6 Alternatives To The Comme des Garçons Converse Sneakers

Alternatives to the Comme des Garcons
Image courtesy of Nordstrom

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* Alternatives to the Comme des Garçons Converse
* Classic sneakers with a splash of color
* All under $100

There’s more sneakers than ever right now, but there’s a small handful of instantly recognizable modern classics. One such sneaker? The Comme des Garçons Converse. The kicks with the little heart logo poking out of the sole has become a staple in sneakerhead collections and regular wardrobes alike, while the upgraded fabric and small design tweaks elevate the already-cool Chuck Taylor. Check them out below.

Black Heart Sneakers Converse Image courtesy of Nordstrom

However, there’s one catch with the Comme des Garçons Converse: they’re a little bit pricey (especially for shoes you’ll likely beat up wearing every day). But if they’re just out of your price range, don’t worry. We found six great alternative sneakers with a similar splash-of-color design and classic style.

1. Lacoste Carnaby Evo Strap

With a bold red heel featuring the Lacoste logo and a low-key silhouette, these Carnaby sneakers make a great CdG alternative for less than half the price.

Strap Sneakers Lacoste Image courtesy of Zappos.com


2. Keds Royal Lo Canvas

These Keds have a very Chuck Taylor-esque style, and a small double stripe that changes the vibe. Like Converse, they’re also made of a durable, timeless canvas that will look great with age.

White Sneakers Stripe Keds Image courtesy of Zappos.com


3. Chuck Taylor Leather High Top

Even without the Comme des Garçons heart, the Chuck Taylor is still one of the coolest sneakers around. We especially like the high top in leather, because it gives the kicks a slightly more high-quality look and feel.

White Converse Leather High Image courtesy of Converse


4. Fred Perry Underspin Twill

Another super simple pair of sneakers you’ll slip on all the time are these twill kicks from Fred Perry. They feature a minimal design, and an eye-catching touch of color with side stripes and the Fred Perry logo.

White Sneakers Low Designer Image courtesy of Zappos.com


5. Nike Air Force 1 ’07

The Air Force 1 has come surging back into style lately, and we think everyone should have a pair (or three). If you’re a fan of the CdG Converse look, these red-swoosh Air Forces might be more your style.

Air Force 1 Nike Red Swoosh Image courtesy of Nike


6. Adidas 3ST.003 Sneakers

If you’re looking for a more athletic look, go for these Adidas. They have a modern style that’s inspired by soccer, but built for skaters with a patch that doubles as a statement design note and protection while skating.

White Adidas Skate Shoes Image courtesy of Adidas