I believe that you can get a very stylish, classic pair of sneakers for $100 or less.  I’m not a big believer in paying top dollar for kicks, especially if you wear them pretty often.

I am also not a big believer in paying for sales tax, so I buy most of my stuff online.  Here are a few kicks from Zappos.com that will keep your shoe game tight and get you a few essential sets of shoes that will stay in style for a very long time.

Converse by John Varvatos Slip-On

Converse by John Varvatos Slip-On

Onitsuka Tiger by Asics Mexico 66

Onitsuka Tiger by Asics Mexico 66

Puma Roma Perf EXT

Puma Roma Perf EXT

Adidas Originals Superstar 80's

Adidas Originals Superstar 80's

Nike Air Zoom Infiltrator

Nike Air Zoom Infiltrator

ESM

To create Essential Style for Men, mix 2 parts petrol, 1 part secret agent, 1 part rock and roll, 1 part hip-hop and a shot of tequila in a shaker with ice and vigorously shake for 20 seconds. Pour into a martini glass rimmed with explosives and have a supermodel serve for all your friends to enjoy.