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    25 Awesome Pairs Of Sneakers That Don't Cost A Fortune

    Dope-ass sneaks for your feet!

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    1. Emo checkered Vans to take you back to the time when Fall Out Boy dominated your music playlist.

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    Promising Review: "I know the black and white checkerboards are all the rage now, so this is nice if you don't want to look like everyone and don't want plain black or grey. They didn't cut at the ankles and were comfortable from the first wear." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $31.96+ or Urban Outfitters for $50. Sizes: 5-11

    2. Sperry Seacoasts, because boat fashion still counts even if you're on land.

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    They have padded toes and collars so your heels won't hate you!

    Promising Review: "These are so comfortable! I love that I can just slip them on and go; I wear them to work a lot. They are casual but very nice and well made like all Sperry products. I recommend these to anyone that likes a nice comfortable slip-on sneaker that supports the feet." —JBP

    Get them from Zappos for $49.95. Sizes: 5-12. Available in four colors.

    3. Vans Authentics that'll really give you a skateboarder vibe without ever stepping on a board.

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    Or more like busting your ass on a skateboard, amirite?

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $50 or Jet for $33.39. Sizes: 5-12

    4. Black Superdry lace-ups with pink trim for sugar, spice, and everything nice.

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    Get them from Asos for $40. Sizes: 5-10

    5. Peach Old Skools to add a bit of color to your drab, monochrome wardrobe.

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    These have special grips for riding on a skateboard OR just not slipping on wet surfaces while you're out and about.

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $55. Sizes: 5-10

    6. Theory slip-ons embellished with goldfish because that's the only way you'll ever take good care of a fish, let's be real.

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    Promising Review: "These are really fun. They are sparkly, printed, and way better than the simple black slip-on Vans I usually wear." —Sfdesigner

    Get them from Nordstrom for $24.99. Sizes: 6.5-9

    7. Reliable Adidas Gazelles to bring the passion of soccer into everyday life. They even have removable insoles so you can wash em' when they get too funky.

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    Get them from Nordstrom for $49.98 or Amazon for $30.88+. Sizes: 5-10

    8. Classic Nike Royales that are definitely durable AF, which means you won't be buying another pair any time soon.

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    They're made with super strong synthetic leather that won't get damaged while walking in the rain!

    Promising Review: "I love these shoes. I was looking for something casual for during the day and these fit the bill. The size I bought was perfect; I didn't need to break the shoes in at all." —Nicole D

    Get them from Zappos for $44.97. Sizes: 5-12. Available in four colors.

    9. Pony Topstars with bouncy rubber soles for when you wanna be too cool for school!

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    But actually go to class, guys!

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $50. Sizes: 5.5-10. Also available in black.

    10. Pink plaid sneakers, because you absolutely love a well-placed pattern.

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    They have bold laces to secure to your feet! Super slip-proof!

    Get them from Asos for $40. Sizes: 4-11

    11. Canvas shoes that are totally breathable, which is absolutely perfect for anyone whose feet sweat like no tomorrow.

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    Promising Review: "My wife has problems with her feet and she just absolutely loved these shoes! I bought her three pairs and she loves them all and said they are beyond comfortable." —J. Ken Lowe

    Get them from Amazon for $25.08+. Sizes: 5-11. Available in 23 colors.

    12. Emoji Movie sneakers because who doesn't want a huge shit symbol on their shoes?

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    Get them from Asos for $48. Sizes: 5-11

    13. Elastic sporty shoes with drawstrings so you can probably take a nice, relaxing run in without getting a foot cramp.

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    Get them from Asos for $45. Sizes: 5-11

    14. Low-top Chuck All Stars so you can live out your really cool, hipster dreams.

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    They come with a classic rubber toe and durable canvas that won't rip after thousands of wears!

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $50 or Jet for $35.94. Sizes: 6-10

    15. Black mesh sneakers for when you really just need to get up and go.

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    Breathable mesh is great for anyone who just has really hot feet!

    Get them from Forever 21 for $24.90. Sizes: 6-10

    16. Cheerful slip-ons that can literally go with everything because chambray is truly a chameleon fabric.

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    They have elastic soles so it can feel like you're walking on fucking air!

    Get them from Nordstrom for $39.95. Sizes: 5-11. Available in three styles.

    17. Platform lace-up sneakers to give you the height you've been waiting your whole life for.

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    Some of us were not graced with tallness!

    Get them from Asos for $40. Sizes: 4-11

    18. Timeless Puma Classics your father probably wore if he was groovy AF.

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    These feature a cushioned midsole for everyone with super flat feet!

    Promising Review: "I bought these for my fiancé and they are perfect. Not only do they look amazing, but they are also very comfortable. I love that the white on the bottoms and extra white fat laces are so stark white (if you get the black on black). You can't ever go wrong with classic suede!" —magen

    Get them from Amazon for $26.99+ or Jet for $51.28. Sizes: 5-11. Available in 40 colors.

    19. Doc Marten high-tops with a comfy rubber sole and breathable fabric so you can take a break from your punk boots without straying from your aesthetic.

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    Promising Review: "These lightweight canvas 'boots' are perfect for warm weather. They look great with just about anything, and are super comfy. I live in Maine, and I found them to be very comfortable with a wool sock even in cool, spring weather." —freedomsession

    Get them from Amazon for $49.93+. Sizes: 5-11

    20. Millennial pink sneakers that have just the right amount of pastel.

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    These can easily be wiped down with a damp cloth so you can keep em' fresh all day, everyday.

    Get them from Asos for $35. Sizes: 4-11

    21. Cool galaxy high-tops with a light-weight design aliens will want to travel through space and time for.

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    Promising Review: "The shoes were made well and the printed canvas was perfect!" —Kris burger

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99. Sizes: 6-12. Available in 25 colors.

    22. Vintage-style shell tops that'll sate your craving for all things old and amazing made new again.

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    These lace-ups can be tied really tight for extra support!

    Get them from Forever 21 for $23. Sizes: 5-11. Also available in silver.

    23. Camouflage sneaks great for that athleisure life you're living. I mean, at any time you might break into a run!

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    With wide-set laces, these are perfect for everyone with wider feet!

    Promising Review: "I have always struggled with finding comfortable tennis shoes to wear with jeans without looking dorky and these fit the bill! They are very comfortable from the very first wear, unlike any other shoes I own. They're very easy to clean if they get scuffed!" —PamandyCoop

    Get them from Nordstrom for $41.99. Sizes: 6-10. Also available in red.

    24. Eccentric chevron sneakers to show everyone that you're literally a fucking unicorn.

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    These have a padded toe and collar for extra comfiness!

    Get them from Forever 21 for $32. Sizes: 5-10. Also available in black.

    25. Reebok Lifestyles so you can tell your friends that they're definitely not as hip as you are.

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    These have perforations for proper ventilation and comfort! No more baking soda in your soles!

    Get them from Zappos for $39.99. Sizes: 6.5-14

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    Let's just hope this won't be you! Scuffed sneaks are evil and will not be tolerated!

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