Best Sneaker Shoes in India

by Divesh Gaur | Last Updated


Have you ever wondered how your friends flaunt their personality through their footwear while walking? Have you ever wondered how they have the most adorable pair of sneakers?

No worries, rolling your eyes over this article will make you feel amazed. You will definitely know what your matching sneaker is!

This is a well-known fact that today in the flaunting fashion buzz all over the place, be it in cafes or restaurants or wherever you visit, shoes are the first fashion accessory to be judged by everyone. It's always been a fantastic key personality enhancer since ages. And now the most common and popular fashion symbol loved by all.

Sneakers are basically a shoe accessory designed for sports and physical form of exercise, but now it is been widely used for all purposes and on occasions too.

They are different from the normal shoes as they are made of rubber soles of flexible material, making lesser noise.

Shoes, on the other hand, are made of flexible material making noise while you walk.

Sneakers are so called because they are "quiet shoes" of rubber sole in comparison to the noisy hard leather sole.

They are also known by the names – athletic shoes, tennis shoes, gym shoes, runners, trainers, etc.

If you don't have at least a few pairs of smart sneakers in your closet, you are definitely missing out something.

Wearing sneakers is fun as you can sneak up to anyone, that is, you can approach someone! They're not just spread on the backdrops of gym or sports, you can wear them almost everywhere you go, it only costs you for the right brand.

Always remember, a sneaker that is modern and smart, is welcomed nicely.

I can understand your dilemma of choosing the most suitable sneaker for yourself so that it matches your outfits, and suits your personality at the same time. This is absolutely normal as there are so many types and varieties of sneakers available in the market. Trust me, I've been in your shoes.

Don’t worry, this article will guide you to choose the perfect pair of sneakers.

First, we will explore the top sneaker shoes available in India. And then, we will list out the various aspects you should consider before selecting your desirable sneaker.

So, let’s begin our sneaker hunt!

This super stylish blue pair of sneakers comes from the stable of M&K.

M&K is a fashion brand that has spent significant time in making shoes, design embellishments, and easygoing footwear.

Each and every aspect of their shoes meets global quality gauges, and is significantly refreshing all across the world.

These M&K shoes match a first-class feeling of comfort with iconic style and sole.

It shows a unique construction for a seamless fit of shoes, while its outsole adds a visible PU-sole unit for enhanced cushioning.

The upper body of the shoe is made from the finest quality material that gives them the perfect classic premium look.

These M&K sneakers are made of a synthetic upper, and a strong yet lightweight sole.

The fine stitches and mouldings make sure that they last long.

The soles are super soft for extra comfort, so they won't hurt you while walking or running.

They have a light-weight and comfortable design.

The shoes give off an unruffled and unconstrained vibe.

For someone whose budget is on the lower end, and intends to pull off a casual elegant look, these shoes are perfect.

Smart and stylish, these easygoing shoes for men and women would make a great addition to your footwear wardrobe.

If you are looking for a sneaker to flaunt among your friends, this stylish sneaker with an impressive design is meant for you!

They are also available in lovely colors, so you can pair them up with matching outfits in your wardrobe easily.

This fine pair of casual sneakers by Converse is of lace type with canvas material.

The shoes are extremely lightweight with comforting rubber sole.

If you are looking for a high top sneaker, then this is perfect for you. It has got all the top qualities that high ankle shoes should have.

Converse tries to give it an elegant look without compromising on comfort and style quotient.

The lovely red and white combo tunes up with your outfits nicely.

To provide added comfort to your feet, it is provided with Ortho-Lite insole material, which makes you feel light while you walk or perform other activities.

It also displays a branded star ankle patch which is definitely a flaunting aspect of Converse's brand.

Are you looking for a pair of sneakers that would make you stand out in your friend circle and amongst your peers? Are you looking for something classy that would drop their jaws, making them envious of your stunning footwear?

Well, your search for that flawless pair of sneaker shoes ends here.

This is one of the first, authentic Vans sneakers that has once again gained popularity.

It includes a straightforward low top, a trimmed up profile with tough canvas uppers, metal eyelets, and elastic waffle outsoles.

These sneakers by Vans are ideal for casual outings and meetings. They are classy and elegant looking, bringing forward your stylish persona with a neat and polished appearance.

The signature rubber waffle outsoles give it a more sturdy and clean look.

If you wish that your sneaker shoes should have a lovely pattern design print, then this pair would be a perfect fit for you.

Furthermore, they are available in a variety of print options.

The old-school lace-top fashion looks quite attractive on these sneakers.

These shoes are an elegant display of fashion style, which Vans has offered in a more premium format to suit your style.

