Truth of the matter is, not all sneakers are comfortable. Even some of the chicest styles can lack ample cushioning and feature too-tight constructions that seem to rub in all the wrong places.
But all hope is not lost. Several brands are getting it right with looks that are both on-trend and comfort-driven, from chunky dad sneakers to glitter-embellished styles with features like memory foam footbeds and flexible outsoles.
To help you wade through all the options, we’ve rounded up our favorite sneakers designed to offer the perfect marriage of comfort and style. Read on to shop them all.
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1. Skechers Women's D'Lites Sneaker
This adorable ’90s-inspired silhouette is done in faux leather and comes in over three dozen colors.
Pros: Includes a memory foam insole and padded tongue and collar for comfort. Thick rubber outsole offers a slight height boost and added traction on slick surfaces. Available in wide and extra wide widths.
Cons: Still, some users may find the toe box narrow.
2. Adidas Women's Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoe
Slip these on with ease for the gym or running errands, thanks to a sock-like upper and handy no-tie design.
Pros: A Cloudfoam memory sockliner and breathable textile lining boost comfort. Includes a nonslip outsole to prevent slippage. Comes in over four dozen colorways to suit your personal style.
Cons: These may run large.
3. Reebok Women's Classic Renaissance Sneaker
Resembling the brand’s celebrity-loved Classic Leather shoe, these all-white Reeboks are a closet staple.
Pros: Feature a durable synthetic leather upper and stitched overlays for classic appeal. Lightweight cushioning, a die-cut EVA midsole and foam sockliner add underfoot comfort with every step.
Cons: Some wearers may find their heels slip out of these pairs.
4. Sperry Women's Crest Vibe Sneaker
Perfect to wear to brunch or while shopping, these feature a breathable linen upper with chic metallic overlays.
Pros: Also includes moisture-wicking Dri-Lex material to help keep feet cool and dry. Memory foam insoles provide arch support. Rust-proof eyelets and genuine rawhide laces should last multiple seasons.
Cons: These may run snug.