[top 14] best sneakers brands in India | October 2020


best sneakers brands in india

When it comes to fashion, we all need to stay updated with the trends going around, and hence the knowledge of the best brands and their pros and cons is important.

Fashion however is definitely not just about clothes, its more about your entire personality and the look that suits your uniqueness and budget as well. Hence, without a doubt, we have to look into the shoes and boots that match our outfit and style and are also comfortable at the same time. 

Hence we present to you the best sneakers brands in India and also provide you an insight of each brand helping you select just the right brand for yourself for the sneakers you are going to purchase.

Table of Contents

WHY SNEAKERS?

Of course, when we think of comfort the first thing that comes to our mind are SNEAKERS. Sneakers come in as sports shoes and were primarily designed for sports but soon became the love of everyone who loves comfort and would go an extra mile for fashion with comfort.

Now the market for sneakers is growing exponentially provided the fact that the top brands all over the world are increasing the production of sneakers on a large scale. So obviously, though they are a recent trend in fashion they have won hearts all over the world and men and women both have sneakers as their go to footwear whatever be the event.

We have also listed the various other things you might want to know before you go for the best sneakers brands in India shopping including the types of sneakers and the things you should look for, in your pair of perfect sneakers.

So without wasting much time, let’s explore the best sneakers brands in India 2020, and provide you all the details of each and every brand so that you can go for the right choice and get just the perfect sneaker for yourself.

14 Best Sneakers Brands In India [September 2020]

  1. NIKE
  2. PUMA
  3. REEBOK
  4. WOODLAND
  5. ADIDAS
  6. RED CHIEF
  7. FILA
  8. SPARX
  9. UNITED COLORS OF BENETTON
  10. LEVIS
  11. RED TAPE
  12. BATA
  13. CLARKS
  14. US POLO

In this table, you will see the current top 10 best sneakers brands in India and their best selling shoes, then below we give our analysis on some of this based history, features, and pros and cons.

NIKE—

Nike is undoubtedly the flag bearer when it comes to shoes and sneakers. It is the world’s largest supplier of athletic shoes in the world and aims at providing innovation in the athletic sector mainly.

Hence, Comfort remains its top priority without fail. What adds on is the intricate design and the brand name Itself. A vast diversity in the designs and a large number of colors and patterns to choose from is the Cherry on the cake.

Nike undoubtedly is the synonym to Victory ( as it is named on the Greek Goddess of Victory) and is definitely worth a try if you want to go for comfort and budget is not a constraint for you.

Also, Nike has been a status symbol since time immemorial.

A LITTLE DIGGING INTO THE HISTORY—

Coming to the material of the shoes and the best selling of the lot, here is what we can tell you.—

1.The shoes are typically made of EVA foam, lightweight plastic and mesh fabrics. The materials that go to waste are recycled and used for the manufacturing of other products, such as rubber playgrounds and shoe boxes. Many of its shoes are made of flyleather, which is 40 percent more lightweight and five times more durable than grain leather.

2.Additionally, it has a lower carbon footprint and requires less water during manufacturing.

3. The best-selling sneaker in dollar rank, according to Powell, was the Nike Air Max 270, which made its market debut in early 2018

The Nike Cortez is the first track shoe released by Nike, in 1972, and is therefore thought to be a significant aspect to the success of Nike, Inc.

Why should I go for Nike?

Nike undoubtedly has been untouchable since a few decades now owing to its great industrial advantage and marketing strategies including Air Jordan which still remains its highest grossing product.

The comfort and fit Nike promises to provide is unmatched and can not therefore put to comparison with any other leading product of the brand whatsoever.

Nike has always been user driven and consumer comfort has always been their top priority, hence reflecting it clearly in their unmatchable sales and domination in the shoe and sneaker market.

Pros and Cons—

 So much being said about the brand name itself, lets come to the pros and cons of Nike Sneakers.

Pros
  • The comfort Nike provides is unbeatable for it emphasizes on the consumer comfort before anything else.
  • The sneakers are lightweight hence providing foot space and easiness in walking and running alike.
  • The brand identity definitely adds to the worth of the sneakers.
  • The variety of colors and designs available to choose from, provides a large range to explore from.
  • The design is sleek and perfect finish adds to the perfection of the shoes.
Cons
  • If budget is a constraint for you, then Nike is definitely not what you are looking for, because let’s face it—Nike is never easy on the pocket.
  • You might want to look for alternatives which are comfortable as well as are easy on the pocket.
  • Since Nike has more to do with the sports and athletics people might want to go for the brands which focus primarily on street styling.

