Whether or not you've reached sneakerhead status
, you're likely a sucker for the rubber sole. Not only are trainers the best alternative to arduous stilettos for morning commutes, but a good pair also gives just about any look an unpretentious touch of cool. While there are plenty of covetable options out there — like Nike's collabs with A.P.C. and Riccardo Tisci
— you don't have to shell out a month's rent to win at the sneaker game.
To prove it, we hit the web to uncover the best of the best trainers under $50. We have a hunch you'll like what
snuck up on us during our search: colorful high-tops, printed slip-ons, and even unexpected iterations of mainstays like Vans and Converse. Click through to shop 'em all, and get ready to kick those hefty shoe-shopping bills to the curb.