Top 10 Best Shoe Brands

The perfect pair of shoes can boost your mood, make you feel unstoppable, or just keep those toes nice and comfy. But with so many awesome brands out there, it's hard to know where to pledge your sneaker allegiance.

That's where you come in. Did the swoosh first catch your eye? Are you team three-stripes all the way? Maybe you're drawn to the old-school cool of checkerboard slip-ons or those rebelliously classic high-tops. Perhaps those newer, trendier brands with sustainable practices get your vote.
The Top Ten
1 Nike Nike is a global leader in athletic footwear, apparel, and equipment. The company, founded in 1964 as Blue Ribbon Sports and officially becoming Nike, Inc. in 1971, is renowned for its innovative designs and "Just Do It" slogan.

I have had nothing but Nike my entire life so far, and they are extremely well-made and durable shoes. I have also had one pair of Vans and Skechers in recent years. The Vans are well-made too. I just don't wear them much because of bad memories I associate with them, and they are galaxy-themed, so they don't match anything I own.

The Skechers were bought as work shoes. The first pair's entire bottom started to come off on the left shoe after about six months. I bought a new pair recently, and so far, they have been great - much better than the last pair. In all honesty, they are all good shoe brands, but Nike tops them all. You pay for the quality, and although Nike may be an expensive brand, they are definitely worth the price.

2 Adidas Adidas is known for its wide range of sports shoes, clothing, and accessories. Originating in Germany in 1949, Adidas has become a symbol of performance and style in sportswear, notable for its three stripes logo.

I think Adidas is really the best too! I LOVE Adidas. It's comfortable, I love the style, and it's a good brand for comfort in clothing as well. I like Nike, Vans, and Converse, but I'm positive that Adidas has caught my attention more than the others. ADIDAS SHOULD BE #1 (just saying).

However, I do respect other people's opinions on what shoe brand they consider their favorite or not, but I just think Adidas is the best.

I think Adidas has the best style of shoes. I wear almost everything Adidas. My favorite shoes from them are the Adidas NMD Originals. My favorite pants from them are joggers. Yeezys are awesome too! Can't afford them right now, but I really, really want them.

Adidas is a good style brand. If you're looking to be a cool kid, I suggest wearing Adidas. Joggers, NMDs, and an American Eagle shirt or a Supreme shirt are fire!

3 Puma Puma is a German multinational corporation that designs and manufactures athletic and casual footwear, apparel, and accessories. Founded in 1948, Puma is recognized for merging performance with fashion, particularly in its collaborations with renowned designers and celebrities.

They're pretty good. I noticed that they last a lot better than Adidas, and I'm not exactly sure why. From first impressions, they appear to be the exact same quality. My brother got a pair of Adidas a while back, and soon after, I got a pair of Pumas. I jog pretty often, whereas he is more of a weightlifter. As such, my Pumas were under a lot more stress.

His Adidas Cloudfoam started to collapse inward and began to look shabby after two months. My Puma IGNITE still looks like new, 10 months later, after at least five half-marathons! The fabric on the top hasn't lost its shape. There's no fraying anywhere, no holes, etc.

As far as I'm concerned, Nike, Adidas, and Puma all seem to have the same quality on the surface. But given time, Pumas tend to hold their shape much better and still look like new after a long amount of time. To me, that's the most noticeable difference with Puma. Besides that, I'm sure their comfort levels are about the same, and their prices are comparable too. But the longevity of Pumas is insane, from my experience.

This is coming from an American, which says a lot. Puma is not extremely popular in the USA. The vast majority of people wear Nike, and a few people here and there wear Adidas. Besides that, I don't see a lot of other brands.

4 Vans Vans specializes in skateboarding shoes and related apparel, establishing itself as a core part of the skate culture since its inception in 1966. The brand is famous for its durable, stylish sneakers and the classic checkerboard pattern.

Although Vans are not good for running, they are the best shoes ever. They are comfortable and stylish. There are many cool colors just for everyone. You can even mix up the colors, and they will still look good.

