20 Most Comfortable Shoes For Men (2023)

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1 April 2022 by Bec Milligan

20 Most Comfortable Shoes For Men (1)

We’re sure people may disagree as comfort can be subjective, but having a good idea as to which brands produce some of the most comfortable shoes for men will no doubt help next time you go shoe or sneaker shopping.

Nowadays, no matter what type of shoe you wish to add to your wardrobe, you can get a version of it that’s both stylish and comfortable. Dress shoes, sneakers, loafers, running shoes, boat shoes; you name it! Any type of shoe can be found in a style that won’t cause your feet pain.

You just have to know what to look for and which brands to shop from. That’s where we come in.

Features of comfortable shoes

If you’re after the most comfortable shoes for men there are some key features to look out for. The best comfy shoes will have cushioning technology in the heel and sole for shock absorption & arch support, be flexible & will conform to your foot’s natural movement, and be either non-slip or slip-resistant.

Comfortable Shoe FAQs

Why are comfortable shoes important?

Your feet carry your entire body weight and wearing ill-fitting and non-supportive shoes can cause a myriad of health issues from minor to serious. Comfortable shoes are seriously important as they’ll prevent blisters, bunions, posture issues, joint pain, and arthritis.

Should shoes be comfortable right away?

When trying a shoe on for the first time, it should be instantly comfortable. Not too tight, not too loose, and extremely cushiony and supportive. However, most shoes do need to be broken in, so you may find if you wear them for a long period of time when you first get them, they will cause some pain and/or blisters.

We recommend that when you get a new pair of shoes, wear them for only an hour or so every day for roughly two weeks to break them in. That way you won’t get any discomfort.

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We’ve rounded up which brands make the most comfortable shoes for men. Whether you’re after sneakers, running shoes, dress shoes, loafers, etc. we’ve got you covered.

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These brands produce a wide variety of shoe styles, so no matter what type of shoe you’re after, you’ll find a comfortable yet stylish option below.

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Allbirds

New Zealand-American company, Allbirds is dedicated to creating eco-friendly footwear made from sustainable resources, but that doesn't mean that Allbirds' shoes don't deliver in the comfort department.

Allbirds has a wide range of shoes - runners, everyday sneakers, high-tops, slip-ons, boat shoes, and boots - that are all made with renewable materials that unsurprisingly have amazing benefits. All of Allbirds’ shoes feature insoles that are made from castor oil layered with ZQ Merino wool to cushion, moisture-wick, and odour reduce your feet while you're wearing them.

Lightweight and breezy, Allbirds shoes are either made with merino wool or eucalyptus tree fibres for flexibility, meaning Allbirds’ shoes will conform to your movements while you're standing or moving on your feet for long hours, ensuring maximum comfort.

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Cole Haan

Founded in 1928, in Chicago, Cole Haan is an American brand renowned for its footwear which is both aesthetically pleasing and functional. Cole Haan employs various technologies when crafting its footwear, to ensure ultimate comfort, most notably the Zero Grand collection.

The Zero Grand range features men's runners, everyday sneakers, and dress shoes, all with extreme cushioning that was inspired by walking on the moon. Featuring a smart design and engineering, Zero Grand footwear mimics the foot's natural movement, so you can move smoothly with less fatigue.

The shoes are all lightweight, exceptionally comfortable, and are packaged in unique yet stylish designs. Available in a variety of colours and styles, Cole Haan’s Zero Grand shoes are incredibly comfortable.

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Camper

For over forty years, Camper has looked to technology to engineer footwear that'll provide the wearer with the most comfortable shoe that'll keep your feet healthy and supported.

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For a pair of comfortable shoes, Camper's Lightweight range is an excellent option. All of the men's shoes - sneakers, runners, boots, dress shoes, and more - in the Lightweight range provide advanced everyday performance in terms of mobility. Plus, with cushioned insoles for arch support and EVA rubber outsoles that'll make you feel like you're going barefoot, you'll feel comfortable all day.

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Cariuma

Co-founders David and Fernando started Cariuma after feeling that major sneaker companies were producing uncomfortable sneakers that weren't created in a sustainable or socially responsible way. They set out to provide stylish, comfy, consciously made shoes, and let us tell you, Cariuma sneakers certainly meet those goals.

Cariuma has a huge range of low-tops, high-tops, and slip-ons that are high-performing, low-impact, and ultra-lightweight. Available in a wide variety of colours and styles, Cariuma’s shoes feature arch support and cushioning footbeds for extreme comfort.

