It’s April, and that means the weather is finally warming up. In turn, this means our sneaker rotations are changing. I.E. out with the boots and all-leather sneakers, and in with the light and breezy sneakers in mesh and canvas. You’ll also be able to pull out the all-white kicks without constantly having to worry about the snow, slush, and mud instantly destroying them.
With the adjustment of your sneaker rotations for spring and summer, you may end up deciding you need to go ahead and buy some brand new kicks. I mean, don’t we all always find an excuse to buy more shoes? To keep you looking fresh without breaking the bank, we present another edition of Budget Heat. This time it’s packed with ten recommendations for summer-friendly sneakers priced at $100 or less.
adidas Originals Stan Smith – White – Gum ($75)
The perfect summer shoe gets a crisp and stylish new look this season with an all-white upper and a unique speckled gum rubber sole. Grab them while they last from select adidas Originals suppliers like Oneness.
Asics Gel Lyte III “High Voltage” ($100)
Previewed for what seems like months now, one of the hottest general release colorways of the Gel Lyte III all year—the electrifying grey and gold “High Voltage” version—is finally showing up at US shops like Sneaker Politics.
Nike SB Dunk High – White ($100)
Unless you want them to get dirty, you wouldn’t dare wear this pristine all-white Dunk in the winter. These made-for-summer Dunks will keep you looking fresh this season, but not at an exorbitant price. Pick them up now while they’re still in stock at Nike SB retailers like Premier.
Nike Roshe Run HYP – Black – Anthracite – Venom Green ($85)
It’s not possible to go wrong with a blacked-out colorway on the Roshe, and the addition of the Venom Green detailing in this Hyperfuse iteration of the popular summer chilling shoe just makes them even better. Clocking in at only eighty-five bucks, you better grab these while you can from NSW spots like Proper.
Lost Art x Nike SB Bruin ($85)
How often does a high quality collab get a price tag under $100? Answer: Not often. UK skate shop Lost Art did their thing on these awesome Bruins, which can still be found at some Nike SB stockists like Concepts.
New Balance CRT300 – White – Red ($75)
The classic New Balance CRT300 tennis shoe modified with a REVlite foam cushioned midsole is a clean, simple, and extra comfy warm weather sneaker option that can be yours for only $75. Don’t have a pair yet? What are you waiting for?? Pick up a pair from finer New Balance retailers like Kith.
Nike Free Socfly – Bright Citrus ($90)
Just introduced this spring is the latest performance-influenced lifestyle silhouette from the Swoosh, the laceless, all-mesh Socfly. The stylish sneaker that should double perfectly as a slip-on beach sneaker is up for grabs now at shops like Rock City Kicks.
Vans Slip-On “Stars and Checkers” ($55)
Perhaps the quintessential summer sneaker, the Vans Slip-On arrives this year in a patriotic new makeover with plenty of time to acquire a pair before the July 4th festivities. Pop in to your favorite Vans supplier like Feature to purchase now.
Reebok FuryLite – Red Rush ($75)
Reebok’s hot new re-imagined version of the Instapump Fury for the modern lifestyle sneaker landscape gets a red-hot colorway for the summer in Red Rush. Like the colorway suggests, you’ll want to hurry in to your favorite Reebok retailers like Finish Line to grab a pair while they last.
Nike Free 5.0 2015 ($100)
Nike released their new Free running models pretty quietly this year, so it’s possible you didn’t even know the redesigned flagship Free 5.0 was even out yet. This loud colorway in Volt should help them make some noise, and they indeed are for sale now at Nike Running retailers and straight from Nike.