Sometimes less is more, and that couldn’t be anymore truer when it comes to this article. Sometimes the cheap route is the best route.
Spending hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars is not required to look like a million bucks.
Take it from me, I’m not one to spend $$$ on shoes because I know you can make just as much impact with the right pair of shoes and good style.
These types of shoes are timeless because everyone loves them and rocks them, because well, they look so good!
Anyway, lets get right into it so you know what I’m talking about.
The Plain White Sneaker
Just look at that fine specimen.
The plain white sneaker goes with pretty much anything, and they look incredible.
It doesn’t even matter have to be a specific brand. It can be any type of white sneaker.
Sometimes you can go big and bulky or slim and narrow.
It is entirely up to you and that’s why I love the plain white sneaker.
They are becoming more and more popular now that everyone wants to showcase their outfit on social media.
Of course there are some cons like getting dirty easily, so keeping up with them is a little more difficult.
But you can get a cheap white shoe and still look expensive as hell.
The shoes above are the Nike Air Force 1 07, and they’re a retro, good for old-school shoe lovers.
The Plain Red Sneaker
The plain red sneaker is one hell of a shoe to rock if your outfit allows for it.
Of course they won’t go with everything, but it’s still good to have in your rotation.
When you see someone that can pull it off, it looks amazing.
Pair a red sneaker with some grey chinos or sweat pants and you’re good to go.
It doesn’t have to be a specific type of red shoe, but some will look better than others.
The good news is that there are many plain red sneakers available at a cheap price!
The Plain Grey Sneaker
Another plain color that screams awesomeness is grey.
It’s subtle yet packs a punch in the fashion department.
There are many shoes available that have the plain grey color so it’s just a matter of choosing one you like and seeing what colors are available.
Also the picture above is just an example of what an outfit could look like.
They are good for both men and women, just like all the shoes mentioned in this article.
Any Retro Shoe
There are lots of retro shoes making a comeback and they are mostly under $100 bucks.
Retros always look cool because they are different and stand out from the crowd, the crowd who are wearing the same Nike and Adidas shoes as everyone else.
I have bought a couple of retros.
One of them being the Fila Men’s 96 2019 Sneaker.
The Filas that Tupac wore in one of his music videos!
Well not THE ones, but the same as him 😀
The Air Force 1’s at the top of this article are also retro.
They’re affordable but good quality and still go with pretty much any outfit, even in 2020.
The Good Ol’ Trusty Taylors
Oh man, the good ol’ trusty converse shoes.
Everyone loves a pair of Chuckys because they go with everything.
From casual use, to shooting hoops, to fashion, everyone knows what they are and they never let you down.
Used by professional basketball players many moons ago and they are STILL so popular.
They are cheap but a staple within the fashion community and it will stay that way for quite some time.
Vans Old Skool
Just like the trusty ol’ Taylors, the Vans Old Skool are just as reliable.
They are built tough, they go with many outfits, and everyone likes them.
They can turn any outfit from zero to hero in an instant.
They are a timeless piece but very affordable.
My girlfriend has some and as soon as I saw them I gave her a compliment.
They just look so awesome. She has the white and black pair just like the ones in the picture above.
Puma Suede Classic
The Puma Suede Classic are a great alternative for those that don’t like the Vans Old Skool.
They’re a classic, so everyone knows what they are and you’ll automatically get respect just for wearing them.
These shoes are immaculate for the price as the material is durable and they are aesthetically pleasing, making them go with everything!
The colorway above is my favorite but there are many different ones available if you choose the Suede line.
Nike’s That Scream Nike
Everyone loves a good pair of Nike’s.
I mean, they’re the most sold shoe in the world.
But in my opinion, they work better when you can see that they are Nike’s
To me these look awesome because it emphasizes the swoosh.
When it’s subtle it doesn’t make much of an impact.
You want everyone to know you love Nike’s and not afraid to show it.
Plus Nike always have different colorways that make the swoosh stand out.
They’re affordable but still packs a punch with the right colorway!
Nike Flyknit has been around for awhile now, yet not everyone knows what they are.
The entire upper is knitted as one whole piece instead of many different pieces stitched together.
The good thing about Flyknit and why I have to put it in this list is because they are affordable, they go with anything, and they look great.
They offer a true sleek and minimalist design, plus they are hella comfortable!
You can wear them with or without socks which is good for those that prefer not to.
They are designed for running but just as comfortable for walking around all day and doing daily activities.
There are many to choose from now that they have been around for a while.
Shoe fashion tip #1
Don’t wear what everyone else is wearing.
Just because that guy has the latest Yeezys or Air Jordans, doesn’t mean you need to as well.
When you buy expensive shoes, most of the time you’re paying for status.
You can still look just as good with a pair of $80 shoes with the right colors that match your outfit.
Shoe fashion tip #2
Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.
Even though some of these shoes might not look like your cup of tea, it doesn’t mean skip them altogether.
It means us as humans are created to be adventurous.
Step out of your comfort zone and wear something you’ve never worn before.
Your feet will thank you for it and your confidence can sky rocket if you find something new you love.
Shoe fashion tip #3
Mix and match different colors.
What might not go good with white sneakers may look awesome in grey, red, or even another color.
The secret is to try different things and see what works.
And that’s why it’s important to step out of your comfort zone, so you can find these golden nuggets.
Shoe fashion tip #4
Don’t wear them if they’re uncomfortable.
Your feet will thank you at the end of the day when you’re not covered in blisters and all sorts of red spots.
If something is uncomfortable, move on to something else until you find one that’s comfortable enough.
Even if it is going to up your style from a 5 to a 10, at the end of the day it’s not worth it.
Shoe fashion tip #5
Choose one attention grabber.
If your outfit screams “look at me”, use a subtle shoe that doesn’t bring attention away from your outfit.
On the other hand, if your shoes are the ones doing the screaming, then your outfit has to be more lowkey.
This is a huge fashion tip that not many people don’t know, so use it to your advantage 🙂
Shoe fashion tip #6
Expensive isn’t always better.
Oh you saw a nice pair of Yeezys or Air Jordans?
That’s cool, they’re nice and all and definitely turns heads.
But they aren’t the be-all, end-all.
Knowing how to match those shoes with the right outfit is more impressive in my eyes.
If you decide to go expensive, do know that fashion still applies and if done right it can take you to a whole other level.
Cheap shoes have a bad name.
People think “oh it’s old school and cheap, it’s worth nothing”.
This is false.
There are many people that can put a cheap shoe to good use simply by mixing and matching what they have and making it work.
You do not need to spend a fortune.
Those that know what they are doing are reaping the rewards.
You can easily look like a million bucks with a cheap shoe and affordable outfit. You just need to know what you’re doing.
The #1 rule is to not over complicate it.
Less is more. The ones with glitters and sparkles don’t stand out, they look extra that have no sense of fashion.
They think more is better but that’s not true.
Be sleek, be classy, be a minimalist, get out of your comfort zone, and you will stand out better than you thought imaginable.
And that’s a wrap!
I hope you learned some things in this article about cheap shoes that you can apply to fashion.
Please let us know in the comments below which one is your favorite. We would love to hear them!