Comfortable sneakers – Most of us wear sneakers 24/7. They tend to go with almost anything, and can be worn to pretty much any event; some brides are even opting to wear sneakers on their big day, so if that’s not an indicator of how versatile and stylish sneakers can be, then what is?
However, almost 85% of the population are afflicted by foot-related problems, and wearing improper shoes that don’t support your feet or protect you from walking on hard surfaces, is one of the main causes of these problems. That’s why it’s imperative to invest in a shoe that’ll keep you comfortable!
But, if you’re unwilling to give up on sneakers, you’re in luck: we’re no longer in the age of ugly comfortable shoes… remember the hideously daggy pairs your parents would wear because they were comfy? Today, you can get sneakers that’ll keep you supported and comfortable in style.
Features of comfortable sneakers
If you’re after the most comfortable sneakers for men there are some key features to look out for. The best comfy sneakers tend to have cushion technology in the heel and sole for shock absorption & arch support, are non-slip or slip-resistant, and are breathable.
However, take into account what you tend to do daily. Are you constantly near the water? Because then you’ll definitely want water-resistant or waterproof sneakers. Do you sit for most of the day, or do you walk, or run? Because then you’ll need to consider whether you want a running shoe or something a little more classic in style.
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We’ve done most of the leg work for you, and have rounded up the best brands for comfortable sneakers that’ll keep you supported but also looking good. No matter your style, or what type of sneaker you’re after, you’ll find it below. Trust us, these are comfortable sneakers men will love.
Price: From $105
Material: Superfine ZQ Merino wool
New Zealand-American company, Allbirds is dedicated to creating eco-friendly footwear made from sustainable resources, but that doesn’t mean that Allbirds’ sneakers don’t deliver in the comfort department.
The Tree Runners are made from renewable materials that unsurprisingly have amazing benefits; the body of the shoe is crafted from eucalyptus tree fibres for breathability, and the insoles are made from castor oil layered with ZQ Merino wool to cushion, moisture-wick, and odour reduce your feet while you’re wearing these shoes.
The lightweight and breezy Tree Runners are also flexible and will conform to your movements while you’re standing or moving on your feet for long hours. Plus, they’re machine washable, meaning they’re easy to clean even if you wear these shoes all day, every day; which you will because they’re so comfortable.
Price: From $119
Material: Recycled nylon, recycled elastane
Created to fill a gap of versatility present within the men’s sneaker market, Tropicfeel is dedicated to creating travel gear that is lightweight and sustainable, and above all can be worn for almost any and every situation or adventure.
The Sunset is an all-terrain sneaker; it’s water resistant and features the same benefits as aqua shoes, sports shoes, and hiking boots, all in the one incredibly comfortable sneaker.
These sneakers can be worn either with or without socks, as the Agion technology will keep the shoes breathable & odourless for their entire life. Plus, the footbed is extremely cushioned meaning these shoes won’t cause any blisters or pain in your feet even when worn for an extended period of time.
Price: From $168
Material: 100% Vegan materials
When it comes to finding comfortable sneakers, Casca is a brand you can’t ignore.
All of Casca’s footwear is designed with orthotic experts and are constructed with a triple-thick cushioning with Everest-grade rubber, to ensure premium comfort and long wearability. Casca believes that every foot is more unique than a fingerprint, which is why they launched Smartfit, in 2020. What is Smartfit, you ask? Made to order custom insoles tailored to your exact foot measurements, to provide optimal cushioning and arch support.
Casca’s Avro Utility, especially when you upgrade them with a Smartfit insole, will keep your feet feeling happy, supported, and ever so comfortable. Oh, and did we mention the added bonus? The Avro Utility sneaker is ridiculously stylish.
Price: From $79
Co-founders David and Fernando started Cariuma after feeling that major sneaker companies were producing uncomfortable sneakers that weren’t created in a sustainable or socially responsible way. They set out to provide stylish, comfy, consciously made shoes, and let us tell you, Cariuma sneakers certainly meet those goals.
All of Cariuma’s IBI sneakers are made from self-regenerating bamboo and recycled fibres, and are high performance, low-impact, and ultra-lightweight. The IBI sneakers have a cool-classic look and are also available in a wide variety of colours. Above all, Cariuma delivers on comfort.
Price: From $140
Material: Recycled fabric, recycled plastic bottles
The Zero Grand range, from Cole Haan, features men’s sneakers all with extreme cushioning that was inspired by walking on the moon. Featuring a smart design and engineering, Zero Grand footwear mimics the foot’s natural movement, so you can move smoothly with less fatigue.
The shoes are all lightweight, exceptionally comfortable, and are packaged in a classic running shoe design. Available in a variety of colours, with rubber outsoles, and mesh uppers for breathability and incredible comfort.
