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19 Pairs Of Comfy AF Sock Sneakers For Anyone Without A Balenciaga Budget

"I like those Balenciagas, the ones that look like socks." —Cardi B

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Cardi B — rapper extraordinaire, fashion icon, and all-around badass goddess — has a new song called "I Like It," and in the song she declares her love for a pair of sneakers that look like socks.

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The song also features my third and sixth future husbands Bad Bunny and J Balvin (they don't know it yet, so don't ruin the surprise). It's a total bop and the video is just f#@%ing beautiful to look at.

She was talking about these bad boys, the Balenciaga Speed Sneakers — and they ain't cheap, okurrrrrrr!

They're available at Nordstrom and come in a handful of colors (including blue, black, white, navy, and gray) and with a starting price of $750.
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They're available at Nordstrom and come in a handful of colors (including blue, black, white, navy, and gray) and with a starting price of $750.

So, if you're like us and agree that these sneakers are totally likable but don't have Cardi B money, we found a slew of alternatives that might just fit your budget.

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1. These lightweight and breathable sneakers for an uber-comfy shoe you'll look and feel great walking around for hours in.

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Promising review: "These are great walking shoes or light gym workout shoes. I wouldn’t recommend running in them, but they are super comfortable." —Pierre Gee-Tucker

Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes 6-12 and in 10 colors).

2. This ruffled Opening Ceremony pair designed with a colorful foldover sock to give your favorite basic white sneaker a bit of an upgrade.

Get them from Nordstrom for $99.98 (available in sizes 5-10 and in white, navy, and gray).
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Get them from Nordstrom for $99.98 (available in sizes 5-10 and in white, navy, and gray).

3. These super-bright mesh gym shoes you should definitely wear when you "go to the gym" and when you go to "work out."

Promising reviews: "This is amazing in terms of comfort and functionality for the price. I got plenty of compliments when I first wore them and they never believe how much they cost." —JammerGet them from Amazon for $27.99 (available in men's sizes 7.5-13 and in six colors).
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Promising reviews: "This is amazing in terms of comfort and functionality for the price. I got plenty of compliments when I first wore them and they never believe how much they cost." —Jammer

Get them from Amazon for $27.99 (available in men's sizes 7.5-13 and in six colors).

4. These cute AF Italian knit Joshua Sanders sock sneakers so pretty they put a bow on them!

Get them from Nordstrom for $157.98 (available in sizes 7.5-10.5 and in pink and black).
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Get them from Nordstrom for $157.98 (available in sizes 7.5-10.5 and in pink and black).

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5. This pair of elastic fabric high-top sneakers that almost look like they're visiting from the future.

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Promising review: "I love them! They fit so perfect and comfortable, I’ll be ordering more colors." —Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes 5-10 and in five colors).

6. These Under Armour HOVR Phantom sneakers that just might be the most comfortable sneakers you ever wear.

Promising review: "As a 'shoe nerd' and marathon runner I was really excited to try these shoes from UA! I loved the way they felt straight out of the box but even more so I liked how they felt on longer runs. The upper hugs your foot in all the right places and the cushioning system felt great. They fit true to size IMO. I typically wear an 8 in regular shoes and a 9 in running shoes. I went with the 9 and they were the perfect fit. To be honest, the shoes are so comfortable and fashionable that I don't want to take them off after my run! They will definitely stay in my rotation for 13.1/26.2 training this year." —MilePostsGet them from Under Armour for $140 (available in sizes 6-11 and in six colors).
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Promising review: "As a 'shoe nerd' and marathon runner I was really excited to try these shoes from UA! I loved the way they felt straight out of the box but even more so I liked how they felt on longer runs. The upper hugs your foot in all the right places and the cushioning system felt great. They fit true to size IMO. I typically wear an 8 in regular shoes and a 9 in running shoes. I went with the 9 and they were the perfect fit. To be honest, the shoes are so comfortable and fashionable that I don't want to take them off after my run! They will definitely stay in my rotation for 13.1/26.2 training this year." —MilePosts

Get them from Under Armour for $140 (available in sizes 6-11 and in six colors).

7. This pair of cushioned mesh sneakers designed with a compression molded midsole so every step you take is done in total comfort.

Promising review: "Just received these today and wow, I love how they look and feel. I didn't find them to be big like some say. I normally wear a 7 so thought I would just get a 7 and they fit perfect with a thin sock. They are affordable, very lightweight, they stretch a lot, and are very, very comfortable. Great for walking and everyday wear. Not meant to be a running shoe as they don't provide much ankle support. Nothing worse than having your feet hurt, and if you like style and comfort, these are for you! I like them so much I am going to buy two more colors. Worth every penny!" —MichelleGet them from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in 16 colors).
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Promising review: "Just received these today and wow, I love how they look and feel. I didn't find them to be big like some say. I normally wear a 7 so thought I would just get a 7 and they fit perfect with a thin sock. They are affordable, very lightweight, they stretch a lot, and are very, very comfortable. Great for walking and everyday wear. Not meant to be a running shoe as they don't provide much ankle support. Nothing worse than having your feet hurt, and if you like style and comfort, these are for you! I like them so much I am going to buy two more colors. Worth every penny!" —Michelle

Get them from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in 16 colors).