I love that there are many different styles. I had a pair when I was five, but I switched to DC's. Now I'm back with Vans. I have five pairs now, and I love them. By the way, they are popular in my middle school.

Vans is the best shoe brand because they actually care about what they are making. They don't just grab a bunch of crap and make a shoe. They think about how to make the people who buy them happy.

If you need new shoes that look good and don't fall apart after two weeks, then definitely get Vans.

5 Converse Converse, established in 1908, has become an iconic brand with its Chuck Taylor All-Star sneakers. Originally designed as basketball shoes, they have transcended their athletic origins to become a staple in casual fashion.

Converse is a really old brand, and people still wear them today. They have multiple colors and shapes. It is a really good shoe.

Converse are THE BEST! Right now, I have three pairs, and I have a fourth pair coming. They were on backorder, and possibly soon I'll be getting a fifth pair! Most of the ones I get are from Journeys, so they are more expensive. Still, I've had my oldest pair for about a year now, and they are holding up pretty nicely. They are faded and slightly ripped but still very comfortable.

Honestly, they are my favorite brand of shoe ever, and they are extremely comfortable. The only thing they shouldn't be used for is running, but other than that, they are great for anything!

6 Under Armour Under Armour, established in 1996, focuses on high-performance sports apparel, shoes, and accessories. The brand is distinguished by its innovative use of moisture-wicking fabrics designed to keep athletes cool, dry, and light.

I think Under Armour is better than Converse, Puma, and Fila. I've never liked Converse because of the style of the shoe. I feel the same about Puma.

Lastly, Under Armour is better than Puma for tons of reasons. One is because they are very easy to break, and the design isn't that good either. Also, Under Armour does much more than just shoes. Just saying.

Yeah, Under Armour should be third. Vans, Converse, Puma, Fila, and Asics have a really bad style. All Asics have the same shape; only the patterns are different. Converse looks ugly, as do Fila and Puma. Adidas, Nike, and Under Armour are the only cool ones.

7 Reebok Reebok is a global athletic footwear and apparel company, founded in England in 1958. The brand has a rich heritage in fitness and is known for its innovative technology and design that aim to foster personal achievement.

I have had a pair of Reebok running shoes for a year now. When I wash them, they look brand new again. I couldn't be happier, especially because I got them on sale for only $45 CAD.

They are very comfortable and look nice too. I think Reebok should at least be in the top three.

They are so comfortable! I have been wearing Reebok shoes for at least 5 years, and they are the only brand I buy. They last a long time, unlike some other brands. I love the way they look and feel. I would highly recommend this brand of shoe!

I have asked many people, and they have told me Reebok is the best. There is a great variety to choose from, and they are durable. It should be first. It is better than Nike. Reebok should be in the 1st position.

8 DC DC Shoes, often recognized for its significant influence in the skateboarding, snowboarding, and motocross industries, offers a wide range of footwear and apparel designed for action sports enthusiasts. The brand is notable for its innovative designs and high-performance shoes that cater to the needs of professional athletes and casual wearers alike.

DC shoes are really cool and good for skateboarding. I also really like Rob Dyrdek, and he has the best styles. My favorites are the Aubreys. They come in pink and black. Another one of my favorites is the white and black one.

DC shoes are strong. If you want to throw a shoe at someone, you can do so without damaging your shoes. They're also waterproof, and you can easily wash them in the washing machine. There are also DC flip-flops and boots.

DC is an amazing shoe brand. They are simple and do not have excess features, such as the white under part of trainers. They are simply beautiful and comfortable.

9 Skechers Skechers, founded in 1992, is an American footwear company known for its lifestyle and performance footwear for men, women, and children. The brand has gained popularity for its memory foam insoles and comfortable shoe designs.

These are the best shoes I have ever worn. After more than two years, they still look awesome, are very comfortable, and durable. They have encouraged me to walk more without any pain or soreness in my feet, which I used to experience with other shoes after two hours of work.

