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Here at Esquire, we talk a lot about sneakers. We've meticulously curated thoughtful guides to designer sneakers, walking sneakers, winter sneakers, waterproof sneakers—you get the point. And today, we're talking about the type of sneaker that spans across all of these guides: Comfortable sneakers. Because let's be honest, fashion is not pain, people. Fashion is pure, deluxe comfort.
So that's where this list comes in. Through comparing materials, fit, and support, we identified the best sneakers out there that you can wear all day, everyday. From pairs to make your next runs extra cushy to ones that bring effortless ease at the office, there's a comfortable sneaker for all types of occasions. Turn to iconic brands like Nike and Hoka for workout-ready styles or switch it up and check out Koio for a chic leather pair.
Without further ado, we present the 12 most comfortable sneakers on the market today. Whether you have a job that requires you to be on your feet all day or simply want to switch up your shoe game, try out one of these pairs. Trust us, this is a purchase that you won't regret.
These shoes are aptly named, giving you the feeling that you're running on clouds. Skeptical? We get it, but the space-tech-inspired material design of this slip-on style is really something else. The wider outsole also distributes the pressure with every step.
This iteration of this beloved sneaker is perfect for those of you that have extra-wide feet. A responsive underfoot feel delivers a staple run, so you feel supported throughout the entirety of it. Furthermore, enhanced stability is achieved through the midsole's construction which prevents your feet from rolling too far inward during your stride.
The chunky silhouette of this bad boy can be seen gracing all city and suburban streets alike. Whether used for walking or running, the thick-soled sneaker is a favorite for those with any sort of knee injuries. It's heftily cushioned for anyone who wants the extra support.
Made in USA 990v6
Look no further for the ultimate Dad shoe. Embrace the retro vibes with a pair of shoes that are as iconic as they are comfortable. Performance-inspired updates elevated the classic sneaker to deliver a more contemporary version that still retains a streamlined look.
The soft and stretchy exterior of Allbirds makes them a no-brainer when it came down to selecting the styles for this list. So what is it exactly that makes this material so unique? A breathable eucalyptus fiber that's also machine-washable.
x 01 Classic
We bet you didn't know Alo had sneakers. Or maybe you did, because they sold out immediately during their first launch. Regardless, this white tennis sneaker is designed for post-performance recovery, with an extra bouncy sole to support pressure points in the feet, knees, hips, joints and back.
Zoom Fly 5 Running Shoe
Find out how fast you can run with one of the springiest sneakers to grace the game. A carbon fiber plate gives you a propulsive sensation and seamlessly transitioning that's unrivaled by others. Once again, Nike just does it (better).
For a style that you can dress up or down, we turn to Golden Goose. The brand's soft leather molds to the shape of your feet, and the Superstar model isn't going to weigh you down. And don't worry about scuffing them up because they're meant to look worn. It builds character.
Ultraboost 1.0 Shoe
Comprised partially of ocean plastic, this eco-minded shoe is ideal for everyday wear. The knit upper gives you a sock-like fit, and the cushioning brings ample energy return. The three stripes are here to keep you going 24/7.
TechLoom Pro Sneaker
If you're after a lifestyle sneaker with a barely-there feel, APL brings you the shoe of your dreams. The one piece woven upper molds to the shape of your foot, and weighing under 8oz, it's one of the lightest styles out there.
Remember Koio's leather sneaker that we mentioned you could wear to the office for a casual, yet polished look? Here it is, in all its glory. Complete the navy-on-navy look with a pair of dark slacks.
Glacier Trail Sneaker
We didn't forget about you hikers out there. Canada Goose makes a trail sneaker that is as durable as it gets. Fully waterproof, it can withstand the elements in sleek fashion. The outsole is providing the ultimate grip.
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