Sneakers are truly the universal footwear, and it is highly doubtful that anyone at one given time in their life or another hasn’t owned a pair of sneakers. There’s nothing like a good pair of sneakers, and over the years, technology has advanced the design of sneakers to create a myriad of options for all the many different uses we have for wearing them. The good news is that you can still get a decent pair of sneakers for under $100. The bad news? There are so many cool sneakers with different functions out there that it’s really hard to pick just one pair at a time. The sneakers you wear really do represent you, in a very personal kind of way. If you are having a little trouble starting out, have a look at some of the very best sneakers available, and hopefully you will find the perfect pair for you.

Nike Air Huarache, $140
This shoe that is a big seller is currently one of Nike’s hottest releases to hit the market. They tend to fly off the shelves, so if you want your own pair, don’t hesitate. These shoes provide the option of full customization of the upper and the outsole, with different overlay materials materials of colors or cool animal prints.

The Minimal Leather Fedka Sneaker by Damir Doma SILENT, $276-$345
Here you have a clean looking leather tennis style sneaker. It’s offered in tan leather with a gum sole, or a blacked-out suede, and a rounded toe silhouette. Tie them up with nice flat leather laces for extra distinction. These simple sneakers bring a refined sense of style to the traditional trainer sneaker options.

John Lobb Levah, $670
These very simple looking minimalist-type sneakers come with a bit of a hefty price tag, but they feature a lightweight plimsole design that is really comfortable, and they are long wearing. Constructed of Velveteen Calf Leather, they are along the lines of being more “dressy.” as sneakers go. The classic low top sneaker design.

Balenciaga Arena Sneakers,  $1395
Balenciaga Arena sneakers are a true cult classic of both streetwear enthusiasts and fans of high fashion. They are distinctive, innovative and at the same time, sophisticated. For dress or play, these sneakers say “class.” They feature a round toe, padded wide gusseted tongue and collar, pull-tab at topline, black flat shoelaces, black D-rings and guillochet. They lace up and feature a smooth, leather lining with a rubber sole.