The 23 Best All-Black Sneakers to Add to Your Lineup Right Now

The best black sneakers from adidas, Salomon, Nike, Vans and more

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What did Jay-Z say in 2009? Oh yeah, “All Black Everything. Black Cards, Black Cars, All Black Everything.” The subject at hand today is all-black sneakers. Like pure black, no design, no overlays with funky colors. All. Black. Many people underrate the concept of a smooth all-black sneaker. Hear us out, all black sneakers are both a contrast and a complement. A sick bomber jacket paired with equally sick all-black kicks? Contrast. A nice fall jacket and chinos paired with all-black sneakers. Contrast. If you need something to complement but not take away from that new motorcycle jacket you just copped? Complement. Get it? A pair of black sneakers can really take your outfit to the next level. Below is a list of the best all-black sneakers that we have carefully curated to help you out with your next purchase.

Whether it's out best overall choice of Palladium's Off-Grid Cross WP ($150) or the all-black Nike Air Force 1s ($115) that the true playas rock, these are some of the best out there you can nab for your capsule wardrobes. While our roundup obviously isn’t a list of every single black sneaker on the market, it’s enough to get you a good running start. Check them out and let us know what you think.

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The Very Best All Black Sneakers:

1. Palladium Off-Grid Cross WP

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The Best All-Black Sneaker, Overall

  • Material(s): Recycled polyester
  • Ankle height: Mid-top

A new sneaker boot just in time for the snowy winter season, Palladium has delivered yet another all black sneaker that is epic. With an upper constructed from water-repellent ballistic nylon, along with a super comfortable honeycomb midsole, the Off-Grid Cross WP is a technical lightweight go-anywhere and do-anything shoe designed for all types of action and weather. One of Palladium’s specialties are all black shoes, so definitely check out their entire site to see if there’s anything else that catches your eye. They have a wide range of potential selections.


2. DC x Reebok Batman LX 2200

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The Best All-Black Sneaker for Comic Lovers

  • Material(s): Rubber
  • Ankle height: Low top

Look at us already breaking our strict all black from top to bottom rule, but if there’s anything that we should make a slight exception to, it’s definitely these. Made with rubber and a very comfortable shoe that can be worn both casually and dressed up when needed, Reebok's collaboration with Warner Bros. remains a very popular all-black selection in their lineup that we think is very much worth copping.


3. Kappa Logo Tasin Sneaker Mule

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The Best Dressy Sneaker

  • Material(s): Fleece, rubber
  • Ankle height: Low top

Kappa also has a neat sneaker selection, and one of their products is the newly released Logo Tasin Sneaker Mule that is warm, comfy, and right on time for the holiday season (for those that love to rock black to the festive functions). These sneaker mules have an upper that is constructed in fleece, along with a polar lining and slip-on closure. Additionally, the outsole is rubber, making them a good fit for those upcoming rainy and snowy days that are along the way with the season.


4. Nike Air Force 1 ‘07

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The Best All-Black Sneaker for Nike Lovers

  • Material(s): Rubber
  • Ankle height: Low top

Give me two purrs. Get to stompin in these all-black Air Force 1 07s if you are looking for a sleek clean all-black all-rubber look that is tried, true, and smells good (don't ask how we know this piece of information). Honestly, the all black iterations of the AF1s deserve way more love than they have traditionally gotten. Yeah we know the whites are a classic, and nine times out of ten when somebody buys an Air Force 1 it’s going the standard white color. We get it. Our statement still stands. The Black AF1s deserve more love. Plus, the comfort of AF1s are next level.


5. Under Armor Surge 3 Running Shoes

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The Best All-Black Running Sneaker

  • Material(s): Mesh upper
  • Ankle height: Low top

You can always count on Under Armor for a solid all black sneaker. The UA Surge 3s are cushioned, comfortable, light, and breathable. The features on this bad boy include the lightweight breathable mesh upper Under Armour shoes are known for, an enhanced cushioning around the ankle collar for superior comfort, a cushioned EVA midsole for additional comfort, and strategically placed rubber pods on the outsole for durability and less weight. A nice design and all for a reasonable price of under $40 as well.


6. adidas Stan Smith Shoes

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The Best All-Black Sneaker for Pickleball

  • Material(s): Leather
  • Ankle height: Low top

Contrary to popular belief you absolutely can wear Stan Smith shoes outside of playing tennis and pickleball. Why? Because we said so, that's why. The Stan Smith has a plethora of colorways available (31 actually), and one of those is a solid all black option that is made with leather, and has all black laces to boot. Tons of sizes are available in both men and women’s, and as you guys already know, the Stan Smith’s are yet another tried and true that dates back to 1965. That’s nearly sixty years of success right there people.


