The choices are limitless when it comes to men's black sneakers. Black sneakers, after all, are people's go-to kicks, given their clean, neutral look that can match any outfit. And while it's great to have lots of choices, this makes the task of choosing the best one downright confusing. Good thing, RunRepeat is here to help.
Our team is made up of curious shoe-doting nerds and we just love trying out the shoes ourselves. Whether you're on the hunt for the best leather or suede kicks in black, we have got you covered. Apart from that, you'll also find our most budget-friendly and best overall picks right up your alley.
Apart from good looks, you can expect our top picks to provide a lot more rewards - from comfort and support to durability. All these aspects of the shoe are assessed based on the following testing methodology:
Our in-house shoe experts test every model's limits on multiple wear tests.
We collate feedback from users around the globe to make our reviews as comprehensive as possible.
The result is a Corescore from 0 to 100 which helps us rank and compare all the tested shoes.
More than its iconic profile, Nike Blazer Mid 77 has gained popularity for its timeless and clean "blast from the past" look. It has an alluring execution of simplicity that leads to an adaptable design. Apart from its never-go-out-of-style look, this sneaker boasts its long-lasting construction and comfort, perfect as one's go-to pair of sneakers.
The New Balance 327 overall is a lightweight and comfortable NB Classics shoe that has a snug fit you can use for everyday work. It comes in multiple colorways ranging from vibrant colors to tonal hues. The EVA midsole and rubber outsole provide good support and grip. It’s an affordable New Balance pair to add to your collection.
Building up a sneaker stack that's as steal as the Sacai's without spending much? Scoring Nike Waffle One that's obtainable in multiple color choices could be a good starting point. This fresh recast to the Waffle racer is almost hard-to-resist, from its see-through mesh webbing to its tasteful color blocking. A caveat though, its comfort level isn't in any way squishy soft as most Nike React kicks.
Nike releases another sneaker with unbelievable comfort. The Nike React Vision is the new go-to sneaker for many, whether for casual strolling or workout sessions in the gym. Its radical, out-of-the-box style makes it a crowd-pleaser. You can toss it with sporty to laidback clothes, a kind of kick you can absolutely swing anywhere.
The Adidas Busentiz has been around for a while. It stands on its own against modern skate shoes because of its durability and versatility. More than anything it's a really clean-looking sneaker that works just as well on a night out as it does in a skatepark. It helps that the shoe is easy to clean, sturdy and has loads of cushioning to keep you comfy and supported.
If you’ve been dreaming of strutting Yeezy sneakers but can’t afford its sky-high tag, the Three Stripes finally releases the next best thing - the Adidas Ozelia. Displaying a style stirred from the past and premium, this kick offers pillowy strides while rocking a look with cool confidence. With Ozelia, you don’t need to choose between comfort and style, as you can quickly enjoy both for less price.
A chunky platform sole for the classic and iconic Chuck Taylor All Star, Converse offers the Converse Run Star Hike. A new eye-catching twist on a classic sneaker, this high-top elevated shoe delivers a futuristic vibe in a modern style without sacrificing its remarkable comfort.
Whether you're always on the go or you find lacing shoes a tedious task, the Air Jordan 1 Hi FlyEase is for you. Nike ensured to keep "most" of what we love about the OG AJ1s - from the upper to the sole - intact. The difference? This retro AJ1 version is equipped with FlyEase that turns into a slip-on in just one quick-and-easy hand motion. What's more, it comes with a friendly price tag.
Do you want to ace a courtside vibe on the city streets? Don a pair of Nike Court Legacy, and you're far from having qualms. It has a street-worthy style that displays a minimalist and modern flair perfect when updating your look. Moreover, it proudly offers comfort and durability that further smashes its opponents in the daily street-style game.
The Nike Court Vision Low has a trendy silhouette that looks like the slimmed-down version of the AF Ones. With a classic silhouette, it exudes trendy style and versatility that can quickly complement a variety of outfits on different occasions. When it comes to enhanced durability and comfort, it can also be a go-to shoe. It can be an excellent addition to a rotation of kicks without the need of spending too much.
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.