FINAL WORDS-

This being said, Nike still remains one of the top sneaker brands in India as well as around the world with around 6 percent of the produce all over the world dominated by them.

Nike constantly tries to innovate and improve with the products that live the hype they create.

PUMA

Puma is another leading brand not only in India but throughout the world. Puma is essentially a German multinational corporation that designs and manufactures athletic and casual footwear, apparel and accessories.

Hence it is definitely not a small name when it comes to footwear as a whole. Puma has experimented a lot with the designs playing around through the width of the sole to pebble design to add to the comfort of the consumer and has for sure made a mark in the sneaker market around the world today.

Puma Is the third-largest sportswear manufacturer in the world. Therefore it is not far behind in the race with Nike.

The brand has earned its reputation slow and steady and tries its best to keep up with the name it has created in the market.

DIGGING INTO HISTORY—

 Till date, Puma identifies itself as a company that “has relentlessly pushed sport and culture forward by creating fast products for the world’s fastest athletes.”

COMING to the material and the best selling sneakers and shoes there, here it goes-

1. Many of PUMA’s major shoe collections have at least one model that is made of synthetic leather. Despite the progressive trend and use of synthetic materials, PUMA still uses leather and down feathers for many of their shoes and clothing.

2.The best selling of their lot is Puma Clyde. In 1968 the Puma Clyde made its debut, which is a basketball shoe designed by Walter “Clyde” Frazier and is one of the most popular Puma models to date.

WHY CHOOSE PUMA?

Puma’s brand slogan is forever faster, not just in terms of athletics but also on the terms of their performances and the fact that they are continuously experimenting for a better consumer response.

Not to forget, the fastest man on Earth, Usain Bolt happens to be an athlete of Puma and his world record, with an amazing time of 9.58 seconds at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin.

A record, that even 10 years later has not been beaten. Hence Puma is surely the mark of comfort for the world and no doubt is in for a long run.

Pros and Cons—

 Everything has positives and negatives and so does this brand. Let’s have a look at the pros first.

Pros
  • Puma is known for its durability. Hence, if you are looking for a long term relationship, Puma is the one for you.
  • Puma again has a huge name and the credibility which comes with the brand name can not be questioned.
  • Puma definitely does not give you a hard hit on your wallet. Puma starts at a comparatively lower range than Nike and other such expensive brands.
  • It offers a large range of designs to choose from.
Cons
  • Some models of Puma have been seen to have a narrow mid-foot area which might be a difficulty for some of the people with a broad midsole length.
  • Some reviews reported a heat up during long-run periods so if you are looking for something to go for the long run or for using it for athletic purposes, then you might not want to go for Puma.

Final words-

Puma is the brand that does not need any recognition or reference. So, Puma’s credibility can not be questioned. It has been a global brand since time immemorial and there is no denying that Puma gives you excellent comfort and comes affordable and handy.

So we would recommend you to try Puma if you are looking for style and comfort in a budget. And like we pointed out, Puma is definitely a long term relationship if you want one.

However, if you are someone who rather experiments on style rather than being the one following the monotonous trends, then Puma is definitely made for you.

Reebok-

Reebok is not unknown when it comes to the best sneakers brands in India, so we will elaborate a bit upon this famous shoe and clothing brand which India seems to love.

Reebok is the producer and distributor of fitness, running, and CrossFit sportswear including clothing and footwear. It is the official footwear and apparel sponsor for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), CrossFit, and Spartan Race.

Since 2005, the company has been a subsidiary of German sporting goods giant Adidas. Reebok aims at young individuals who are trying to embrace their identity, hence the campaign, I am what I am. Reebok deals a lot in fitness and gym wear hence Reebok has been a brand name ever since it gained popularity in India.

Reebok is the 14th most popular clothing & footwear brand and the 10th most famous. Reebok is expanding itself into clothing and apparels and can soon emerge as an established clothing Brand as well.

WHY CHOOSE REEBOK?

Reebok has been a global brand for years now and let’s face it- we all have owned a pair of Reebok shoes in our lives and have absolutely loved them to the core.

Because more than the brand, it’s the comfort and the fit Reebok provides that makes us fall in love with the brand. Reebok has been a hit in the marketing scene when it comes to the sneakers and shoes and there is no denying that Reebok is definitely a brand of the masses.

It has been one of the leading brands of India ever since its advent and the consistency of the brand sure worth a try.

