* 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.