In an industry dominated by YEEZYs, neck-snapping Nikes, limited-edition Jordans and covetable collaborations, the everyday sneaker often gets overlooked. For many, wearing your grails and picture-worthy pairs as one of your daily options is a no-go. With so many desired drops, it’s difficult not to wear your favorites, but for those wanting to keep them on ice, you’ll need a few everyday beaters in your rotation.
So, HYPEBEAST has decided to whittle it down to the ten best everyday pairs you should pick up, each for $100 USD or less. Scroll down for a selection of accessible on-trend looks, signature sneakers, stand-out staples and timeless classics.
adidas Originals Supercourt
adidas Originals‘ Supercourt is a modern classic, combing minimalistic design elements with aesthetical cues of the Three Stripes’ tennis sneakers from the archives. The low-profile silhouette is made from supple “Cloud White” leather and is given a set of perforated stripes, distinctive heel and toe sections, as well as black debossing denoting the size of the shoe on the tongue. adidas Originals rounds off the Supercourt with an “Off White” cupsole for a retro feel.
Reebok Club C 1985
Reebok’s Club C is an understated staple, and in this fuss-free classic colorway of white, cream and green hues, you’ll get soft and supple leather that’s worthy of any high-end sneaker. Serving a tennis-inspired aesthetic, the Club C is a timeless, retro silhouette that is finished with unique touches such as a spongey tongue, an abundance of collar padding, a non-marking sole unit (good for durability and keeping these white kicks clean), as well as contrasting branding in a season-correct hue.
Converse Chuck Taylor 1970s Hi
Arguably one of the most quintessential everyday sneakers, this iteration of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ‘70 Hi comes in an even more universal “Parchment” colorway, with classic touches finished in black and red. Slightly more interesting than its white offering, slightly more versatile than black, this off-white version has a natural, vintage aesthetic that pairs well with any outfit no matter what the occasion is. The sole unit is also finished in a creamy hue, while contrasting stripes and a black license plate give the shoe some color. Opt for the high-top in “Parchment” for a sneaker that’ll take you from Fall to Summer, year upon year.
Nike Drop Type LX N.354
New from Nike is the Drop-Type LX N.354. This Blazer Low-esque silhouette draws its inspiration from Nike’s archives — namely the All Court 2 — and uses a reconstructed aesthetic to introduce a modern take on the traditional tennis sneaker. The Drop-Type LX N.354 is the ideal everyday option thanks to its hardwearing nature, as its sole unit is given the Autoclave treatment — meaning the top and bottom of the shoe have been fused together at high heat to ensure durability.
Vans UA Old Skool 36 DX
A Vans Old Skool featuring a checkerboard design is always a good choice. Here, the skate imprint’s Anaheim factory has updated the Old Skool with premium suede and an UltraCush sock liner for increased levels of comfort. Vans’ Old Skool comes with reinforced toe caps, padded collars and a durable waffle sole unit as standard, too.
adidas Originals ZX 4000
Adidas Originals revisited its performance-focused heyday with the ZX 4000, which takes inspiration from ZX silhouettes made in the ‘80s and ‘90s. This particular pair comes in “Black/Mint/Carbon,” which has been used to segment the mesh and suede overlayed upper from its retro-tinged, Torsion-equipped sole unit. A lightweight EVA midsole featuring durable outsole tooling makes the ZX 4000 a no-brainer for those looking for something understated, indebted in history and comfortable.
Stepney Workers Club Dellow Canvas
London-based footwear label Stepney Workers Club has various iterations of its signature Dellow silhouette, from suede and corduroy versions to canvas ones, like this “Raw Ecru” offering. SWC crafts its shoes with a very clear set of purposes, one of which being able to stand the test of time. As a result, SWC presents a clean aesthetic that is built from cotton canvas, and adds a vulcanized rubber sole unit which will provide traction for years to come.
Diadora’s use of high-quality leathers is found on even some of their most affordable offerings, including the B.Elite. HYPEBEAST includes this pair for its nostalgic factors and for that it can be worn at all occasions. The B. Elite has its roots embedded in tennis, but soon found its way into the casuals scene and into terrace culture in the late ‘70s and into the ‘80s for its minimalistic design, Italian quality and versatility. Pick up a pair of these in white — with contrasting Diadora branding — and wear with anything from a tracksuit to a buttoned-up two-piece.
New Balance 623v3
The New Balance 623v3 might be one of the cheapest ways to get a foot into the forever-growing “Dad sneaker” market. Its white and navy buffed leather uppers will be easy to pair with every streetwear-indebted look as much as it’ll suit a pair of straight-legged denim. New Balance has put comfort first with its redesigned 623v3, adding ABZORB in the sole unit for foot-cradling support, firm yet flexible IMEVA foam inside the footbed and specially-developed QUIX technology, which gives the medial forefoot a solid base.
Nike M2K Tekno
HYPEBEAST’s last affordable choice is one of Nike’s more recent introductions, the M2K Tekno. This chunky sneaker draws its inspiration from the Swoosh’s Monarch line, combining elements of the first-ever Monarch with a sole unit which plays on the now-popular Monarch IV. The sneaker has become somewhat of a streetwear staple since its launch, and is available in a slew of bold colorways — however, we suggest keeping it clean and simple with this all-rounder in black-and-white.