DIGGING INTO THE HISTORY-

Coming to the best sellers and material info, here is what you should know.

Athletic shoes are primarily made of synthetic material – as in, plastic derived from petroleum. However over the years, the brand has laid more emphasis on the use of sustainable materials.

PROS AND CONS—

Let us now look into the details of the pros and cons of the Reebok shoes.

Pros
  • Reebok is definitely a people’s brand when it comes to the price. Reebok sneakers are never too hot on the wallet and are a catch if you are actually looking for a class in a budget.
  • Shoes are lightweight to give you comfort while running and playing.
  • It has different shoe types to serve your needs – so you can own each one according to your need. From Stride slip-on to laces—You name it and they got it.
Cons
  • Reebok no longer specializes in the market of the shoes as it has started dealing in apparel and other ventures that it is trying to explore. Therefore, it is safe to say, that Reebok lags behind in the race of the Best brands in sneakers and shoes.
  • Reebok has seen a gradual downfall in its name from the best in business to being an average sneaker brand, owing to the rise of brands like Nike and Puma, hence we can’t argue that Reebok is the best there is.
  • 3.Some of the consumers complain regarding the durability in the long run in Reebok. Hence, in the long run, we don’t recommend you Reebok.

Final words-

All the pros and cons being listed, we feel Reebok can be your mate if you want a classy pair in your closet in a budget with little expectations of durability( because you know, one never owned just one pair of shoes the entire life, then we recommend you Reebok strongly.

Reebok still dominates a good deal of the Indian market and it goes without saying that one pair of classy sneakers would do you no harm whatsoever. Plus, it’s always better to have more sneakers and shoes.

WOODLAND-

Talk about the best shoes and best sneakers brands in India and you can’t leave out Woodland. Woodland has been THE BRAND for many years now and it has excelled not only in footwear but apparel industry as well.

More creditable is the fact that among the top footwear majors, Woodland has trudged from Number 5 to 4 this year, the only Indian brand on the list, holding its own against the likes of Reebok, Adidas, and Nike.

Woodland is an Indian brand and has earned its mark since its establishment in 1992. So if you are looking for something Indian and want to support the Make in India movement, the woodland is your brand.

WHY CHOOSE WOODLAND?

Woodland is an Indian brand that has earned credibility in a very short span of time. And a lot of people were not aware of the fact that woodland is an Indian brand as it never marketed itself as an Indian brand.

Yet, it gained popularity too soon and continues to produce excellent shoes, sneakers, and even apparels and gives a tough competition to many global brands. Hence, why Woodland? Because it’s worth it.

DIGGING INTO THE HISTORY-

Woodland has lived the most amazing journey we ever could have thought of. We bet you never knew woodland started off at the local stores in Delhi. Hard to believe, isn’t it? But it’s true. Woodland shoes were launched in 3 small stores in New Delhi at South Extension-2 and Connaught Place ’.

When it comes to the material and the best sellers, we all know what woodland is known for. We are going to elaborate on a few points now.

Woodland uses the best quality of leather in shoes and sneakers. Woodland uses waterproof leather , Anti microbe , Heat proof & Anti Snake bite.

The outer sole and heel is made of crepe rubber (natural raw rubber) and the upper body is made of vegetable tanned leather, which has also been utilized in the lining of the shoe.

Cellulose has been used to make the insole, toe puffs and the counters. That’s how Woodland set foot in the footwear industry. Moreover, Woodland does not promote it’s products with fancy sportspeople or celebrities.

PROS AND CONS-

Let’s see both sides of the coin for you to make the right choice.

Pros
  • 1.The rustic finish and the unique color patterns are the first thing that differentiates Woodland from the rest. So if you are looking for that Khaki sneaker that will make you stand out, then Woodland it is. Woodland also has a durability trust like no other. Reviews say that Woodland sneakers last four to six years! Isn’t it incredible?
  • Woodland claims its products are 100% eco friendly, so, if you are an environmentalist you can trust woodland to be your companion.
  • Woodland is an Indian brand that has earned credibility in such a short span of time that it is very clear that it has earned the trust of a huge mass.
  • Woodland is the most loved brand when it comes to adventurers so if you love adventure and want comfortable trekking and running experience, Woodland will for sure be the brand for you.
Cons
  • If you are looking for a huge variety in colors and patterns, then Woodland might come as a disappointment. Because of it unique pattern, woodland is often symbolized by rustic colors.
  • If you are someone who looks for variety and short term commitment, then you might not want to go for woodland.
  • Woodland does not exclusively deal in shoes anymore, so if you are looking for an exclusive footwear and sneaker brand, Woodland might not just be the right brand for you.

