Not all shoes are made for furious long hikes or high-intensity workouts that require you to be constantly on the move. And with all the work comes a punishment to your feet themselves. Do yourself a favor and pick up a pair of sneakers from this list of most comfortable sneakers.
Now, there are so many comfortable sneakers and styles that looking through them brings up the same feelings as walking through the Amazon without a map. Luckily we got your map right here. Read on for the most comfortable sneakers in the game.
Most Comfortable Sneakers
The Ultra Boost sneaker is the handwritten love letter to cloud walking that the world needed. Favorited by runners and walkers alike, the Ultra Boost is the epitome of comfort.
They also ditch the regular materials of normal shoes that use durable leather in exchange for a more lightweight sock material making it one of the most comfortable sneakers out on the market.
If that wasn’t enough, the shoes also make use of recycled materials to lessen the impact of the brand’s carbon footprint. That’s style with a conscience.
A hiking shoe that was made to change the aesthetic of the hike, Nike’s lightweight trek shoe keeps on going for miles and miles.
The soles of the shoe also feature special tracks for moving away rocks and rubble from underfoot for a smoother hike. Nike just cares like that.
Skate shoes, much like basketball shoes, enjoy a status that sits outside the world they were made for. Skating shoes are often really comfortable, stylish, and just made to take a beating.
The One Star Pro is a great example of a great skate shoe, making no sacrifice for the brand. Only top-quality Converses get the star, and the One Star is one of the best.
The shoes are crafted with nice quality suede and feature Converse cushioning for a bouncier walk.
New Balance has a somewhat undeserving reputation as being solely a dad shoe brand that doesn’t have a lot on offer. But you’re wrong.
Not only are the 2002Rs hype, but there’s a reason dads all over the world choose them: they’re comfortable and can get you through a day’s work without killing your feet.
They might be on the higher side when it comes to shoes, but that cost is directly translated to quality. You aren’t paying for the New Balance brand, you’re paying for true greatness.
A runner’s feet are under a lot of pressure, on quite a consistent basis. Every step that pushes that runner further and further is another tear into their footwear, doing its best to keep up with that passion.
Hoka One One decided that because runners work so damn hard, they deserve a shoe that works just as hard for them. That’s where the Bondi 5 comes in.
The Bondi 5 works best on hard, man-made surfaces like concrete, but has the traction for light trails just in case you feel like getting closer to nature. Plus they’re sexy as hell.
This one needs no introduction, but we’ll give it to you anyway. This Swedish brand loves runners and runners love them back. They were made famous for their Cloudtec technology that keeps runners’ feet comfortable while not sacrificing shoe performance.
They’re lightweight and bright yellow for a fun time, and use a nanomesh upper for a fit that feels more like a sock than a shoe. Plus, they come with an extra grip for those extra hard runs in the rain.
Asics has been a name in the game for a long while now, and that’s because the Japanese brand makes wicked athletic running shoes in a variety of tastes.
One of the best things about Asics is simply the large amount of colorways they come in. Plus, they’re some of the most futuristic-looking runners on the market so it’s hard to ignore their potential appeal.
The shoes also feature Asics patent Gel Quantum technology, which is supposed to make your feet feel more cushioned and comfortable with every step you take.
A fan favorite just became that much better: the ultra popular Vans slip-on with Comfy Cush technology.
Comfy Cush aims to keep the same Van’s flavor without altering the recipe too much. The result? A classic Vans’ piece that meets modern day comfort.
That means working all day long in your Vans and not wanting to cut your feet off at the end of the day. Plus, you still get all the great color options!
A neutral runner that doesn’t feel as if it’s trying to shape your foot makes the Asics NovaBlast a true winner. Not to mention every colorway seems to be better than the last.
The Novablast runners also come with signature Asics design, lending the runner a “trampoline effect” to help boost their running and make it a smoother experience.
Why has Nike seemed to dominate the athletic footwear world for so long? It’s because every shoe they make is another step forward for humanity.
And every step needs a great shoe behind it so that it doesn’t falter when it starts to become a challenge. Designed to reduce stress and injury on runners and athletes everywhere, the Flyknit is a true miracle.
Tons of color options and flyknit uppers make this a highly personable and comfortable shoe. Sock-like fit and high, foam soles for a bouncy run or walk.
The Asic that started their hype in the first place, the Gel Lyte III is a classic in every regard. Favorited by streetwear fanatics and athletes around the world, it’s a lightweight shoe that looks great.
And if you aren’t satisfied with their current colorway options, you can always go with the many Asics collaborations, including Asics fantastic Ronnie Fieg’s.
Everybody’s favorite everyday shoe is always on people’s mind because no shoe is quite as comfortable as a set of Air Force 1s.
They use Nike’s secret air technology in the sole for that extra pop and durable leather for the uppers so that they seem to last forever.
And it seems no other shoe has as many options as it does.
You can bet any shoe with the word “workout” in the name was made to take a beating and keep you on your feet during an intense workout.
They use a rubber outsole that is abrasion-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about scuffs when doing strenuous runs through uneven turf. They also use a foam midsole for a cushiony run.
Kanye West is a polarizing figure: you either love him or hate him. And his sense of fashion is much the same way, where bold and sometimes weird designs have led to some of the most talked-about moments in fashion.
The Foam Runner is about the height of that controversy, where a weird design had people all over the internet debating whether or not this new shoe was worth their time.
But if there is anything they came to agree on, it was how comfortable they were.
They feature many holes for extra breathability for your feet while also offering a comfortable rubber sole that doesn’t wear out after a few wears. It’ll be hard to find, but to some, a Yeezy piece flex is worth it.
Serious runners often carry two pairs of shoes. One pair for serious races and runs, the other for everyday running and training. Nike had enough of it.
The Zoomflly SP was crafted to solve the problem of having to carry around too many sets of shoes. The SP is seriously lightweight, to the point where it feels like nothing is there. But they also won’t break down after use either.
The SP is made to take on your serious track meets while you spend the rest of the week getting prepared in the exact same pair. Because you shouldn’t have to choose between performance and durability.
Quick Shoe Roundup
We definitely just threw a lot of options your way, but that’s because everyone is made differently and has different preferences.
Not every brand or shoe will fit everyone’s needs; that’s why this quick roundup will give you your favorite brands and their styles without bogging you down.
- Adidas Ultra Boost
- Hoka One One Bondi 5
- Asics NovaBlast
- Asics Gel Quantum 360
- On Cloudnova Z5
- Nike Epic React Flyknit 2
- Nike Zoomfly SP
- Reebok Workout Plus
- Nike ACG Mountain Fly Low
- Asics Gel Lyte III
- Nike Air Force 1
- Vans Slip-on
- Converse One Star Pro
- Yeezy Foam Runner
- Asics Gel Lyte III
- Nike Air Force 1s