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Best ASICS Running Shoes 2022



American running companies seem to dominate the landscape nowadays, but it’s tough to top the long and storied history of ASICS. Launched initially as Onitsuka Tiger, the Japanese shoe company has over 70 years of experience packed into its laces. That’s good news for you, as there’s an extensive list of shoes to fall in love with. Here are our picks for the best ASICS running shoes to get you pounding out the miles.

If you’ve read any of our ASICS reviews in past years, you know that they tended to start with feelings of dread. In a lot of ways, it seemed the company had turned stale. Lucky for us, the company has hit a serious stride with entirely new models and improved designs in the past year or so. Our recommendations are packed with plenty of new hotness, but we can’t forget a few of the workhorses that got ASICS to where it is today.

It’s hard to pick just a few favorites, so let’s get to it.

ASICS 101: What To Look For

ASICS has had more than enough time to create some impressive running tech, which means a long list of cutting-edge terms. It’s pretty easy to get lost in all of the jargon, so here’s a bit of a primer to get you started:

  • GEL cushioning: ASICS’ best-known midsole technology, GEL, is found in most running shoes and helps to absorb some of the impact of your stride. It’s never deployed as a standalone GEL midsole.
  • Trusstic System: Outsole support that mirrors the structure of your foot to provide support. Depending on its application, Trusstic systems can also help increase responsiveness during your run.
  • Flytefoam: ASICS’ primary midsole foam, designed to provide a lightweight shoe without sacrificing cushion and protection. FlyteFoam is tuned in different ways across ASICS products to optimize performance.
  • Flytefoam Blast: ASICS’ newest and most promising foam. Light and airy, it compresses easily for a soft underfoot feel while also delivering an energetic bounce with each stride. Found in the NOVABLAST.
  • GuideSole: Rocker-like midsole design for reduced ankle movement and more efficient strides, helping runners expend less energy and go further. Found on the GlideRide, EvoRide, and MetaRacer.
  • Guidance line: Outsole groove that runs from heel to toe, boosts stability.
  • AHAR rubber: More like AHARD, high-abrasion rubber that’s designed to be twice as tough as standard outsoles. Think of it as the shoe version of a car tire.

The Best ASICS Running Shoes

EvoRide 2


We weren’t in love with the original EvoRide, as it left us wanting more out of a cushioned, light daily trainer. The EvoRide 2, on the other hand, impressed Thomas and even surprised him a bit. Similar to the GlideRide 2, this shoe features a rockered midsole that easily rolls through your stride. It’s one of the smoothest rides on the market, and it gets major brownie points for an affordable price at $120.

The EvoRide 2 also includes ASICS’ GUIDESOLE technology that provides tremendous toe-off that propels you forward along with that nice rocker. Speaking of propel, the FlyteFoam Propel from the original EvoRide has been swapped in favor of normal Flytefoam for a tad softer feel underfoot. This is an excellent option for those who don’t want to feel beat up in the legs after speed days.

GlideRide 2


While very similar to the original GlideRide, the new GlideRide 2 from ASICS makes a few tweaks that make the daily trainer much sleeker. The most notable change is to the upper, which features a new engineered stretch mesh that’s softer and molds to your foot better than the previous model. This shoe is built for comfort, and it brings it to you in spades.

The GlideRide 2 still features the GUIDESOLE technology, combining a plastic plate with the rockered midsole to help runners roll through their stride with great efficiency. FlyteFoam returns as the shoe’s midsole material, and it retains the cushy yet springy feel. Take all of this newer-age ASICS tech and top it off with some classic and trusty GEL in the heel for impact absorption.

Thomas and Meaghan love how this shoe makes running feel relaxing on those easy or long mileage days. Chillax with the GlideRide 2.

GEL-Nimbus Lite 2


The first shoe on our list allows our toes to do the typing. Our review is one of the most positive ASICS pieces we put out all year, and Thomas called it a “huge leap from the GEL-Nimbus Lite.” Robbe even went as far as to compare the GEL-Nimbus Lite 2 to the Nike Epic React, his favorite running shoe ever (though the upper isn’t as good).

As for the shoe itself, it stars a tech-infused midsole of eco-friendly FLYTEFOAM with pockets of GEL in the heel and behind the big toe for a comfortably plush ride. The wide base provides a solid, stable landing, and the foam color pops. The men’s version literally comes in Reborn Blue, as if that didn’t tell you that ASICS is getting back on the right track. All of our reviewers noted that the upper offered just the right amount of padding, though it can tend to run warm when you get around to those summer miles.