7. Vans ComfyCush Sk8-Hi Shoe

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  • Material(s): Canvas, suede
  • Ankle height: Mid top

This right here is for all of the Sk8er Boi’s and Sk8er Girls. The ComfyCush Sk8s are a reinvented iteration of the classic Sk8-Hi shoes, but with a new softer, cushioned outsole that gives the ComfyCush Sk8-Hi a first-class fit that feels like walking on a cloud. Or floating rather. Features include a newly constructed canvas and suede uppers house simplified one-piece interiors with added arch support and new moisture-wicking lining throughout designed to keep you comfortable at all times. A great deal too if you ask us.


8. Vans Skate Half Cab ‘92 GTX

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  • Material(s): Canvas, suede
  • Ankle height: Mid top

This is a newly released skate sneaker from Vans that blends the past and present together beautifully. A winterized take on one of the most influential skate shoes of all time, the Skate Half Cab features skateable Gore-Tex construction,  fully revised uppers with molded heel counters, locked-in tongue straps, and a recut of the DURACAP underlays. There’s also a two-part foxing, featuring a tougher toe knurl, ensures heightened board contact, and the redesigned gum rubber sole has been reinforced with a SickStick rubber compound and an internal heel shank to deliver additional grip, board feel, support, and durability. Very technical. Very Stylish.


9. Kizik Athens All Black Shoe

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  • Material(s): Knit, rubber
  • Ankle height: Low top

Looking for a shoe that you can literally collapse into? There are many sneakers that boast comfort, style, and eco-friendly design, but they may not be the easiest to put on. That is where Kizik comes into play. The sneakers can be put on without ever having to touch it with your hands. Tie it once and then never untie or tie again. A patented collapsible heel lets your foot pop into the shoe, and if you’re really talented these shoes are so easy to put on you can even jump into them or do a backflip into them. There’s plenty of sneakers to choose from on the website, with Athen’s being one of the all black options.


10. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Classic

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  • Material(s): Canvas
  • Ankle height: Mid top

The classics, but make them black please. Who doesn’t love Converse, and who doesn’t love Chucks. There’s tons of them in tons of colors. One of those colors is, of course, black. All black. From head to toe. Made with a smooth canvas upper and featuring OrthoLite cushioning to check off the comfort component, the Chucks were created over one hundred years ago, never varying much and pretty much always staying the same. Go cop you a classic. An all black one to be exact.


11. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Classic Low Top

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  • Material(s): Canvas
  • Ankle height: Low top

Of course we already know that people most frequently associate Converse with high tops, but they do have some dope low tops as well. This all black low top is the exact same shoe that we just listed above, but the low top version. Same smooth canvas upper, same OrthoLite cushioning for superior comfort. Same. Everything. Again, go get you a classic. A black one to be exact.


12. New Balance Men’s 574 Core

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New Balance

  • Material(s): Suede/mesh upper
  • Ankle height: Low top

The 574’s. The most unlikely icon in the New Balance catalog. Built to be a reliable shoe that can do a variety of things as opposed to just being a platform for revolutionary technology, or as a premium materials showcase. The result has been unassuming, unpretentious versatility in a shoe whose primary features are a hybrid road/trail design built on a wider end than the previous generation’s narrow racing silhouettes. This is the all black version meant solely (pun intended) for you. Made with a suede/mesh upper, the breathability is there along with a comfort provided through an ENCAP midsole cushioning. Like we said...highly technical.


13. New Balance Fresh Foam X 880v13

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New Balance
  • Material(s): Synthetic/mesh upper
  • Ankle height: Low top

And if you are looking for an all black New Balance sneaker that is primarily centered around comfort, look no further than the Fresh Foam X 880v13. This ultra-comfy men’s sneaker features award-winning comfort in the form of Fresh Foam midsole technology, asophisticated engineered upper combined with synthetic mid-foot saddle and a soft knit to offer support with an added layer of comfort. Super stylish as well.


14. Gucci Ace GG Embossed Sneaker

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  • Material(s): Leather
  • Ankle height: Low top

You already know that we had to throw some luxury options into this list as well. Made with leather, the Gucci Ace Embossed Sneakers A new introduction of the GG motif presented within the Pre-Fall 2020 collection, these GG’s play with texture, embossing the House emblem onto a black perforated leather base. This shoe is noted for its softness and slightly shiny finish, making it one of the standout features in Gucci’s sneaker collection.


