Have you ever been on a hunt for the “perfect shoes” for the “perfect outfit”?

You have a vision & nothing else will work right? Wrong.

We’ve all been there too many times and I’ve learned that whether the issue is exclusivity or price, there is almost always, ‘The Perfect Substitute’.

Here are a few examples, hopefully these can guide you on your journey.


The Perfect Shoe – Adidas Yeezy Boost 350    [$200-$800]   


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Since the Yeezy’s are in such HIGH demand right now, they may be a bit hard to find, not to mention a bit expensive. So if your look just won’t work without them, I suggest the Roshe One’s from Nike.

They’re a lot cheaper in price, but don’t let that fool you. They’re built to last!

And they come in dozens of different colorways and combos so the options are endless.


The Perfect Substitute – Nike Roshe One    [$75-$130]


  • Low-top


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  • Lace ups
  • Rubber soles
  • Comfort levels

Roshe Pro’s:

  • Cheaper
  • More color options
  • Customizable

Yeezy Pro’s:

  • Comfort


The Perfect Shoes – Maison Martin Margiela Future Hightop’s    [$800-900]


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Celebrities everywhere have been seen wearing the MMM Future Hightops. Everyone from P. Diddy & Kanye West to Usher & Justin Bieber have been seen wearing these. Yet with a whopping $800 price tag, these may be a tad overpriced for a lot of us out there.


That’s where the Nike Flysteppers come in. The bright red on the 2K3’s stand out just as much as as MMM’s and with a price point of no more than $120, it’s guaranteed to make a statement!


The Perfect Substitute – Nike Flystepper 2K3    [$80-$120]


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  • High tops
  • Straps
  • Futuristic look

Flystepper Pro’s:

  • Cheaper
  • Dual strap for supreme lockdown and style.
  • The autoclave mid sole offers cushioning and support.

MMM Future Pro’s:

  • Leather
  • Cushioned Heel
  • Lace-up front


The Perfect Shoes – (Christian Louboutin Dandelion Flat)    [$800-900]


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When it comes to Christian Louboutin, there isn’t much bad you can say about the luxury footwear & fashion designer, but I have noticed that there is a guaranteed alternative for most of their Loafer styles.

So if Loafers are your thing but you can’t afford the hefty price tag, you’re in luck!





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Zara offers what I’d say are great substitutes, without losing a whole lot in quality.


  • Glossy Finish
  • Shape

Louboutin Pro’s:

  • Patent Leather