Best Selling Shoes Reviewed for Quality & Value

For many, shoes are the icing on the cake when putting together an outfit. Just like clothing and makeup, shoes have the ability to accentuate, define, and give you killer confidence. There is no such thing as too many shoes. There are different shoes for different occasions, events, weather, and seasons. These shoes are the best of the best. Ranging from athletic sneakers to cozy slippers, you’re sure to find a pair to fall in love with.

Last Updated: January 13, 2018
By Tienna MacKenzie:

The recent update outlines best selling shoes and the different aspects of them including fit, material, quality, and affordability. Customer reviews and ratings can also be found within the information. As well, it includes criteria for best selling shoes, and frequently asked questions (FAQ). 

Featured Recommendations

Converse All Star Low
  • Converse All Star Low
  • 5 out of 5
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  • Unisex design
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New Balance MX608v4
  • New Balance MX608v4
  • 5 out of 5
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  • Injection molded Eva midsole
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Crocs Classic Clog
  • Crocs Classic Clog
  • 5 out of 5
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  • Croslite material
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Shoes are important in pretty much everybody’s daily lives. They are a method of transportation in their own way, they protect our feet from natures harsh elements, and they give us the opportunity to express our sense of style. They offer us warmth, comfort, and stability. And with so many different styles, colors, qualities, prices, sizes, and materials, the perfect pair for you could be difficult to track down. Different types of shoes have their own perks, such as the way cleats are designed to grip to turf, or rubber boots are designed to keep your feet from getting wet. These shoes are popular, highly rated, and designed to give you what you look for and need in a shoe. For most of us, shoes need to be affordable and stylish, but above all else, they must be comfortable. Nobody wants to be stuck in a sneaker that gives them blisters at an amusement park, or a dress shoe that pinches their toes all day at work, or a pair of slippers with a rock hard sole. As a general rule, best selling shoes are the best selling for a reason. They’re comfortable, stylish, affordable, durable, and reliable. Now having read that, imagine all those attributes and more in a singular pair of shoes. Unheard of. Until now.

 

10 Best Selling Shoes

 

1. Converse All Star Low

I don’t believe I speak alone when I say Converse are by far the most comfortable, durable, and wearable shoes of this day and age. They feature an easily washable, lightweight canvas material, and a rubber sole designed for grip and traction. The shoe comes in a variety of colors and patterns to fit your personal likings. They are both durable and affordable, and quite frankly, a gift from God.
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Lightweight Canvas Upper

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low’s claim to fame was their upper canvas material, and how light it is. It makes the shoe feel less confining and more breathable. The canvas is also very easily washable, with little maintenance. They are fine to be tossed in the wash on a spin cycle. Hand washing is not necessary, although would likely keep them in better shape in the long run.

Rubber Sole

Another benefit of Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low’s to add to the list is the rubber sole. It definitely aids in extending the life of the shoe, as it is very durable material that offers excellent grip and traction in all types of terrain and weather. The only downside is the white rubber soles get dirty quickly.

Cost

Not only has Converse blessed us with this all around ideal shoe, they’re also not requesting an arm and leg for it. This is one of the cheaper on the list, although the quality is right up alongside the more expensive ones. They are definitely worth the investment.
Pros
  • Very Versatile
  • Ultra Durable
  • Large variety of colors to choose from
  • Affordable compared to others on the list
  • Tailored to fit your feet
Cons
  • Non-water resistant
  • Many knock off brands

2. Crocs Classic Clog

Crocs are a staple in comfortable footwear. They are great for multiple reasons. They’re waterproof, ventilated, extremely comfortable, long wearing, and affordable. They also feature a removable back strap and synthetic soles made for comfort and ease. They are designed to be a slip on shoe. It’s really not a wonder they made the list.
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Ventilation

The Crocs Classic Clogs design includes small holes throughout the top and sides of the shoe to make it breathable. The ventilation system works to keep feet cool in warmer weather. This feature also helps to drain water from the shoe when walking through water and puddles, making sure water doesn’t pool in your shoe, which is uncomfortable.

Waterproof

These shoes are waterproof in every way, shape, and form. This makes them ideal for walks on the beach, as well as actually using them as water shoes. This also makes them super easy to clean anything off of, whether it be mud, paint, dirt, chalk, or practically any other substance under the sun. Crocs are also ultra lightweight, making them perfect for water related activities.

Cost

Crocs are fairly priced, so you will definitely be getting your money’s worth. They literally last ages, and are so easy to maintain. The value of the shoe is far beyond what you will likely pay.
Pros
  • Large color variety
  • Customizable with Jibbitz
  • Breathability eliminates odor
  • Easy to wash
  • Super squishy soles
Cons
  • Not as stylish as most on list
  • Not great tread

3. New Balance MX608v4

The New Balance Training Shoe offers stability, comfort, and durability. These leather sneakers feature a lace up closure, breathable lining, a pull tab at the heel for easy slip on and convenience, a rubber non marking sole, an EVA footbed, IMEVA midsole, and ABZORB cushioning.
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EVA footbed

The EVA footbed is contoured in the arch and heel, giving it excellent support. EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate) foam insoles are known for their density and support system. This helps to support the foot, heel, calf, and back which is a major benefit.

