Back again with the 9th installment of Save Your Money, the bi-weekly feature that helps you find clean looking sneakers at
affordable semi-affordable prices, because let’s face it, sneakers are an expensive hobby. Save Your Money’s main purpose is to show our readers that there are deals to be had out there that won’t force you to spend $200 or more on a pair of sneakers. There’s countless of shoes that drop every single day that cost way less than $200 and even look just as good and sometimes even better than the more expensive options. If you’re looking to pick up a new pair of sneakers at a decent price, you’ve come to the right place. Continue reading as I list 10 recent releases from the past two weeks or so priced at $120 or less. Once you go through the list, let us know if you already picked up a pair or plan on doing so in the near future!
1Air Jordan 1 High GS Red / Black
This latest GS version of the Air Jordan 1 High comes in a leather and nubuck upper where the nubuck is found in the front of the shoe while the leather can be seen on the side panels, ankle collar and heel of the shoe. The split color blocking and unique construction makes this shoe stand out from past Air Jordan 1 offerings. People who fit into GS sizing got a nice pair with this one.
2Asics Gel Lyte 3 Crystal Blue
This suede and mesh constructed Asics Gel Lyte 3 manages to blend dark and bright colors very nicely. The Crystal Blue hits compliment the predominantly black sneaker very nicely. I can already tell this will be a clean option for the Spring season.
3Nike Kyrie 2 Kyrie-Oke
Also known as the Green Glow, this version of the Kyrie 2 comes with some extra pop coming by way of the Green Glow hits placed throughout the shoe. It’s definitely a very sleek looking shoe. Even though it does not have any colors that match with Kyrie’s team jerseys, I have a feeling these will still look good with whatever Kyrie or you decide to wear.
4Saucony Grid 8000 Aquamarine Pack
A trio of Saucony Grid 8000s coming in premium suede uppers done up in nice and bold color hues themed after the aquamarine aesthetic. What’s not to like? Don’t sleep on Saucony, and if you are this is definitely a good place to wake up.
Price: $110 each.
5Nike Air Force 1 High OG Team Red
The latest colorway of the remastered Nike Air Force 1 High comes in the beloved Team Red offering. This OG remastered version of the Nike Air Force 1 High comes with white premium leather beautifully contrasted by the Team Red accents placed on the OG branding and ankle strap of the shoe. People have been sleeping on the Air Force 1 OG remastered releases and that’s perfectly fine since it makes it easier for us to get a pair.
6Vans Sk8-Hi From The Year Of The Monkey Pack
The Vans Year Of The Monkey Pack consisted of three different Vans models celebrating Chinese New Year by coming in colorways and materials that are closely associated to the Chinese holiday. The pair that manages to stand out the most was the Vans Sk8-Hi you see above. The red textured suede on the upper looks amazing on this model.
7Converse Cons One Star Pro Camo
The hunter-style camo placed all over the upper of the Converse Cons One Star Pro Camo flows smoothly and effortlessly. Add in the extra hit of camo on the piping of the midsole and it’s a nicely balanced out shoe. Great work by Converse!
8WMNS Nike Air Force 1 Low Northern Lights
Even the women got some Northern Lights love this weekend by way of their very own Nike Air Force 1 Low. Instead of taking the easy way out and cover the entire in the Northern Lights theme, Nike got a bit creative and placed the Northern Light color hues on the outsole, lining and Nike Swoosh of the shoe, the end result leaves the men feeling a bit jealous.
9Asics GT-DS Classic Red
Asics unveiled their latest model this week, and for the most part the GT-DS was greeted with rave reviews. The “old meets new” look of the shoe works very nicely model and the heel cage is a nice new feauture that we’re not used to seeing from Asics. Don’t sleep on Asics in 2016, man!
10Air Jordan 1 Low OG Chicago
Technically, the Air Jordan 1 Low OG Chicago should not qualify to make the list since it’s $10 above the $120 max, but if you look hard enough you’re able to find this pair online for a few bucks under $120. In addition, I still think this was the most slept on release from All-Star weekend, so if you’ve yet to get a pair be sure to act fast and pick up a pair today before everyone else comes to their senses.