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 between $50 to $100, depending on the style, so all of the options on this list are well below that price.
To mimic the iconic
Converse shoe 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-Tops
Available in classic shades and trending patterns, 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 absolutely love these sneakers. I wanted Converse for a while but decided to try these first based on reviews," wrote one Amazon shopper. "I didn't need to break these in at all, which is astonishing. I walked around in these a lot from the get-go with no discomfort. I've gotten lots of compliments on them; people think they're Converse. But these are better- more comfortable, way less expensive, and without a big logo.”
Available colors: 17 Available sizes: 5 — 11 02
The Best Overall High-Tops
The iconic Chuck Taylor All Stars inspired this
high-top shoe, which is available in classic white or black along with brighter hues and sherpa-trimmed styles. They’re made from either breathable canvas or soft microfiber and all feature an anti-slip rubber sole.
"They look and feel just like the Converse brand, minus the branding logo, but for less than half the price. I will even venture to say these may hold up even better, as the soles are thicker," wrote one fan on Amazon. And after more than 800 reviews, it's gotten a 4.5-star rating so it seems like plenty of other fans agree.
Available colors: 13 Available sizes: 5 — 11 03
A Faux Leather Chuck Taylor-Style Low-Top
If you’re looking for a monochromatic
Converse-inspired sneaker that's all white, this lace-up low-top shoe is a stylish yet affordable option. They have a PU leather upper instead of canvas, which is easy to wipe clean. An anti-slip rubber sole provides grip while you’re walking. This sneaker is available in taupe-grey or beige canvas styles as well.
"I got these because I didn't want to spend a fortune on white shoes and was fine without having a specific brand/label,” wrote one shopper. “They are cute and comfortable and are perfect for all the outfits I needed them for. I wore them all day without any issues. They are comfy, stylish and can be cleaned simply by using a magic eraser.”
Available colors: 3 Available sizes: 5 — 11 04
This Converse-Inspired Sneaker With A Chunky Sole
For a sneaker that comes in tons of colors, these
Converse-inspired lace-up sneakers are a super-affordable pick. Made from breathable 100% cotton, these Supergas have a thick vulcanized rubber sole for superior anti-slip grip. They're available in classic white or black, as well as colorful yet wearable styles like grey sage and pink smoke.
“Very cute shoes that literally go with anything! Bought these originally for the office since they look like a ‘grown up’ low top [Converse] but think I might wear them everywhere,” one reviewer commented. “Cloth on the body of the shoe is thicker than anticipated but very durable and flexible,” they added, and several Converse fans who scooped these up noted that Superga’s soles were thicker and more supportive.
Available colors: 13 Available sizes: 5 — 15 05
A Bold High-Top Wedge (With Chunky Flatform Options, Too)
Add a bit of lift to your footwear thanks to these
high-top canvas wedge sneakers inspired by Chuck Taylors. They’re available in brights and neutrals along with sequin and leopard versions for the bold types. (You’ll also find futuristic flatform Converse lookalikes worth snagging.) Most are made from breathable canvas and all have a sturdy anti-slip rubber sole.
"Do not hesitate to say yes to this pair of cuteness. It is comfortable too," commented one shopper.
Available colors: 30 Available sizes: 5 — 10 06
A Fan-Favorite Slip-On Converse Look-Alike
For those who prefer a lace-free look, these distressed
slip-on 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.
“Cute for casual wear. I like that they are slip-on, no laces to fuss with. They are made similar in style and fit to the classic Converse,” one reviewer confirmed. “They fit true to size, little to no arch support, so maybe not comfortable for walking a lot but they are comfy!" Some shoppers even found the insoles to be more cushioned than Converse.
Available colors: 74 Available sizes: 6 — 11 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 800 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, "Wore these to a music festival that was muddy and rained later on during the night. My feet were completely dry and the shoes aren’t ruined, just used baby wipes to clean them off and they’re ready to go again. They look so similar to the all black high top [Converse] sneakers."
Available colors: 23 Available sizes: 5 — 11 Don't miss a thing
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