You can cop heat without spending retail. Make sure you keep an eye on bargain bins and outlet stores. They're good ways to pick up sneakers that somebody may have let go prematurely. The Hash Wall at Nike Outlets is notorious for having sample sneakers that can be hit with an extra 20 percent off - that is, if you wear a size 9. But check thrift stores in cities like Portland, Ore. or Maine. One is going to have never-seen-before Nike and Jordan heat, while the latter while have a ton of dad-level New Balances. And both are a major win.