The GEL-Nimbus Lite 2 also puts a premium on sustainability. The upper utilizes approximately 80% recycled polyester, and as mentioned, the eco-friendly FlyteFoam midsole blends cellulose nanofibers, more specifically, the waste product from the sugar cane manufacturing process to reduce weight and increase durability. It comes in 100% recycled packaging to boot.

What else is there to say besides the fact that Robbe, Thomas, and Meaghan all called it the best ASICS running shoe they’ve experienced? Releases 1/1/2021, pre-order now using the links below.

GEL-Kayano Lite 2


Sticking with the Lite theme, we’re also big fans of the GEL-Kayano Lite 2. We can’t say that we understand the need for two different versions, but ASICS isn’t kidding about shedding the weight — the Kayano Lite 2 is still significantly lighter than the standard version. The Kayano Lite 2 keeps the signature silhouette of its predecessor, and it’s packed with plenty of updated tech, though most of it is hidden safely inside the midsole.

Stability is achieved through the return of ASICS’ 3D Space Construction technology. Engineered differently for men and women, ASICS imprints shapes into specific midsole areas to allow the runner’s foot to engage the stability technology. Allowing for a more subtle but highly effective stability trainer.

ASICS’ GEL-Kayano Lite 2 bids farewell to the exposed Trusstic system, and it’s pretty much down to a one-piece recycled mesh upper and a thick, juicy FLYTEFOAM midsole. All of our reviewers seem poised to keep the Kayano Lite 2 around for future runs though it tends to run toasty on summer days.

GEL-Cumulus 23


If the Lite running shoes are the ghost of ASICS’ future, and the GT 2000-10 is the ghost of ASICS’ past, then the Cumulus 23 is planted firmly in the present. It still has classic features like exposed GEL, but it continues to get lighter, even if not by as much as last year. The Cumulus has passed its Taylor Swift age, though the key redesigns freshen the newest model.

One of our reviewers’ favorite features on the Cumulus 23 is the full-length FLYTEFOAM. Yes, Robbe thought it was there last year, but the point stands — it’s a good foam. The rubber coverage across the midsole is great too. You should have no problem putting hundreds of daily miles on the Cumulus 23. If you’re going for a more conventional daily trainer from ASICS, this is probably going to be our number one pick.

NovaBlast 2

The Novablast 2 is one of the better redemption stories of 2021 running. Last year’s version was polarizing, as it was either loved for its fun, bouncy cushion or loathed for its unstable ride. ASICS made a few minor tweaks to vault the Novablast 2 to our top daily trainer of the year.

ASICS added a TPU overlay near the heel to help lock your foot to the double-layered Flytefoam Blast midsole to address stability. Speaking of, that new double layer design also increases stability while making the shoe even more comfortable than its predecessor. The Flytefoam Blast midsole is the star of the show.

To top it all off (literally), the Novablast 2 features a redesigned upper with a two-layer jacquard mesh and gusseted tongue. The old laces have also been swapped out for flat laces. We’ve always loved how ASICS designs uppers, and this one is no exception. This Japanese trainer is one to keep an eye on for Summer 2021.

GEL-Nimbus 23


ASICS bounces back and forth between new hotness and old reliables like this one, the GEL-Nimbus 23. Call it old faithful, ’cause we’re nearing the quarter-century mark for this shoe. In the newest version, we have a gender-specific Trusstic system, two types of Flytefoam, AHAR+ rubber outsole, and more, all rolled into one big, high-tech smoothie of a shoe.

Not much has changed since version 22, except this shoe looks a lot cooler and has more of that exposed GEL in the heel (there’s also a bit of embedded GEL in the forefoot).

The engineered mesh lays on your foot with just the right amount of padding, and it won’t overheat. This is a shoe for people who want a solid trainer to log months of mileage. It isn’t fancy, but it works hard — it carries its food in a metal lunch pail to the construction site and doesn’t leave until the job is done.

GEL-Kayano 27


ASICS and stability running shoes go together like peas and carrots. Just look at the GEL-Kayano 27. Heck, the Kayano is on its 27th iteration, and it still rides on one of the most stable soles in the game. It’s also a textbook definition of ASICS packing as much tech as humanly possible into one pair of shoes, and the weight starts to add up.