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Casca

When it comes to finding comfortable shoes, Casca is a brand you can't ignore. Casca has a huge range of sneakers and slip-on shoes in various styles, colours, and fabrics.

All of Casca's footwear is designed with orthotic experts and features soles constructed from a triple-thick cushioning with Everest-grade rubber, to ensure premium comfort and long wearability.

Casca believes that every foot is more unique than a fingerprint, which is why they launched Smartfit, in 2020. What is Smartfit, you ask? Made to order custom insoles tailored to your exact foot measurements, to provide optimal cushioning and arch support. Talk about comfortable!

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On Running

On Running is well-known for its running sneakers, and its technology CloudTec is designed specifically for running; however, the CloudTec range will honestly work wonders, in terms of comfort, no matter what you're up to.

The highly adaptive sole reduces muscle fatigue and lowers your heart rate thanks to its multi-directional cushioning that ensures that your feet feel supported but never restricted.

The insoles of all CloudTec footwear have fantastic arch support, and the laces come down rather low on the toe to reduce the chance of shin splints. If you're after all-day comfort, these casual shoes, available in running shoes and everyday sneaker styles, are a fantastic option.

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Duke & Dexter

'Buy once and buy right' is the powerful mantra Duke & Dexter employ when creating their shoes. Over the past four years, the London footwear label has expanded globally and is beloved for its shoes that are handmade in England.

Duke & Dexter has a huge range of men’s shoes - sneakers and loafers - available in multiple colours, styles, and fabric options. All shoes are built for supreme comfort with Duke & Dexter's custom-designed sole which provides support and cushioning to your feet.

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Ecco

​​When a company's vision is "to be the leading premium brand for shoes and leather goods" you know you're in the right place to find comfortable shoes. Ecco prides itself on innovation and providing improvements to the footwear and leather industry.

Ecco achieves this with their Vitrus collection of shoes for men which is comprised of dress shoes, loafers, and boots. The innovative Viturs shank, featured in all of the shoes, allows the formulation of a soft, cupped heel that'll bring you closer to the ground for greater stability and comfort. Ecco's Vitrus shoes also feature Fluidfrom, a lightweight and fluid material, that's wrapped around the Vitrus shank so the interior of the shoe follows the natural contours of feet, meaning you can comfortably wear any Ecco Vitrus shoe all day long.

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Amberjack

A very new brand, having only been launched in November 2020, is Amberjack. The Amberjack team has had years of experience though, working with some of the biggest heavyweights in the men’s footwear industry such as Cole Haan, Allen Edmonds, and Adidas.

They only have one shoe to offer, ‘The Original’, which is a stylish dress shoe, perfect for both smart casual and formal affairs (and everything in between), available in six timeless colours. But this shoe is secretly a serious game-changer when it comes to men’s shoes. The soles of The Original are crafted with new, proprietary materials created by Amberjack that deliver comfort all day long! The shoes also feature heat-activated arch support made with foam (that’s more durable than memory foam) that when heated by your body warmth will mould to your foot for custom arch support.

Not to mention a dual-density outsole with high-performance athletic technology in the front for flexibility and strong hiking boot material in the back for support. Oh, and the sustainably sourced Italian suede used for the upper is water repellent, meaning you can wear these shoes in rain or shine, and the suede will stay protected and fresh. Seriously, these will be some of the comfiest shoes you’ll ever own.

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Johnston & Murphy

Founded in 1850, Johnston & Murphy first specialised in crafting quality and highly durable work shoes but in 1880, took the craftsmanship and durability of their work shoes and built them into a line of higher-fashion footwear, which quickly became popular around the world. In 2010, Johnston & Murphy held an online "Ultimate Comfort Contest", asking customers to send in why they find shoes uncomfortable, so that Johnston and Murphy could rectify those issues with their next line of shoes.

And boy, did they. Johnston & Murphy launched their XC4 range, which stands for Extreme Comfort and the number 4 represents the four main features of XC4 shoes: moisture-wicking, lightweight, cushioning, and an extra removable insole for a perfect fit. The XC4 collection is made up of sneakers, boots, and dress shoes that'll all keep your feet feeling but also looking good.