FINAL WORDS-

All said and done, Woodland is the brand a lot of people trust and has established  itself since it’s foundation in1992 . The fact that it’s Indian, unique and durable is the icing on the cake.

Woodland in fact can’t be compared in it’s durability and comfort. It started the trend of the shoes and sneakers in India and can hence be called the flag bearer here itself.

Its growth has been exceptional and is still expanding now. Hence if you are looking for something different, you should give Woodland a try. We are sure you won’t regret it.

ADIDAS-

Adidas AG is a German multinational corporation that designs and manufactures shoes, clothing, and accessories. It is the largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe, and the second-largest in the world, after Nike. It is the holding company for the Adidas Group, which consists of the Reebok sportswear company too.

Adidas is again the brand which needs no introduction because it’s a global brand and has been in business for a while now. So there is no denying Adidas can be trusted without any second thoughts.

WHY CHOOSE ADIDAS?

Now the question is why Adidas? Well the answer is pretty simple. No one matches Adidas when it comes to brand credibility, comfort and finish and that is the reason why Adidas stands only next to Nike on a global level.

Adidas  now sells a range of clothing items, varying from men’s and women’s t-shirts, jackets, hoodies, pants and leggings. However, we all know Adidas started off as a footwear brand dealing mainly in Sports.

Now it is global and and deals in apparels and accessories as well, expanding it’s business continuously.

DIGGING INTO HISTORY-

Let us now look at the materials Adidas uses and it’s best sellers—

For Adidas, they use natural fibers like cottons, leather, synthetics, recycled polyester, recycled rubber, and wool in footwear production.

The Superstar. The Superstars are easily the most iconic and best selling sneaker that Adidas has ever created.
Adilette was the first ever pair of sandals made by Adidas, originally developed in 1963.

PROS AND CONS—

Let’s look at all the reasons why you should go for Adidas( or not?)

Pros
  • 1.Adidas is THE BRAND when it comes to comfort and is perfect gym wear, so can be worn without trouble. Adidas is known for its flexibility and lightweight so brownie points for that.
  • Adidas has been a master when it comes to adventure sports like rock climbing and mountaineering, So these sneakers would be your partner in crime
  • The brand name comes with a lot of credibilities that can be trusted without a doubt regarding it.
Cons
  • Some of the variants have been reported to have a narrow frontal which leads to blister formation on the sole of the feet.
  • Adidas does not experiment too much with its designs so the models might be a little old-fashioned if you are someone who is continuously trying to experiment with your style.

FINAL VERDICT—

Well, we have all owned Adidas shoes or apparels at some point in time in time and there is no denying that we have loved them. So Adidas has been our love since a long while.

They do not compromise in style and comfort when it comes to Adidas, and that reflects in it’s position in the international as well as Indian market.

Standing only next to Nike at a much lower price gives it a firm stand in the market. No wonder, Adidas dominates the Indian market as well.

FILA-

Fila has recently emerged in the Indian market as a leading and of the best sneakers brands in India which are being loved by all generations – young and old.

WHY CHOOSE FILA?

Fila has been a starter and initiator in the history of Tennis and Basket ball and it has only excelled right

from its marketing strategy to class comfort and brand promotion and product growth and development. So the fact that Fila provides all these things rising from the base and tracing a trajectory only makes it more worth the try.

We see improvement in almost every sphere when it comes to Fila, and that is for sure something to be trusted. All that and much more makes Fila worth the chances you might want to take with this brand.

DIGGING INTO THE HISTORY-

Coming to the matter and the best sellers of Fila,

Their design always ensures the use of leather materials for the body of the shoe, to give the users a soothing feel and make the shoes last long.

As far as the best sellers are concerned, V94M is the best selling shoe model.

You could easily spot a lot of people wearing these in the crowds and can still find them on a lot of feet around you. Though you might not quite be able to figure out at this point in time, Fila’s relevance ascertained the rarity of two different cultural identities.

The contributions they make to the history of tennis and basketball are part of why the company even sees relevance among hip-hop moguls. That is such an interesting history of rise from the mere downfall it was facing, isn’t it?

PROS AND CONS—

Nothing is perfect, but you can always weigh the positives and the negatives. So let’s check out the pros and cons of Fila.