The Kayano 27 mixes in a dash of GEL in the forefoot and heel, two flavors of FLYTEFOAM, Space Trusstic technology, and even more to achieve its perfect ride. We can’t argue the results, as it’s still a go-to in the stability category. The Kayano 27’s price tag is starting to creep up there, but we’re all getting used to more expensive trainers whether we like it or not.

MetaSpeed Sky


ASICS plays the role of Kingslayer with the MetaSpeed Sky. With other brands just beginning to really make up ground on Nike in the carbon arms race, ASICS dropped a true competitor in one fell swoop.

The MetaSpeed Sky features a nylon-based Flytefoam Blast Turbo midsole. Think of a Fast & Furious NOS-turbocharged version of the same foam used in the Novablast line. It’s light, bouncy, and smooth, and it gives Meg real Vaporfly Next% vibes. The carbon plate is one of the more aggressively designed plates out there, as you have no choice but to be propelled forward in this shoe.

The ASICS GRIP outsole is, well, super grippy and excels in wet conditions. The quality rubber outsole pairs perfectly with the wild midsole for a tame ride. The thin, one-piece mesh upper breathes incredibly well. It’s light on the foot and the environment, as it’s made of 100% recycled material. This environmentally conscious racer is here to save the world and shatter PRs.

ASICS Trabuco Max


Not especially known for their trail game, ASICS has quietly dropped a very solid trail shoe in the ASICS Trabuco Max. Though it has a fairly high stack at 27 mm in the heel, it still provides decent stability with a wide base. Aggressive lugs, hefty outsole, and a thick rock plate provide plenty of security, while the shoe also has built-in gaiter attachments to keep out dirt and debris. It works great in various conditions, and we think it looks pretty nice too — until you get it muddy, of course.


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Allbirds Launches Pink Running Shoes




Women's Tree Flyers - Lux Pink

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Allbirds Pink Running Shoes

We’ve all heard the canonical phrase, “on Wednesdays, we wear pink” from the 2004 cult classic Mean Girls, but the phrase has been reincarnated in today’s launch of the Allbirds x Lindsay Lohan collab which declares, “on Wednesdays, we launch pink.” The pink to which the beloved brand is referring is a limited edition Lux pink color of the Allbirds Tree Flyer running shoe, available in both men’s and women’s sizes. The shoe also comes in six other color options and has gained attention for being both sustainable and a comfortable and reliable training shoe.

Women's Tree Flyers - Lux Pink

The shoe was most recently included in Runner’s World’s “What We’re Testing” roundup for May. Runner-in-Chief Jeff Dengate found the shoe to be lighter and bouncier than Allbirds’ original running shoe, the Tree Dasher. “It’s a little lighter than the Dasher, the upper feels a bit more refined for running fast, and the innovative midsole is soft but can handle my daily runs,” stated Dengate. “It’s still a little heavier than comparable shoes—and there are a lot of great daily trainers you can find for $160—but it shows promise that Allbirds is committed to making a great running shoe without using petroleum-based products.”

Women's Tree Flyers - Lux Pink

While sustainability has become a top priority for countless consumers, many companies have fallen short of the mark with their supposedly eco-friendly offerings, which have either become subject to greenwashing or are simply sub-par products. But Allbirds is actually doing the work, creating a quality product that’s also actually eco-friendly. This shoe in particular is carbon-neutral and contains materials like castor beans, eucalyptus fiber, merino wool, and recycled water bottles. The brand has also pledged to continue lowering its carbon footprint as it expands its product offerings.

Women's Tree Flyers - Lux Pink

Besides her fame—and ties to their slogan—Lindsay Lohan may seem like a bit of an odd choice for a running shoe collaboration, but Allbirds says that was intentional. They state on their website, “with Lindsay’s help, we’re reminding the world that anyone and everyone can lace up and move their body.”

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The New Allbirds Running Shoes Are the Lightest Ever




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New Allbirds Running Shoes

It’s a well-known fact that Allbirds shoes are some of the most-loved around Hollywood. They’re especially popular among famous moms, like Hilary Duff, Mila Kunis, and Blake Lively. Its sustainable sneakers also happen to be widely loved by customers, too. That’s why when Allbirds comes out with any sort of new footwear, it almost always sells out.

