The Best Affordable Sneakers and Tennis Shoes to Wear With Jeans

I believe that a cute sneaker is a must-have item in your wardrobe. Not only are they super comfortable, but they are also trending right now! A quick scroll through social media and you can see they are everywhere right now. I’m going to share with you some of the best affordable sneakers and tennis shoes to wear with jeans, dresses, shorts, etc.

Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing white sneakers with navy pants
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The classic white lace-up sneaker is the most popular at the moment, but I am a big fan of metallic and neutral-toned shoes. I also love a good slip-on sneaker (like this pair from Clark’s) as I sometimes think they are easier to dress up than a lace-up shoe. Of course, if I’m going to be doing a lot of walking or exploring, I find myself reaching for comfortable tennis shoes.

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Sneakers and tennis shoes can be paired with so many things like leggings and dresses, but today we are talking about the best pairs to wear with jeans! I’ve made a list of some affordable, casual sneakers to wear with jeans that I think you all will love. Since different kinds of activity call for different kinds of shoes, I’ve included a range of comfort levels from athletic tennis shoes to casual sneakers.

Affordable Casual Sneakers to Wear with Jeans

1. Sam Edelman Ethyl Sneaker

You can’t go wrong with pairing a classic white sneaker with your jeans. I really like how classic and timeless this pair from Sam Edelman is. The leather wipes easily, but if you are worried that the white will get dirty quickly, this pair comes in several other colors!

2. Steve Madden Starling

How cute are these gold snake sneakers from Steve Madden?! The star on the side reminds me of the ever popular Golden Goose sneakers, but with a much happier price tag of under $80!

3. Steve Madden Click Sneaker

This fun sneaker/wedge combo is a fun way to dress up a tennis shoe! I love the zipper accent and the subtle texture.

4. Memory Foam Tennis Shoes

I love pairing a comfortable pair of tennis shoes with my jeans when I am at the airport, exploring a new city, or running a full day of errands. This pair from Amazon has almost 8,000 4.5 star ratings, so you know they’re good, and the price is even better!

5. New Balance Classic Sneaker

I’ve been wearing New Balance shoes for years, and I’ve seen their popularity come and go (as all trends do). I’m happy to say they are back on trend because they are affordable and comfy!

6. Soludos Ibiza Sneaker

These white sneakers from Soludos are easy to walk in and versatile! I can see them paired with leggings, jeans, or a cute dress.

7. Clark’s Layton Sneaker

If you need arch support, these are for you! I love wearing Clark’s because their shoes keep my feet happy, and the leopard print on this casual pair of sneakers is so adorable.

8. Hey Dude Loafer

I hear great things about Hey Dudes. They were requested on several Christmas lists in our family this year. They are ultra-lightweight and made with a removable memory foam insole.

9. Soul Naturalizer Tia Shoes

This platform slip-on sneaker from Soul Naturalizer is another great classic casual shoe option. I would pair them with jeans, my favorite tee, and a duster cardigan.

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  1. Cara MacNinch says:

    Hi Tania, I usually wear either a P448 or a black Nike. I love the look of the Hey Dudes and I’ve been wanting to try them. I think I will order a pair and check them out. I love your posts as I always get great ideas. Have a wonderful day.

  2. Melaine Ott says:

    I like my Hey Dudes. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love my Hey Dudes, but need arch support (fan men arch, and ankle bones shifting). I bought Artrex arch inserts from Tradehome Shoes and slipped them in under the HD foam insole – so comfortable and supportive now! The Aetrex arch support is heel to arch, hard plastic, it cups your heel and properly aligns the foot, can be worn in most styles of shoes.

  4. Joanne W. says:

    Great post on sneakers! Very comprehensive.

  5. The Sam Edelman sneakers are awesome. Mine were so comfortable right out of the box

  6. love these. I am wearing sneakers daily and need to check out several of these. The Sam Edelman blue stripe are so cute.

  7. Mary Carol Garrison says:

    Love the cute selections of tennis shoes. I wear walking shoes almost daily because my feet hurt all the time. Podiatrist suggests good sturdy shoes so I don’t wear too many trendy ones at this stage in life.

  8. I love the white sneaker. I wear one kind for jeans, another on the tennis court. I also like some of the sneakers that have printed fabrics.

  9. I just got the Puma Carinna sneakers from Amazon this week! When I first tried them on, I thought they were too small. But the memory foam insole adjusted to my foot and they fit perfectly! They have a lot of support and enough room in the toe box, which I need. I’m very happy – and I first saw them here on your feet, Tania.

  10. Love the look of Fashion sneakers with jeans. My favorite are a pair from Target I bought a couple years ago and my black Converse.

    1. Mary Carol Garrison says:

      Love the cute selections of tennis shoes. I wear walking shoes almost daily because my feet hurt all the time. Podiatrist suggests good sturdy shoes so I don’t wear too many trendy ones at this stage in life.