FAQs

What is the top rated most comfortable shoe? ›

  • Best Overall: Hoka One One Bondi 7. Amazon. ...
  • Best Budget: Waluzs Slip-on Sneakers. ...
  • Best Fashion Sneakers: Vionic Electra Sneaker. ...
  • Best Sandals: Teva Hurricane Verge. ...
  • Best Slip-Ons: Allbirds Tree Loungers. ...
  • Best Running Sneakers: Brooks Ghost 14. ...
  • Best Booties: Clarks Memi Top. ...
  • Best Winter Boots: UGG Yose Waterproof Lace-Up Boot.
1 Jun 2022

Which shoe brand is best? ›

Top 10 Shoe Brand in India
  1. Reebok. ADVERTISEMENT. ...
  2. Adidas. Adidas is the second-largest sportswear manufacturer in the world. ...
  3. Nike. Nike is, without a doubt, the greatest and most dependable shoe brand in the world. ...
  4. PUMA. PUMA is a well-known footwear manufacturer that focuses on sports shoes. ...
  5. Woodland. ...
  6. Bata. ...
  7. Red Tape. ...
  8. FILA.

Which shoe brand is best for walking? ›

List of 17 Best Walking Shoe Brands in India
  • Derby Kicks.
  • Puma.
  • Nike.
  • Red Tape.
  • New Balance.
  • ASICS.
  • Skechers.
  • Sparx.
21 Sept 2022

Are Skechers good for your feet? ›

Are Skechers Shoes Good For Your Feet? Skechers may be good for your feet because they are designed to absorb the shock of running and walking while also reducing pain and fatigue. Skechers have a flexible sole that moves and bends with your feet while you are walking and offers gentle support while standing still.

Why are Asics so comfortable? ›

ASICS are made to be comfortable whether you are wearing them casually or for an activity. They are made of cotton, polyester, gel, and foam that are soft and provide a gentle cushion for the feet. They are also breathable, so you can wear them all day without your feet getting hot or sweaty.

What are the most supportive sneakers? ›

Our Top Picks
  • Best Overall: Asics GT-2000 Sneaker.
  • Best Slip-Ons: Merrell Work Jungle Moc AC + Pro Sneaker.
  • Best for Wide Feet: New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v11 Running Shoe.
  • Best for Flat Feet: Hoka One One Bondi 8 Running Shoe.
  • Best for High Arches: Brooks Ghost Running Shoe.
6 Sept 2022

Who makes comfortable shoes? ›

Dr. Koshimune cites New Balance, ASICS, Brooks, Altra, Hoka One, and Merrell as companies that offer a wide range of athletic shoes. While best known for heels and boots, Vionic also has an excellent active shoe line that includes comfortable walking shoes and slip-on sneakers.

How many pairs of shoes should a man own? ›

If you're going for a minimal wardrobe, 4 pairs of shoes should be fine. But on average a man can own 10 – 20 pairs of shoes which can cover every occasion you'll ever encounter.

What is the #1 shoe brand? ›

The largest shoe brand in the US is Nike, with a revenue of $44.538 billion and over 75,000 employees.

Whats the most expensive shoe? ›

The world's most expensive shoe is Antonio Vietri Moon Star Shoes at $19.9 million. Footwear has become the most powerful category in the online luxury market, as the eye-watering cost of these moon star shoes proves.

What is the richest shoe brand? ›

Top 10 Largest Footwear Companies in the World 2020
RankCompany2019 Revenue ($ billion)
1Nike39.1
2Adidas26.8
3Kering16.1
4VF Corp13.6
6 more rows
30 Apr 2022

What are orthopedic shoes? ›

Orthopaedic shoes are shoes that are specifically designed to support or accommodate the mechanics and structure of the foot, ankle and leg and they have a number of medically beneficial features and functions that separate them from everyday footwear.

How do I find the best shoes for my feet? ›

How Do You Find the Right Shoes?
  1. Have your feet measured. ...
  2. Fit your shoes to the larger foot. ...
  3. Get measured at the end of the day when your feet are the largest. ...
  4. Don't rely on shoe size alone. ...
  5. Look at the shape of the shoe. ...
  6. Don't plan on shoes stretching over time. ...
  7. Check the width of the shoe. ...
  8. Check the depth of the shoe.

What sneakers do podiatrists recommend? ›

Podiatrist shoes recommended
  • Brooks.
  • Asics.
  • New Balance.
  • Rockport.
  • Merrell.
  • Ascent.
  • Mizuno.

Are Crocs good for your feet? ›

Long-term wear of Crocs may also cause other serious foot conditions. “You're not thinking about it, but when you're wearing a shoe that wide, you're gripping with your toes, and when you grip with your toes to keep a shoe on, you can get tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and hammertoes in the long-term,” Dr. Barrow notes.

