C9 Champion Focus ($37) We came across these C9 Champion training sneakers at Target and did a double take – those look familiar! If you’re thinking the same thing, it’s because they’re strikingly similar to APL’s popular TechLoom Pro; it’s essentially a direct knockoff, for less than one quarter of the price. C9 Champion’s Focus sneaker comes in at $37 (with a sale style in blue at $18), compared to the $160 price tag at APL. Related:These Rose Gold Sneakers Are Selling Out For a Very Good Reason APL TechLoom Pro ($160) While we cant vouch for comfort or quality (we’ve only tried the APL style), if you’re looking for an everyday streetwear style, these will do the trick .[…]

We knew APL sneakers were on the expensive side, with our beloved rose gold running shoes coming in hot at $185 . . . but that’s just the tip of the luxury-footwear iceberg. Painted in literal 24K gold on “Nile crocodile skin,” these “handmade in Italy” sneakers are the footwear equivalent of printing your bank statement and taping it to your feet like wrapping paper – but classier (maybe). Related:This Is the Hot New Shoe You’ve Been Seeing at the Gym (and All Over Instagram) The APL Lusso Supreme in Black/Pure Gold has a return policy of “you can’t” and takes 12 weeks to make, via special order. What does one do in $20,000 24K gold Nile crocodile handmade Italian[…]