Sneakers are a staple of most people’s closets. A way to express style, the type of sneaker you choose will depend on your taste, budget and what you’re using them for. When you choose comfortable and well-built sneakers, they can last you for years. If you are in need of some new sneakers, here is a list of the top four steps you should take when deciding what sneakers are right for you:


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Photo by Jordan Hyde

Throw Out Your Old Sneakers 

Now, this is technically a step you should take before you choose your new sneakers. But it’s nonetheless important. If you’re holding onto sneakers that you have had for a while and that are worn out, it’s time to get rid of them. Taking up space in your closet, the old sneakers are no longer worth keeping – even if they cost you a lot at the time. When you have the money, go out and treat yourself to a new pair – preferably from a brand that’s known for good-quality sneakers. A lot of people decide to stick to the same brand – especially when they find a type of sneaker that they like. And by doing this, you will know what you are getting for your money. If you do want to change it up, however, you can always read reviews online to see what others think of them.


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Photo by Jairus Gallimore

Think About What You’re Using Them For 

Before purchasing sneakers, think about what you will be using them for. If you want sneakers for informal occasions, Allbirds or New Balance are great brands with tons of casual sneakers to choose from. If you want more formal trainers, then Saturdays NYC or Common Projects are ideal. However, if you’re looking for sports sneakers, classic styles by Adidas or Nike might be the right fit.


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Photo by Hermes Rivera

Decide On A Budget

Prices of sneakers vary hugely. From the more modest $40 to $700, it will depend on the brand that you choose. Everyone knows Yeezy’s are expensive, but if you want a special pair of sneakers, then you might want to push the boat out and buy them. Before you do purchase any sneakers, however, it’s a good idea to decide on a budget. By comparing and contrasting different websites, you will get an insight into how much the going rate of the sneakers is. There are a variety of online sneaker stores for you to check out, from Kicks USA to Sneakers Ninja.


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Photo by dhe haivan

Try on Different Sizes

You don’t want sneakers that don’t fit you properly. So you really want to go and try on different sizes before you purchase. If you have shoes that are the wrong size, it will not only bruise your feet, but it could cause conditions such as Tendonitis. Now, this is more common with those who have bought the wrong size sports sneakers, but even if you are using them for informal wear, you don’t want sneakers that are uncomfortable – especially when you buy a pair that’s expensive. 


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Photo by Warren Jones

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