How to cop your next Nike sneaker for under-retail

How to cop your next Nike sneaker for under-retail

Here is our selection of the best underrated Nike sneakers available at under their retail prices.


While Nike’s fame is largely centered around a select few models like the iconic Air Jordans, Air Max, and collaborations with celebrities, the Boston brand releases a whole selection of sneakers that don’t get a share of the limelight. Despite their comparable aesthetics and performance, these Nike sneakers often go unnoticed in the shadow of trendier models. By delving into the overlooked corners of their product catalog, we can discover hidden gems that deliver both style and functionality.

We have uncovered the most underrated Nike sneakers that aren’t as hyped but can still turn heads. After all, true sneaker aficionados know that the thrill of discovery often lies beyond the confines of mainstream trends. In celebration of this sentiment, we’ve curated a list of underrated and under-retail Nike sneakers that truly deserve a spot in your rotation.

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Model: Air Zoom Vomero 5 ‘Vast Grey’ 2023
Retail: S$249
Avg. Price: S$166 (US9)
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After a resurgence in the latter half of 2022, the Zoom Vomero 5 from 2019 is poised to continue its success well into 2024. Recognized for its technical and sporty design, sneaker enthusiasts have embraced its versatility and have made it a staple for both casual and athleisure outfits. Adding to its popularity is its unmistakably plush ride.

Arriving in a tonal color scheme, this sneaker draws attention by letting the titular tones cover every panel of the sneaker, including mesh underlays, ribbed quarter panels, leather overlays, and cagey molds on the heel cap. On the “Vast Grey” variant, bold black Nike branding stands out on the tongues. Subtle 3M accents are incorporated throughout the upper for increased visibility, especially if you plan to use them for running. Beneath the surface, Zoom Air cushioning ensures a comfortable foundation with added support in the heel and forefoot.

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Model: Dunk Low ‘White Hyper Royal’
Retail: S$165
Avg. Price: S$135 (US9)
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This timeless rendition of the Nike Dunk Low features immaculate white leather uppers, enhanced by “Royal Blue” accents found on the swoosh panel, embroidered Nike heel logo, tongue tag, and insoles. The design is completed with a white midsole and a coordinating blue outsole, and the clean finish is achieved with white laces securing the shoe together.

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Model: Terminator Low ‘Georgetown’
Retail: S$219
Avg. Price: S$107 (US9)
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After a prolonged absence from the contemporary sneaker scene, the Nike Terminator made a sudden comeback through a COMME des GARÇONS Homme Plus collection feature in 2022. The Japanese high fashion label brought back the retro basketball sneaker in three collaborative colorways. Following the tradition of significant endorsements on retro models, Nike followed up with various general release iterations in the high-top form. However, it wasn’t until 2023 that its low-top counterpart appeared on shelves.

The most recent appearance of the Nike Terminator Low features the iconic “Georgetown” colorway. The leather upper transitions from “Georgetown Gray” at the base to “Georgetown Navy” on the overlays while navy branding elements accentuate the Swooshes, tongue, and heel. To conclude the look, a white midsole sits atop a blue rubber outsole.

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Model: UNINTERRUPTED x LeBron 20 EP ‘Speak Your Truth’
Retail: S$299
Avg. Price: S$190 (US9)
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UNINTERRUPTED, an athletics brand founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, and Nike have joined forces to introduce a new iteration of the LeBron James signature shoe. This partnership is based on the Nike LeBron 20 and draws inspiration from the brand’s core concept of “Speak Truth UNINTERRUPTED”. 

Representing honesty and staying true to one’s beliefs, the shoe features neutral tones highlighted by “Lapis Lazuli Blue”. Inspired by the lapis lazuli stone, symbolizing confidence and inner self-knowledge, the shoe incorporates black linen-like material, translucent overlapping Swooshes, and distinctive branding. The outsoles bear the words “Speak” and “Truth,” and the lime-finished midsole carries debossed UNINTERRUPTED branding. 


Model: Wmns M2K Tekno ‘Summit White’
Retail: S$189
Avg. Price: S$133 (US9)
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Embrace the chunky sneaker trend with Nike’s M2K Tekno. This fresh off-white edition features a monotone white upper that draws attention to the complex layers of the upper by emphasizing the textures of stitches and materials. 

Nike’s Swoosh adorns the sidewalls in tonal embroidery, adding a touch of sophistication. With layered detailing for a dimensional look and feel, this pair ensures lasting comfort and standout style at its essence.


Model: Nike Killshot 2 Leather
Retail: S$155
Avg. Price: S$111 (US9)
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Once a sold-out shoe in the early 2000s, the Nike Killshot 2 Leather was inspired by the original low-profile tennis shoe and introduced as a court shoe for racquetball and squash. The earlier versions featured mesh upper and the low profile made maneuvering easier across the court. 

Since Nike’s decision to make the sneaker a general release in 2019, the upper combines both leather and suede for a modern touch. The rubber gum sole adds a retro look and durable traction, providing a cleaner look as a whole. The Nike Killshot 2 Leather is truly a versatile sneaker that goes well with many outfits, a great alternative to models like Air Force 1 and Nike Dunk Low.

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