28 of the Season’s Best Sneakers Under $100

Comfort first, always.

By: Marlen Komar

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With cooler weather coming through (I hope? eventually?), it’s time to put away the strappy sandals and cop some heavier footwear. Just because you can’t show off your pedicure in flip-flops anymore doesn’t mean your shoe game has to get uncomfortable—or expensive. There are plenty of fall and winter sneakers under $100 that are rolling onto store shelves and boutique displays, tempting any shopper that walks past.

Booties and riding boots might be the typical go-to once the leaves start turning red, but sneakers are the underdogs that offer just as much of a bang to any outfit. There are so many different styles coming through this season. Gone are the days you just slip on white kicks and call it a day. Now sneakers come in an endless variety of different colors, textures, and prints, rocking everything from snakeskin to fur and gems to satin. Your shoes can now boast fur pompoms and elaborate embroidery, cheeky patches and glitter-bombed platforms. You can get as creative and out-there with your style as you want to with the help of high-tops and slip-ons. Ahead are the best fall and winter sneakers on a budget—prepare your closet for the extra additions.

Mesh Sneakers

This slick and understated pair has that athleisure look to them and can look amazing paired with just about anything—from leggings to midi skirts. And if you’re not too wild about the olive green color, don’t worry—it comes in five different hues to choose from.

High-Top Sneakers with Toe Cap

The fastest way to add interest to your outfit is to play with colors, and these high-tops offer a range of neutrals that can add a quiet but significant boost to any look. Not only are they sleek, but they have that sporty chic look that feels current.

Sk8 Hi Lace-Up Canvas Sneakers

If you want to feel like a street style star on your commute to work, do as they do and invest in a pair of Vans. Once in every teenage skater’s closet, these have branched out into the high-fashion world and can just as easily be spotted on editors’ feet.

Architectural Sneakers

The shape of things in fashion is important: The structure of a bag, the lines of a boot, the silhouette of pants; it all matters. The same goes for sneakers. Choose a pair with strong lines and an architectural form, and you’ll have the perfect contrast shoe for dramatic dresses and feminine prints.

Gem Slides

Slip into a pair of sliders that can make a statement. Dressed up in satin and a cluster of rhinestones and gems, you can just as easily wear these to the office as you can to a fancy night out.

Appliqué Loafers

If that burst of jade won’t set your heart a-beating, then maybe those metallic applique bouquets will.

Mesh Hi-Top Sneakers

With their slicks of plastic and contrasting pulls of mesh, these structured sneakers will bring a touch of interest to any look you throw at them.

Embellished Buckle Sneakers

Pink crushed velvet and a rhinestone-studded buckle make for a statement shoe that will add an interesting touch to any fall outfit you match it with.

Velvet Floral Sneakers

Bring a bit of luxury to your outfit by adding in rich, red velvet and splashes of embroidery. It will be hard not to notice these shoes as you’re running across the street to work or fighting for space on the bus.

Leather Sneakers with Fur

Instead of shoelaces, have strips of fur to add texture to your outfit. It’s out-of-the-box and not for those with minimalist tendencies, but it adds personality to your fall look.

Embroidered Flatforms

These give off a tattoo-like vibe, but since the shoe is white, the detail isn’t too overpowering. Instead it just adds a quirky but subtle feature.

Pearl Slip-Ons

Coming in an eye-catching sapphire shade, these shoes keep the gem theme going with the addition of rhinestones and pearls.

High-Top Sneakers

If you love high-tops but think they look too casual for the office, these are a more tailored and sophisticated pair that give the classic shoe a grown-up twist.

Rose Gold Lace-Up Sneakers

If you crave metallics when the weather gets cooler, then these kicks are right up your alley. Instead of going the obvious chrome route, these take on a rosé-like glow.

Oxford-Style Flatform Sneakers

With their cork platform, denim patchwork, and dark blue piping, these shoes take you way back to the ’70s in a 2017 kind of way.

Rainbow Flatforms

If you’re not one to keep it minimal with your shoes, then this pair is made with you in mind. Rocking a thick rainbow platform, a silvery finish, and a contrasting stripe, there’s a lot going on with this shoe in the best possible way.

Lace-Up High-Tops

What do you get when you cross a pair of ballet shoes with high-tops? These innovative kicks. Pair them with fishnet tights for an extra pop of contrasting interest, and you have yourself a fashion-forward outfit for this weekend.

Yellow Embroidered Sneakers

Just because it’s getting chillier and more and more people are opting to swathe themselves in dark, vampy colors doesn’t mean you have to follow their lead. Instead, opt for a canary-yellow pair outlined in bold, tattoo-like embroidery.

Fresh Foam Floral Trainer

Using a dark blue and soft gray motif, the pattern is muted enough even for those people that prefer never to play with prints. These shoes can spice up your workout gear or add a splash of pattern to your work outfit.

Wide-Fit Lace-Up Hi-Tops

Nothing beats a fresh pair of white sneakers—but when they’re high-tops, they up the ante by making a slightly bolder statement.

Textured Sole Sneakers

Here are those architectural lines again that seem to mimic the beams and ridges of skyscrapers and high-rises. The ridges on the sole seem to pull up with the straps of the shoe, bringing an interesting touch of tension and texture.

Snakeskin Sneakers

If it’s texture you crave, try slipping on a pair of snakeskin kicks. The taupe and tan colors will pop against denim and will bring a subtle but chic spin to any athleisure or minimalist outfit you’ll throw at them. Or if you like a good print, this is a fun way to contrast against patterns in your skirts or dresses.

Zippered Sneakers

Coming in three different colors, these structured sneakers have a city-centric vibe with their hardware touches and gleam.

Wide-Fit Metallic Toe-Cap Sneakers

Channel your inner Spice Girl with these chunky platforms, pink hue, and metallic accents.

Wide-Fit Elastic Strap Slip-Ons

The powder-gray color and the sleek straps give this shoe a minimalist, understated feel.

Wide-Fit Jersey Knot Slip-On Sneaker

From your dresses to your pants, jersey is a fan favorite when it comes to comfort. And now your feet can get the same treatment. This gray pair is chic and unassuming, but its bow-like knot brings something extra to the table.

Wide-Fit Sparkle Sneakers

Add some sparkle to your feet with these glitter-bombed slip-ons.

3D Sneakers

Add a 3-D effect to your shoe with these pop-up floral kicks.

With so many kicks to choose from, it becomes obvious that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to be walking around in style. All you have to worry about is finding the space in your closet to buy them all.

 

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