Looking for style-color-fashion combo? Just go for them and spread your fashion charm wherever you go!

These sneakers also come from Vans' stable.

Although I mentioned it earlier, I’ll state it again that Vans truly has a nice collection of classy and fashionable sneakers.

These sneakers come with a super comfortable fit with well-built and long-lasting soles, so you don't have to worry about fitting issues and the life-span of these shoes.

If you are a sneakerhead, you got to have this classy pair in your footwear closet.

The waffle sole and the Vans' flag label make it more attractive and classy.

This lace-up, upper canvas sneakers have all the features to brag about, making them deserve a special place in your branded footwear collection.

The black color of upper canvas, and the contrasting white stitches, go well together, giving it a fashionable design.

Apart from the jet-black color, these sneakers come in other colors which look equally elegant.

As a brand viewpoint, you should make this a part of your wardrobe soon, as it's a limited and fine stock piece.

Hope you are the lucky one to grab this iconic and charming sneakers!

This is another fine pair of casual sneakers by Converse.

It’s a lace up shoe with canvas material.

Like the previous one, this pair is also lightweight and comes with a rubber sole for extra comfort.

However, unlike the previous one, these sneakers are low-top.

If you like walking around easily with low-top sneakers with full comfort, and you are looking for value for money options, then these shoes match your criteria.

Converse's well-known, soft rubber sole is something you can look up to when it comes to comfort.

The brand name flag matches with the red-white color combination, making it appear altogether more original.

The sneakers fit well, and you can easily match them up with your favorite pair of denims and other trousers.

In the sneaker world, there's nothing purer than a classic cotton canvas upper and a rubber sole.

So, go ahead with these shoes, wear them with your favorite outfits and gift your self a new iconic look.

These fine sneaker shoes by Fila, have a lace-up type closure. They have a unique style, which is simple, yet fashionable.

The rubber soles make them comfortable, and provide improved durability, ensuring longer life.

Like the previous sneakers from Converse, these are also low-top, but they differ a lot in appearance. For instance, here, the number of lace holes is six, whereas, that in case of Converse is twelve.

Fila being an Italian sports goods company, has made this pair of shoes keeping in mind the sporting needs of its customers. Thus, they offer utmost level of comfort while playing, as well as during walking.

The built of these shoes may not be as good as that of Converse's, but that is covered up by its eye-catching design.

Overall, they are 'value for money' shoes. They are available in multiple colors, allowing you to choose the right one for your wardrobe.

Are you a sports lover? Do you love playing basketball with your competitive team? Are you looking for best sports sneakers in the market right now?

Finally, here’s a pair of sneaker shoes, that you can count on when it comes to sports.

These casual synthetic sneakers from the sports-goods giant Puma, are highly recommended for someone with an athletic personality.

The sneakers fit well, allowing the player to move around easily. They don't hinder your rhythm when you take turns or make sudden twists during your game.

The good grip gives you control and balance when you play your sport.

Its comfortable sole facilitates swift and easy jumps when taking shots in a basketball match.

However, if you're a football player and like to play matches in the rain and wet conditions, these shoes are not ideal. This is because the water easily seeps through its synthetic covering, and they don't provide the best grip in such conditions.

The price at which you get this stylish, well-structured, and sporty sneakers, overall makes it a 'money spent well' investment.

That finishes up our rundown of the top choices available in the market right now, with regards to best sneaker shoes in India.

I am sure that by now, you would have figured out which sneaker shoes from the above list is suitable for you. In case you are still in a dilemma, I have prepared a helpful guide below, which would defintely help you understand your sneakers' needs better.

How to look for a perfect pair of sneaker shoes?

  • Choose the right size for best fitting

    The sneakers ought to adjust to the state of your feet, and not the other way round.

    Hence, they should accommodate your feet perfectly in terms of length and width.

    Above all, make sure that there's adequate room for your toes. Otherwise, you might end up with sore feet.

  • Consider your current wardrobe

    The right pair of sneakers would seem like as if they were created simply to be a part of an outfit they are worn with.

    However, since you most likely cannot have a closet packed with sneakers for each and every outfit, observe the garments you've already, so that you'll be able to figure out which sneakers match with most of them.

    This will ensure that you don't have to worry about choosing a matching outfit when you're going out with your new sneakers. Once you've got a plan of what colors you are looking for, go ahead.

    If you are planning to shop for plenty of new garments in the near future, then hold on to your purchase of sneakers until you've bought them.

  • Keep your desires high

    Your sneakers must be made of delicate and breathable material wherever possible, and furnish your feet with sufficient space in each of the three measurements – height, width, and length.

    If they rub against your feet while walking, realize that they are not the right ones for you.