Pros
  • Fila as a brand is gaining popularity among the masses really quickly now thanks to the quirky designs that attract the youth immensely towards itself.
  • Fila is known for tennis and basketball shoes. It has always marketed itself as the tennis sports shoe brand. So if you’re gonna be playing some sports in your sneakers, Fila will come to your rescue.
  • Fila is never a pain in the pocket. The sneakers are the best in the price at which they are offered.
Cons
  • Some of the shoes by the brand might be a little over the top for you if you are looking for something formal.
  • Fila is still a growing venture so you might want to go for something already more established and renowned.
  • Some of the sneakers have been reported to have a tight fit and less flexible.

FINAL VERDICT—

Fila is great as a brand if you are going for something more young and freestyle and also if you love experimenting with the new fashion trends. Also, if you are willing to explore a new brand then you would, for sure want to try Fila.

Also, for Tennis and Basketball lovers, Fila would be a dependable choice owing to its popularity in the field.

BATA-

Bata is the household name when it comes to India and we don’t have to talk about the popularity of it to begin with .A family-owned business, the company is organized into three business units; Bata, Bata Industrials and AW Lab (sports style).

Bata has made its mark in India and we would all agree that we have passed Bata stores at least once while we went shopping. The company is well established and has shown a lot of variance since the recent past.

Why choose Bata?

 Bata is known for its durability and it’s safe to say that Bata is one of the leading footwear brand when it comes to Indian market to say the least. Bata has stuck to footwear and proved it’s mettle in the footwear industry.

Thus,  you cannot question Bata for it has been trusted by Indian consumers for a really long time now. And as they say, Old is Gold. So Bata is gold in the Indian footwear market.

Digging into history—

“Incorporated as Bata Shoe Company Private Limited in 1931, the company was set up initially as a small operation in Konnagar (near Calcutta) in 1932. It was also the first manufacturing facility in the Indian shoe industry to receive the ISO: 9001 certifications.

Today, Bata India has established itself as India’s largest footwear retailer. Its retail network of over 1375 stores gives it a reach / coverage that no other footwear company can match.”, reads the Bata India website. Long way back, huh?

Now Bata can be found across every city in India. Each city has multiple stores and a great network all across the county.

Coming to the materials of Bata, the footwear today is made from a broad range of materials and their combinations. The basic upper materials include leather, poromeric leather, plastic, rubber, and textile materials.

PROS AND CONS—

We agree that Bata is great, but it can’t all be Gold and glitter, right? So it’s better to look into the pros and cons before we make a choice.

Pros
  • Like we already said, Bata is a household name for a reason. It has been trusted and dependable for a long time now ,hence establishing its name and making it’s place in the large industry of footwear (which is not a cakewalk ,we all know).
  • Durability is never an issue with Bata, so you can trust Bata to last long enough.
  • The sole of the shoes and sneakers is heavily padded, so as to provide maximum comfort.
Cons
  • Some of the reviews have reported manufacturing defect in the products, so you have to be careful of that.
  • Emergence of new brands has lead to a tough competition of Bata and those brands thus are better than Bata due to newer designs and latest techniques.

FINAL WORDS—

All said and done, Bata still remains India’s one of the most trusted and most favorite brand  without a doubt. So you can never go wrong with Bata.

They keep launching a various range of footwear every now and then all of them are a step in the new direction of innovation so Bata doesn’t like to stick to the old label and is continuously trying to improve upon its products.

RED CHIEF—

Talk about Sneakers and shoes, and Red chief is one name you can absolutely not miss. Red Chief again has been India’s top grossing brand since the past couple of years now. Red Chief came into limelight because they featured the famous Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli in their televised advertisements five years ago.

But it was in 1997 that the manufacturing company, Rohit Surfactants Pvt. Ltd, started the manufacture of the leather shoes from Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Yes, you read it right. Red Chief is very much an Indian brand, aren’t we proud now?

WHY RED CHIEF?

Red chief is undoubtedly provides quality products and hence expanded from a city like Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh and got renowned all over India.

Red Chief became the household name after it launched its first ever range of footwears under the brand name Red Chief which soon became one of the leading manufacturers of leather shoes, in the year 1997.

Red Chief is known for its genuine leather and its the superior quality of shoes and sneakers. They even established their own tannery to provide genuine leather products. So don’t think twice if you want to go for Leather sneakers with a class you can’t expect elsewhere.

DIGGIGNG INTO HISTORY –

The shift to innovative technology has also helped the Company to increase its sales. Soon the Company became one of the leading shoe manufacturers and is a renowned name now.

