Sneaker brands. There’s a lot to choose from. Sneakers are a go-to shoe for many because they are practical while also affording the wearer some style. Here are the most comfortable sneaker brands that are also trendy AF.
Clarks – Trigenic Flex
The Trigenic Flex from Clarks has a barefoot feel to it. It’s in the structure and design, being referred to as a hybrid shoe. It combines a sports element with a fashionable, approachable look.
The result is practical and stylish. It follows the shape of and the foot and also supports it with a three-part, decoupled Vibram sole.
Nike – Air Force One
Nike is unquestionably one of the biggest trendsetters in sneaker brands. They produce lightweight, cushioned, and versatile shoes. Air Force One is one of the most recognizable sneakers and Nike’s most comfortable. In terms of style, wearing them won’t be a risk, as they’re relatively common. They get the job done, but you certainly won’t’ be having a unique style. They are iconic, though. And supposedly trendy.
They’re on the heavier side and admittedly take a considerable degree of wearing in. So, they won’t be extremely comfortable right out of the box, but the thick, durable sole and hidden air pocket give them points in the long run. Run. Get it? These aren’t really for running anyway.
Adidas – Ultra Boost
Another mainstay in the world of sneaker brands. An oldie but a goodie. The ultra boost has very good levels of comfortability, with responsive midsole cushioning. The lightweight and flexible design make them versatile sneakers.
They’re good for running tracks and walking the streets. They also have a Primeknit 360 upper, that moves and expands as you run and walk.
New Balance – 990 v5
Also one of the oldest sneaker brands. Dads love them, but the company has reached out to a wider demographic with modern-looking releases, such as the New Balance 990 v5, that keep the comfortable reputation that pleased so many fathers for so many decades. The firm rubber midsole props your heels up, and an EVA insert provides cushioning.
They remain breathable thanks to mesh panels on the upper. Perhaps not the height of trendy, but they are tried and true.
Reebok – Workout Plus
When it comes to sneaker brands, Reebok is the brand of choice for CrossFit athletes. It’s in these sneakers, they’re good for workouts. In terms of style, the Workout Plus sneakers are firmly set in the ’80s. With so much of pop culture going back to that decade, why not wear shoes that reflect that? The comfort is modern though, with a padded collar and basic sole.
Being workout shoes, they naturally have good functionality. The low-cut design makes for good mobility and range of motion. The padding is well-balanced and has good shock absorption. These sneakers are made for running and that’s just what they’ll do.
Skechers – Flex Advantage 2.0 – Dayshow
These sneakers have a memory foam insole that cushions and makes for top tier comfort. They have great air circulation thanks to the knit mesh fabric upper. These understated sneakers are good for going on casual walks and meet-ups.
Vans – Slip-On Lite
Highly regarded among sneaker brands, Vans are a benchmark in comfort and convenience. They also have a fairly effortless style to them, that many can pull off. These shoes are very much casual wear and are not built for running. The Slip-On Lite improves upon the brands’ comfortability, lightness, and flexibility. It features a strong canvas upper, extra heel cushioning, and UltraCush Lite sockliners.
They also boast Van’s signature waffle soles that are quite durable. And the obvious lack of laces means an alleviation of stress on your feet’s pressure points.
Brooks – Launch 5
These sneakers are very much running shoes. They’re springy and comfortable, making it a good casual shoe as well. They have responsive cushioning and a light, breezy design. They also have ankle padding and internal booties. So, you can run around a track with them or just run your normal errands.
Converse – One Star Pro
The only one of the sneaker brands on this list that uses suede in the upper stands, the One Star Pro can handle wear and tear. The upper is sturdy yet soft. They conform to your feet and the hard rubber soles break in easy. The lightweight traction rubber makes for good grip. The shoes are comfortable, durable, and of course, iconic.