The right shoes at the right price make sense. It's kind of goofy to pay a ton of money to get the exact same thing just for a label. But, I guess some people just like giving away their money.

These are very good shoes, and I think they're even better than Nike or Jordan. The memory foam is really soft and comfortable. It's an awesome brand!

10 New Balance New Balance offers a range of athletic shoes and apparel, standing out for its emphasis on fit and performance. Founded in 1906, the company prides itself on manufacturing a significant portion of its products in the United States and the United Kingdom.

At New Balance, they scan your feet to help you get the right fit and shoe insert combination. They zeroed in on why I was having trouble getting a good fit from other top manufacturers, and now I can spend twelve hours a day on concrete floors and still feel like going for a walk. Not everyone carries the size shoes I need, but they do. Also, their shoe sizes are pretty consistent. Once you get fitted in a store, you can order online with confidence. Their record-keeping is excellent.

I can go to the store and ask for new inserts, and they know exactly what I need. I am back out the door in minutes. Their sales staff is extremely knowledgeable. Their styles are classic but limited, and unfortunately, fashion is their weakness. I would really like to see them come out with women's wedge-heeled pumps suitable for office dress in a wide range of sizes. They keep trying to sell me Mary Janes, which just won't do.

Most of the people I have referred to the New Balance store suffer from some "sticker shock" until they have worn their shoes for a while. Then, they admit that the comfort is worth the price and they go back. If you take good care of these shoes, they are well-made and will last for many years.

The Contenders
11 Fila Fila, an Italian brand founded in 1911, has evolved into a global sportswear giant, revered for its heritage in tennis and athletics. Today, it is celebrated for blending classic athletic designs with contemporary fashion, resulting in a unique lineup of sneakers, clothing, and accessories that appeal to a broad audience.

FILA is awesome and way better than Adidas. They are just so comfortable and cool-looking! I like Nike, Under Armour, and FILA.

I can't believe I'm the only one in my class with these. They are so good for running and other activities. I would get another pair.

They are good, although I prefer Adidas. These are more comfortable, but you can't get mud stains out of the leather ones. 7/10.

12 Etnies Etnies, a pioneer in skateboarding footwear, has been at the forefront of skate culture since the 1980s. The brand is credited with introducing the first pro model skate shoe, and continues to innovate with eco-friendly initiatives and a commitment to the skateboarding community.

For anyone who doesn't know what this is, it's a skate shoe.

13 Asics Asics is a Japanese athletic equipment company known for its footwear and sports equipment for a multitude of sports. Founded in 1949, Asics is an acronym for the Latin phrase "Anima Sana In Corpore Sano," which translates to "Healthy Soul In A Healthy Body."

I love these shoes because they are great for all sports and are super comfortable to wear. They provide excellent support for various activities in daily life. I would recommend these shoes to people who value comfort, style, and availability.

Asics are way more durable and comfortable than Nike, Reebok, and Adidas. I have used all of them, but none came close to Asics in performance. I recently started using Asics after spending 4 hours comparing them with other shoes. Let's see how long these shoes will last.

14 Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Hilfiger, a brand synonymous with classic American cool, offers a range of footwear that embodies its preppy heritage mixed with modern sensibilities. The brand's shoes, from casual sneakers to formal dress shoes, are designed with the signature Tommy Hilfiger aesthetic, featuring the iconic red, white, and blue logo.

The best shoe brand currently.

15 Air Jordan
16 Supra Supra Footwear stands out in the skateboarding and lifestyle footwear sector, known for its groundbreaking silhouettes and association with skate culture. The brand has garnered attention for its stylish, high-top sneakers and collaborations with prominent figures in the skateboarding world, making it a favorite among skaters and streetwear enthusiasts.

Supra has simple yet amazing shoes with tons of bright colorways. Probably the best high tops on the market.

Supra is one of my favorites. With lots of upgrades, it can be one of the fastest imports in the world when built correctly.