  11. Debbie Monroe says:

    I am so glad they are making sneakers for all outfits now. They are so comfortable and easier on my knees. Thanks so much for featuring them today.

  12. Debbie Titus says:

    I do love the white shoes the best!

  13. Rosalinda Salcedo says:

    Love all of these sneakers! They are so versatile! Isn’t it great how comfy, beautiful sneakers are what’s in style and can be worn with everything? Have a wonderful Tuesday! ❤️

  14. Rosalinda Salcedo says:

    Love all of these sneakers! They are so versatile! Isn’t it great how comfy, beautiful sneakers are what’s in style and can be worn with everything? Have a wonderful Tuesday!

  15. Can you share the links to the outfit in the first picture. Love the pants and top.

    1. That outfit was from last summer. I checked, and it is no longer on the website, they were from Draper James.

  16. I love my Vionic sneakers. I have both lace up and slip on styles. I wear the slip on styles the most just because of the convenience. I tend to wear lace up sneakers with more casual sporty outfits.

  17. Hey Dudes!!!! I have 5 pairs including one in boot style – Love, love, love them!

  18. I’m a big fan of Sketchers. I love the top you’re wearing in the first picture.

  19. I love Skechers & Hey Dudes. Both are so light weight, I have gotten to where I hate heavy shoes.

  20. Susan Weston says:

    Nice selection of shoes–all I can wear with a sock, too!

  21. just bought new Keds this past weekend!

  22. I love sneakers and wear them every day. The Puma Carina’s are super cute and very affordable. Thanks for all the tips!

  23. I have a few pairs of sneakers both slip on and tie, but don’t wear them that often (except ASICS when walking, etc. ) Will pull out a pair today and go for it!

  24. For the first time, I have a few of your shared items that are actually “on trend”! (Having had 5 knee surgeries I totally look for comfort.) I am adding some of the others above to my wish l ist now. THANKS for making my day!

  25. This is such a cute look on you! At 5’0, I feel very dumpy.

  26. I loved your pairing of the white sneakers with the cute dress and jean jacket! I’m going to do that one and have the perfect dress for it! Saving this post –

  27. Love this post! Just ordered a beige pair of the memory foam sneakers!

  28. Slip ons are my fave but also love a good white lace up sneaker!

  29. LeeAnn Barnard says:

    All sneakers all the time for me! 🙂 This is a nice roundup of brands I do struggle with finding wide widths though. I would love it if more brands offered them.

  30. Love the classic look of the Sam Edelman sneaker. Going to give serious consideration to adding a pair to my wardrobe.

  31. Beverly Epplin says:

    Could you please share the link to the pants you are wearing in the first picture. Looks like a good work pants to wear to school with tennis shoes.
    Thanks so much, Beverly

    1. Beverly, those were from last summer. I checked, and they are no longer on the website, they were from Draper James.

  32. Kim Portuesi says:

    So many cute choices. Thank you for sharing them.

  33. Leslie Bizzell says:

    Love this post- I started cultivating a tennis shoe collection last year – I live a very casual lifestyle and so having multiple styles and colors to wear have really been a boost for my wardrobe!

  34. June Lewis says:

    I have not tried Hey Dudes!

  35. Ginger Hiller says:

    Tania, Thanks for sharing so many great options with us! I am one of those that need arch support. I also have very narrow feet and heels, so finding slip on shoes that will stay on my feet is rather challenging. One of my neighbors has a pair of the Hey Dudes and absolutely loves them.

  36. Brenda Thompson says:

    I’m a big fan Skechers and New Balance but Hey Dudes are speaking to me now. LOL

  37. Mary Kinard says:

    Love the leopard print slip on!
    I wear Oofos sandals but I may have to try a pair of their sneakers too.

  38. I know this category is affordable… but save your money til you you can purchase Hoka shoes! For all of us with feet problems. I don’t even need my orthotics in them!

  39. You have some cute choices here. I have to admit, I usually don’t wear sneakers or tennis shoes. If I do, I will wear a slip-on style.

  40. Love the leopard sneakers

  41. Laurie Ann says:

    I have the Puma Carina shoes and love them with jeans, capris and shorts!

  42. After seeing your post on favorite sneakers I was inspired to get the Puma carina. Loved how you styled them-so cute! Also thank you for your verse of the day!

  43. Kathy seibert says:

    I love the Sonoma slip on sneakers from Kohls. I have a very narrow foot and these fit perfectly. They also come In many colors and prints. I think I have them all! I may or may not have a problem.

  44. Kelly Brooks says:

    Love sneakers, also love Tieks for casual dressing.

  45. Love a comfy pair of white sneakers! Such a clean look!

  46. Joan Henry says:

    I like slip on sneakers!