As trends come and go, there’s one footwear style that will forever be a wardrobe essential. As some opt for stilettos, block heels, espadrilles, or pool slides, trusty leather sneakers remain. And trust us: We’re holding onto this one tight, with no plans of ever letting go.
The classic sneaker style has surely stood the test of time: It’s been reinvented from Audrey Hepburn’s pixie pant-and–midi skirt looks to Farrah Fawcett’s denim cutoffs and ringer tees; Kate Moss loved them in the ’90s, while today’s youthful style icons like Kaia Gerber and Gigi Hadid are rarely seen not wearing the sporty skimmers. When all we want to do is wear that dressy miniskirt to brunch, we pair it with sneakers to make it a little more casual, slipping into them with equal effortlessness when our mornings dictate a go-to wardrobe of casual jeans and a cropped T-shirt.
The best part about the current sneaker trend is that affordable brands have complemented the more splurge-worthy ones, ensuring that you can master nearly every style with little stress on your bank account. From Zara to H&M, Adidas, and more, we’re jumping into summer with these chic leather sneakers that are all under $100. So what are you waiting for? Shop one and shop them all—it’s time to update that collection of kicks.