ABZORB cushioning

New Balances ABZORB cushioning works to eliminate heel, ankle, and back pain by dispersing forces at the point of impact, reducing shock being transferred through the shoe and into the leg. The cushioning is made up of Dupont Engage Isoprene rubber and foam materials.

Cost

These sneakers are relatively inexpensive for the amount of wear you’ll get from them. Used mainly as a walking shoe, they will last as long as you allow them to and are well worth the money.
Pros
  • Long lasting leather
  • Padded mesh tongue
  • A great deal of interior padding
  • Fits true to size
  • Shock absorption
Cons
  • Slightly stiff when new

4. Asics Gel Venture 5

4. Asics Gel Venture 5
Designed for running, this sneaker features Asics high Abrasion rubber sole, durable mesh material with overlays, Asics famous GEL cushioning system, a sole made for multi-surface traction and trails, a removable foam sockliner, and a large selection of color combinations to choose from.

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Multi-surface traction sole

This sneaker was designed with walkers, hikers, and runners in mind. Made for rugged terrain and trails, this is perfect for anyone who enjoys the woods in particular. Unlike most sneakers, Asics GEL Venture 5 has a sole with traction, yet leaves little room for loose dirt and mud to get packed in the bottom.

GEL cushioning system

Asics GEL is inserted into both the forefoot and rearfoot, which helps to “soften the blow” as your foot thuds against the ground during running exercises. GEL absorbs the strike, making not only for a more comfortable run, but also preventing potential injuries, particularly to the foot, leg, and back in the long run.

Cost

The Asics GEL Venture 5 is a tad bit pricier than previously mentioned products. Despite this, there are many athletes who swear by these sneakers. They are worth the price as they are designed for so many different things including hiking, walking, jogging, running, and long distance.
Pros
  • Large color variety
  • A fabric hook on the back for hanging purposes
  • Detachable sock liner allows the insertion of orthotics
  • Lightweight yet sturdy
  • Sole is made of high abrasion rubber
Cons
  • Difficult to clean dust and dirt out of in between layers
  • Not very flexible

5. Ugg Ansley Moccasin

5. Ugg Ansley Moccasin
The UGG Ansley Moccasin is perfect for either stay-at-home or on-the-go comfort. This easy slide on features genuine pig leather, genuine dyed sheepskin, a molded rubber sole making these ideal for both indoor and outdoor use, water resistant Silkee suede upper, and fully lined with UGGpure wool (including the insole).

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Indoor and Outdoor sole

The moccasin rubber sole is designed for wear both inside and outside. It provides traction for outdoor terrain and weather while still being suitable for indoors without scuffing the floor. The only downside is that the rubber sole does not extend fully to the tip of the toe, causing the toe area where the leather begins and the sole ends to scuff, wearing out the leather faster than it should.

UGGpure wool

UGGpure wool is innovative as it does not actually harm the animal during the process. Essentially, the sheep is just given a haircut, making it both a renewable and sustainable resource. UGGpure wool is more economically friendly, and also cruelty free as opposed to most animal fur products.

Cost

UGG’s in general are fairly expensive, due to the real animal furs and skins, so the price of these slippers shouldn’t be overly alarming. Many people have trouble justifying spending such large sums of money on a slipper, but those who have spent it have nothing but good things to say about it.
Pros
  • Decent color selection, although most are neutrals
  • Decorative UGG stitching
  • UGGpure wool lining and insole
  • Easy slip on design
  • Perfect amount of insole padding
Cons
  • Sizing runs small
  • Fur can become matted down quickly

6. Nike Air Force 1

6. Nike Air Force 1
Originally designed as a basketball shoe, the Nike Air Force 1’s have become a popular sneaker for off the court as well. They were also the first basketball shoe to use Nike Air Technology. Featuring both leather and synthetic materials, a rubber sole, padding around the collar, pivot points in the forefoot and heel to ensure a smooth transition every turn, and a non marking rubber sole to promote traction.
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Collar padding

The sneakers collar is padded to guarantee a comfortable, snug fit, as well as to prevent feet from sliding within the shoe, and to prevent them from sliding out of the shoe. The padding around the collar also works to eliminate those irritating blisters and chafing against the heel.

Nike Air Technology

The famous Nike Air Technology was first used and tested in this sneaker, specifically designed for basketball athletes. Sneakers with this feature have a flexible, yet tough and sturdy bag containing pressurized air located in the forefoot, midsole, or both. This technology reduces the weight of the shoe, adds versatility, and gives the shoe a type of cushioning, softening the blow to your body on hard impact movements.

