As a skateboarder I know alot about sneakers soooo...let's go through some of my favorites. Vans Old Skool About $45-$50, but I've gotten from for $18, and $38
I've had 3 pairs of these, great shoes, hold up very well for mainly being canvas. Adidas Gazelle will run you about $50-$60
I haven't had the original Gazelle, but the Skateboarding version, the main difference is that this is slimmer, classic soccer silhouette. Nike SB Bruin $55-$65
Just got these and I love them, basically vulcanized Gazelles with a Nike Logo on them, very comfortable and most likely durable as they're skateboarding shoes. ( I haven't had them long enough to tell) Vans 106 $45-$55
A great casual sneaker, very thin and light. Work very well with shorts or rolled up jeans and no socks. I like them more than Authentics.