Best high tops ever. Love them. Not only are they the best, but they're also stylish.

17 Champion Champion, originally known for its athletic apparel, has expanded its product line to include footwear that complements its sporty, retro-inspired aesthetic. The brand's shoes are designed for comfort and style, incorporating the quality and durability Champion has been associated with since its inception.

I love Champion! Their shoes are comfortable and great for sports and running. They also make really comfortable sweaters and t-shirts.

Champion is the lightest shoe you will ever own. They are perfect for all sports. They also make very good clothes that I use for all my runs.

Champion is a great lightweight athletic shoe, and the price is not bad for the amazing quality that they have.

18 Crocs Crocs offers a distinctive line of lightweight, comfortable footwear made from the brand's proprietary Croslite material. Their clogs, known for their unique appearance and ventilation holes, cater to a wide range of consumers seeking casual shoes.

These are amazing for everything. They're like flip-flops but closed-toed. You can put the backs up to wear them as slides or flip-flops, or put the backs down to wear them as shoes. I've worn these to the beach, to school, in the creek - everywhere!

Very good shoe brand. My Crocs have lasted for 4 years!

If you're looking for comfort, this is your brand. Soft bottoms make them good bedroom shoes. You can add pins in the holes, but my go-to brand is Nike.

19 Yeezy
20 Osiris Osiris is known for its bold, fashion-forward skate shoes that combine functionality with high-impact aesthetics. The brand caters to skateboarders and BMX riders, offering durable footwear designed to withstand the rigors of extreme sports.
21 Lebron LeBron James' signature sneaker line with Nike, named after the basketball superstar, is distinguished by its cutting-edge technology and design, tailored to meet the demands of high-performance basketball. Each model in the series is crafted with input from LeBron himself, ensuring they suit the needs of athletes on and off the court.

LeBron is great. It should be in the top 10. Skechers and Fila should rank lower than LeBron. LeBron is associated with Nike, and it's a better brand than Skechers and Fila.

LeBrons should be considered Nike because they are. They're still a great basketball shoe, designed for support and jumping.

I have LeBrons, and they are good. They are better than Jordans, so they should be up there with Jordans. I recommend LeBron Soldier Tens.

22 Uggs Uggs is famous for its sheepskin boots, which became a global fashion trend in the early 2000s. Originating from Australia, the brand has expanded its product line to include slippers, sneakers, and accessories, maintaining a focus on comfort and warmth.

UGGs are literally the best shoes. They are really comfortable and good to wear everywhere. Yes, they are expensive, but totally worth it.

Uggs are very expensive, but a lot of people wear them. They are comfy and great for winter days.

Uggs are so comfortable, and I just absolutely love them! Totally worth the price!

23 Toms Toms Shoes is renowned for its One for One giving model, donating a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair sold. The brand has expanded its range to include eyewear and coffee, furthering its mission to use business to improve lives, while its footwear is celebrated for its comfort, style, and social impact.

They are adorable and look nice whether you wear capris, skirts, or dresses.

They are comfortable and stylish! They go with everything!

Very comfortable and fun shoes!

24 Timberland Timberland is renowned for its durable and stylish outdoor wear, particularly its waterproof leather boots, which have become iconic in urban and rural settings alike. The brand emphasizes sustainability in its products and operations.

Whether you buy these for work purposes or just because, you won't be disappointed. My dad has the steel-toed version, and he wears them every day to work. I got them for Christmas and have received multiple compliments on them. They have a style for everyone!

I really have no idea why a brand of such quality is placed so low on this list. I can't remember a time when I didn't have at least one pair of Timberlands.

Why are these shoes ranked 149th? They should be in the top 10 or 20.

25 D Rose D Rose represents a line of basketball shoes endorsed by NBA player Derrick Rose, produced by Adidas. These sneakers are designed with advanced technology to offer maximum support, agility, and style on the basketball court.

D-Rose shoes are great for basketball, and they look fairly good too.

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