If you’re a long-distance runner, its newest performance sneaker may be right up your alley. Introducing: The Tree Flyer, the brand’s lightest running shoe ever that’s already flying out of stock.

Like all of Allbirds’ shoes, the Tree Flyer replaces the plastics used to make other sneakers with natural plant-based materials. It features an upper knit from breathable eucalyptus fibers that provide good airflow for miles, along with an FSC-certified natural rubber outsole and shoelaces made from recycled plastic water bottles.

Allbirds Tree Flyer in Blizzard, $160

Allbirds Tree Flyer in Blizzard

The standout detail of the Tree Flyer is its revolutionary midsoles that are made from a new SwiftFoam material. They’re created through a unique foaming process with Allbirds’ castor bean oil-based resin, which is better for the environment because it uses less energy and material. According to the brand, its SwiftFoam midsole is about 30 percent lighter than the SweetFoam used in its Tree Dasher running shoes.

The midsoles have a geometric shape that’s specifically designed to give maximum cushioning while remaining lightweight. The heels have an external counter and flared shape for stability so that your strides are more smooth and steady. Plus, they offer better energy return to make your movements feel more effortless.

To ensure the Tree Flyers are up to par for long-distance running, they’ve been put through rigorous testing over the past year by more than 130 runners who have collectively run nearly 4,000 miles in them. So it’s safe to say, they’re worth the investment.

The Allbirds Tree Flyers are available in men’s and women’s sizes in five colors for $160. As with previous launches, sizes are already starting to sell out quickly. So head on over to Allbirds’ website to get yourself a pair of the newest sneakers before they’re gone.

Allbirds Tree Flyer in Natural Black, $160

Allbirds Tree Flyer in Natural Black

Allbirds Tree Flyer in Lux Beige, $160

Allbirds Tree Flyer in Lux Beige

Allbirds Tree Flyer in Buoyant Yellow, $160

Allbirds Tree Flyer in Buoyant Yellow

Allbirds Tree Flyer in Buoyant Orange, $160

Allbirds Tree Flyer in Buoyant Orange

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10 Best Converse Sneakers in 2022




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About Converse

Converse is one of the many brands that leaped from hardwood to the streets and became a famous household label for all-rounder, beater-worthy sneakers. As thousands of variations continue to spring up from this brand, it’s easy to get drowned in the pool of options.

Don’t worry. This is where we come in. Take us as your SNEAKER LIFESAVERS.

We plucked the best from hundreds of Chuck and One Star look-alikes plus many other spinoffs in between to make the scout easier for you. We don’t just highlight the popular ones, but the best-rated selections too. We wear-test more than 100 pairs to highlight the comfiest, highly durable, and most flexible ones.

If you’re a budget-conscious and practical hunter, we’ve collected all the best deals as we do the math for you.

How we test sneakers

We do all the legwork while you enjoy a hassle-free sneaker purchase.

  • We buy all the pairs of Converse kicks we test here with our own money to give our honest opinion and a lineup of our top choices.
  • We spend practically the entire day subjecting each sneaker through rigorous pounding on different surfaces.
  • Our main parameters include quality, comfort, fit, endurance, and function.

Best Converse sneakers overall

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low Top



  • Durable
  • Easy to clean
  • Easy to slip on and off
  • Breathable
  • Perfect for summer months
  • Doesn’t require much maintenance
  • Timeless classic


  • Lacks arch support
  • Not good for a long period


Converse Chucks high top has a more famous sibling, the All Star Low. We find the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low Top more universal and all-rounder than its ankle-high brother. So, what’s its star quality? It matches practically with just about anything!

If you have a vague kind of fashion style and you want a do-it-all sort of sneaker, you’d never go wrong with a pair that remains relevant for a century now. Its canvas style survived the Flower Power, Grunge, Retro, Gen Z trends. And it shows no signs of retiring.

Even the most distressed pair, which we literally subjected to drill and stain tests, look kicky, striking, and funky!

We tested over 100 Converse kicks only to end up with the All Star Low Top as the runaway winner in both style and comfort. It’s close to having a barefoot experience as it won’t weigh your feet down with excessive padding.

Barely are there any arch supports, but the relatively roomy build provides enough room for custom orthotics.

Breathability isn’t an issue, as the fabric allows air to circulate in and out. Moving around with this kick is such a breeze.

