The Average Price of Sneakers

Posted on 08 November, 2021 by Danny McLoughlin

We analyzed the MSRP (manufacturers suggested retail price) and lowest available prices of more than 8,000 shoes to understand the average cost of running shoes by category, brand, year, and more. 

Top average sneaker price statistics for 2021

  • The average MSRP price of sneakers in 2021 is $110.15 while the average available lowest price is $66.75 
  • The cheapest sneaker was available for $14.95
  • The most expensive sneaker was the Gucci Flashtrek which costs $1,590.00
  • The average US adult labors for 9.79 hours at work in order to afford each running shoe they buy. 

The average price of sneakers by release year

  • The average MSRP price of sneakers in 2021 is $110.15 while the average available lowest price is $66.75 
  • On average, shoes released in 2021 are 10.75% more expensive than the average price of shoes at $121.98

The average price of sneakers inspired by different sports

  • Firm running shoes are 6.61% more expensive than the average pair of running shoes

Sneakers inspired by

Price

Basketball

$112.68

Training

$103.37

Football

$103.19

Tennis

$92.69

Soccer

$81.25

Skate

$74.33

The average price of sneakers by brand

  • Popular brands vary wildly in their average lowest available price of shoes, with the least expensive option being an average of $908.75 and the most expensive costing an average of $40.00

Brand

Price

Louis Vuitton

$908.75

Balenciaga

$835.56

Gucci

$801.67

Alexander Mcqueen

$605.00

Diadora

$207.50

Birkenstock

$200.00

Frye

$185.50

Apl

$180.00

Greats

$179.00

Cole Haan

$164.21

Brand

Price

Airwalk

$40.00

Roxy

$49.00

Keds

$56.32

Tommy Hilfiger

$61.40

Native

$66.54

Emerica

$66.67

Skechers

$67.12

Vans

$68.42

Etnies

$69.69

Pro Keds

$70.00

Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.