The 25 Most Comfortable Sneakers To Buy This Season

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Picture this: You've just finished work and all you want to do is grab your favorite pair of comfortable sneakers before you head out for an evening run. Problem is, that you realized that you could use a new pair. Don't worry, we've compiled a list of the 25 most comfortable sneakers to wear when you're out and about.

The first mile after quarantine is always the hardest, but the best way to get back to pounding pavement is with a new pair of runners equipped for the task. Running sneakers rule the performance sneaker world and for good reason– more often than not they’re more comfortable and durable. The sneakers are fitted to do the job with plush ankle collars, wide toe boxes and other support elements designed to bring you farther and faster than before. 

We did the dirty work for you, mulling over lists, reading reviews, and taking a couple picks from our personal faves to bring you a definite list of the most comfortable sneakers designed for just about any activity you can think of. Take your pick of the 25 most comfortable sneakers available right now.

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1. Asics Gel-Quantum 90 3

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  • ​​​​​​Sizes: 8-13
  • Sole Material: E.V.A MidsoleRearfoot GEL™ technology
  • Upper Material: Breathable Mesh Upper

Asics has a great reputation as a strong running brand largely due to its Gel technology. The soft and responsive tech has graced a variety of performance and lifestyle silhouettes but really makes a mark on the Quantum 360, a very obvious 360 coverage of gel cushioning catches the eye from the robust and sharply designed midsole.

Review: “Very comfortable, true fit, constructed nicely, you can wear all day and looks good. Getting another pair.” - George on


2. Nike Zoom Fly 3

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  • ​​​​​​Sizes: 6-12
  • Sole Material: Rubber
  • Upper Material: Rubber

What’s up next for Nike is always a talking point. The sneaker brand continues to outpace and outperform its counterparts in the market and one of its more recent running sneakers, the Zoom Fly 3, is another example of how Nike continues its long-tenured reign on the throne of comfort and performance. The Zoom Fly 3 separates itself from the competition with Nike’s React technology as well as a full-length carbon fiber plate for extra support and comfort. The sneaker was part of the 2019 Zoom Series that introduced consumers to the next step in the Nike running line.

Review: "Talk about pillow cushioning! The fit was great, the extended cushion around the back of the foot was very nice as I didn't have to worry about having raw, irritated or bloody backs of my ankle with extended wear. I really loved the feel of the shoe with the ZOOM cushioning really absorbing the impact of each stride while simultaneously transferring the motion of your foot propelling you forward at the same time. The design is very sleek, the Flyknit upper area has all kinds of breathability with the open weave holes to keep your feet well ventilated on those long runs and hot days." - Rob, Nike Reviewer


3. adidas Boost 20

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  • ​​​​​​Sizes: 7.5-12
  • Sole Material: Rubber
  • Upper Material: Rubber

The Adidas Ultra Boost product line has been a bastion of comfort, second only to the Swoosh (depends on who you ask) and its been consistently putting out a super comfortable model on an annual basis. For their most recent offering the properly titled “Adidas Ultra Boost 20” has kept pace with the brand’s ability to deliver top-line comfort rival to Nike’s React and Air cushioning.

Review: “Love these shoes. They’ve become my go-to shoes for comfort and style. You won’t regret these. Can wear them comfortably all day.” - Gary on

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4. Nike Space Hippie 01

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  • ​​​​​​Sizes: 3.5-8
  • Sole Material: Rubber
  • Upper Material: Space Waste Yarn

The Nike Space Hippie is the most recent sneaker to feature recyclable materials. Although it seems to be on the heels of Adidas’ ongoing relationship with Parley it’s nice to see Nike doing its part even if it's in retaliation to a competitor. The Space Hippie project features a number of sneakers, 01-04, and a Zoom-based midsole foam supplemented with other materials that the brand used to discard. This reused material makes for a comfortable ride, not to mention it's in the running to set a benchmark for the future of innovative sneaker tech.

Review: "I love you have my shoe boxes in mint condition so I was a little speckpital on ordering any space collection shoes, but I gave these a chance. The shoe is great very comfortable and runs a little small so I would advise you go up half a size. I brought these shoes to work out and it feels like I’m walking on clouds when I wear them. I love design as it sustainable yet still stylish. I’ve been going to the dad look lately and these are great additions. Will definitely be experiencing more space hippie shoes to come. PS. The box came in the mail perfect!" - Nike Reviewer


5. Hoka Clifton Edge

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  • ​​​​​​Sizes: 3.5-8
  • Sole Material: Rubber
  • Upper Material: Breathable Mesh

Hoka One One is a brand focused on providing the most comfortable and technical runners on the market. The Clifton Edge is just one of their highly engineered silhouettes to deliver such. The sneaker is on the bulkier side but most of their sneakers are, the chunky heel and midsole deliver prime comfort to the wearer and their ultra-lightweight is always a talking point.