Not only the shoes were of great quality, they were also excellently marketed. This was another reason why Red Chief rose, and thus, the famous cricketers like Virat Kohli became the brand promoters which was again a very wise strategy to draw consumers, especially the younger generation.

Coming to material, Red Chief has been the famous brand for the establishment of its tanneries and thus the fact remains that Red Chief continues to deal in leather and sells the best of it.

Pros and Cons—

Let’s now address the pros and cons of the brand for you to make the right decision—

Pros
  • First off, It is an Indian brand, so if you’re looking for something Indian, you know where to go.
  • Nothing beats Red Chief when it comes to leather, so the right choice to make if you want to go for something leather, is without second thoughts is Red Chief.
  • Red Chief is known for its experiments with leather and its unique style and design is definitely worth a try if you are a fashion enthusiast.
Cons
  • If you are not a leather fan, then Red Chief would not be your choice.
  • Again, Red Chief is limited to its colors and variants, thus you have to stick to whatever limited is offered.

Final verdict—

Red Chief, as we have already listed, not an unknown brand when it comes to India.

Everything about the shoes is perfect, ranging from the quality of the leather  to the durability( oh, don’t even get us started on that) so obviously if you are looking for all these things we are sure you are going to love Red Chief as much as we do.

Plus, Leather sneakers are always classy to own and have their own charm, so they are the must haves in the wardrobe of every fashion enthusiast.

SPARX—

Sparx is basically a brand under Relaxo which is an Indian multinational footwear manufacturer based in New Delhi.  It happens to be the largest footwear manufacturer in India in terms of volume and secondlargest in terms of revenue, with a market share of more than five percent.

Sparx has grown a lot in the past years owing to its extremely affordable prices and the amazing marketing strategies, yes, Salman Khan is the brand ambassador of the brand. Other famous actors have also been signed by the brand, hence marketing the brand greatly.

WHY CHOOSE SPARX?

The primary reason why you should go for Sparx is because of it’s affordable price and great finish.

Because come to think of it, we all need always have been in need of shoes which are easy on the pocket especially people who are looking for fashion and style in a budget, thus, Sparx is a classic choice when it comes to sneakers in a budget.

Also, Sparx shoes definitely show a lot of variety when it comes to casual sneakers and it’s always good to have a variety to choose from.

DIGGING INTO HISTORY—

Sparx is a sub-brand of Relaxo, which is surely known for mostly it’s sneakers, so we can see some dedication there, Sparx has a large margin in sales in terms of sneakers also because of the large variety it offers at a minimal range.

PROS AND CONS—

Let us look at the Pros and cons of the brand, Sparx.

Pros
  • The budget is for sure the foremost advantage of this brand because it offers the great varieties starting at the minimal prices which are a steal deal for anyone who wants to own a range of sneakers.
  • Relaxo is pretty decent in terms of footwear and has a rapport in the Indian market, so Sparx can be trusted.
Cons
  • Reviews suggest that Sparx shoes are not as durable as compared to big brands like Nike and Puma. So if durability is a factor you think is important to you, then we think you should look for some other brand.
  • Some of the reviews read that the shoes are not ideal for long runs or treks, they tend to give you shoe bites and you would not want that.
  • Reviewers also suggested that the sole is not flexible in the long run, so might cause discomfort and itching.

FINAL VERDICT—

All this being said, Sparx is the solution if you are looking for something quirky within a range. So we would recommend you to consider Sparx as an option if you are looking for something that  will add up some glamour to your wardrobe within a budget.

We know what you are thinking, but trust us, if you want sneakers for just casual use, not to be worn for a long span of time, then you would find Sparx to be perfect for you.

UNITED COLORS OF BENETTON—

Yeah yeah, we know United colors of Benetton mostly dealt in apparels and we love them, but now, what we have is actually the best footwear coming from there and they are funky. We love them and we are sure you would too.

United colors of Benetton usually dealt with clothes and have not been an unknown brand especially when it comes to men’s wear.  They deal in clothes, bags, shoes, sneakers, and a lot more and we absolutely love how they are expanding in fashion giving us a large amount of funky stuff to discover and bring home some amazing fashion stuff.

Let us get to know a bit more about this brand for now.

WHY CHOOSE UNITED COLORS OF BENETTON-

Well if you are looking for something funky, quirky, and some off colors you don’t usually get to see in the already established brands in footwear, then you should surely give United Colors of Benetton a try.

