6 Sneaker Brands to Buy Now
(That Aren't Nike)
… or Vans for that matter. After all, you can always return to your trusty Checkerboard Slip-Ons and Air Max 1s. But let’s think outside the usual. Let’s spend those holiday funds on something equally-cool, but perhaps more … elevated. Below, our picks for affordable sneaker brands to explore right now. Happy hunting.
Iconic. Athletic. Italian. Need we say more?
Our pick: We forever swoon for their retro runner low-top—the Camaro—but right now we are definitely feeling the Heritage Eclipse Premium, $140, diadora.com. Also, stay on the lookout for cool exclusives from them like the newly-released (and already sold out) Packer x Raekwon x Diadora N.9000 collaboration. Straight fire.
Equal parts urban and adventurer.
Our pick: The all-black Cloudnova—super lightweight and sleek. ($149.99, on-running.com)
Okay, okay, we couldn't really do a sneaker roundup without dropping a few current faves from Nike and Vans.
Hello, Nike Dunk Low, we see you—personalized, of course!
And the new Vans x Anderson .Paak Old Skool (seen above) ... in two words: LUST. WORTHY.