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12 Sep

Report: White Sneakers Are Still Cool

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Cheap and Cheerful is a weekly column that highlights the chicest inexpensive finds. Because nothing’s more satisfying than looking good while spending less.

In a Fashion Week fog of Balenciaga sock boots and quirky Céline sandals, designer Sara Battaglia’s street style was a breath of fresh air. She wore a gray-checked skirt-suit and carried a colorful bucket bag from her own fall collection, but what made the look was her $60 Converse sneakers.

Recall the feeling of getting a fresh pair of kicks for the first day of school: You wanted to wear them with everything, right? This is the Fashion Week version — and unlike those Balenciagas and Céline’s, you can get them all for under $120. Read on for eight options inspired by Battaglia’s look.

The Ones She Actually Wore

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Like a grown-up version of Ginger Spice’s ‘90s platforms.

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Converse Chuck Taylor Platform Low Tops$60, Nike

Because the Puma Creepers Are Sold Out

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Another versatile style by the sporty brand.

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Puma Clyde Core Sneakers$75, Need Supply Co.

The Ones for Color Fanatics

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Here’s a way to do color and white sneakers at the same time. And they say you can’t have it all!

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Vans Old Skool Sneakers$55, Nordstrom

The French ‘It’ Sneaker

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French brand Veja’s sneakers are made out of organic and fair trade materials, and unlike Stan Smiths, you probably won’t see them on every trip to the deli.

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Veja Magenta Esplar Sneakers$118, Anthropologie

The Cool New Collab

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Clothing brand A.L.C. partnered up with Nike to take on the 70s mainstay, the Cortez. A cool feature: The laces are just long enough to be worn like a ballet slipper.

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Nike x A.L.C. Cortez$100, Nordstrom

For the Perpetually messy

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This eggshell knit will survive the occasional puddle, and it’s so breathable.

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Adidas Knit Gazelle Sneakers$80, Need Supply Co.

The Preppy Ones

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Tretorn is quietly making a comeback among fashion types, and the deep blue accents feel right in line with the season.

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Tretorn NYlite Sneakers$85, Nordstrom

The Unexpected Bargain

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Topshop’s sneaker selection was made for minimalists who want to spend under $50.

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Coffee Lace Up Trainers$40, Topshop

From The Cut

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