What’s a sneakerhead to do when the game is overrun by Yeezys and NMDs? Sneaker companies produce hundreds of models every year (not to mention the insane number of colorways available!) that it’s almost impossible for most of us to keep up without breaking the bank. What’s the perfect balance between stylish and spendy? Enter: 5 Kicks Under 5K. Here’s a list of five sneakers that’ll bring the heat without leaving a Kanye-sized burn hole in your wallet.
The Gazelle debuted in 1966 and is rumored to be named after Olympic athlete Wilma Rudolph who was often called the“Black Gazzelle” after winning three gold medals at 1960 Olympics in Rome. It’s safe to say that the shoe has stood the test of time and is surely an Adidas staple. You can cop the shoe at SNEAKPEEK for PHP 4,995.00.
Coincidentally, SNEAKPEEK is also having their end of season sale where you can score fresh kicks at an affordable price. The sale will run from March 15-26, 2017.
Kendrick Lamar x Reebok Club Cs
Grammy award winning rapper Kendrick Lamar partners with the global athletic footwear company Reebok to bring you this edition of the Club C. K-Dot first rocked a pair in middle school and this collab serves as the perfect homecoming for Kendrick Lamar Duckworth and his roots. Grab a pair from Sole Academy for PHP 4295.00.
Nike Air Force 1s
This Nike classic was invented in 1979 and has been flying off the shelves ever since. The Nike Air Force Ones, which got its name from the plane of the same name which carries the president of the United States, come in highs, mids, and lows while the white tonals are by far the most popular colorway you can’t go wrong with this shoe’s clean and sleek design. The Air Force Ones are available in Born In Mott located in Greenbelt 5, Makati City for PHP 4,795.00.
Saucony Jazz Originals
The Saucony Jazz Original is a great example of a shoe that hits the sweet spot of the balance between style and comfort. The Jazz Originals have that retro feel that is unique to a shoe from a 119-year old shoe company can give you. Cop a pair from the Complex Lifestyle Store for PHP 4,295.00.
If you’ve already copped the Jazz Originals, Saucony also has the Shadow Originals for PHP 3,995.00. No less iconic than the Jazz and with a history that’s just as rich (the shoe has been continually reproduced since 1985), the Shadow Originals are another pair that any sneakerhead should have in their closet.
New Balance 574s
The 574s are the perfect beaters (kicks that still look good despite being overworn) for any sneakerhead. They’re great for everyday wear. Not only are they sturdy, but the classic design that has been around since 1988 and has stood the test of time. Cop these at Urban Athletics for PHP 4,295.00.
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