7 Best Sock Sneakers, 60+ Shoes Tested in 2023

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7 Best Sock Sneakers, 60+ Shoes Tested in 2023

While it is true that sock sneakers are no longer as popular as they were a few years ago, having a pair still comes in handy. At the end of the day, they're among the easiest shoes to slip in and out of. Many of them are also so darn comfy, and some still have it when it comes to the looks department. 

If you're still a big fan of sock sneakers, RunRepeat still got loads of them - 50+ and counting. From edgy-looking high-tops to all-rounder low-tops, we have got you covered. And to top it all off, we even carefully selected the best sock sneaker overall and the most value for money. 

 

How we test sneakers

With over 50 shoe models to choose from, selecting the best one can be downright crazy. Don't worry, though, because RunRepeat already got into the nitty-gritty details of each shoe to find out which ones are not-so-great and which are the real deal. One or a combination of the following methods are used to review the shoes:

  • Opinions from both experts and users all over the globe
  • In-depth reviews performed by our in-house experts
  • Lab tests done by our shoe-doting nerds

Note that all the shoes used by our in-house experts and shoe-doting geeks are bought using our own money. So, you can assure that our reviews are not in any way affected by our brand partners.

 

Best sock sneakers overall

Adidas Pharrell Williams Crazy BYW LVL
Adidas Pharrell Williams Crazy BYW LVL

CoreScore

95
Superb!
4.7 / 5 from 582 users

Pros

  • Excellent breathability
  • Great for summer
  • Stylishly appealing
  • Superb cushioning
  • Superb comfort

Cons

  • Fits bigger
  • Tight collar
  • Expensive

Verdict

With its retro style and innovative comfort, the Adidas Crazy BYW LVL x Pharrell Williams takes the shoe one step further with its Boost-equipped midsole and Primeknit upper technology. Many wearers are pleased with this pair's combination of new technologies and its unique and fashion-forward style.
Adidas Pharrell Williams Crazy BYW LVL full review

Best Nike sock sneakers

Nike Space Hippie 01
Nike Space Hippie 01

CoreScore

93
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 180 users

Pros

  • Stylish
  • Innovative creation
  • Sustainable
  • In demand
  • Lightweight
  • Unique

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Compressed cushioning

Verdict

Nike gives you the concept of "one athlete's trash is another's treasure" with its Space Hippie line. With sustainability and innovation in mind, the Swoosh gives birth to the Space Hippie 01. Although the low-top Space Hippie 01 has a one-of-a-kind look, it is still unlike the 02 and 03 silhouettes that have a much more complicated look. It flaunts a straightforward design that lets wearers easily dress the shoe for their daily activities.
Nike Space Hippie 01 full review

Best Adidas sock sneakers

Adidas Stan Smith Sock Primeknit
Adidas Stan Smith Sock Primeknit

Out of stock in all 50 shops

Adidas sock sneakers  

CoreScore

95
Superb!
4.7 / 5 from 418 users

Pros

  • Fashion-forward silhouette
  • Primeknit upper
  • Easy on/off
  • Well-made
  • Comfortable for long-wearing
  • Surprisingly affordable
  • Breathable

Cons

  • Limited colors

Verdict

This women’s shoe boasts of a form-fitting Adidas Primeknit woven upper drenched in cool colors, which makes this variation very minimalist and ultra-chic. This laceless interpretation has similarities with the nomadic Adidas runner, the NMD City Sock regarding aesthetics and comfort, which makes this sneaker ideal for varied indoor and outdoor events. This edition’s eye-catching silhouette is made even more attractive with its reasonable price tag.
Adidas Stan Smith Sock Primeknit full review

Best PUMA sock sneakers

PUMA Ignite EvoKNIT
PUMA Ignite EvoKNIT

CoreScore

91
Great!
4.5 / 5 from 2,351 users

Pros

  • Appealing color combinations
  • Stylish knit upper
  • Sock-like fit
  • Durable outsole
  • Versatile
  • Great on wet surfaces
  • Flexible sole

Cons

  • High-end price
  • Fiddly to put on

Verdict

PUMA jumps into the latest craze among shoe companies, which is the production of the premium knit-like upper. In the Ignite EvoKNIT, the wearers are in for a shoe that tries to mix fashion and sports featuring an innovative mid-height upper that hugs the foot. It has a surprisingly flexible sole and tons of comfort for keeping you comfortable all day.
PUMA Ignite EvoKNIT full review

Best sock high top sneakers

Champion Life Rally Pro
Champion Life Rally Pro

CoreScore

94
Superb!
4.7 / 5 from 14,900 users

Pros

  • Comfy upper
  • Stylish design
  • True to size
  • Fits like a glove
  • Compliment magnet
  • Appealing colorways
  • Lightweight
  • Supportive forefoot section

Cons

  • Lacks ankle support
  • Noticeable wear after a few months

Verdict

Champion Life Rally Pro shoes bring street-style swagger to basketball-inspired sneakers. The color schemes of this high-top shoe are brilliant and easily stand out, while its cool-looking design could draw compliments from the crowd. Its sock-like construction offers a snug and perfect fit that molds to the shape of the feet. The soft fabric uppers provide extreme comfort, aided in part by the light and airy feel of the sneakers.
Champion Life Rally Pro full review

Best value sock sneakers

Skechers Glide-Step Flex
Skechers Glide-Step Flex

CoreScore

92
Great!
4.6 / 5 from 719 users

Pros

  • Super comfy on day one
  • Fantastic fit
  • Light yet supportive
  • Extraordinary grip
  • Gives silent steps
  • Easy on and off
  • Remarkable work shoe

Cons

  • Questionable collar durability
  • Doesn't clean easily

Verdict

There's no more fitting name than the Glide-Step Flex for this running-inspired sneaker from Skechers. We're talking surefootedness and quick-and-quiet strides here. There's also no shortage of plushness within its summer-ready confines, translating to city excursions where your feet stay fresh and comfy all day long. It's definitely something that can fast become your go-to slipper!
Skechers Glide-Step Flex 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.