With so many new sneakers hitting the market every couple of weeks if not days, it’s hard to stay up to date with trends and limited releases that occasionally break the bank. While affordable options for grailed drops are typically rare, every now and then the planets align and we’re able to secure some of the best sneakers at a steal.

If you’re anything like me, a good deal on a pair of affordable sneakers is a dream come true but doesn’t have to be since seasonal sales and price drops are almost guaranteed. Even though waiting for deals to come around is a solid tried and true strategy, there are plenty of options to secure the best cheap sneakers on the market.

First of all the best cheap sneakers don’t have to be ‘cheap’ in quality, only price. While some can argue that some less expensive sneakers are made with better materials than others, you’re ultimately paying for the branding, hype, and technology implemented into shoes.

This brings me to my next point — what should we consider when looking for the best cheap sneakers? Well if you’re one of the types to have an onslaught of kicks in your rotation you probably already have a balanced ratio of comfy to cool sneakers, but for those of us that aren’t too keen on splurging on kicks it’s best to find the perfect harmony to keep you at ease while also looking fly.

We’ve explored the web and its many available options but have put together a comprehensive list of the best budget sneakers to buy in 2022.

Cop some of the best affordable sneakers below

ASICS GEL-1130 Sneakers

GEL-1130 Sneakers

GEL-1130 Sneakers

$85

ASICS

Buy at ssense

The ASICS train isn't slowing down. When it comes to affordable sneakers, there are few places that promise the same balance of style, comfort, and affordability as ASICS. The GEL-1130 is a case in point ith its understated silhouette, which lends itself to versatile styling.

Palm Angels x Vans Old Skool

Vans OLD SKOOL VLT

Vans OLD SKOOL VLT

$150

Palm Angels

Buy at Palm Angels

Francesco Ragazzi is very open about the importance of skate style to his Palm Angels imprint. Deeply inspired by Vans from the jump, the Italian label has finally linked up with the skate icon for one of our favorite collabs of the year so far.

New Balance 550

550

550

$120

New Balance

Buy at ssense

For those in the market for retro sneakers, the '90s-tinged New Balance 550 is a staple. The design was resurrected recently and continues to occupy the top spot in many rotations. This white & blue iteration is good proof as to why.

ASICS Gel-Kayano 14 Sneakers

Gel-Kayano 14 Sneakers

Gel-Kayano 14 Sneakers

$140

ASICS

Buy at ssense

The ASICS Gel-Kayano 14 has had a pretty good year. Lauded as one of the top silhouettes from ASICS already, it got a serious boost in popularity when jjjound chose it as the basis of the hyped collaboration.

New Balance M2002RLA

2002R

2002R

$140

New Balance

Buy at ssense

New Balance is having a hell of year with nonstop releases. Aside from the brand's 550 model, the 2002R is arguably be the sneaker of the year.

Vans x PAM OG Authentic LX Sneakers

PAM OG Authentic LX Sneakers

PAM OG Authentic LX Sneakers

$140

Vans

Buy at ssense

Teaming up with Perks & Mini, Vans gives the classic OG Authentic silhouette a tripped-out makeover. It definitely clashes, but that's part of the appeal.

Salomon XT-Wings 2

XT-Wings Advanced 2

XT-Wings Advanced 2

$137

Salomon

Buy at Matchesfashion

While all of the kicks in Salomon’s XT series are great investments, the XT-Wings 2 is one of the brands most iconic silhouettes. This off-white pair is easily a level up from your typical Air Force 1s.

New Balance 9060

9060

9060

$149

New Balance

Buy at Matchesfashion

One of New Balance's latest silhouettes is the 9060. This alien silhouette has obviously caught the attention with its jagged, chunky sole unit which emphasizes how understated the upper is.

adidas Gazelle Indoor

Gazelle Indoor

Gazelle Indoor

$150

adidas

Buy at adidas US

If you're not looking to empty your bank account for a pair emblazoned with the Gucci logo, then fear not. adidas is putting more marketing behind the Indoor version of the iconic Gazelle which means you can get the look for less.

HOKA Speedgoat 4 Running Shoe

Speedgoat 4 Running Shoe

Speedgoat 4 Running Shoe

$145

HOKA

Buy at Urban Outfitters

Now that we're heading into fall and winter, we need to consider our footwear much more. The HOKA Speedgoat 4 is officially a running shoe, but its does-everything design makes it a hard-wearing everyday option, too.

ASICS UB4-S GEL-1130 Sneaker

UB4-S GEL-1130 Sneaker

UB4-S GEL-1130 Sneaker

$120

ASICS

Buy at Urban Outfitters

Made in partnership with Kiko Kostadinov, the ASICS UB4-s GEL-1130 has some serious style credentials without the price tag you'd usually find gracing a pair of Kiko kicks.

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