Owning a pair of light-up sneakers when you were younger meant you were the coolest kid on the block. The same still applies for adults, at least in our opinion anyway. Light-up sneakers are a perfect addition to any costume, party-going ensemble or just your daily outfit if you’re feeling bold. The styles on our list unisex, rechargeable and feature lights that can be switched on and off for versatile wear. Whether you’re headed to the club or to a rooftop event, you’ll bound to glow in these pairs.
For more than 75 years, Footwear News has been the shoe authority. Our coverage spans top industry news, retail trends, head-to-toe fashion, athletic and outdoor analysis and more. Footwear News’ global network of editors has carefully curated all product selections featured using our expansive brand knowledge and thorough research to find quality, long-lasting items. If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission.
1. Sanyes Charging Light Up Shoes
These low-top faux leather sneakers feature a lace-up front, coming in four unique colorways.
Pros: Set atop a platform sole, the midsole glows up with LED lights thanks to a hidden switch in the inside of the tongue. They are USB chargeable and offer multiple different combinations of lights from solid colors to rainbow flashes.
Cons: To turn these off or to go back to a setting, you have to click through the other settings — there is no back button.
2. Odema Unisex LED Shoes
Stay cool in these glam sneakers.
Pros: The smooth uppers of these shoes offer a comfy, barely-there feel; the bottom lights up thanks to a chargeable port in the inner part of the shoe. These also offer long-lasting light.
Cons: It takes awhile to charge completely.
3. Voovix Light Up Shoes
These sneakers combine skate and basketball silhouettes with a glowing accent.
Pros: Voovix’s light-up sneakers include an adjustable top strap and a chargeable lit-up base; the shoes show seven different color options and have a smooth cotton lining to absorb sweat on the dance floor.
Cons: The brand warns that these are not waterproof and you shouldn’t wear them in a wet or rainy environment.