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With cooler weather coming through (
I hope? Eventually?) it's time to put away the strappy sandals and cop some heavier footwear. Just because you can't show off your pedicure in flip-flops anymore doesn't mean your shoe game has to get uncomfortable — or expensive. There are plenty of fall and winter sneakers under $100 that are rolling onto store shelves and boutique displays, tempting any shopper that walks past.
Booties and riding boots might be the typical go-to once the leaves start turning red, but sneakers are the underdogs that offer just as much of a bang to any outfit. There are
so many different styles coming through this season. Gone are the days you just slip on white kicks and call it a day. Now sneakers come in an endless variety of different colors, textures, and prints, rocking everything from snakeskin to fur, and gems to satin. Your shoes can now boast fur pompoms and elaborate embroidery; cheeky patches and glitter-bombed platforms. You can get as creative and out-there with your style as you want to with the help of high-tops and slip-ons. Ahead are the best fall and winter sneakers on a budget — prepare your closet for the extra additions. 1 Gem Slides Plimsolls with Gem and Bow Detail, $60, Zara
Slip into a pair of sliders that can make a statement. Dressed up in satin and a cluster of rhinestones and gems, you can just as easily wear these to the office as you can to a fancy night out.
2 High Top Sneakers With Toe Cap High Top Sneakers with Toe Cap, $55, Zara
The fastest way to add interest to your outfit is to play with colors, and these high tops offer a range of neutrals that can add a quiet but significant boost to any look. Not only are they sleek, but they have that sporty chic look that feels current.
3 Mesh Sneakers Steve Madden Lancer Athletic Sneakers, $70, Macy's
This slick and understated pair has that athleisure look to them, and can look amazing paired with just about anything — from leggings to midi skirts. And if you're not too wild about the olive green color don't worry — it comes in five different hues to choose from.
4 Sk8 Hi Lace-Up Canvas Sneakers Vans Sk8 Hi Lace-Up Canvas Sneakers, $65, Selfridges
If you want to feel like a street style star on your commute to work, do as they do and invest in a pair of Vans. Once in every teenage skater's closet, these have branched out into the high fashion world and can just as easily be spotted on editors' feet.
5 Architectural Sneakers Nike Air Hurricane Run Mesh Sneakers, $77, Luisaviaroma
The shape of things in fashion is important: The structure of a bag, the lines of a boot, the silhouette of pants; it all matters. The same goes for sneakers. Choose a pair with strong lines and an architectural form, and you'll have the perfect contrast shoe for dramatic dresses and feminine prints.
6 3D Sneakers Floral Sneakers, $65, Zara
Add a 3-D effect to your shoe with these pop-up floral kicks.
8 Mesh Hi-Top Sneakers Puma Mesh Hi-Top Sneakers, $75, Lord & Taylor
With their slicks of plastic and contrasting pulls of mesh, these structured sneakers will bring a touch of interest to any look you throw at them.
9 Embellished Buckle Sneakers 10 Velvet Floral Sneakers Tiara Floral Embroidered Trainers, $48, Topshop
Bring a bit of luxury to your outfit by adding in rich, red velvet and splashes of embroidery. It will be hard not to notice these shoes as you're running across the street to work or fighting for space on the bus.
11 Leather Sneakers With Fur Leather Sneakers with Faux-Fur, $60, Zara
Instead of shoe laces, have strips of fur to add texture to your outfit. It's out-of-the-box and not for those with minimalist tendencies, but it adds personality to your fall look.
14 High Top Sneakers High Top Sneakers With Contrasting Soles, $40, Zara
If you love high tops but think they look too casual for the office, these are a more tailored and sophisticated pair that give the classic shoe a grown up twist.
15 Rose Gold Lace Up Sneakers Faith Rose Gold Lace Up Sneakers, $46, ASOS
If you crave metallics when the weather gets cooler, then these kicks are right up your alley. Instead of going the obvious chrome route, these take on a rosé-like glow.
16 Oxford Style Flatform Sneakers Oxford Style Eyelet Lace Up Flatform Sneakers, $38, Make Me Chic
With their cork platform, denim patchwork, and dark blue piping, these shoes take you way back to the '70s in a 2017 kind of way.
17 Rainbow Flatforms Crushed Metallic Rainbow Flatfroms , $53, Make Me Chic
If you're not one to keep it minimal with your shoes, then this pair is made with you in mind. Rocking a thick rainbow platform, a silvery finish, and a contrasting stripe, there's a lot going on with this shoe in the best possible way.
18 Lace Up High Tops Marble Sole High Top Sneaker, $70, Free People
What do you get when you cross a pair of ballet shoes with high tops? These innovative kicks. Pair them with fishnet tights for an extra pop of contrasting interest, and you have yourself a fashion forward outfit for this weekend.
19 Yellow Embroidered Sneakers Embroidered Lace Up Sneakers, $31, Make Me Chic
Just because it's getting chillier and more and more people are opting to swathe themselves in dark, vampy colors doesn't mean you have to follow their lead. Instead, opt for a canary yellow pair outlined in bold, tattoo-like embroidery.
20 Fresh Foam Floral Trainer Fresh Foam Floral Trainer, $90, Free People
Using a dark blue and soft gray motif, the pattern is muted enough even for those people that prefer never to play with prints. These shoes can spice up your workout gear or add a splash of pattern to your work outfit.
21 Wide Fit Lace Up Hi Tops 22 Textured Sole Sneakers Textured Sole Slide On Sneakers, $34, Make Me Chic
Here are those architectural lines again, that seem to mimic the beams and ridges of skyscrapers and high rises. The ridges on the sole seem to pull up with the straps of the shoe, bringing an interesting touch of tension and texture.
23 Snakeskin Sneakers Match Animal Court Sneaker, $80, Free People
If it's texture you crave, try slipping on a pair of snakeskin kicks. The taupe and tan colors will pop against denim, and will bring a subtle but chic spin to any athleisure or minimalist outfit you'll throw at them. Or if you like a good print, this is a fun way to contrast against patterns in your skirts or dresses.
24 Zippered Sneakers Naven, $75, Aldo
Coming in three different colors, these structured sneakers have a city-centric vibe with their hardware touches and gleam.
25 Wide Fit Metallic Toe Cap Sneakers 26 Wide Fit Elastic Strap Slip Ons 27 Wide Fit Jersey Knot Slip On Sneaker New Look Wide Fit Shimmer Jersey Knot Slip On Sneaker, $32, ASOS
From your dresses to your pants, jersey is a fan favorite when it comes to comfort. And now your feet can get the same treatment. This gray pair is chic and unassuming, but its bow-like knot brings something extra to the table.
28 Wide Fit Sparkle Sneakers DULCIE Wide Fit Slip On Sneakers, $32, ASOS
Add some sparkle to your feet with these glitter bombed slip-ons.
With so many kicks to choose from, it becomes obvious that you don't have to spend a lot of money to be walking around in style. All you have to worry about is finding the space in your closet to buy them all.
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