10 Best Casual Athletic Shoes

Updated on: October 2021

Best Casual Athletic Shoes in 2021


KEEZMZ Men's Running Shoes Fashion Breathable Sneakers Mesh Soft Sole Casual Athletic Lightweight Gray-44

KEEZMZ Men's Running Shoes Fashion Breathable Sneakers Mesh Soft Sole Casual Athletic Lightweight Gray-44
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

New Balance Women's FuelCore Nergize v1 FuelCore Training Shoe, Light Grey, 10 D US

New Balance Women's FuelCore Nergize v1 FuelCore Training Shoe, Light Grey, 10 D US
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • REVlite midsole foam
  • NB Memory Sole Comfort insert
  • Removable insert
  • Slip on upper with additional lace up support

A-PIE Men's Running Athletic Shoes Breathable Lightweight Fashion Sneakers Casual Walking Shoes, 002all Black, 7

A-PIE Men's Running Athletic Shoes Breathable Lightweight Fashion Sneakers Casual Walking Shoes, 002all Black, 7
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Air mesh Uppers: Soft & Comfortable & Breathable. stretch breathable upper expand with your foot when you run and they more comfortable closely fit to help you reduce irritation.
  • Ventilating shoes insole which thick to keep a dry, healthy and comfort foot environment.
  • PU Sole: Lightweight & Excellent bounce-back & Durability.With high elasticity and good softness can be bended freely, safe and free to walk anywhere.
  • The pattern on the bottom of sole features flexible grooves, which strengthen the shoes ability of anti-skid and grip.
  • Suitable for party, sports,walking, running, indoor, outdoor, casual and trend any occasion ect.

Skechers Men's Classic Fit-Delson-Camden Sneaker, Black/Grey,10 Wide US

Skechers Men's Classic Fit-Delson-Camden Sneaker, Black/Grey,10 Wide US
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Air Cooled Memory Foam
  • Classic Fit
  • Air Cooled
  • Bungee Lace
  • Adjustable
  • 1 inch heel

ASICS Men's Gel-Contend 5 Running Shoes, 11M, MID Grey/Black

ASICS Men's Gel-Contend 5 Running Shoes, 11M, MID Grey/Black
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • AmpliFoam Midsole - Engineered to maintain durability at softer densities, providing better flexibility, comfort, and platform adaptability ideal for natural running.
  • Rearfoot GEL technology cushioning system - Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
  • Ortholite Sockliner - Moisture management (Ortholite is a registered trademark of ATP Manufacturing LLC).

Axcone Mens Gym Running Walking Sport Lightweight Breathable Mesh Casual Shoes 8995gy46 Grey

Axcone Mens Gym Running Walking Sport Lightweight Breathable Mesh Casual Shoes 8995gy46 Grey
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • 【Good for holiday present/birthday gift/Gift wrapping available】
  • 【Designed specifically for the American people.Good air cushion feedback. Making it popular with men who love sports】
  • 【QUALITY AFTER-SALES SERVICE 】:90 DAYS 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE.We are committed to satisfy every customer, if there are any quality problems, just send it back, we will offer a full refund.
  • 【SIZE SUGGESTION】: width is medium to wide. Half size up is recommended for extra wide feet.
  • 【Lightweight】: Fashion net mesh upper for ultra-lightweight support and breathability can maximizes the upper surface, let your foot always keeps dry and cool.

adidas Men's Kaptur Sneaker, White/Grey/Black, 10 M US

adidas Men's Kaptur Sneaker, White/Grey/Black, 10 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Regular fit
  • Lace closure
  • Knit upper, TPU 3 Stripes
  • Rubber outsole, Textile lining, TPU heel counter

Skechers Men's Gowalk 5 Qualify-Athletic Mesh Lace Up Performance Walking Shoe Sneaker, Charcoal/Black, 11 M US

Skechers Men's Gowalk 5 Qualify-Athletic Mesh Lace Up Performance Walking Shoe Sneaker, Charcoal/Black, 11 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Lightweight, responsive Ultra Go cushioning
  • High-rebound comfort pillar technology underfoot react to your every step for the ultimate comfort
  • Air Cooled Goga Mat technology insole for high-rebound cushioning and comfort
  • Dual density outsole for added stability and support
  • Machine washable shoe design - wash on gentle cycle cold, hang to air dry

Crocs Men's and Women's LiteRide Clog, Casual Athletic Shoe with Extraordinary Comfort Technology, Black/Slate Grey, 9 US Women / 7 US Men

Crocs Men's and Women's LiteRide Clog, Casual Athletic Shoe with Extraordinary Comfort Technology, Black/Slate Grey, 9 US Women / 7 US Men
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • ATHLETICALLY INSPIRED: These Crocs for men and women are inspired by your evolving lifestyle; The LiteRide Collection was created to be worn on your terms, at any pace
  • COMFORTABLE SHOES: Crocs LiteRide technology provides revolutionary sink-in softness making these shoes great slip on shoes for a long day out or maybe as house shoes for a day inside
  • PERFECT FOR ALL OCCASIONS: Soft, flexible Matlite uppers feel broken in for day one making these excellent mens sneakers or walking shoes for women
  • SUPERIOR SUPPORT: Equal parts science and magic Materials provide excellent cushioning making them great workout shoes for men and women alike
  • RELAXED CROCS SHOES: A little room for your foot makes these clogs feel more secure step after step; Crocs for women and men with comfort in mind

New Balance Men's Cruz V2 Fresh Foam Running Shoe, hemp, 11 2E US

New Balance Men's Cruz V2 Fresh Foam Running Shoe, hemp, 11 2E US
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • 8 Mm Drop**
  • Knit Upper
  • Molded Foam Comfort Heel
  • Nubuck Leather
  • Slip-On Construction

How to Choose an Athletic Shoe: Expert Tips to Save Money and Pain

Shopping for athletic shoes? Save money, improve performance and increase comfort by understanding a few things about shoes and your feet.

