If there’s anything we know for sure this summer, it’s that we’re walking just about everywhere. We’ve spent way too much of last year indoors for us to not be spending as much time as possible soaking in the outside world. Get the fresh air you deserve while the weather’s nice by ditching the car, train and bus for your trusty ‘ole tootsies — clad in the most comfortable sneakers money can buy, of course.
If you find yourself hoofing it more than most, you’re already aware of just how important it is to cover your feet in a pair of the most comfortable sneakers. The most comfortable sneakers are key for avoiding any blisters or discomfort no matter how many miles you’re strolling. From your front door to that park you love three towns over, you’ll be thankful your feet are covered in sneakers made for walking.
Sure, some of the best running shoes for men will suffice as the most comfortable sneakers, but they aren’t always the best looking. But, why sacrifice style for a comfortable pair of sneakers when you can have both at the same time? The most comfortable sneakers for men this summer shouldn’t just feel good, they should look good too.
We went on a search for all of the most worth-it sneaks online that check the box in both style and comfort this year. From cult favorites to sneaks you might’ve never ever heard of, follow along and discover all of the most comfortable sneakers you can’t ignore this summer.
1. Nike Air Force 1 ’07
There’s probably a dirty pair of AF1s sitting near your front door, so if that’s the case, you’ll already know just how comfortable these sneaks are. Nike’s Air Force 1 ’07’s have become a modern staple to men’s and women’s footwear in the past decade for their easy-to-match style properties and unmatched comfort. These sneaks are available in white and black to keep your outfit looking clean and put together with no matter what you throw together. AF1s are designed for shooting hoops, so you can expect extra cushioning to provide all-day comfort no matter how far you’re walking. In our experience, these sneaks are also tremendously durable and have a long lifespan.
Nike Air Force 1 '07
2. adidas Ultraboost 5.0 DNA Shoes
All-day comfort is hard to beat with the adidas Ultraboost 5.0 DNA sneakers. The shoes fuse together energy capsules for total energy return, keeping you on your feet longer in the process. They fit like a glove and hug your feet as you move to keep them cozy no matter where you’re headed. adidas claims these sneaks are “born for the street”, making them a staple if you plan on walking around day in and day out. Although they look more athletic than a majority of casual sneakers, they’ll still match nicely with whatever outfit you’re wearing this summer. Best part of all? These sneakers are made from recyclable materials, making them not only great for your feet, but awesome for our planet.
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adidas Ultraboost 5.0 DNA Shoes
3. Hoka One One Clifton 7
For avid walkers, finding a solid pair of durable sneakers that last more than a couple of months can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Thankfully, the Hoka One One Clifton 7s are some of the most durable, long-lasting shoes we’ve seen in a while. They’re made with a high-abrasion rubber outsole to ensure they won’t dwindle down into nothing as the months fly by. Each pair is super lightweight to lessen any additional energy used when strolling around town. Worried about an uncomfortable fit? Don’t be. These sneakers have a full-compression EVA midsole to give you some of the best cushioning available in a pair of shoes.
Hoka One One Clifton 7
4. APL TechLoom Pro
Comfortable, good-looking, clean, durable — we could use just about every positive word we’ve ever learned to describe our love for the APL TechLoom Pro sneakers. These running shoes aren’t only perfect for your morning jog, but they have the ability to keep your feet comfy as you’re mobile on shorter walks and adventures. The APL TechLoom Pros make quite the travel shoe for those experiencing new cities and prefer ditching the taxi to get from place to place. Each sneak uses APL’s proprietary Propelium® midsole and outsole for both visual and comfort purposes, too.
APL TechLoom Pro
5. New Balance 990v5
In 1978, the New Balance 990 sneaker was birthed as the best running sneaker of all time. Now, over 40 whole years later, the tradition continues with the New Balance 990v5 sneaker — the latest release of the original 990 sneak. This stylish sneak is made to take on your day in maximum comfort. It effortlessly blends cushioning and style to ensure you’ll stay looking fresh on the streets. Dual-density collar foam is included around the ankles for extra support and comfort.
New Balance 990v5
6. Allbirds Tree Dashers
Not only are the Allbirds Tree Dashers some of the most comfortable sneakers to rock throughout the summer months, but they’re some of the most eco-friendly sneakers on the planet. Each pair is made using eucalyptus tree and renewable materials to keep your feet cozy, light and breezy during hot weather. The sneakers naturally minimize odor contour your foot to move with it. You won’t have to go through that awkward “break-in” process you do with other sneakers, either. When they get dirty, you can even throw them directly into the washing machine.
Allbirds Tree Dashers
7. Kenneth Cole New York Liam Sneaker
If you need to tone it up a little, the Liam sneakers from Kenneth Cole are just what you need to keep cozy and semi-formal for whatever need be. Unlike the rest of the sneakers listed, the Liam’s are perfect for work and play. They look formal enough to fit into your office attire yet casual enough to wear in a cluttered bar. Each sneak is made with a tumbled leather upper to keep you on the fancier side and stay comfortable on your foot at every angle.
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Kenneth Cole New York Liam Sneaker
8. Under Armour Charged Assert 8 Mrble Running Shoe
Last but not least, we had to top things off with a pick from Under Armour. Although these sneakers are on the sportier side and won’t match every outfit you put together this summer, they’re a must-have for every dude’s closet. When wearing these shoes, your feet will consistently thank you. They’ve got a low top and a neutral step for those who prioritize flexibility when walking. Additionally, they’re created with a mesh upper for total breathability. Sweaty feet? In this weather? Never again.