words // Zac Dubasik & Brandon Richard
Summer is nearing its end, and that means kids will soon be heading back to school. With so many things to do in preparation for the new year, funds may be running a little low. If you're on a budget and are having trouble finding the right pair of sneakers for school, we have you covered.
We've put together a list of 10 sneakers that you can't go wrong with for the new school year. The best part? They can all be had for less than $100.
Check out our picks below and let us know which sneakers you have lined up for the first day.
Nike Air Force 1
It’s not the newest trend. It’s not at the height of its popularity. But a fresh pair of white-on-white Air Force 1s will always command a certain level of respect.
Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Leather
There are cheaper and more exciting versions of the Janoski out there, but this all-leather edition should hold up the the rigors of the school year better than the rest.
adidas ZX Flux Print
The ZX Flux is not only one of the most popular new models of the past year, it’s also one of the most affordable.
Converse Chuck Taylor
When it comes to sneakers, there’s never an excuse to do any worse than a pair of Chucks. They’re been cool for almost 100 years, are acceptable in practically any circumstances, and cost $60.
Air Jordan 1 Nouveau
Price: $89.99 on sale
It’s tough to find a respectable Jordan for under $100, thanks to the line’s immense popularity. But this Bulls-friendly colorway of the Nouveau Air Jordan 1 is great quality, and a steal on sale for $90.
adidas Element Refine JS
Price: $29.98 - $39.98 on sale
Here's a comfortable option that also promotes environmental responsibility. The shoe's upper is constructed using recycled tricot woven fabric. At less than $40, it's been one of the summer's best values.
Nike Air Huarache
We're pushing it with the price here, but it's hard to top starting the new school year off with an all-time great shoe and one of the season's hottest silhouettes.
New Balance 574
Price: $65 - $80
Once upon a time, New Balance was the shoe your grandpa wore. Behind modern make-ups, unique themes and special collaborations, shoes like the 574 are now popular with today's sneakerhead, and you can get your feet into a pair on the cheap.
adidas SL Loop
The SL Loop is lightweight and easy to wear, plus eye-catching colors and patterns bring extra flair the school-going crowd desires.
Nike Roshe Run
Price: $75 - $95
For the past two years, the Roshe Run has been THE casual shoe of choice for sneakerheads. A seemingly endless amount of colorways and variations makes it nearly impossible to have any trouble finding a look that suits you.