Review: “Just received my Clifton Edge and it's AMAZING. The best thing about it is that it's the only shoe that felt super comfortable and "broken-in" right out of the box. It felt just right. Overall, it's the best shoe I've owned so far. Highly recommend it.” - Sean on


6. Saucony Grid 9000


  • ​​​​​​Sizes: 3.5-13
  • Sole Material: Rubber
  • Upper Material: Mesh

Saucony has a great and bulky silhouette designed to hold as much of the molded EVA foam in the midsole as possible. The extra-thick midsole delivers great support and comfort from a lifestyle sneaker. 

Review: “Overall, I want to say these shoes fit great and are incredibly comfortable. I find myself wearing them both at the gym and just hanging out.” - Ryan N. on


7. Asics Gel-Lyte III

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  • ​​​​​​Sizes: 7.5-12
  • Sole Material: Rubber
  • Upper Material: Recycled Leather

Carrying the same great and comfortable Asics gel technology found in their most serious running sneakers, the Gel-Lyte III carries on the tradition in a lifestyle/casual vehicle. The III is one of the more popular Asics silhouettes, its bold color schemes and striking collaborations with Kith’s Ronnie Fieg, the silhouette has become a fan favorite as well as a staple of the casual sneaker world.

Review: "Really love the styling and received lots of compliments. The proportions are just right and the materials are high quality. The materials are interesting too - the grey mesh looks better in real life, it has an almost wool-like quality. I bought this before a city break and they were very comfortable. One of the best casual trainers I’ve bought for a long time. I run in Asics and now I will walk in them too!" - Asics Reviewer


8. Nike Epic React Flyknit 2

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  • ​​​​​​Sizes: 7-15
  • Sole Material: Rubber
  • Upper Material: Rubber

In 2019 Nike answered back to Adidas’ Boost technology with a cushioned, responsive foam of their own – React. The running sneaker was a big announcement for the brand, they put an extra emphasis on the energy return and marketed the sneaker for some serious mileage but don’t let your amateur running status discourage you from getting into Nike’s most current tech while saving with an older silhouette.

Review: “Most comfortable sneakers I’ve ever worn. Great cushioning and energy return or ‘bounce’ when walking.” - Amazon Reviewer


9. Karhu Fusion 2.0

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  • ​​​​​​Sizes: 7-15
  • Sole Material: Rubber
  • Upper Material: Rubber

Karhu is a great, low-key Finnish brand that makes a great “If you know, you know” addition to any rotation. The brand has a vintage running heritage that goes back to the 90s. Their chunky silhouettes are a great casual sneaker that’s not from a major sneaker brand and the construction and quality are top-notch. Little details like rope laces and bold colorways make the sneaker a slept-on must-have.


10. Brooks Revel 4

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  • ​​​​​​Sizes: 7-15
  • Sole Material: Rubber
  • Upper Material: Engineered Air Mesh

Brooks offers runners a serious running sneaker built for them that also doesn’t look half bad. For really logging miles, the Brooks Revel 4 is one of their better silhouettes that is also loved by their fans. The Revel 4 provides a comfortable, “springy” run that helps support you each step of the way.

Review: “This is one of the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn for walking, the support and cushion are awesome!” - Curtis M. on


11. Diadora N902

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  • ​​​​​​Sizes: 9-11
  • Sole Material: Rubber
  • Upper Material: Textile Washed Suede

Diadora got its start like most brands, moving low cut, high quality, leather tennis sneakers. The simple silhouettes turned into chunkier runners with rich suedes, mesh overlays, and other synthetic materials. The brand displays the nostalgia of vintage heritage on their multiple runners which pack comfort, style, and quality into one package.

Review: “Most comfortable shoe I’ve owned in a long time, excellent for the gym with plenty of support for weightlifting and treadmill use, yet still stylish and clean enough for a lunch date.” - PZ on


12. Salomon Unisex Sports Shoe

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  • ​​​​​​Sizes: 4-13
  • Sole Material: Rubber
  • Upper Material: Rubber

Salomon is one of those brands known for their high tech, outdoorsy silhouettes. With a cinch lace system, waterproof construction, and treaded outsole the sneaker has all the tools for conquering the elements. The Xt-4 ADV silhouette provides great comfort via a chunky midsole designed for all-day comfort and providing support while hiking outdoors. The sneaker has also become something of a streetwear accessory with the least likely outdoors people getting in on the trend of extreme comfort.

