It’s great to have a handy pair of Chuck Taylors in your shoe collection, but if you can't afford a pair, there are great alternatives. Luckily, Amazon has some of the
best cheap Converse look-alikes that can stand in for the real thing in both low-top and high-top styles. The full price of a new pair of Converse sneakers is around $50 to $60 depending on the style, so all of the options on this list are below that price.
To mimic the iconic Converse style, most of these picks are made from durable but lightweight canvas and feature eyelets (with or without laces) and chunky rubber soles. There’s also a faux leather style and a rubber rain boot that’s perfect for wet weather.
In addition to being lightweight and breathable,
canvas shoes are usually easy to clean with a little soap, water, and gentle scrubbing. They’re perfect for everyday wear with jeans but also look adorable when paired with dresses. However, this style of sneaker offers minimal arch support, so they may not be the best choice for walking long distances unless you add an insole.
If you love the Converse style but want to skip the price tag, these are the best
cheap Converse look-alikes available on Amazon. 01
The Best Overall Low-Top
Available in black, white, or a fun animal print, this
low-top canvas lace-up sneaker is very similar to the classic Chuck Taylor All Stars but less than half the price. Made from durable canvas, they’re lightweight and breathable. The anti-slip rubber sole offers plenty of grip while you’re walking, too.
"I originally set out to order a pair of black [Converse]," wrote one Amazon shopper. "However, I came across these for less than half the price and decided to give them a try. I was not disappointed. I’ve worn them a couple of times for 8-10 hours, and they are comfortable."
The Best Overall High-Top
Chuck Taylor All Star high-tops inspired this shoe, which is available in classic white or black. They’re made from breathable canvas and feature an anti-slip rubber sole.
"These sneakers do a great mimic of Converse Chuck Taylors at a fraction of the price...they are very, very comfortable the first time you put them on," wrote one fan on Amazon. And after more than 200 reviews, it's gotten a 4.5-star rating so it seems like plenty of other fans agree.
A Low-Top With More Color Options
Add a burst of color to your footwear thanks to these
low-top lace-up canvas sneakers inspired by Chuck Taylors. They’re available in bright red and navy blue, as well as black and white. These sneakers are made from breathable canvas and have a sturdy anti-slip rubber sole. Plus, they're available in a slightly wider size range than the top pick.
"These are super cute ... I love my [Converse] shoes and as an extra pair that look like them but without the cost these are great! True to size," commented one shopper.
An All-White Chuck Taylor-Style Low-Top
If you’re looking for a monochromatic Converse-inspired sneaker, that's all white, this
lace-up low-top canvas shoe is a stylish, affordable option. They have a PU leather upper instead of the canvas which is easy to wipe clean. An anti-slip rubber sole provides grip while you’re walking. This sneaker is available in classic black or white canvas styles as well.
"Living in a big city and wearing white shoes can be a bad combination, but with the leather exterior, they're easy to wipe clean," noted one shopper. "I also love that they look just like Converse, but they don't have any sort of big label."
A Converse-Inspired Sneaker In Lots Of Colors
For a sneaker that comes in tons of colors, these Converse-inspired
lace-up sneakers are a super affordable pick. Made from breathable cotton, these sneakers have a thick rubber sole with anti-slip grip. They're available in classic white or black, as well as vibrant styles like maroon red, pink gum, and rose mahogany. 06
A Fan-Favorite Slip-On Converse Look-Alike
For those who prefer a lace-free look, these
slip-on distressed canvas sneakers with eyelets are similar to classic Chuck Taylors. They have a thick, flexible rubber sole just like the All Stars. In addition to classic white, they're available in a variety of colors and patterns including bright yellow, a golden metallic, and floral prints. "Love these shoes and get a ton of compliments. I wear them almost daily," wrote one happy fan. Some reviewers even found the insoles to be more cushioned than Converse. 07
A Converse-Inspired Rain Boot
Have your rainy day look take a cue from Converse with these cute
high-top rain shoes made from PVC and featuring grippy rubber soles. One thing to keep in mind: These shoes have cotton laces with eyelets, so they’re probably not the best choice for very heavy rain. However, with a 4.3-star rating after more than 500 reviews, plenty of fans have found them a great water-resistant pick that is lightweight and stylish.
They’re available in several colors, including solid yellow, black, pink, and white, as well as a black and white that looks very much like a Chuck Taylor. There are low-top styles available, too. One Converse fan wrote, "I love [Converse] shoes and just had to have these for those rainy days. They fit nicely and don't feel like clunky rain boots at all!"
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