Whether you prefer a clean, straightforward, and minimalist sneaker to squeeze into your rotation or looking for a practical canvas sneaker to express your creativity, this low-top Chucks is a big cheese!

Converse Chuck 70 Low Top



  • Excellent comfort
  • Stylish
  • Vintage appeal
  • Budget-friendly
  • Multiple colorways
  • Great update of Chucks All Star
  • Top-notch quality


  • Runs large
  • Poor support
  • Heavier than All Star


What do we love most about the Converse Chuck 70 Low Top, an almost identical twin brother of the Chuck Taylor All Star Low Top? It got an edgier vibe. For us, those nitty-gritty modifications tied into this vintage-dressed sneaker are the deal clinchers!

After giving the Chuck 70 good pounding on wooden and concrete surfaces, we could solidly say it’s smashing! The intricate fabric weaving on this shoe can take up severe beating!

Did we say that this shoe offers a dynamic fit, something that’s missing in the Old Joe? That’s one of the things we immediately noticed about this updated kick. Gone was the plastic heel cap that’s traditionally a must in most older Chucks. We can still feel the support and stability with the ergonomic heel structure.

Even the rubber foxing that’s 5mm higher than the usual height gives us that exceptional added stability.

The best makeover to the Chuck 70 is the most wanted arch support coming from its cushy foam insole. Walking miles with this is a happy adventure!

A denser rubber compound laid at the base helps us cover more miles without wear and tear marks.

Its $80 price tag may be a bit pricier than the traditional low-top Chucks, but the Chuck 70 got that primo element without being a burden to your budget.

Best high-top Converse sneakers

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Top




  • According to a very good number of reviewers, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Tops’ design can tie your whole outfit together and make any streetwear look stylish.
  • Some have added that the shoes provide a good look for any age or gender.
  • The high-top sneakers are comfortable and versatile, many people have reported.
  • Several have mentioned that these are great for kicking around in, working out, and skateboarding.
  • Several purchasers have noted that the colorways of the Chuck Taylor All Star High Tops looked rich and exactly as they did on website pictures.
  • The high-top Converse sneakers provide a good fit width-wise for people with narrow to wide feet, some testers have remarked.
  • The classic Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Tops have an affordable price, according to a handful of buyers’ comments.
  • A few users have written that the retro silhouette is durable and, one user recounted, his first pair lasted him years.
  • A couple of consumers have stated that the Chuck Taylor All Star High Tops are easy to clean off and, with proper care, will look new every time you wash them.
  • Two customers have mentioned in their reviews that the Converse silhouette is light and breathable.


  • These high-top sneakers from Converse have flat and not very flexible soles, several users have said.
  • Some have added that the shoes also do not have any arch support so cushioned inserts may be in order.


Everybody’s well-loved Chuck Taylor All Star High Top is unbeatable. When it comes to Converse and sneakers with high collars, the time-honored Chuck Taylor is The KING!

From sporty, athleisure, casual to formal wear, the classic Chucks just goes with everything! Even as our feet look like Ronald Mc Doland’s at times, we love how it can accommodate different width types, from narrow to wide footed ones among us.

It’s ready for some grinding and gnashing while still looking great! It suits any style preference as it remains stylish when kept clean and slick or gets distressed with a ripped upper and tattered sole.

Whether we get it dirtied under mud or rain, it stays charming still. In fact, the more raggedy and broken it looks, the more we can’t let it go. It’s the kind of beaters that you’d want to go tossing around over and over until the sole gets all busted. And that doesn’t happen quickly.

Our feet stayed snug and dry the whole day we were strapped to this shoe. Its upper let our feet breathe while the perforated suede liner has tiny holes that allow air to flow in and out.

Chucks has been proving its worth over and over. And if there’s one high-top from Converse that will always find a space in our essential wardrobe arsenal, it’s this affordable, ageless gunner.

Converse Chuck 70 High Top



  • Excellent comfort
  • Cushy footbed
  • Clean stitching
  • Versatile looks
  • Good lateral support
  • Durable
  • Worth the price


  • Heavier than other Chucks
  • Poor arch support
  • Not orthotic-friendly


The Converse Chucks takes the front line when it comes to street legends that show no signs of retiring. When it comes to heightened comfort, the Converse Chuck 70 High-Top is the hero. It’s simply a game-changer!

