We know you don’t need an excuse to bag yourself a new pair of sneakers, but if you were looking for a sign – this is it! As the year comes to an end and the holiday season demands every penny to your name, it can be tricky to find the perfect gift to you, from you. That’s where we come in. We’ve rounded up all the best sneakers at Laced that are more affordable than you might expect. We’re talking Dunks, Jordans, New Balance 550s, Air Force 1s – all at a price that’ll make you look twice.
A sneaker that’s been near-impossible to get your hands on this year, the Nike Dunk Low Black/White is one of the silhouette’s most wearable colourways. Nodding to the original 1985 design with its leather composition, instantly recognisable branding and perforations on the toe box, this sneaker will be on-trend for years to come – and it’s not as pricey as you might expect.
Since its debut in 1985, the Air Jordan 1 has been a fan favourite, but when Michael Jordan’s “The Last Dance” documentary aired in April 2020, the silhouette was propelled to a never-before-seen level of sneaker stardom. One of 2021’s must-have colourways has to be the AJ1 Mid Linen. The neutral hue and premium composition ensure it’ll never go out of style, while Jordan and Swoosh branding work in perfect tandem to deliver that instant brand recognition.
One of New Balance’s most in-demand silhouettes of 2021, the 550 has seen a huge resurgence thanks to its retro aesthetic, quality craftsmanship and functional cushioning. The NB550 White Grey is undoubtedly one of the shoe’s most versatile colourways, proving that this sneaker can keep up with your AF1s when it comes to styling potential.
The Syracuse colourway was first seen in Nike’s 1985 “Be True To Your School” pack and the bold hue resurfaced in 2020 and 2021, much to fan’s delight. Designed to nod to the signature crest colours of New York’s Syracuse University, the bright orange hue is offset with bright white, making this one of the boldest options in your arsenal. Present on the Nike Dunk High, this in-demand hue deserves a spot in your collection.
One of 2021’s crowd-favourite Jordan 1s, the Air Jordan 1 High Seafoam utilises nubuck leather, striped laces and a muted green hue to deliver an AJ1 that’ll absolutely smash the test of time. Of course, Jordan Brand and Swoosh logos work together to ensure instant brand recognition, while the shoe’s signature textured tread offers grip both on and off the court.
One of those sneakers that’s born for the festive season, the Air Jordan 1 Low Green Toe utilises Nike’s famous ‘Pine Green’ hue to deliver a shoe that’s perfect for December (and beyond). The Low has enjoyed a moment in the spotlight throughout 2021 with colourway after colourway absolutely flying off the shelves. The perfect holiday gift to you, from you, you won’t expect the price tag on this AJ1.