15. Saint Laurent Andy Sneaker Leather

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  • Material(s): Leather
  • Ankle height: Low top

Saint Laurent also has a low top sneaker option that is quite nice as well when it comes to the luxury universe. A leather low top laced sneaker with the Saint Laurent logo embossed on the side in gold, these shoes come in a round toe design and are loaded with comfort. Saint Laurent is one of our favorite luxury brands, and we can definitely confirm that they are worth the $745 investment you'll have to make on these duds.


16. Jimmy Choo Black Nappa Leather Low-Top Diamond Light

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Jimmy Choo
  • Material(s): Nappa leather
  • Ankle height: Low top

Or you could rock with Jimmy Choo who has a version of their Diamond Light Nappa Leather sneakers in a black colorway that is very beautifully designed too. Made with high quality Nappa leather and a rubber sole built for durability, the comfort is very much present with these bad boys as they are super comfortable enough to be worn casually. Some have even chosen to wear these shoes solely as trainers, which is another testament to their coziness. Priced at $650, this is another good investment.


17. Prada PRAX 01 Sneakers

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  • Material(s): Recycled nylon, leather, rubber
  • Ankle height: Low top

Featuring a sporty design made with Re-Nylon Gabardine, a regenerated yarn produced from recycled purified plastic trash collected that are specifically found in the ocean, fishing nets, and textile waste fibers, the Prada PRAX 01 sneakers are both haute couture and eco-friendly. The nylon/leather/rubber blend makes for great durability, giving you a nice shoe that can last you a long while if taken care of properly. We're also huge fans of the comfort Prada brings with their shoes. Rest assured you'll be comfortable.


18. Fendi Flow Black Nylon Low Top

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  • Material(s): Polyamide, acetate, leather, elastane, rubber
  • Ankle height: Low top

A slip-on sneaker with stretch laces, side zip and corrugated sole with an engraved F (F as in Fendi of course) on the side, the Fendi Flow Black Nylon Low Tops, are a mixture of tech fabrics polyamide, acetate, leather, elastane, rubber and black suede. Fendi is another brand that you can always count on to deliver you the best of the best when it comes to any and every product they put out.


19. Onitsuka Tiger "Mexico 66" Sneaker

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  • Material(s): Leather
  • Ankle height: Low top

Classified by Onitsuka as an “retro '60s look with contemporary touches that bring it bang up to date,” consider adding a Onitsuka sneaker to your all-black collection. Additional features include: an ortholite sockliner, a heel-cross reinforcement for better stability, a black and grey rubber sole and plenty more. With the shoe being priced at $120, this is an affordable option to grab as you continue to build your collection for the new year.


20. Reebok JJJJound Club C 85 Shoes

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  • Material(s): Nubuck upper, rubber
  • Ankle height: Low top

Another Reebok, but the JJJJound edition. Made with a Nubuck upper, this is a simple sleek black sneaker that is very versatile depending on how you choose to style it. Additional features include an EVA midsole, a rubber outsole that is highly-abrasion-resistant, a lace closure, and a padded foam sockliner as the finisher. The quality is supreme and so is the comfort, so why wouldn't you pick up?


21. adidas by Stella McCartney SolarGlide Running Shoes

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  • Material(s): PRIMEKNIT
  • Ankle height: Low top

Adidas is one of our favorite brands. Stella McCartney is one of our favorite brands. Put them both together and you have one of our favorite collaborations. One of the coolest things about Stella McCartney is their commitment to providing quality stylish products that are very much environmentally friendly. The SolarGlide Running Shoes are very much an example with their PRIMEKNIT fabric and lightweight material, making them very worth the investment.


22. KEEN Men's Uneek SNK Casual Sneakers

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  • Material(s): Recycled P.E.T. plastic upper, mesh 
  • Ankle height: Low top

The KEEN Men's Uneek SNK Casual Sneakers are a worthy addition to any and every sneaker closet if you ask us thanks to its cool braided cord design and sustainably made Recycled P.E.T. plastic upper. Also featuring a rubber outsole for prime durability and traction, the shoe is also boosted by a metatomical footbed design enhanced for arch support that cradle the inner and outer parts of your foot as you walk. Factor in the nice design and the under $100 price tag and we're sold.


23. Salomon XT-6 Sneaker

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  • Material(s): Synthetic, textile, rubber 
  • Ankle height: Low top

The Xt-6 from Salomon is cutting-edge all-black option from Salomon that toes the line between casual and couture. Crafted with a synthetic and textile upper and rubber outsole, the shoes are built with EVA cushioning for added foot protection, a lightweight construction that mixes together TPU film and mesh, and is a shoe built for the distance with its lug geometry. Not only do these shoes feel great, they look great as well which is all you can ask for right?

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