Chuck 70 ups the ante compared to the most common-looking Chucks that everybody loves. It’s graced with more cushioning and a more resistant canvas cover while retaining the versatility indelibly attached to the Chuck Taylor Hi.

We enjoyed swinging around the city day in and out for an entire month wearing this. The extra cushy sockliner makes the day-to-day experience more pleasurable. Did we say its insole is damn moisture-wicking? That indeed puts a 100% added comfort every time we wear this shoe for long hours.

We love how it clasps our feet as it has the essential support and stability we’re looking for in a high-top canvas shoe.

There’s no reason to switch sneakers at the end of a full day’s shift or long-day errand as everything feels strangely lighter than it seems.

Durability is unquestionable! It remains loyal in keeping our feet secured and protected for a lengthy time.

If you’re a vintage-loving soul and won’t trade comfort for anything else, this shoe is something you should consider adding to your rotation.

Best platform Converse sneakers

Converse Run Star Hike



  • Stylish
  • Uniquely-modified Chucks
  • Comfy 
  • Elevated
  • Lightweight
  • Pairs well with any attire
  • Supportive


  • Gets dirty easily
  • Laces are too long
  • Lacks traction


With a jagged, chunky rubber sole, the Converse Run Star Hike takes us to greater heights!

There’s more to love about this fashion-forward twist to the Converse Chuck Taylor than its not-to-be-missed aesthetic. Aside from style and statement, it has soul in its sole! And that’s the single thing missed out in most platform kicks from Converse.

We challenged ourselves to see if this is worthy to be called a podiatry shoe. We slipped into it for a minimum of 8 hours a day and the result blew our minds!

It’s beefy and sturdy sole with jagged tread is d-y-n-a-m-i-t-e! It gave us the needed stability to keep us covered during multiple activities. It thwarts unnecessary rolling of the foot. With its supportive build, it didn’t leave us with sleepless nights griping about foot pain, inflammation, and joint stress.

It’s heaven for the feet especially among us who are hypermobile, overpronated, have mild osteoarthritis, and minimal ankle instability. That attention-grabbing platform sole kept us surefooted and balanced.

Our toes didn’t get cramped as we moved around. There’s enough wiggle room at the front. Our feet are snugly tucked enjoying each ride without any pressure. We weren’t bothered by bunion and toenail pain as we stayed elevated throughout the wear test.

It made us strut in style with our favorite casual, sporty, and hiker garbs without being bugged by any form of discomfort.

This stylish hiker is a real winner!

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Move



  • Mighty cushy
  • Lightweight
  • Neck-breaking snazziness
  • Very affordable
  • Height enhancer
  • Supremely cozy straight out of the box
  • Fashionably versatile
  • Prevents odor buildup


  • Not for narrow feet
  • A tad lacking in arch support


Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Move kept us in the groove, feeling lifted and light! It makes us stand loud and proud!

This modest-looking shoe is really a rockstar! Given its angular platform base, it makes up one of the most fashion-forward overhauls to the old-school baller that every sneaker lover adores.

Despite looking weighty, this charmer feels ultra-light making those walks and glides enjoyable.

This shoe lets us cover miles and be on our feet for more than 8 hours a day. That height-boosting sole offers tons of cushioning without getting our feet stressed or blistered.

Did we say it’s graced with a moisture-wicking OrthoLite insole too? That little add-on is a BOMB! It helps dampen any pressure or tension even as we went pounding along the streets for one straight month.

It gave us the freedom to express our creativity and fashion sense as it’s so stylish! Its recast look never failed to punctuate strings of outfits we wore for our daily activities. We love playing around with our OOTDs and getting endless Intagramable shots with this.

It made us move and groove; that’s why we adore it so.

Best leather Converse sneakers

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Leather Ox



  • Clean design
  • Eye-appealing
  • Functional
  • Sturdy
  • Good for indoor soccer


  • Poor arch support
  • Leather quality isn’t superb


When it comes to Converse sneakers with premium leather quality, you’ll sing happy notes, too, as we did after trying the Converse Chuck Taylor All Leather Ox on.

Its quintessential style is its ticket to land among the best leather Converse creations, at least to our probing eyes.

Converse gave us good reasons to look refined even with an unadorned pair of coats, plain tees, jeans, knitted jackets, or capri. Thanks to the chichi vibe that goes with every pair of CTAS Leather Ox.

Its soft leather cover didn’t give us a hard time. It has draped our feet with comfort since day one.