Price: From $130
On Running is well-known for its running sneakers, and its technology CloudTec is designed specifically for running; however, the CloudTec range will honestly work wonders, in terms of comfort, no matter what you’re up to.
The highly adaptive sole reduces muscle fatigue and lowers your heart rate thanks to its multi-directional cushioning that ensures that your feet feel supported but never restricted.
The insoles of all CloudTec footwear have fantastic arch support, and the laces come down rather low on the toe to reduce the chance of shin splints. If you’re after all-day comfort, these casual running shoes, available in several styles, and playful colours, are a fantastic option.
Duke & Dexter
Price: From $275
Material: Italian leather
‘Buy once and buy right’ is the powerful mantra Duke & Dexter employ when creating their shoes. Over the past four years, the London footwear label has expanded globally and is beloved for its shoes that are handmade in England.
The Ritchie sneaker, available in a huge range of colours and patterns, is built for supreme comfort with Duke & Dexter’s custom-designed sole. However, the Ritchie is designed for walking or downtime wear, so if you’re after a running shoe perhaps this isn’t the option for you. But, if you’re after a comfortable sneaker that you can wear all day, the Ritchie is exceptional quality, stylish, and will keep your feet feeling cosy.
Price: From $140
Material: FLYTEFOAM® Propel Technology
ASICS, founded in 1949, is one of the best-known sports sneaker and apparel brands globally. Of course, this is because they produce high-quality products that are durable and comfortable. ASICS is actually an acronym for the Latin saying, “Anima Sana In Corpore Sano”, which translates to ‘you should pray for a healthy mind in a healthy body’. And if you ask us, comfort is the key to health.
ASICS’ Gel Nimbus sneaker range offers maximum cushioning and bounce, to protect your feet and lower legs from impacts on hard surfaces. The ASICS gel technology delivers compression in the heel, for excellent shock absorption and softness, and is made with breathable fabrics. If you’re after a comfortable sneaker, ASICS is one of the best brands on the market.
Johnston & Murphy
Price: From $145
Material: Leather, EVA
Founded in 1850, Johnston & Murphy first specialised in crafting quality and highly durable work shoes but in 1880, took the craftsmanship and durability of their work shoes and built them into a line of higher-fashion footwear, which quickly became popular around the world.
If you’re after comfortable sneakers, look no further than Johnston & Murphy’s Activate sneaker range. All are crafted with memory foam, feature an EVA rubber outsole that’s flexible, durable, & improves traction, as well as a dual-density cushioned but removable insole which ensures arch support and all day comfort. The interior of all Activate sneakers also have a temperature-regulating polymer lining that activates in both cold and hot temperatures, so your feet will stay at the perfect temperature all day.
Price: From $160
For over forty years, Camper has looked to technology to engineer footwear that’ll provide the wearer with the most comfortable shoe that’ll keep your feet healthy and supported. For a super comfy sneaker, Camper’s range is an excellent option. The huge range of sneakers, all provide advanced everyday performance in terms of mobility.
Plus, with cushioned insoles for arch support and EVA rubber outsoles that’ll make you feel like you’re going barefoot, a pair of Camper sneakers will definitely provide you with all day comfort whether you’re just sitting, standing, or constantly on the move.
Athletic Propulsion Labs
Price: From $160
Material: Techloom, Propelium™
Athletic Propulsion Labs has a truly incredible range of shoes with impressive technology, all of which are uber comfortable.
The Techloom Pro sneaker has sculpted heels to provide a full range of motion, a non-stretch forefoot to keep your feet stable and secure, and a lightweight Propellium midsole to provide superior comfort and durable structural integrity that lasts longer than conventional EVA midsoles.
The Techloom Pro sneaker is designed and engineered to withstand and protect your feet during any workout, no matter the intensity; these shoes will keep you supported and comfortable whether you’re taking a HIIT class or you’re just chilling.
Price: From $160
When a company’s vision is “to be the leading premium brand for shoes and leather goods” you know you’re in the right place to find comfortable sneakers. Ecco prides itself on innovation and providing improvements to the footwear and leather industry.
Their Soft 7 range is comprised of sneakers that all feature a highly comfortable, hard-wearing, light and flexible outsole that’ll keep feet cushioned, absorb shock, and give great arch support.
Price: From $110
British company, Clarks, may invoke a flashback to schoolyard days and handball courts, but trust us, Clarks makes comfortable and stylish shoes for adults too (even though you most likely know the brand for their ‘school shoes’).
Their Men’s Ortholite range features a few sneaker options that all have cushioned footbeds and moisture-wicking technology to keep feet comfortable all day long. In fact, Clarks boasts that, with their cushioning technologies, their footwear will provide you with comfort and support 24/7, 365.