Sometimes, finding your next pair of sneakers can be a minefield, so we’re here to help you find your perfect match. Whether you love a pair of Nike Dunks or you just can’t get enough Jordan 4s, we’ve rounded up our top picks from Laced that are affordable and stylish in equal measure. 

Yeezy Boost 500 Taupe Light 

One of adidas Yeezy’s more abstract silhouettes, the Yeezy 500 originally landed in 2018 and quickly secured itself as a fan favourite. Crafted from supple suede with the same “Feet You Wear” sole that debuted on Kobe Bryant’s adidas KB8 III kicks in 1999, the 500 puts comfort and functionality at the forefront of its design. One of the easiest colourways to style has to be the ‘Taupe Light’. Walking the fine line between beige and brown, this neural sneaker promises to perform both on and off the court. 

New Balance 550 White Green Black 

A retro sneaker that was originally designed in 1989 to dominate on the court, the New Balance 550 has had a huge resurgence in 2021 that’s set to continue well into the new year. A colourway that’s perfect for the festive season and beyond, the white and green 550 comes with a smooth leather upper, instantly recognisable branding and just the right amount of cushioning underfoot.

Air Jordan 1 Mid Dark Teal 

No sneaker is yet to knock the Air Jordan 1 off the throne. A silhouette that’s aced the test of time and continues to reach new levels of demand, this hoops sneaker has broken barriers – and the Air Jordan 1 Mid Dark Teal is the next iteration to deserve a place in your collection. Ultra-versatile thanks to its dark teal colourway, the leather upper and Jumpman branding ensure this is a kick you’ll want to wear on repeat. 

Nike Air Max BW Persian Violet

Also known as the Air Max “Big Window”, the Nike Air Max BW landed in 1991 as a newer take on the Air Max 90 from Tinker Hatfield. Deeply engrained in UK music culture in the early 2000s, the Air Max BW was a staple in the early grime scene, with the “Persian Violet” colourway leading the pack. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the Big Window is one of those underrated sneakers you never knew you needed… until now. 

Air Jordan 4 Retro University Blue

A sneaker that was met with a worldwide standing ovation in 2021, the Air Jordan 4 University Blue elevated the already-premium silhouette with plush suede, securing it as a shoe best reserved for special occasions. Donning one of Nike’s most legendary blue hues, the bright panels on this sneaker are effectively offset with speckled grey inserts and legendary Nike cushioning.