Now you would ask us, why should I go for something different and experimental, but we will ask you, why should you not? United colors of Benetton gives you a lot to experiment with, especially colors ranging from simple and elegant black and white to pastels of blue and pink.

They are perfect casual wear and we are sure you are going to love them.

DIGGING INTO HISTORY-

Benetton Group is a global fashion brand that basically is based in Ponzano Veneto, Italy. It was founded in 1965. Benetton Group has a network of about 5,000 stores worldwide which is not a small number for sure. It is a solely owned subsidiary of the Benetton family’s parent company called Edizione. So how did it start?

The shoes and sneakers of United colors of benetton come in a variety of materials, ranging from Canvas to Denims.

PROS AND CONS-

Let’s now look at the Pros and cons to know the perks and consequences of the brand—

Pros
  • United Colors of Benetton has a rapport so you don’t have to worry about anything going wrong here. It has been a trusted brand ever since.
  • United Colors of Benetton has a lot of variety when it comes to casual sneakers and is great for anyone who wants to try anything different.
  • The brand has also the leading producer of Denim shoes which are amazing and we think they work with anything casual. So the United Colors of Benetton is a great catch in that sense.
Cons
  • If you have more formal needs, you have better brands that united colors of Benetton to choose from.
  • If you want to go for a brand that deals exclusively in shoes, United colors of Benetton is not the one for you. Because we all know for a fact that the brand started off as a clothing brand.

FINAL WORDS-

All of us want to look presentable and a compliment on fashion never goes out of style thus it is very important to experiment a little .

We know there are a lot of brands out there which we are you would want to go for, but if you want to play a little with your style and get to know a little bit more about what else can suit you, we will recommend you United Colors of Benetton.

LEVIS—

Again Levis is no unknown brand when it comes to clothing but guess what the surprise here is?

Well we know you know, so yeah Levis produces great sneakers too and you sure are ready to fall in love with them too. Levis has been the brand when it comes to clothing and we all own that one levis t shirt we we can’t get enough of.

Well, turns out their shoes are as amazing as their shirts are and for all those who haven’t tried them yet, we have given a whole detail of the brand here and we are sure you are gonna love the details.

WHY CHOOSE LEVIS?

Well, that is an obvious question when we are dealing with a company whose apparels we have known and loved for ages now.

So you might be wondering why you should go for this brand and we assure you, the brand has not just built its rapport in a day and it has maintained it’s image for a while now.

Levis sneakers are as sleek and stylish as their shirts and t-shirts and thus it’s ideal for both those who want to go for casual or formal depending upon your situation and need. Also, for most of us the brand name is the reason enough to go for it, because Levis is so well established.

DIGGING INTO HISTORY—

Today the company that started from manufacture of rags for mining workers stands tall and strong with a business expanded far and wide. As they say, Rome was not built in a day, was it?

Coming to the material and the best selling of the lot, here is what we got-

  • The material of the sneakers is mainly Suede and Canvas.
  • They have got Eva Wedge for Improved Comfort, which again gets brownie points for that.
  • The other materials include upper Bi Material, Retro Nylon and Suede Mix.

PROS AND CONS OF LEVI’S-

Well yeah we know Levi’s seems perfect in all terms but every coin has two sides. Let us make you aware of both before you go on to make any choices.

Pros
  • Levi’s is a brand that does not need any recognition anywhere. The products are well commercialized and built and do not need any promotion of any sort for that matter.
  • Levi’s sneakers surprisingly come at affordable prices, so yes, if you are looking for a steal deal, we have told you the address already.
  • Like we mentioned already, the sneakers are sleek and comfy and are available for both casual and formal looks. Brownie points for that.
Cons
  • Let’s face it now, Levi’s has always been popular as an apparels wear so the fact is that they are still a cloth brand to us.
  • Levi’s sneakers can’t be used for sports especially if you are planning to go for a long adventure, Levi’s might not be your first choice because some reviews suggested discomfort in a long duration of time.

FINAL VERDICT—

All that but Levi’s still remains the top brand and thus we can’t help but not get enough of it.

So Levi’s is a great choice for those who are looking for something sleek and classy and is definitely the brand for those looking for a brand name in a budget. Levi’s is still trying to establish itself in the footwear industry but still remains worth the try.

CLARKS—

Clarks again is a brand that solely deals with footwear and has been a brand since its foundation in 1825. Clarks has been an extremely popular brand and all the recognition has definitely been due to its amazing and versatile work in the footwear industry.

They have made a mark in the shoe and sneakers industry owing to the different styles and great craftsmanship with which they make their shoes. Clarks has entered India recently and is gaining popularity here.