Review: "The title says it all. They fit big in my opinion, but I have wore them everyday, so maybe I'm a hater to the sizing. Overall, will be getting another pair undoubtedly." - Salomon Reviewer


13. New Balance 990v6

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  • Sizes: 7-16
  • Sole Material: Rubber
  • Upper Material: Rubber

New Balance is known for its supreme comfort and there’s maybe no better sneaker to experience the brand’s next level support with the 992, a sneaker with twice the amount of midsoles on most sneakers. The brand doubles down on its midsole expertise by placing an ABZORB midsole with an ENCAP midsole right on top of each other. The sneaker is essentially a New Balance midsole sandwich with comfort in the middle.

Review: "The long awaited 990v6 didn't disappoint this buyer. My initial impression was that it is more streamlined and less chunky looking than it's v3, v4, and v5 predecessors. I slipped them on and the fit was spot on, took a few steps and they felt very comfortable, took a walk and I was sold. These are very nice shoes that look more modern, not like dad's shoes. I have worn them several times now for walking, light exercise, and for running errands around town. They are comfortable all day long from the beginning." - New Balance Reviewer


14. Li-Ning Arc Ace

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  • Sizes: 7-16
  • Sole Material: Rubber
  • Upper Material: Polyester

Li-Ning is probably best known for its relationship with former NBA star Dwyane Wade. The Chinese athletic brand has been providing Wade with sneakers for the court but at a recent fashion show in 2019, the brand introduced the world to the next iteration of Li-Ning sneakers. Now in the post-Wade world, the brand is changing its image with a slew of silhouettes that rival the competition and catch the eye of anyone who sees them.

The construction features a funky double helix-like lattice on the midsole with a variety of TPU and nylon making up the rest of the construction. The sneaker pays homage to early tennis silhouettes and ushers in a new wave of innovation and conceptual design in footwear.

Review: "I have personally tried the Li-Nings and can attest to the quality, comfort, and versatility of the shoes. The partnership with Dwyane Wade remains underrated in our opinion" - Jael Rucker, ONE37pm Staff Editor


15. Reebok Men's Zig Kinetica 2.5

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  • Sizes: 7-16
  • Sole Material: Rubber
  • Upper Material: Rubber

Reebok’s newest offering is the Zig Kinetica, material from the British sneaker company that adapts to your run. The sneaker makes for a flexible midsole designed to stretch and snap back, providing comfort and energy return. The sneaker is a fairly early release, gracing the sneaker world with the below BBC collab back in February.

Review: "I work in the field of security and I walk miles on my feet. It has been hard to find black, comfortable, durable and light weight working shoes. This tennis shoes did it all for me. I like it so much that I refer my trainees to get it too." - Reebok Reviewer


16. New Balance Fresh Foam x Kaiha Road

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  • Sizes: 7-15
  • Sole Material: Rubber
  • Upper Material: Engineered mesh and synthetic upper

When it comes to comfort, there’s something about a running sneaker designed to complete a marathon that gives you an assurance it’s going to be a comfortable sneaker. The New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v10 is a tried and tested NB silhouette that’s notorious for its comfort and performance. The sneaker comes packed with NB’s foam material in the midsole with assurances of comfort like an ortholite cushion insert for extra support.

Review: "These are excellent shoes. My son has a very high arch but flat wide feet , and a foot that turns in. He is autistic and can find some shoes just unbareable these have really exceeded my expectations and he will happily and comfortably wear them all the time now. I even purchased a second pair in store in case they phase out. A+++!!" - Reviewer 


17. Asics Gel-Nimbus 23

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  • Sizes: 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5
  • Sole Material: Rubber
  • Upper Material: Recycled Material Upper

The Asics Gel-Nimbus 23 is one of the brand’s best runners and for good reason. Not only does it include the cloud-like softness of Gel tech, but the sneaker doubles down on support with Flytefoam, a lightweight material that provides expert cushioning.