    Try not to fall for the tempting lines "they will wear in" or "they will stretch after some time".

    A pair of shoes should fit superbly right away, otherwise you are not supposed to get them, period.

    You owe it to your feet!

  • Take as much time as possible when purchasing sneakers

    Always examine the inside of sneakers for any seams that could be uneasy. Look out for any bumps or hardened regions.

    In order to lower their production costs, many shoe manufacturers don't line their shoes properly. For instance, the linings end at areas which are not visible to the buyers.

    This, in return, exposes the seams, bulges and edges.

    So, make it a point to thoroughly check all the stitchings and linings of the sneakers, both on the inside, as well as the outside.

  • Make sure that the soles are flexible

    Once you have verified the size and width, it is time to evaluate the softness of the material used.

    Along with that, you must test the flexibility of soles. By 'flexibility of soles', I mean their ability to bend.

    You might mistake the softness of the inner padding for the soles' flexibility. You can avoid this confusion by performing the 'bending' test, where you bend the shoe by bringing the heel and the toe area towards each other.

    If the soles take a U or V form, you can assume their flexibility is excellent.

  • Know the type of sneaker you are looking for

    If you know the type of sneaker you are going to buy, it gives you a better clarity on your needs, and saves you plenty of time.

    Below are the major categories of sneaker shoes –

    • plimsoll

      Plimsoll sneakers: They are the most well-known class of sneakers.

      They are comfortable, simple and yet fashionable.

      Moreover, they can be paired up with any type of outfit.

      So if you are looking for a single pair of sneakers that can be worn on multiple occasions, go for them.

    • slip ons

      Slip-on sneakers: These are the lace-less version of Plimsoll sneakers.

      As the name suggests, they are very easy to wear, and look extremely stylish with any casual outfit.

      If you are like me, who doesn't like to tie shoe laces, and just want to step into your shoes right away, slip-ons are the most suitable type of sneakers.

    • athletic kicks

      Athletic kicks sneakers: If you fancy a sporty pair of sneaker shoes, which are stylish as well, then this genre of sneakers are best suited for you.

      So, if you are someone who loves sportswear, go for this category.

    • classic converse

      Classic canvas Converse sneakers: These are the conventional high-top sneakers from Converse.

      If you are bored with the plain old-school sneakers, and want to experiment with something unique and different, go for a classic high-top Converse pair.

    • basketball sneakers

      High-top basketball sneakers: These are my favorite kind of sneaker shoes. They are loved by basketball players all across the globe.

      They have a high ankle and a flat sole.

      If you play basketball, you can go for these sneakers without any second thoughts. Apart from being super comfortable, they help you to take your game to the next level.

Since we are talking about sneakers here, why not discuss some of the popular terms in sneaker culture?

Some popular terms among sneaker lovers...

  • Sneaker Head: A person who loves sneakers, and who would go to any extent to get a pair that he or she wants.

    In other words, they are passionate 'sneaker collectors'.

    For them, it is less about the number of sneakers they have in their wardrobe, and more about collecting their favorite pairs.

  • Sneaker Culture: Refers to a community of people that are into sneakers and urban clothing. It is a broad term that describes their lifestyles and behavior.

    It used to be a subculture with its roots in basketball, hip-hop, and skating. But now, it has surpassed into the mainstream culture and fashion.

    It includes die-hard and serious sneaker shoes collectors, and even resellers who buy limited edition sneakers at retail prices, and sell them with a huge markup.

  • OG: Original or Originals.

    These are neither a retro, nor a re-release; the first time a sneaker is released is the only time it is called OG.

  • Crispy: A clean, brand new, fresh, on-the-block sneaker, or one which is a first time wear.

  • Icy: Sneakers with transparent outsoles.

  • Fugazi: A fake pair of sneakers.

  • Hypebeast: Sneakerheads who only buy those sneakers which are popular, even if they don’t like them. They buy them just because other celebrities wore them.

  • Grail: That rare pair of sneakers which every collector wants to have.

  • Cop and Drop: 'Drop' is when limited edition sneakers are launched or a sale is announced.

    'Cop' is when you buy them.

  • Bred: When a pair of sneakers is black and red, a common color combination.

  • Coke-White: An all-white pair of sneaker shoes.

I hope my research has brought you one step closer to your new pair of sneaker shoes, and has helped you in understanding which one is best for you.

Happy sneaker search! :)

About the Author

Divesh-Gaur Divesh is a blogger from Delhi. He is currently pursuing BCA from Indraprastha Institute Of Technology and Management. He is a big fan of cricket, and loves to write about latest trends in sports and fitness industries. He actively participates in college events and group discussions.