Expensive sneakers aren't just the ones with serious resale value. Designer kicks from Maison Martin Margiela, Balenciaga, Common Projects, Raf Simons, and Ato Matsumoto have long been popular with sneakerheads. Younger brands like ETQ Amsterdam (pictured above) and Svensson offer up luxe-looking kicks of their own. Unlike super-sporty kicks like Air Maxes or Jordan 8s, there's beauty in the simplicity of these subtle silhouettes, and the high-quality materials are made in countries like Italy by artisan shoemakers. Yes, the price of admission can range from $300-$600, but these are the type of kicks you can rock for like a week straight without having anyone bat an eye.
6. Think outside the Jumpman.