Review: “All around great shoes and comfortable, which is what is important when I was looking for a pair of shoes. This was my first pair of Asics and left a great impression in terms of comfort and fit.” - BeRNs on


18. Nike Air Pegasus

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  • Sizes: 7.5-14
  • Sole Material: Rubber
  • Upper Material: Fabric upper with suede details

The Nike Daybreak is a simple, retro runner from the Swoosh’s early days that has made a resurgence. The sneaker features a simple, yet comfortable foam midsole. The real comfort, however, is the waffle print outsole, which helps to distribute weight and pressure in turn helping you be more comfortable. The new iteration of the sneaker features the classic suede and nylon hit the sneaker has always featured but with a translucent upper dyed in the teal tint from which the sneaker’s colorway gets its name.

Review: "I walk everywhere with these around NYC. I love how they are so functional and comfortable for me, like they are a real running shoe but they also just ooze retro style." - Nike Reviewer


19. Mizuno Wave Sky Waveknit 3

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  • Sizes: 7.5-14
  • Sole Material: Rubber
  • Upper Material: WAVEKNIT upper construction 

The Mizuno Wave Sky Waveknit 3 is not only a mouthful to say but it isn’t particularly the most attractive sneaker to look at it, however, it does know a thing or two about comfort. The unassuming sneaker is packed to the brim with XPOP PU foam and Mizuno Foam Wave which is supposed to deliver a top-notch comfort, perfect for any activity.

Review: “Neutral trainer with amazing comfort, cushion, & responsiveness. Arguably the most under-rated plush trainer on the market. Outstanding shoe” - Kathy Connor on


20. Brooks Ghost 12

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  • Sizes: 8-10
  • Sole Material: Rubber
  • Upper Material: Rubber

Brooks has a lot of models with different specialties for runners but the Ghost 12 seems to be one of their more comfortable sneakers on the market currently. The system is two-pronged, each with Brooks’ serious running tech; DNA LOFT softness and BioMoGo DNA responsiveness bring the Ghost 12 to a level of comfort that’s challenging to match.

Review: “Excellent design/comfort and a perfect fit. I've owned the ghost 10/11 previously and these are at least equal if not more comfortable.” - Paul on


21. PUMA Suede Classic

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  • Sizes: 4-14
  • Sole Material: Rubber
  • Upper Material: Suede

Classic and comfortable. The OG pumas will always be a closet staple and a reliable go-to.

Reviews: "These are my second Classics. This colourway is deciously fresh & buttery & the fit is so comfy. Quality is top tier. Feel like i'm wearing hip hop fashion history when I touch the road in these Puma's. Worth every single penny." - PUMA Reviewer


22. Under Armour Curry Flow 9

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  • Sizes: 7.5-14
  • Sole Material: Rubber
  • Upper Material: Rubber

Why not? It's Steph right? The biggest way to show support is to keep buying his releases, and while all of the Curry Flow iterations are dope, our favorite is the new Sesame Street colorway.

Review: "Bought these shoes a month ago and they feel awesome!! - Dick's Sporting Goods Reviewer


23. adidas NMD_R1

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  • Sizes: 5-14
  • Sole Material: Rubber
  • Upper Material: Stretch knit upper

Not only are the NMD_R1s crisp and cutting edge, but they are also very comfy. We've owned a couple of versions over the years, and we can personally attest to it. Nothing better than looking and feeling good.

Review: "The quality of this sneaker is awesome. An older pair of same style was worn at my Kids summer job- lasted all summer !!" - adidas Reviewer


24. New Balance Fresh Foam Arishi v4

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New Balance
  • Sizes: 7-15
  • Sole Material: Rubber
  • Upper Material: Mesh upper with suede

New Balance is another company that consistently delivers on the latest and greatest in the sneaker world, while still staying true to their focus on comfort and mobility. You can pick any New Balance shoe on their website, but we like these because of the neutral color.

Review: "These are very light shoes. They look and feel, I disdainfully noted the first time putting them on, like a light duty shoe that might tear apart from being strapped on too aggressively, but they are not. I regularly punish my shoes at work by being on my feet all day long. This is one of the most comfortable shoes that I've ever owned." - New Balance Reviewer


25. Nike Wearallday

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  • Sizes: 7-15
  • Sole Material: Rubber
  • Upper Material: Rubber

And you can always opt for Nike for a fluid "wear all day" sneaker. There are many different colorways available for your choosing depending on your personal style and preference. Take a look whenever you have a chance.

Review: "For a 57 yr old, 175cm, 70kg bloke, they look great, feel great, fit great and I love walking in them. I've been ripping myself off for the last 15 or so years buying the chain store $20 cheapies. never again. these are the shoes for me!!!" -  Kevin, Reviewer

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