The Best Men’s Designer Sneakers Under $500

Visvim Huron Mesh Moc
Visvim Huron Mesh Moc high-top in brown suede.

If you’re seeking to splurge a bit during your holiday shopping, you’ve come to the right place.

Select sneaker styles from top brands, including Comme des Garcons, Maison Margiela, Visvim, can be picked up for less than their original retail prices during this season — if you know where to look.

Take advantage of these year-end deals while they last because shoes in many sizes are already selling out.

1. Visvim Huron Mesh Moc


Visvim is known for making some of the most unique heritage-inspired styles on the market, but the Japanese brand’s one-of-a-kind looks often come at a price. Yet, certain styles can be found on sale, such as the high-top Huron Mesh Moc in the brand’s signature brown suede.

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2. Rip Offs Type One Run


With a chunky midsole and a paneled runner-inspired upper, the Type One Run from Rip Offs ticks almost every box on the current trends checklist. It’s also more affordable now than ever, costing $269 instead of its earlier price of $450.

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3. Public School Artel


Sneaker lovers may know Public School for its ultra-premium Air Jordan collaborations, but the brand also has a number of great in-house offerings such as the black-and-white Artel style.

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4. Comme des Garçons x Nike Air Force 1


In what is undoubtedly one of the quirkiest Nike Air Force 1 collaborations in the sneaker’s 35-year run, Comme des Garcons has covered the iconic shoe in plastic dinosaur molds. This style, originally priced at $470, is now on sale for nearly $200 less.


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5. Maison Margiela 1988


In the sneaker community, Maison Margiela is perhaps best known for its “Replica” reinterpretation of the German army trainer, but that’s only the beginning of the French fashion house’s footwear offerings. This 1988 runner is typically sold for nearly $600 but now is on sale for nearly half its original price.

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