8. These knit Italian top-sock sneakers that'll be the perfect finish to your favorite T-shirt-and-jeans looks.

Get them from Nordstrom for $157.98 (available in sizes 4.5-10.5 and in navy, pink, and black).
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Get them from Nordstrom for $157.98 (available in sizes 4.5-10.5 and in navy, pink, and black).

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9. These sporty open-weave knit Ash sneakers to replace the used-to-be-white go-to sneakers you loved so much.

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Get them from Nordstrom for $197.95 (available in sizes 5-11).

10. This pair of slip-on Vince knit sneakers designed with an articulated rubber sole for a flexible and totally comfortable fit.

Promising review: "Ah I love these shoes! They are really unique but go with my athleisure looks as well as more casual jeans looks. I got the marbled gray and they are amazing. I find the fit is pretty true to size, ordered my normal 7, have narrow feet. I have enough room to wear them with socks or without." —sab7987Get them from Nordstrom for $77.98 (available in sizes 6-9.5 and in navy and marbled).
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Promising review: "Ah I love these shoes! They are really unique but go with my athleisure looks as well as more casual jeans looks. I got the marbled gray and they are amazing. I find the fit is pretty true to size, ordered my normal 7, have narrow feet. I have enough room to wear them with socks or without." —sab7987

Get them from Nordstrom for $77.98 (available in sizes 6-9.5 and in navy and marbled).

11. This pair of lightweight knitted slip-ons that'll be so comfy thanks to their cushy foam sole.

Get them from Asos for $45 (available in sizes 6-9, 11).
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Get them from Asos for $45 (available in sizes 6-9, 11).

12. These sleek Vince sneakers you can easily dress up with a chic trouser or down with a comfy pair of jeans.

Get them from Nordstrom for $89.98 (available in sizes 5.5-9).
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Get them from Nordstrom for $89.98 (available in sizes 5.5-9).

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13. This glittering pair of embellished slip-ons that'll have people thinking you're actually walking on sunshine because your feet will shine so bright.

Get them from Asos for $39+ (available in wide-fit sizes 4-10 and in non-wide sizes 5-10).
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Get them from Asos for $39+ (available in wide-fit sizes 4-10 and in non-wide sizes 5-10).

14. This pair of rainbow-adorned Loeffler Randall sock sneakers perfect for those busy weekends when you don't just want to wear another basic AF outfit.

Get them from Nordstrom for $295 (available in sizes 6-11).
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Get them from Nordstrom for $295 (available in sizes 6-11).

15. These super-comfortable lightweight sneakers that just might put that extra spring in your step.

Promising review: "I usually buy brand name $hoe$ but saw these with decent reviews so I ordered two pairs for days I am running up and down four flights of stairs all day at the office. I am a youthful 60 years old and these shoes surprised me. They are quite comfortable, fit well, and there is even room for me to add a cushioned insole for an added pillow-like spring in my step." —EyeLoveGlassesGet them from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in 16 colors).
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Promising review: "I usually buy brand name $hoe$ but saw these with decent reviews so I ordered two pairs for days I am running up and down four flights of stairs all day at the office. I am a youthful 60 years old and these shoes surprised me. They are quite comfortable, fit well, and there is even room for me to add a cushioned insole for an added pillow-like spring in my step." —EyeLoveGlasses

Get them from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in 16 colors).

16. This pair of uniquely engineered Ash sneakers designed with a textured and patterned sock-fit fabric to help give it a totally elevated look while still keeping things comfy.

Get them from Nordstrom for $197.95 (available in sizes 5-11).
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Get them from Nordstrom for $197.95 (available in sizes 5-11).

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17. These floral neoprene sock sneakers that you can coordinate with your next stroll through the garden.

Get them from Asos for $56 (available in sizes 5-10).
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Get them from Asos for $56 (available in sizes 5-10).

18. These mid-top breathable Ash sneakers for an everyday shoe you don't have to worry about getting totally dirty.

Get them from Nordstrom for $185 (available in sizes 5-11 and in white and black).
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Get them from Nordstrom for $185 (available in sizes 5-11 and in white and black).

19. And these Steve Madden lace-up sneakers that just might be the smooth transition you need to take your regular ol' boring sneakers to the next level.

Promising review: "I have received many compliments on these shoes!! They're stylish and actually quite comfortable. The arch support is moderate to low but the footbed is surprisingly comfortable. I have walked a few miles in these without any pain. They are easy to slip on with the pull tab in the back. These have become my go-to sneakers!" —TrinaGet them from Zappos for $59.95 (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in blush and black).
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Promising review: "I have received many compliments on these shoes!! They're stylish and actually quite comfortable. The arch support is moderate to low but the footbed is surprisingly comfortable. I have walked a few miles in these without any pain. They are easy to slip on with the pull tab in the back. These have become my go-to sneakers!" —Trina

Get them from Zappos for $59.95 (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in blush and black).

How you're about to feel walking around in your new sneakers!

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The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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