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The 15 Most Comfortable Sneakers You Can Buy Right Now

By Thom Esveld


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Since their invention, sneakers have taken over the world. Literally. From professional athletes who need the latest and greatest to folks who just want a very comfortable shoe to wear around, sneakers have become ubiquitous. They’re known to be some of the most comfortable shoes ever made, so that’s why everyone likes them so much. We’re not talking about sneakerheads here, who would do almost anything to get their hands on the best of the best, while keeping a few pairs at home just in case.

But as comfy as they may be, they’re not created equal. There are sneakers and sneakers and with so many options available today, finding the best pair may become a challenging task.

Now, we’ve already made a list on some of the best options out there when it comes to comfort, so take a look at the 15 most comfortable sneakers you can buy right now:

15. Brooks Launch 5

Brooks Launch 5

A pair of Brooks Launch 5 will easily take you on a run or to the grocery store. They’re fast and springy, but they’re also comfortable and stylish to wear around all day. The responsive cushioning, the light design, with ankle padding and internal booties, plus the lovely colorways make Brooks Launch 5 a very comfortable lifestyle sneaker.

14. Adidas Ultra Boost

Adidas Ultra Boost

The Adidas Ultra Boost should be love at first sight. Or walk. They’re super comfortable and look amazing at the same time. Created for running tracks, the Ultra Boost are a perfect fit for walking around the street as well. This sneaker features the lightweight and stretchy Primeknit 360 upper and a responsive midsole cushioning, making it a very flexible and versatile shoe.

13. Saucony GRID 9000

Saucony GRID 9000

The GRID 9000 from Saucony is a premium running shoe, one that has become iconic since its original release in the ’90s. It comes with plush underfoot cushioning, EVA midsole and Saucony’s own cushioning tech, the GRID (Ground Reaction Inertia Device), which is a hidden matrix of strings layered into the midsole. Add to that the wonderful colorways and you’ve got one amazing shoe to wear around all day long.

12. Converse One Star Pro

Converse One Star Pro

A beloved shoe among skaters, the legendary Converse One Star has come a long way since its first apparition back in 1974. Today’s models include some of the best materials, with sturdy and soft suede upper, good cushioning and lightweight traction rubber for perfect grip. It’s a very durable shoe and it looks amazingly cool.

11. Hoka One One Bondi 5

Hoka One One Bondi 5

Runners seem to be in love with the Hoka One One Bondi 5 and there’s a fair reason for that. These shoes offer premium comfort and support for their legs, boasting a full length EVA midsole, breathable materials and a design that makes for an excellent fit. The only think you need to watch out for is that they’re only available in a wide width.

10. Asics Gel Quantum 360

Asics Gel Quantum 360

The Asics Gel Quantum 360 are a superb blend between stability and comfort. They come with a very lightweight Solyte midsole, superb all-round cushioning, and seamless knit upper, making them an excellent pair of sneakers.

9. Asics Gel-Lyte V

Asics Gel-Lyte V

The Gel-Lyte from Asics are also renowned for their amazing comfort and the latest Asics Gel-Lyte V are top of the line. They come with the legendary Gel technology, making the shoe extremely comfortable underfoot. The design is lightweight and provides plenty of ankle support on the upper part while at the same time being gentle on the foot and providing easy movement.

8. Vans Slip-On Lite

Vans Slip-On Lite

The legendary Vans Slip-On Lite are not running shoes, but they’re still amazing and excellent sneakers to wear around. These classic Vans come with some innovative technology which adds more comfort, flexibility and lightness to the overall feel of the shoe. There’s a sturdy canvas upper, added heel cushioning and the UltraCush Lite sockliners which makes them perfect to wear all day long.

7. Nike Epic React Flyknit

Nike Epic React Flyknit

The Nike Epic React Flyknit is one of the best shoes from the legendary shoemaker. It’s not only a running shoe, but an all-day hybrid. It provides unbelievable comfort due to Nike’s springy React foam cushioning and the Flyknit upper. The shoe came as a response to Adidas’ Boost, and it rapidly took over the sneaker scene. It’s amazing comfort to wear, the firm and responsive React foam and the soft upper make it one of the most comfortable shoes to wear around from sunrise to sunset.

6. Nike Air Force 1

Nike Air Force 1

The Nike Air Force 1 is a classic. But a classic so comfortable and stylish that it made the model one of the most recognizable sneakers around as well. With its thick durable sole and the hidden Air pocket inside makes it one of the most comfortable Nike shoes on the scene. Perfect for all-day wearing, they’ve also become fashionable with their chunky design, so you’ve got all the reasons to grab a pair.

5. New Balance 990v4

New Balance 990v4

New Balance, with their legendary 990 model has made itself a very good reputation for having one of the most comfortable walking and running shoe around. The new 990v4 keeps the pace and continues the legacy, offering excellent heel support and breathable mesh panels on the upper. The shoes come with a firm and supportive rubber midsole with a soft EVA insert for added cushioning, making them super comfy to wear.

4. Nike Air Vapormax

Nike Air Vapormax

Nike Air’s Vapormax have brought an innovative design to the sneaker scene. It’s an ultralight shoe with next-gen technology. The sole features a multi-bubble air cushioning system, which makes the design of the sole similar to that of the Air Max. The air bubbles inside provide one of the most comfortable cushioning around and make for a good looking style as well. The price might not be as catchy, but they’re worth it.

3. Reebok Workout Plus

Reebok Workout Plus

The Reebok Workout Plus became a classic back in the ’80s when they were first introduced, and today they don’t cease to impress. It’s a shoe made to fit almost any outfit, but also rises to the challenge when you need the functionality. The low-cut design provide extra mobility and motion range, while the padding and near-perfect shock absorption make this shoe a must have, no matter if you’re a top athlete or a regular individual wearing them around all day long.

2. Nike Zoom Fly SP

Nike Zoom Fly SP

Nike Zoom Fly SP is a running shoe with excellent design and a super responsive construction. But if it’s perfect for running, it’s perfect for everyday wear as well. The Zoom Fly SP is extremely lightweight, and the unique technology harnesses the pressure of each step and pushes you forward in a springy response. The signature pointed heel and built-in carbon fiber nylon plate which helps your feet spring forward make from the Nike Zoom Fly SP a very good shoe to walk.

1. Adidas Pure Boost

Adidas Pure Boost

The Adidas Pure Boost is everything you could wish from a comfortable shoe, and it’s one that won’t take a hole into your pockets. It comes with a light, airy and very supportive design that feels amazingly comfortable. The Boost midsole, knit upper and double folded knit tongue are the main highlights that make this shoe great. But then there’s the sock-like fit that gives it the flexibility and the comfort everybody expects from it.


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About Thom Esveld

Thom has over 7 years of experience writing content about subjects such as travel, cars, motorcycles, tech & gadgets, and his newly discovered passion, watches. He’s in love with two wheeled machines and the freedom and the thrills that motorcycle travel provides. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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