Sneakers used to be the most affordable item you could buy from designer brands. But ever since the shoe style entered luxury territory, it's prices have gone up. Case in point: The most coveted pairs from Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci don't seem to go below P50,000. Worry not! We've searched far and wide to put together a list of stylish pairs that are a little more affordable. Here are the best designer sneakers under P25,000.
1. Balenciaga Cotton Minimalist Trainers
If Balenciaga's other chunky sneakers aren't a practical option, then pick up these minimalist trainers instead. It has that worn look that's still on-trend and some edge thanks to the graffitied logo.
Cotton Minimalist Trainers, $475.00 (P24,118.12) BALENCIAGA, balenciaga.com/ph
2. Alexander McQueen Off-White Daim Velour Oversized Sneakers
McQueen's oversized sneakers are this year's most popular for a reason. Aside from the unique design, the price isn't too bad when compared to other luxury pairs.
Off-White Daim Velour Oversized Sneakers, $435.00 (P22,087.12), ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, ssense.com
3. Givenchy White & Red Urban Knots Sneakers
This one looks like a classic-looking sneaker. The highlight is the heel tab, which has knot and color accents.
White & Red Urban Knots Sneakers, $445.00 (P22,594.88), GIVENCHY, ssense.com
4. Hugo Boss Mirage Leather Sneakers
Not impressed by all the trendy sneakers around? Then, these Hugo Boss' might do the trick. The burgundy leather looks elegant and will pair well with casual tailoring.
Mirage Leather Sneakers, P21,064.00, HUGO BOSS, mrporter.com
5. Lanvin White Glen Colorblock Sneakers
Lanvin has made a bunch of sneakers over the years. We bet you have those patent ones in your collection. Now's the time for an update with these court-style sneakers.
White Glen Colorblock Sneakers, $465.00 (P23,610.38), LANVIN, ssense.com
6. Maison Margiela Replica Leather and Suede Sneakers
Modeled after an archival '70s design, these Margiela sneakers are the coolest pair you can own. They look great with anything from gray jeans to black trousers.
Replica Leather and Suede Sneakers, $367.03 (P24,025.84), MAISON MARGIELA, mrporter.com
7. Saint Laurent White Andy Sneakers
Saint Laurent makes, dare we say, the best casual sneakers. It has everything you want: the nondescript logo, the sleek shape, and the perfect shade of off-white.
White Andy Sneakers, $475.00 (P24,118.12), SAINT LAURENT, ssense.com
8. Salvatore Ferragamo Black Cruise Slip-On Sneakers
There's not really a lot of luxury slip-on sneakers out on the market. So, this Ferragamo pair is a good find. Not only does it look sleek, it's also just within your budget.
Black Cruise Slip-On Sneakers, $490 (P24,869.95), SALVATORE FERRAGAMO, ssense.com
9. Common Projects Original Achilles Leather Sneakers
The Achilles by Common Projects is well-loved by many. Instead of picking it up in white like everyone else, why not give light gray a chance? It will contrast amazingly against denim or an all-black look.
Original Achilles Leather Sneakers, $372.68 (P24,387.42), COMMON PROJECTS, mrporter.com
10. Burberry Men’s Logo Print Cotton Gabardine Sneakers
Burberry's take on the vintage court-style is cool and contemporary. And, those into logomania are in luck as there's plenty of logo on the side of its shoes.
Logo Print Cotton Gabardine Sneakers, $390.00 (P19,794.45), BURBERRY, burberry.com
*This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.