* The sock/knit sneaker trend isn’t slowing down in 2019
* Futuristic style and serious comfort
* Affordable alternatives to the Adidas Primeknit
Knit sneakers (or sock sneakers) have been one of the biggest trends of the past year, and they’re only selling faster in 2019. The futuristic style has been picked up and tweaked by almost every major brand from Nike to Balenciaga, but the real pioneering brand behind the trend has been Adidas with their best-selling Primeknit sneakers. Peep them below.
The Primeknit has become, well, the prime shoe in the sock sneaker trend because they nail everything that makes sock/knit sneakers so great: hyper-modern style, comfort, and even athletic performance if you need it. Knit sneakers did something fresh by combining style and performance in a streamlined look that’s completely new to the footwear market.
If you still don’t have a good pair of knit kicks in your closet, we highly recommend picking up a pair of Adidas Primeknits (on sale right now!). But if the Primeknits are (understandably) a bit out of your price range, check out some of the best affordable alternatives below.
1. Deer Stags Rex
You’ll be hard pressed to find a better price on knit sneakers than these Deer Stags. But even though they’re way less expensive than other sock sneakers, they still boast some impressive style with a knit upper, bungie lace closures, and a minimal sole.
2. Nike Revolution 4
These Nike Revolutions are meant for running, but they’ll make a splash with any streetwear outfit as well. They have a minimal knit style, accented by low-key synthetic overlays and the iconic swoosh just slightly visible.
3. Skechers Relven
Leather accents on the tongue and heel, synthetic overlays, and a modern yet wearable overall look makes these Skechers well-worth their $45 price tag. They also provide serious comfort as well with an air cooled memory foam insole and a supportive midsole.
4. Native Shoes Jefferson High
Looking for a new high top? Check out these Natives. They combine the classic high top style with a modern knit fabric, providing a more up-to-date look and improved comfort.
5. Puma Tsugi Apex evoKNIT
Puma has been quietly making great sneakers for years now. They’re still not as popular as Nike or Adidas, but with so many of the same sneakers on the street, that might be a good thing. These Tsugis provide some of that trendy yet unique style with a bootie fit and a low-key Puma logo, all for less than $50.