Footwear can make or break your day. Hiking in sandals? No thanks. How about a long day out on the town in flip-flops? Ouch.
Sneakers are a great everyday shoe that would make either of these scenarios far more bearable. But sometimes finding reliable and stylish pairs is even harder than finding situation-appropriate ones. Luckily, we can turn to Amazon to find great, shopper-approved sneakers for both function and fashion.
Whether you're going for a run or just running errands, these picks are sure to fit any lifestyle. Every pick has thousands of verified five-star reviews — and you might find a few of the retailer's No. 1 bestsellers in the mix, too.
Best sneakers for function, according to reviewers
Lightweight, flexible and supportive, these affordable slip-ons have all the features necessary to keep your feet comfortable all day long. The sneaker's design is meant to conform to your ankle to keep it secure and the material includes the "latest mesh technology" for a more breathable, less stuffy fit, according to the brand.
With the brand's newly developed 3D woven upper and a low-cut silhouette, these sneakers are a no-brainer. One five-star reviewer loves them so much, they're on their third pair. "Well over two years ago, I purchased a purple pair that quickly became my favorite shoes," they said. "They were comfortable enough to walk in and always got compliments. If they were dirty, I could toss them in the washer and dryer, and they’d look brand new again."
If you recognize the name of the brand, it's probably because you've seen these sneakers more than once on your Instagram or TikTok. These trendy slip-ons are all the rage due to their hands-free heel rebound technology and four-way stretch mesh material.
The brand behind this air cushion shoe says this footwear is perfect for daily use by anyone — from Zumba instructors to nurses who are on their feet all day. The perforated arch acts as a vent to prevent sweaty feet and the sock material is said to be extremely comfortable for long wear.
With over 53,000 five-star ratings, these Adidas sneakers have become one of Amazon's top-selling women's fashion sneakers. That's right, 53,000 people not only tried but also absolutely loved this running shoe. We're sure you'll love them, too, when you get a feel of their stretchy mesh material and cushy midsole.
When it comes to cross-training footwear, these New Balance picks are a No. 1 Amazon bestseller. They have a memory sole insert and a REVlight midsole that, "delivers incredibly lightweight cushioning and provides a responsive ride for comfortable all-day wear," according to the brand.
Add a pop of color to your usual workout attire with these air-cushion sneakers. The knitted material and supportive fit are designed to give you a comfortable walking or running experience and protect your heels, according to the brand.
A No. 1 Amazon bestseller, this slip-on pair from Skechers is clearly a customer favorite with over 54,000 five-star ratings. These sneakers are great for walking and come in 34 different colors and patterns.
These sleek trail runners are great for someone looking for an everyday shoe. One reviewer even said they helped with their leg pains, noting, "I was told to try minimalist wide-toe box shoes for my toe and knee pain. I had never heard of this brand but decided I’d try a lower price shoe first. These shoes are amazing. My toe and knee pain are gone!"
Best sneakers for fashion, according to reviewers
A clean pair of all-white kicks are a wardrobe staple, no matter the time of year. You can pair them with practically anything — leggings, dresses, skirts, jumpsuits — and are appropriate for most casual-cool occasions.
Mesh fabric and an air-cushion sole team up to create a super trendy — and comfortable — sneaker. Former Shop TODAY production coordinator Cassidy McKenna tried these shoes and simply could not get over how comfortable and easy to slip on and off these are.
Made with water-resistant PU leather and a trendy snakeskin design, these high-top sneakers will bring an edgy look to any outfit. According to the brand, they run a half size small, so order accordingly.
We know a classic when we see one — like this sleek pair, Amazon's No. 1 bestseller in Women's Tennis & Racquet Sport Shoes. You simply can't go wrong with the white platform sneaker, featuring Adidas' signature three-line design.
The chunky shoe trend is back, and lucky for you, we found one of the cutest picks on Amazon. A number of reviews mention their normal size being too big, so order a size down if you plan to buy these funky sneaks.
These shoes are red hot — literally! These unique sneakers feature a cool flame design printed on the sides and tons of comfort thanks to a honeycomb insole design. If this style doesn't suit your taste, check out the 18 other shades, ranging from pastels to neutral tones.
For $30 you can walk on clouds with these memory foam slip-on shoes. One reviewer can attest to the pair's comfortable fit, saying, "I wear them without socks, and they don't rub my feet or give me blisters at all. I can walk miles in them with no discomfort. I LOVE them and will buy another pair."
These fashion-forward Nautica shoes are lightweight enough to wear every day but also have a trendy look to them for special occasions, setting them apart from other normal sneakers. Plus, there are 23 other shades and strap designs to choose from.
We couldn't forget one of the most iconic chunky sneakers on our list — the Fila Disruptors. With over 14,000 five-star ratings from around the globe, this style is loved by so many. And right now, you can choose from over 40 colors and patterns.