Which Skechers are best for standing all day? ›

Perfect for people who are always on their feet, the Skechers Uno - Stand On Air offers superior cushioning and support with its air-cooled memory foam and air-cushioned midsole. This shoe also has an Air Max-like silhouette, which delivers a stand-out style.

Are Air Force Ones Comfy? ›

How comfortable are Air Force 1s? The Air Force 1 isn't the most comfortable shoe on the market, and they're pretty heavy. However, the AF1 isn't uncomfortable enough to put you off of wearing them; hence they're one of the most ubiquitous sneakers in existence.

Are New Balance shoes good for walking? ›

A top choice for fitness walkers, New Balance shoes are known for their plush comfort and quality construction. The brand also offers sneakers in a wide range of styles that provide extra support for different types of wearers, like those with high arches or flat feet.

Can I wear running shoes for walking? ›

Can running shoes be used as walking shoes? The short answer: yes. Running shoes and walking shoes have similar qualities that make them ideal for being active. While running shoes are designed to be durable for the rigorous demands of running, they are excellent as walking shoes, too.

What do podiatrists say about Skechers? ›

Sketchers DO NOT have appropriate stability in the upper fabric and the heel counter to complement an orthotic. As such, you will probably find the orthotic redundant, or in worse case contributing to the cause of injury. Remember, an orthotic does 50% of the work. The shoe does the other 50%.

What are the best shoes for painful feet? ›

New Balance shoes are often cited as great for people suffering from foot pain. The Fresh Foam 1080V9 Running Shoes for men and women are stylish and comfortable with their mesh uppers. They have a wide toe box that helps to stabilize your feet and their ample cushioning helps with shock absorption.

What shoe brand has best arch support? ›

OTHER RECOMMENDED BRANDS OF ARCH SUPPORT SHOES
  • Aravon (Amazon/Zappos/Nordstrom)
  • Arche (Zappos)
  • Arcopedico (Amazon / Zappos)
  • ASICS (Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom)
  • Bernardo (Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom)
  • Birkenstock (Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom)
  • Børn (Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom)
  • BZees (Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom)

Which ASICS running shoes are the most comfortable? ›

Top 5 ASICS Shoes That Will Be Comfortable All Day Long
  • GEL-NIMBUS™ 24. The GEL-NIMBUS™ 24 running shoe is engineered to maximize your gait while providing shock absorption and support. ...
  • GEL-CUMULUS™ 24. The GEL-CUMULUS™ 24 shoe is part of an innovative series from ASICS. ...
  • GEL-KAYANO™ 28. ...
  • GEL-CONTEND™ 7. ...
  • GEL-TORRANCE™ 2.
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What are ASICS known for? ›

ASICS is perhaps best known for its highly cushioned GEL™ brand technology and shoes launched in 1986. The technology and shoe range continue to progress.

Are memory foam shoes good for standing all day? ›

FAQs About Foam Shoes

Foam shoes use memory foam to distribute weight across your foot to relieve pressure, support your arches, and absorb shock. They are ideal for running, walking, and standing for long periods.

What is the most popular sneaker in the market? ›

The “Nike Air Force 1 comes out on top in every single state as the most popular and searched for iconic sneaker in 2021,” according to eBay. It come in women's, men's and kids; high-tops, medium and low-tops; and a variety of colors.

What are the in shoes right now? ›

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  • Black and White Cowboy Boots.
  • White Kitten Heels.
  • Straight Leg Boots.
  • Ornate Heels.
  • Square Toe Boots.
  • Kitten Heel Mules.
  • Combat Boots.
  • Chunky White Sneakers.
1 Jan 2022

What is the most comfortable sneaker for work? ›

Quick List:
  • Best high-support: ...
  • Best neutral: Saucony Cohesion 14.
  • Best breathable: Vionic Miles Active Sneakers.
  • Best arch support: Kuru ATOM.
  • Best traction: Adidas Ultraboost DNA.
  • Best for pronation: Asics GT-1000 11.
  • Best for narrow feet: Nike React Phantom Run Flyknit 2.
  • Best slip-on: Skechers Arch Fit.
1 Jul 2022

Are vans good for being on your feet all day? ›

Yes. Vans shoes offer great support with a comfortable fit all day long. The ultimate combination of function and style, they are ideal for walking due to a sturdy rubber sole and flexible canvas construction.

Are Nike Air Max good for walking? ›

Nike Air technology is perfectly suitable for walking. It provides solid support and cuts down on the weight of the midsole.

