Don’t believe the hype. As challenging of a task that might be, sometimes it’s the only way to preserve your sneaker sanity.

Over the years, we’ve allowed ourselves to fall into the same pattern. Minus an occasional new Kanye release, it seems like the same sneakers get recycled in different colorways and everyone continues to salivate.

When you break that trend and search elsewhere, you can find kicks that are perfect additions to your sneaker portfolio.

Our goal here was to find the underappreciated gems out there, so to see what we came up with check out the 10 Most Slept-On Sneakers of the Last Five Years.

Giancarlo King is a contributor to Complex. You can follow him on Twitter here