Cost

Being one of the top three most expensive shoes on this list, it is a bit of a splurge. Now a day it seems more people are throwing away lavish amounts of money on these just as a fashion shoe. If purchased for the intended purpose, basketball, the shoes are fairly priced and run on average with other basketball shoes.
Pros
  • Good arch support
  • Can be worn comfortably all day
  • Many color options
  • Available in many stores
  • Best selling athletic shoe of all time
Cons
  • Bulky and heavy
  • Not true to color

7. Adidas Superstar

7. Adidas Superstar
This classic sneaker, originally designed for basketball, debuted in 1969 and has really made a comeback in recent years. Adidas Superstar shoes offer a full grain leather upper, ankle support, a textile lining, Adidas classic rubber shell toe, the Adidas logo on both the heel and tongue, and includes the famous 3 stripe design. The Superstars come in a large variety of colors and patterns, so finding one to suit to your preferences won’t be hard.
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Ankle support

The sneakers offer ankle support through padding on the back of the heel. The cushion between your heel and the stiff leather upper prevents blisters, rubbing, and chafing which leads to discomfort. Although padded, the heel is still stiff offering support to the ankle.

Full Grain Leather

Adidas Superstars bless us with full grain leather, which is the best quality leather available. Unsanded hides still have rough patches, which gives the fibre strength and durability. This makes the shoe last longer and stay in prime condition. It also makes makes them look really nice.

Cost

The Adidas Superstars are really not overly pricey. They are one of the cheaper on the list, although in my opinion one of the highest quality and durability. For what they’re worth, it’s a steal of a deal. Plus they carry larger kids sizes, which just so happen to be substantially cheaper than adults.
Pros
  • Decent price point
  • Appealing design
  • Extremely durable and sturdy
  • Kids sizes run quite large
Cons
  • Specific designs and patterns can be tricky to locate

8. Skechers Flex Appeal 2.0

8. Skechers Flex Appeal 2.0
The Skechers brand is known for having incredibly comfortable shoes, comparable to walking on a cloud. The Sport Flex Appeal 2.0 is no exception. This breathable knit fabric sneaker features an ultra lightweight and flexible design. They are so light to hold, and feel even lighter on your feet. They also have a rubber sole.
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Knit fabric upper

The Skechers Sport Flex Appeal 2.0 features a knit fabric. This makes the sneaker super flexible, as well as stretchy. Even customers who normally purchase a wide foot agreed that these stretch comfortably to their needs.

Lightweight

The sneakers were made more so for everyday walking than running. That’s why these extra lightweight sneakers are ideal for everyday walking to the park, doing errands, and even just to wear around the house! You can barely feel their presence.

Cost

The cost matches the quality. Skechers Sport Flex Appeal 2.0’s are fairly inexpensive, although you will not get much wear out of them. They don’t have a very long lifespan, especially when being worn daily. Some would not mind spending less every few months than larger amounts annually.
Pros
  • Very wide selection of colors
  • Ultra lightweight material
  • Breathable fabric to help prevent odor
  • Rubber sole
  • Ideal shoes for daily walking
Cons
  • Not good for long periods of time standing or walking
  • No arch support

9. Nike Air Jordan 11

9. Nike Air Jordan 11
This basketball sneaker has been the basketball shoe for years. Worn primarily by Michael Jordan, the sneaker is legendary. The Air Jordan 11’s design contains genuine leather, synthetic leather, and textile materials. It also boasts an Air-Sole heel, deep grooves in the sole, a leather frame, a firm rubber sole, and the famous Jordan Wings logo on the upper side of the sneaker.
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Air-Sole heel

The Nike Air-Sole heel provides extra cushioning on your heel, as well as more protection against the forces of hard impact thuds. This feature provides multiple benefits, including versatility, durability and padding protection. Plus, Nike Air-Sole heels are designed and built to last the lifetime of the shoe.

Rubber Sole

This sneaker has a sole with deep grooves built in to promote traction and stability. This also gives the shoe flexibility, making it great for on the basketball court and everyday activities.

Cost

The Nike Air Jordan 11’s are the most expensive on the list, but for good reason. The shoes offers comfort all day long, and the quality of the sneaker is superior. They are a bit of a splurge, but you will definitely be glad you purchased them. They are 100% worth the money.
Pros
  • Genuine leather upper
  • Air-Sole unit
  • Perforations on forefoot to eliminate odor buildup
  • Iconic style
  • Nice packaging
Cons
  • Run slightly narrow
  • Sizing runs small

10. Fila Disruptor 2

10. Fila Disruptor 2
The Fila Disruptor 2 is a one of a kind. This sneaker amazes purchasers, as the quality is superb, and the stability of the shoe makes it hard to come by. The Disruptor 2 is a sturdy, solid shoe, perfect for arch support and back problems. They include a leather upper, a lace up closure, a solid rubber sole, and synthetic materials. The shoes run true to size and fit most perfectly.
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Rubber Sole

The sneakers rubber sole has small grooves, which help to pick up loose gravel, providing traction and tread. It features multi serrated tread, designed to provide grip. They are also non marking and skidding. They grip to any surface, wet or dry. It is said to be the sole of all soles, as it sticks to virtually any surface.