Wearing tennis shoes for your morning run? Well, there's a good reason they're called "tennis" shoes.

Wearing cross trainers out on the tennis court? You get the picture, love.

"We see patients all the time wearing inappropriate shoes for the activity," said Dr. Christian Royer, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle surgery at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.

Understanding the needs of your feet is paramount in choosing the correct athletic shoe and preventing workout-related foot injuries and conditions such as corns, bunions, hammertoes or worse. Thanks to modern technology, protecting your soles is practically an exact science.

"Individuals today have better and more customized choices in footwear that address the specific needs of his or her feet," Dr. Harold Glickman, a member podiatrist of the American Podiatric Medical Association, said.

With all the new innovations in footwear - breathable fabrics, absorbent linings, gel cushions, springy insoles and arch supports - finding the right shoe can be a bit daunting. Accomplishing the task properly requires a little pre-shopping foot knowledge.

What's your foot type?

Feet are generally divided into three categories:

1. Low-arched, flat feet that are pronated, meaning the feet roll inward when walking or running, thereby creating an uneven distribution of weight on the feet.

2. Medium-arched

3. High-arched

What's your pronation type?

When you walk does your foot roll inward, outward or straight? Here are the three types of "pronation" identified by runnersworld.com:

1. Normal pronation: The outside part of the heel makes initial contact with the ground. The foot "rolls" inward about five percent, comes in complete contact with the ground, and can support your body weight without any problem. The rolling in of the foot optimally distributes the forces of impact. This movement is called "pronation," and it's critical to proper shock absorption. At the end of the gait cycle, you push off evenly from the front of the foot.

2. Overpronation: As with the 'normal pronation' sequence, the outside of the heel makes the initial ground contact. However, the foot rolls inward more than the ideal five percent, which is called 'overpronation.' This means the foot and ankle have problems stabilizing the body, and shock isn't absorbed as efficiently. At the end of the gait cycle, the front of the foot pushes off the ground using mainly the big toe and second toe, which then must do all the work.

3. Underpronation: Again, the outside of the heel makes initial contact with the ground. But the inward movement of the foot occurs at less than four percent (i.e., there is less rolling in than for those with normal or flat feet). Consequently, forces of impact are concentrated on a smaller area of the foot (the outside part), and are not distributed as efficiently. In the push-off phase, most of the work is done by the smaller toes on the outside of the foot.

Armed with this info, athletic shoe manufacturers design running and walking shoes to meet the required functionality for each type of foot:

gt; Motion control: Best for low-arched feet, this type of athletic shoe is typically the most rigid and resistant to twisting and bending of all three styles

gt; Stability: Best for medium-arched feet (also considered "normal feet"), this type has a slight curve to the shape of the shoe.

gt; Neutral: Best for the high-arched foot, this design is more flexible and less resistant to twisting and bending.

If you're not sure what type of foot you have, try this: Fill your bathtub with a small amount of water. Dip your foot into the water, then step onto a piece of dry cardboard. Look at the footprint - can you see most of the print? If so, you likely have a low-arched foot. Can't see very much of the footprint? Then you likely have high arches.

Sizing up the matter

If the shoe fits, then buy it. But first make sure that it truly does fit. Buying shoes that are too small is a common problem.

"People don't realize that their shoe size changes over time and that their foot can get bigger and wider as time goes on," Dr. Royer said. "And most people haven't had their foot measured in years."

Just because you were a size 6 a decade ago doesn't mean you still are. Foot sizes tend to fluctuate through the years, and oftentimes through the day, as well.

"Don't believe in the myth of breaking the shoe in," advised Dr. Royer. "If the shoe doesn't feel good in the store, no matter how good it looks, you need to get a different shoe."

Dr. Samuel Nava, Jr., a partner with Southwest Podiatry in Dallas and spokesperson for the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, shares these tips for selecting the proper athletic shoe:

1. As with all shoes, buy your athletic shoes at the end of the day after your feet have done their natural swelling.

2. Be measured. Buy shoes that are the proper width and length. You want at least one thumb width at the end of the shoes when standing between the tip of the big toe and the shoe.

3. Buy activity-specific shoes. For example, if you are running or walking, a running shoe would work best as they are made for forward motion. A court shoe works best for activities that require side-to-side motion such as basketball, tennis etc.

4. When considering running shoes, look for the specific type of shoe for your foot type. For example, if one over-pronates (the foot rolls in), get a motion-control shoe. Your foot and ankle surgeon can evaluate your gait, the way you walk or run, and recommend the type of running shoe needed.

Remember - your feet must last a lifetime. The fact that the average American walks or runs approximately 75,000 miles by their 50th birthday underscores just how important it can be to select the right athletic shoe.

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