It made our feet adjust to the mold instantaneously. There was an instant connection, and we just loved it!

The upper is solidly attached to the vulcanized rubber sole. Even as we were sporting this for practically most of the day for several weeks, there was no single time it got detached from the sole. It isn’t the most hard-wearing, but we can’t deny its durability.

Go for this oxford cut if you want a different take to the canvas Chucks and don’t want the enhanced ankle coverage. We won’t blame you if you decide to cop not one but two or more pairs.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Leather Hi



  • Easy to clean
  • Worth its price
  • Long-lasting
  • Versatile
  • Matches various outfits
  • Good quality
  • Provides feet protection


  • Sidewalls come off
  • Poor arch support
  • Tongue slips to the side


We love the canvas Chucks for its unruffled, easy-going style but we also adore the luxe and swanky form that goes with every pair of Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Leather Hi.

Even with a price that’s a fraction higher than the traditional Chucks (influenced by the use of smooth leather), it’s worth adding to anyone’s sneaker selections. Every time we need a more classy and formal pair of shoes on days we want to look more dignified and refined, this shoe is a lifesaver!

The leather cover may be sturdier versus the customary canvas, but it softens over time and adheres to the shape of the foot when strapped up. This is where we felt we got excellent value for our money.

Another factor that got us drawn to this silhouette is its vulcanized sole construction. We didn’t feel any generous padding around the shoe but it kept us cozied inside. It’s phenomenally light and remarkably flexible!

If you’re planning to get an all-leather sneaker from Converse for everyday use, take our word and try to step into the world of the CTAS Core Leather Hi.

Converse sneakers with best comfort

Converse Star Player



  • Comfortable: Scores of users are chirpy that the Converse Star Player is comfy to wear all day.
  • Exact: Loads of reviews about this shoe tell that it offers a perfect fit.
  • Durable: As per several skaters, the outsole stays intact for over a month of frequent use.
  • Grippy: Quite many wearers are ecstatic that they don’t easily slip with its rubber outsole.
  • Protected: Legions of Converse followers assert that this shoe grants better support than the All Stars.


  • Extended: Few commenters say that it comes with a long tongue that tends to slide to the sides.
  • Foot ache: About a handful of patrons say this style rubs against their heel.


When it comes to comfort, the Converse Star Player bags the MVP!

Out of the insanely vast number of Converse sneakers, how did this stellar pair win our hearts? Here’s its score sheet.

It provides a homey environment for our feet. Even as we got our feet planted in this shoe for more than 8 hours a day, it didn’t cause us to develop ankle, Achilles, and arch pain.

It’s simply amusing, admirable, A-1 with the right amount of padded detailing and comfort it granted our feet.

The adequately foamed interior compared to the nearly barefooted original makes every trip satisfying. Plus, it helps in providing an enhanced lockdown feel with its fully customizable lace-up system.

We didn’t feel any heel slippage making it more enjoyable to bring this Star Player everywhere. Even the waffle patterned rubber tread delivers traction. We didn’t have those unwanted slips.

It’s the kind of Chuck that’s friendly and forgiving, traits that sum up a real Star Player.

Converse El Distrito



  • Comfortable for all-day wear
  • Extra ankle and tongue padding
  • Excellent support
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Better construction
  • Fashionable appeal
  • Clean-looking
  • Attractive style


  • Slightly narrow
  • Inadequate ventilation


To our discriminating taste buds, the Converse El Distrito is a real tough cookie!

Everyone’s most loved Chuck gets even more hard-wearing as it’s swaddled with a durable canvas. We took it on a month-long urban expedition, and it wowed us. This cookie doesn’t crumble!

Its padded tongue and lining make each foot adventure comfier than we expected. It even has a cushioned insole that filters in all the load and stress. These elements help reduce any pressure that may come into contact with our feet.

Given the added technologies infused into this former hardwood star sneaker, it incredibly feels light. It makes us fly whichever direction our feet take us.

Not only does it aces in comfort, durability, style, and versatility, but in value too. It’s just one of the budget-friendly Converse low-tops you won’t regret adding to your go-to sneaker lineup.

You’d hardly allow it just to accrue dust in your sneakerpile as its universal style works satisfyingly well with heaps of casual, sporty, and street-ready outfits.

The colorways for this silhouette are vast, so you can play around with your Instagram shots while wearing different shades of the El Distrito.

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