Arch support

Padded insoles make for extra arch support. And thankfully, the Fila Disruptor 2’s have just that. The sneakers are an ideal balance between cushioning and stability. These sneakers are bought solely for arch support by some. Time and time again, these shoes impress buyers and critics.

Cost

These sneakers are one of the lower priced ones on the list. Although the quality is better than some of the most expensive, Fila continues to offer affordable prices, and often has sales and promotions as well. These are a durable, affordable sneaker. Definitely worth investing in.
Pros
  • Both leather and synthetic
  • EVA midsole
  • Perforation on toe and inner sidewalls
  • Fila logo in multiple locations
  • Both used as athletic and casual shoes
Cons
  • Can be difficult to tell between authentic and knock off
  • Color faded for some buyers

 These shoes all have different styles, features, and purposes. They range from running sneakers designed for athletes to basketball sneakers worn by icons, and everything from a casual shoe to a cozy slipper in between. While many are designed for athletic use, they can be used for just about any occasion. Many double as an athletic shoe and a casual shoe, giving you countless clothing options to pair them with. They are versatile, and made to walk with you. Many offer arch support, while still looking fashionable. Multiple shoes on the list feature EVA foot beds, Nike Air-Sole technology, and IMEVA insoles. They offer top quality material, making sure that your sneakers will last to their full potential. One thing all of these shoes have in common, is their top notch ratings and reviews. What are you waiting for? Pick up a pair that suits your lifestyle needs now!

Criteria Used to Evaluate the Best Selling Shoes

Popularity

  All of the shoes on this list are extremely popular. In fact, I think it would be difficult to leave the house without seeing at least one of the above pairs of shoes on your journey. All popular for different reasons, these shoes are everywhere. You stumble upon them on Instagram, through advertisements, in store, online, and virtually everywhere besides. When deciding on best selling shoes, popularity is a major factor, because for some, brand and looks are the most important aspect.

Ratings

  Best selling shoes are best selling for a reason, and that is based upon what customers like and don’t like. Customer satisfaction is a key factor when deciding upon a best selling shoe. The internet is a gold mine for reviews on absolutely everything, whether that be shoes, cars, clothes, food, or literally anything else for that matter. A shoes ratings can ultimately decide if that shoe is best selling or not. What customers think of a shoe is the reputation that shoe has. Needless to say, all of the shoes on this list are only from the very best ratings and reviews. These are the shoes that shocked customers with comfort, durability, value, and style.

Value
  These shoes offer value. Some people get really hype over the thought of a certain pair of shoes based on what everyone else is wearing. But these are the shoes everyone is wearing, and the ones that offer excellent value.  Value is based upon the quality, durability, affordability, comfortability, and style of the shoe.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the best selling shoe brand?

A: The best selling shoe brand is Nike, and for good reason. Nike offers customers durable, comfortable, stylish footwear for every type of occasion. Ranging from sandals made for beach days, to running sneakers made for track and field, Nike has a shoe for everyone.

Q: What is the best selling shoe in America?

A: As of September 21, 2017, the best selling shoe in the United States of America is the Nike Tanjun. Most assume Nike’s best shoe is any one of the Air Jordan’s but this is actually not the case. The Nike Tanjun sneaker is beyond comfortable, well ventilated, affordable,  flexible, and ultra lightweight while still offering a decent amount of support.

Q: What is the most sold basketball shoe?

A: The best selling basketball shoe of all time is the Nike Air Jordan 3’s. Despite their high price tag, this shoe has spent more time in the NBA than Lebron James. It is highly recommended for basketball, and many professionals vouch for them.

Q: What is the best selling running shoe?

A: The best selling running shoe is Nike Free RN. Deciding on a good pair of running shoes can be difficult with so many factors to consider. It is an important decision though, your shoes can make or break your workout. These shoes offer everything you could possibly need in a running sneaker, including stability, balance, durability, and are lightweight.

Q: What is the best selling walking shoe?

A: The best selling walking shoe is the ASICS Gel Quickwalk 3. This shoe offers breathability to eliminate odor buildup, a formed insole, and features an AHAR rubber outsole for long lasting durability and comfort.

Q: What is the best selling shoe size?

A: For women, size six is best selling. On the other hand, the mens best seller is a size ten.