7 Best Casual Sneakers For Men, 100+ Shoes Tested in 2023

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7 Best Casual Sneakers For Men, 100+ Shoes Tested in 2023

Picking the best pair of casual sneakers for men out of a hundred choices can be grueling. But not with our help. 

Whether you’re a stylish sneakerhead looking for a pair of snazzy-looking dad shoes or an always-on-the-go guy who prefers easy-to-wear slip-ons, we have got you covered. But if you just want the best, we have that as well.

Of course, the 100+ shoes on the list have all been assessed and evaluated. So, when we say it’s good, you can be assured that the shoe is worth it. 

How we test sneakers

Wondering how we review each shoe here? If you have time, check out our testing methodology to understand fully how each shoe is assessed. Alternatively, you can get a quick glimpse of what we do by checking out below:

  • All our claims are backed up by wear tests and reviews from wearers and experts.
  • Whenever we get the chance, we buy the shoes and test them out ourselves.
  • And if that’s not enough, CoreScores are calculated for each one to give you an idea of how each shoe performs.

Best casual sneakers overall for men

ECCO Soft 7 Sneaker
ECCO Soft 7 Sneaker

CoreScore

90
Great!
4.5 / 5 from 64,080 users

Pros

  • Straightforward design
  • Fit for both dressing up and down
  • Plush cushion for all-day wear
  • For walking and traveling
  • Worth every penny
  • Orthotic-friendly
  • Welcomes wide feet
  • Outstanding quality
  • Wide array of colors

Cons

  • Short laces
  • Squeaky outsole due to grip
  • Not for narrow feet

Verdict

Out of the hundreds of men’s casual sneakers, it’s the ECCO Soft 7 Sneaker that tops our list. Why? This kick’s minimalist look is one thing. But, it’s not just that. This shoe has a lot to offer. We bought one and didn’t have any regrets. 

This kick is simply amazing- from its stylish exterior to its plush interior. Check it out, and you’ll see what we mean. It has a look that goes with everything from denim to chinos. In terms of colorways, this shoe has lots of options available - they have it in black, brown, white, as well as grey, beige and more.

What’s more, this one is made with top-notch materials. After all, it’s a shoe made by ECCO - the leading leather clothing and footwear manufacturer.

If you want to know if this is comfortable, our answer is a big YES. Even without orthotics, this shoe felt super cozy. It’s as if the insoles were custom built. And if that’s not enough, you’ll be glad to know that these kicks are well-crafted. So, expect these to last a long time. Truly worth the buck!

ECCO Soft 7 Sneaker full review

Best dad casual sneakers for men

Skechers D'Lites
Skechers D'Lites

CoreScore

92
Great!
4.6 / 5 from 127,482 users

Pros

  • King of hues
  • Supportive
  • Immensely comfy
  • Durable
  • Warm
  • Extra shoestrings
  • Height-boosting

Cons

  • Sucks in socks
  • Unwieldy laces
  • Not for car use

Verdict

Yes, you read it right. If you’re looking for the best casual dad shoe for men, it has to be the D’Lites from Skechers. This kick isn’t only for women. This shoe is also perfect for men who would like to don a pair of chunky, retro sneakers.

Available in various colorways, you can expect to quickly find the hue that perfectly matches your style and personality. Upkeep is also easy with these bad boys. You can wear this for a month, and these will still look fresh.

Now, truth be told, these shoes feel a bit bottom-heavy. But comfort-wise, these kicks feel uber-cozy. You can say goodbye to back and foot pain thanks to its ultra-supportive construction and pillow-like cushioning. 

And if you think these are pricey, think again. After all, it’s a Skechers sneaker. And just like most sneakers from this brand, this one is so cheap. Worth $70; we’re willing to buy this at its MSRP. 

And you know what? Despite its affordable price tag, this one does not skimp in quality. It’s one solid, durable kick! We can’t believe that a 70 dollar shoe like this one could last, but it did. It’s that amazing!

