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Budget Heat: June’s Best Sneakers for $100 or Less

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Traditionally one of the biggest months for major sneaker releases, June has already seen big name sneakers like the Air Jordan 7 N7, Air Jordan 13 Low “Bred”, and popular all-white adidas Ultra Boost hit the market, with even heavier hitters like the Air Jordan 7 “Cigar and Champagne” pack and Ronnie Fieg x Diamond Supply Co. x Asics “Tiffany” collection still set to drop later in the month. With all these expensive sneakers releasing, your wallet could probably use a break, right? That’s where we come in, with this month’s edition of Budget Heat. Continue on for our ten hand-picked sneakers priced at $100 or less that will still keep you looking plenty fresh.


Puma R698 “Splatter” ($85)
One of Puma’s most popular retro runners gets done-up with some stylish splatter effects, seen on the midsole and around the ankle. There’s a lot of quality and comfort packed into these at only $85, so grab them while they last at Puma suppliers like Feature.


adidas SL Loop Racer – White/Black ($80)
The updated SL Loop gets a white-hot makeover this month in an all-mesh upper that’s going to keep your feet cool no matter how high the temperature rises. Race in to your favorite adidas retailer to purchase a pair, or find them now online from Premier.


Nike Air Force 1 Mid “Royal” ($95)
The inspiration for this colorway of the Air Force 1 Mid is pretty obvious if you know anything about the Air Jordan 1. Those who missed out on the “Royal” Air Jordan 1 can cop these as a consolation prize now at select Nike Sportswear retailers like Sneaker Politics.


Vans Era – White/Gum ($45)
We can almost guarantee this is the freshest shoe at a regular price of $45 you’ll find all month. If you’re not as keen on the white colorway, the same gum sole can be found on black, tan, and blue uppers, as well. Pick them up now at Vans stockists like Kith NYC.


adidas ZX Flux NPS “Floral” ($90)
Nothing says summer like a floral print, and that’s exactly what you get on this fun edition of the ZX Flux NPS. Perfect for sitting poolside with a drink from the tiki bar. Find them now at adidas Originals retailers like Oneness.


Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski – Light Retro ($85)
Looking like they could be a Diamond Supply Co. collab, you’ll be able to score these clean teal Janoskis without the hype, and for only $85 directly from Nike.


New Balance CT300 – Red/Off-White/Blue ($79)
Quickly becoming a staple of the New Balance retro line, this tennis shoe turned casual favorite gets one of its best looks yet in red suede and mesh construction accented with off-white and blue. And that REVlite midsole makes them even more comfortable than they look. Pick up a pair now via finer New Balance retailers like Bows and Arrows.


Vans Sk8-Hi Pro “Acid Wash” ($70)
At first glance you’ll probably wonder where the “Acid Wash” nickname is coming from on these all-white Sk8-Hi’s, but take a closer look and you’ll spot the acid-wash denim interior. An added bonus: these are the ‘Pro’ skateboarding editions, which means they’re built even tougher than a normal Sk8-Hi. Find them now at Vans skateboarding stockists like Premier.


adidas Los Angeles – Scarlet Red ($100)
Quickly becoming the best debut silhouette from adidas of the summer, the Los Angeles gets a blazing red colorway accented with black and a touch of blue on the tongue. Find them arriving right now at adidas suppliers like Sneaker Politics.


Nike Roshe Run BR “Hot Lava” ($80)
They look extra hot, but they’ll keep your feet cool this summer thanks to the breezy mesh upper. You can’t really go wrong with any Roshe, but this is our pick for the month. Purchase yours while they last from Nike Sportswear retailers like UBIQ.