Are Skechers good for your feet? ›

Are Skechers Shoes Good For Your Feet? Skechers may be good for your feet because they are designed to absorb the shock of running and walking while also reducing pain and fatigue. Skechers have a flexible sole that moves and bends with your feet while you are walking and offers gentle support while standing still.

What are the best shoes for working on your feet? ›

Our Top Picks
  • Best Overall: Asics GT-2000 Sneaker.
  • Best Slip-Ons: Merrell Work Jungle Moc AC + Pro Sneaker.
  • Best for Wide Feet: New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v11 Running Shoe.
  • Best for Flat Feet: Hoka One One Bondi 8 Running Shoe.
  • Best for High Arches: Brooks Ghost Running Shoe.
6 Sept 2022

Why are Asics so comfortable? ›

ASICS are made to be comfortable whether you are wearing them casually or for an activity. They are made of cotton, polyester, gel, and foam that are soft and provide a gentle cushion for the feet. They are also breathable, so you can wear them all day without your feet getting hot or sweaty.

Why do people love Rothys? ›

Since Rothy's aren't made from leather, they're also a lot more breathable. They're much more comfortable to wear on hot days because they're lightweight and my feet can actually breathe. I've been wearing my Rothy's flats for a good few months now and I haven't needed a break-in period.

What do podiatrists say about Skechers? ›

Sketchers DO NOT have appropriate stability in the upper fabric and the heel counter to complement an orthotic. As such, you will probably find the orthotic redundant, or in worse case contributing to the cause of injury. Remember, an orthotic does 50% of the work. The shoe does the other 50%.

What sneakers do podiatrists recommend? ›

Podiatrist shoes recommended
  • Brooks.
  • Asics.
  • New Balance.
  • Rockport.
  • Merrell.
  • Ascent.
  • Mizuno.

What shoe brand has best arch support? ›

OTHER RECOMMENDED BRANDS OF ARCH SUPPORT SHOES
  • Aravon (Amazon/Zappos/Nordstrom)
  • Arche (Zappos)
  • Arcopedico (Amazon / Zappos)
  • ASICS (Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom)
  • Bernardo (Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom)
  • Birkenstock (Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom)
  • Børn (Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom)
  • BZees (Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom)

What are orthopedic shoes? ›

Orthopaedic shoes are shoes that are specifically designed to support or accommodate the mechanics and structure of the foot, ankle and leg and they have a number of medically beneficial features and functions that separate them from everyday footwear.

What type of shoes are best for walking? ›

The 5 Best Walking Shoes, According to Podiatrists
  • Altra Olympus 4.
  • Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21.
  • New Balance Made in USA 990v5.
  • HOKA One Bondi SR.
  • Teva Ridgeview.
24 Nov 2021

Which ASICS running shoes are the most comfortable? ›

Top 5 ASICS Shoes That Will Be Comfortable All Day Long
  • GEL-NIMBUS™ 24. The GEL-NIMBUS™ 24 running shoe is engineered to maximize your gait while providing shock absorption and support. ...
  • GEL-CUMULUS™ 24. The GEL-CUMULUS™ 24 shoe is part of an innovative series from ASICS. ...
  • GEL-KAYANO™ 28. ...
  • GEL-CONTEND™ 7. ...
  • GEL-TORRANCE™ 2.
28 Jul 2022

Are New Balance shoes good quality? ›

A top choice for fitness walkers, New Balance shoes are known for their plush comfort and quality construction. The brand also offers sneakers in a wide range of styles that provide extra support for different types of wearers, like those with high arches or flat feet.

What are ASICS known for? ›

ASICS is perhaps best known for its highly cushioned GEL™ brand technology and shoes launched in 1986. The technology and shoe range continue to progress.

Who wears Rothys shoes? ›

An early supporter of the brand, Gwyneth Paltrow has sung the praises Rothy's and included The Point in her San Francisco pop-up, Goop Mrkt, way back in 2016. These pointed toe flats have many other celebrity fans, including Meghan Markle, Isla Fisher and Mandy Moore.

Can men wear Rothys flats? ›

Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed's editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. After years of selling various styles of flats in only women's sizes, Rothy's is officially entering the men's footwear space.

Do Rothys give you blisters? ›

The Rothy's come up much higher on the heel and have a scratchy trim, which gave me significant blisters after wearing them for one day at work. Depending on the shape of your heel – I would advise wearing them around at home for a little bit before taking them out for a full day.

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