look, Supreme has notably stepped back from their usual high-voltage decoration, instead opting to simply grace the heel with their world-famous red box logo. Like your favourite pair of box-fresh, triple white AF1s, but slightly elevated, this sneaker is more affordable than you might expect.
The Nike Dunk seriously took over the game in 2020 and continued to reign in 2021. Offering up bright hues alongside more pared-back options, there wasn’t a single colour on the wheel untouched by the Dunk. The next pair to demand a place in your spring rotation is the Nike Dunk Low Pink Velvet. Presented in a pretty pastel pink colourway, the heel is detailed with a velvet panel, with Nike’s retro logo embroidered on. The laces come in the same pink hue and white panels add a point of contrast, so they’re not sickly sweet.
In 2020, Virgil Abloh propelled the Air Jordan 4 to luxe status with the launch of the Off-White x Air Jordan 4. Since this launch, the chunky silhouette has taken over, securing its place as an absolute must-have addition to any and every sneaker collection. One of the most in-demand colourways of 2021 was undoubtedly the Air Jordan 4 Lightning. Crafted from yellow suede with black accents to offer a point of contrast, Michael Jordan’s Jumpman sits on the heel and tongue, nodding to the fact this is one of MJ’s personal favourite Jordan silhouettes.
A sneaker that nods to Nike’s 1985 ‘Be True To Your School’ pack, the Nike Dunk Low Michigan dons the navy-and-yellow colour scheme of Detroit’s University of Michigan. Staying true to the OG Dunk design with perforations on the toe box, a smooth leather composition and Nike branding on the heel, sidewalls and tongue, this is one of those pairs that you just can’t resist.
2021 wasn’t all about sneakers! Kanye West’s internet-dividing Slide returned in newer, bolder colourways. The Yeezy Slide Glow Green took 2020’s most underrated silhouette and elevated it with a lime-green colourway, making it perfect for those summer getaways! Crafted from earth-conscious EVA foam, the Yeezy slide boasts a clean, logo-free design, a chunky sole and corrugated bottom for grip. A non-negotiable must-have, you have to wear try slides to fully understand their comfort and style levels.