Skechers D'Lites full review

Best sporty style casual sneakers for men

Nike Air Max Command
Nike Air Max Command

CoreScore

90
Great!
4.5 / 5 from 44,662 users

Pros

  • Offers lasting comfort
  • Versatile style
  • Easy to keep clean
  • Doesn't crease quickly
  • Compliment magnet
  • Awesome colorways
  • Breathable
  • Great value-for-money

Cons

  • Snug forefoot for some
  • Low arch support

Verdict

Of course, our list of best casual shoes wouldn’t be complete without an Air-Soled sneaker from Nike. And since we’re all about sporty sneakers, one tried-and-tested shoe that surely deserves your attention is the Nike Air Max Command. 

This one is just perfect for anyone who loves dressing down - think joggers and shorts. But you know what? Despite its sporty look, this kick also looks good when matched with chinos or ripped denim. What’s more, people can’t help but stare at it since it also exudes a chunky, retro vibe.

Now, if you’re the type who prioritizes comfort, this one has got that covered. We wore this for long walks, and its Air sole didn’t fail to disappoint. 

Unfortunately, this doesn't feel like walking on air because it felt a bit bottom-heavy. Then again, who are we to complain? It looks good, it feels good, it's eye-catching, and its upkeep is easy-breezy. For just $110, this kick, for us, is a bargain given all the good stuff we’re getting from it.

Nike Air Max Command full review

Best Nike casual sneakers for men

Nike Daybreak Undercover
Nike Daybreak Undercover

CoreScore

95
Superb!
4.8 / 5 from 75 users

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Great cushioning
  • Versatile
  • Soft
  • Durable
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Uncomfortable heel

Verdict

A limited and unique rendition of Daybreak, the Nike Daybreak Undercover features original nylon and suede with a plastic piece added to the heel. Its contemporary design can easily match with a variety of outfits. Takahashi's redefinition of Tailwind is something to check, especially for those who are into sports and style.
Nike Daybreak Undercover full review

Best mid-top casual sneakers for men

Fila Vulc 13
Fila Vulc 13

CoreScore

88
Good!
4.4 / 5 from 4,908 users

Pros

  • Mighty comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Classy style
  • Supportive ankle cuff
  • Incredibly affordable
  • Dirt-repellent and easy-to-clean
  • Doozy for light skate sessions
  • Excellent boardfeel

Cons

  • Narrow forefoot
  • Flimsy construction

Verdict

Fila Vulc 13 is our shoe of choice when it comes to mid-tops. We sure loved having this in our shoe pile. Why? Because this can definitely take your style up a notch without being too crazy.

First off, its style exudes an edgy, sporty vibe that’s hard to miss. Yes, this isn’t like your Yeezys that scream, but we’re sure you’ll agree that these strapped joints certainly look cool. The added collar height also keeps our ankles supported—a definite plus in our books.

When it comes to fit, this one fits a bit tight in the toes. So make sure to make some adjustments in sizing if you have wide feet. But, once you get the sizing right, everything else is pure bliss. Believe us when we say that this is one comfortable sneaker!

Now, just like any Fila shoe, you’ll feel ecstatic once you see its price. This one only costs $60. It’s unbelievable! Although yes, the quality of the leather materials on these shoes can be improved. But, given its price, we are sure getting a lot more from it than what it’s worth.

Fila Vulc 13 full review

Best value casual sneakers for men

DC Villain
DC Villain

CoreScore

90
Great!
4.5 / 5 from 7,357 users

Pros

  • Trendy style
  • Both for casual and formal occasions
  • Comfortable all-day wear
  • Easy to put on and off
  • Lightweight construction
  • Breathable
  • Durable

Cons

  • Poor traction
  • Lacks cushioning

Verdict

DC Villain is one of the brand's convenient yet street-ready offerings. It has a slip-on design and a slipper-like comfort that users love. Additionally, it's lightweight, breathable, and durable. The sneaker has a cup sole construction along with DC's Pill Pattern tread on the outsole. These features make this shoe another worthy model from the famous skate brand.
DC Villain full review
Author
Sheena
Sheena

Sheena is a wordsmith turned sneaker addict. Her sneaker fixation intensified as her passion for writing grew. A hands-on mom of two sweet yet spunky kids (plus three dogs and two cats), she finds solitude in leafing through shoe catalogs to find the next "it" sneaker. Scrutinizing hugely popular and underrated kicks is her favorite pastime.