The 8 most comfortable sneakers for men that are also really stylish

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When it comes to sneakers, comfort trumps anything else. But that doesn’t mean you should sacrifice style and aesthetic appeal for a comfy pair of kicks. Especially when searching for the most comfortable sneakers for men, most of the options are lacking in the design department, leaving so much to be desired.

If you’re looking for a pair of sneakers that hits the mark on all fronts, we’ve listed eight of the best options to buy that are specifically designed for peak comfort while still maintaining stylistic integrity.

To make your shopping experience a lot easier, we’ve separated these picks into eight different categories so that you can shop by your needs or preferences. Check out the list below:

From the best overall to the most barefoot-like pick, check out the eight most comfortable sneakers for men below, from brands like Rothy’s, Allbirds, Nike, ASICS and more.

1. Best Overall: Rothy’s The RS01 Sneaker, $175

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If you’re not familiar with Rothy’s’ innovative and stylish products, we’re here to bring you to the light. What sets Rothy’s shoes, bags and accessories apart from others are not only their unique, durable and comfortable styles but, above all, their completely machine-washable design.

The brand’s RS01 Sneaker is a classic all-in-one pick, making it the absolute best overall sneaker for the man who prioritizes both comfort and style equally. It looks like an elevated everyday shoe and feels like your comfiest pair of worn-in sneakers.

Rothy’s upgraded the style for 2022 with a new Panther colorway (pictured above) featuring light khaki, off-white and jet-black details, making it perfect for year-round wear. These sneakers range from size seven to 16 and come in 10 colors (six classic and four limited edition).

2. Most Breathable and Lightweight: Allbirds Men’s Tree Dashers, $99 (Orig. $125)

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New Zealand-American company Allbirds is committed to creating eco-friendly footwear from sustainable resources that are also practical, fashionable and, most importantly, comfortable.

Allbirds prides itself on designing shoes that are extremely lightweight and easy to move around in. Its Tree Runners sneakers are made from renewable materials, making them a joy to wear. Eucalyptus tree fibers make up the shoe’s body and help with breathability. Castor oil layered with ZQ Merino wool construct the insoles, which give them a moisture-wick and cushion your feet while reducing odors.

Best of all, shoppers love that these shoes are super lightweight and airy. They bend easily while maintaining their shape. And they stay comfortable while you’re in motion or just standing in place. Also, like the Rothy’s RS01 sneaker, these are machine washable.

3. Best Springy, Shock-Absorbing Option: Nike Air Max Pre-Day Sneaker, $130

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In general, Nike sneakers are some of the most comfortable and stylish you’ll find anywhere. However, the brand’s Air Max Pre-Day lineup is, hands down, one of its most well-engineered and comforting releases to date.

These kicks take the classic look of Nike heritage and add a bit of pizzaz to make them more modern and updated. Perfect for those who live a fast-paced life, the Nike Air Max Pre-Day sneakers feature unbelievably soft cushioning and an exposed Air unit.

This unique cushioning absorbs impact and distributes your weight evenly for consistent, buoyant comfort under each step. In essence, you’ll feel like you’re walking on a springy cloud when you wear these. Choose from Black, Bone and Grey and Chlorophyll.

4. Most Well-Cushioned: Cole Haan Generation ZERØGRAND, $120

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Cole Haan‘s ZERØGRAND features some of the most extreme cushioning you’ll find in any men’s shoe line ever. In fact, this super soft and plush design came from the idea of walking on the moon.

The brand’s best-selling sneaker from this line, the Cole Haan Generation ZERØGRAND, features a smart design that mimics the foot’s natural movement, allowing you to move more smoothly with much less fatigue.

These shoes are also extremely lightweight and comfy. They have rubber outsoles and mesh uppers for peak breathability and comfort. They also come in four colors, and sizes range from seven to 15.

5. Most Versatile: CLAE Bradley Sneaker, $150

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If you’re looking for the perfect sleek and comfortable sneaker that easily transitions from day to night, the CLAE Bradley is the absolute best choice.

This retro-inspired sneaker features a completely monochrome design that makes whatever you wear look polished and elevated. They feature a full leather upper, a leather and textile lining and a rubber sole. However, unlike most other leather sneakers, these aren’t restricting and are actually comfortable for extended wear.

Sizes range from seven to 13, and they come in tons of solid colors and combinations.

6. Best For Running: ASICS GEL-KAYANO 27, $99.95 (Orig. $160)

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It should be no surprise to see ASICS on this list. It’s one of the most widely known sports sneaker and apparel brands in the world. Across the board, ASICS’ footwear is lauded as some of the best for active use, thanks to its high-quality craftsmanship, durability and comfort.

To prove the brand’s framework includes comfort, ASICS is actually an acronym for the Latin saying, “Anima Sana In Corpore Sano.” In English, that translates to, “You should pray for a healthy mind in a healthy body.”

The brand’s No. 1 best-selling GEL-KAYANO 27 sneaker features more space between the fibers, reducing weight and enhancing breathability. It also has an external heel counter that holds the heel securely while working together with the Trusstic System for stability while you’re in motion. Another key component is the built-in Gel Technology, as the sneaker’s deformable shape helps absorb and disperse shock evenly throughout, allowing you to have an extremely easy and comfortable workout.

7. Best Minimal Pick: CARIUMA Off-White Canvas Sneakers, $79

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CARIUMA was literally founded solely to provide more comfortable sneakers that were also sustainably designed and sourced. The brand’s co-founders, David and Fernando, started the brand after feeling most sneaker companies produced uncomfortable sneakers that weren’t ethically designed.

With this in mind, this brand set out to provide comfortable, versatile and stylish shoes that are consciously made, and they hit the mark on all fronts.

All of CARIUMA’s sneakers are made from self-regenerating bamboo and recycled fibers. In addition to their socially responsible craftsmanship, they’re also high-performance, low-impact and extremely lightweight. The classic Off-White Canvas Sneaker perfectly elevates any look. However, this shoe also comes in over 10 colors and sizes ranging from five to 13.

8. Top Barefoot-Like Feel: Camper Chasis, $135

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Camper is another brand with decades of research and experience on its side. The brand’s been around for over 40 years and uses technology to produce footwear that keeps your feet healthy and well supported.

If you’re looking for a no-frills, ultra comfy sneaker that’s well-made, the Camper Chasis sneaker is a no-brainer. It’s perfect for everyday performance and mobility. Its cushioned insoles provide the perfect amount of arch support you’ll need. Camper’s shoes also come with EVA rubber outsoles, making you feel like you’re walking barefoot. It literally feels like there’s nothing on your feet.

This is the perfect pick for those looking for all-day comfort.

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