10 Celebrity-Approved Shoe Brands That Are Actually Affordable

Between designer loans and celebrities’ lavish budgets, A-list outfits often don’t come cheap. Which means for most of us common folk, they can be hard to copy. Once in a while, though, stars step out in wallet-friendly styles, proving you can still look chic without spending a fortune.

We’ve kept track of those moments and compiled them here, from Hailey Bieber in $100 Adidas sneakers to Meghan Markle in under-$200 wedges from Castañer that are perfect for any beach vacation. Keep reading to discover the affordable brands these stars and others keep stocked in their closets.


Hailey Bieber, Kate Middleton and Kendall Jenner are just a few notable names who love Adidas. The brand offers tons of classic and comfy choices that won’t break the bank, from running shoes to lifestyle sneakers and pool slides. Notably, Hailey’s husband is also a fan of the latter.

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Hailey Baldwin wearing a minidress with Adidas sneakers.
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Adidas Adilette slides
Adidas Adilette slides.
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Aldo’s shoes have appeared everywhere from red carpets to New York Fashion Week. Among the Canadian retailer’s selection, you’ll find everything from party-ready pumps to on-trend knee-highs and booties ringing in at under $200.

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Kacey Musgraves in Moschino with Aldo shoes on the red carpet for the 2019 Met Gala.
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Ancient Greek Sandals

If you’re looking for the ultimate summer shoe, you may just find your match in Ancient Greek Sandals. The burgeoning sandal brand, which started in 2012, has since made fans of Jessica Alba and Chrissy Teigen with its classic slingback looks, strappy thong-style sandals and minimalistic slides. All the options are handmade by skilled Greek craftsmen using traditional techniques that have existed for centuries. The shoes are chemical-free and made with natural leather, which actually looks better with time as it ages, allowing you to get more wear out of your sandals.

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Jessica Biel wearing The Kooples and Ancient Greek sandals.
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It’s safe to say Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton effectively put Castañer’s wedges on the map. In fact, the label’s Carina wedge instantly sold out after Markle wore the pair for a public appearance in 2018. Thankfully, the summery wedges are once again up for grabs. Markle’s go-to choice features a canvas closed-toe, jute wedge and soft ankle ties. For those who don’t want extra height, the brand also carries flat espadrilles styles to choose from. Most retail for under $150.

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Meghan Markle wears Castañer’s Carina espadrille wedges in Fiji in October 2018.
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Castañer Carina canvas wedge espadrilles.
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Dr. Martens

Thanks to the rise of 90s nostalgia, Dr. Martens are back. The British heritage brand has been a hit with millennials and the Generation Z crowd lately, including Hollywood’s elite. Follow Gigi Hadid’s lead and wear the classic 1460 boot with a Canadian tuxedo, or try it with a flowy dress and bare legs in warmer weather. For a more unexpected look, opt for Dr. Marten’s oxford silhouettes, which offer a unique take on the brand’s signature styling.

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Gigi Hadid arrives at her birthday party in denim-on-denim and Dr. Martens boots.
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Nine West

Square-toe sandals, mules and trendy booties that don’t pinch your toes? Enter Nine West‘s selection of goodies. The label offers a range of stylish and wallet-friendly looks that comfortably accommodate wide feet. So, it’s no wonder countless celebrities like Olivia Palermo, Emily Ratajowski and Emma Roberts have opted to wear the brand’s styles for everything from press events to running errands.

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Olivia Culpo wears Nine West’s Accolia sandals.
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Founded by luxury footwear designer Alexandre Birman, Schutz carries an array of sexy and sophisticated looks for nearly every occasion. Signature styles include espadrilles, gladiator sandals, caged stilletos and pointed-toe booties, with prices starting at $120 and topping out at just over $300.

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Bella Hadid spotted in Paris wearing Schutz denim sandals.
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Sam Edelman

Dozens of A-listers have worn Sam Edelman‘s budget-friendly picks, from flats to ankle-strap sandals done in nude or glittering finishes. We also love the brand’s Hazel pumps, which have been tested and approved by one of our editors as a super cute and comfy desk-to-drinks option.

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Melissa McCarthy wearing a Lorane dress with Sam Edelman sandals and Chopard jewelry.
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Once the subject of sartorial disdain, Ugg boots have now largely been accepted by the fashion crowd. The brand’s boots, in particular, are cozy and easy to slip on for running errands. Beyond its classic boot styles, the label has also expanded its offerings to include combat boots and the ultra-popular Fluff Yeah slides.

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Jennifer Lopez wears an oversize sweater, leggings and Ugg boots in Los Angeles, Dec. 30.
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Ugg Bailey Button II.
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The UGG Fluff Yeah Slide in Seashell Pink.
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Not a fan of dad sneakers? You may want to give Veja’s sleek sneaker silhouettes a try. Beloved by stars like Katie Holmes and Meghan Markle, the French brand’s kicks are offered with vegan or sustainable leather uppers, a rubber sole and the brand’s signature “V” logo on the side. Bonus: Many of the styles are sourced and produced in Brazil to support local manufacturing cooperatives, so you can both look and feel good in your purchase.

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Katie Holmes walks her dog wearing jeans and Veja x Madewell sneakers.
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