WHY CHOOSE CLARKS?

Clarks has been the brand for England for quite a while now, it is considered a must have in almost everyone’s wardrobe out there and now that it is finally available in India we don’t see a reason why you would not want to go for it.

Clarks has got everything ranging from style quotient to comfort to an excellent finish. You name it and Clarks has got it, thus there are a lot of reasons why Clarks becomes a must-have in your wardrobe.

DIGGING INTO HISTORY?

Clarks now is an international brand and has of course entered India with the motive of conquering the Indian market as well with the designs and the well-developed marketing strategies.

Coming to the best sellers and the material of the shoes and the sneakers, here is what you should know about the brand.

The extensive range of Clarks shoes includes many styles crafted from real leather.

The Clarks Original Wallabee is a legendary style from the Clarks archive produced by the brand since 1967. The shoe comes in two styles—the shoe and the boot—which are both made from two pieces of leather or suede in the timeless moccasin design with two eyelets and a signature wedge crepe rubber sole.

PROS AND CONS—

We will now list the pros and cons of the brand for you.

Pros
  • Brand value is the main factor why people are being attracted to Clarks. It has been popular in London and still is, making it an attraction to people who are inspired by the western culture.
  • Clarks are known to fit well. The fit makes the shoes and sneakers look way better because no one would want shoes that are too tight or too loose. So in that sense, Clarks is perfect for the fit it gives.
Cons
  • Clarks sneakers are decently pricey for those who are looking for sneakers in a budget. So if you have budget restrictions then Clark might just not be the right choice for you.
  • Some reviews listed the quality of leather to be faux leather which may vary due to different places of production. Faux leather tends to rag and fade in color easily.

FINAL VERDICT—

Clarks no doubt is one of the best brands that are out there, it deals exclusively in shoes and sneakers and thus the quality is sure to remain intact. But your Budget constraints( if any) might lead you to explore brands that offer sneakers at a lower price. Other than that, Clarks is a must-have for fashion enthusiasts and those who would love to have a huge sneaker collection.

RED TAPE—

Red Tape is yet another Indian brand with a global brand with global recognition.

Red tape has taken the Indian shoe and sneaker industry by storm and has been in competition with the great brands like Nike and Puma since the founding of the brand in 1979.

They have over 40 years of experience in the production of shoes and despite being an Indian brand they have established themselves internationally.

WHY CHOOSE REDTAPE?

Red Tape is the leading and one of the best sneakers brands in India when it comes to Indian brands and the factor that their great craftsmanship and the determination to produce great shoes and make a change in the Indian footwear industry should be taken into consideration.

Their tagline, fashion for your feet is the definition of fashion to them, they know that shoes are as important as the clothes and sometimes even more. Thus you have all the more reasons to go for Red tape sneakers or shoes.

DIGGING INTO HISTORY—

The company that had started as a tannery, mainly exporting handbags from Kanpur to various countries in Western Europe, the owner of the Red Tape shoe brand, Mirza International, has come indeed traced the long trajectory with consistency.

Red Tape, is now available in 40 premium stores and 400 multi-brand outlets across the country. The company also happens to be one of the largest exporters of leather merchandise across India.

PROS AND CONS—

Let us now look into both sides of  the coin.

Pros
  • Red Tape is an Indian brand that is constantly growing thus making its hold internationally.
  • The brand can never go wrong when it comes to leather. They have experimented with leather sneakers which are classy and sleek at the same time.
Cons
  • Red tape mostly deals in lace-up sneakers and if you are looking for a variety then you might want to discover a bit more.
  • Some of the reviews suggest less durability in terms of long usage.

FINAL VERDICT—

All being said and done, Red Tape still remains one of the finest brands with a lot of credibilities associated with its name.

So if you are thinking of trying to experiment with leather then Red Tape is your brand. It provides quality leather in sneakers which is comparatively cheaper as compared to other brands.

US POLO—

The brand again is not unknown to those who have a bit of a knowledge about brands dealing with sportswear.

The U.S. Polo Assn. the brand carries clothing for men, women, and children, as well as accessories, luggage, watches, shoes, home furnishings, and more. They have been an established brand since the 1890s and their shoes and sneakers have been loved globally.

WHY CHOOSE US POLO?

Over the past five years, the brand has experienced 22% annual sales growth which depicts its growth as a brand. Not to mention the perfect texture of the shoes and sneakers which has been attracting people all over the world.

DIGGING INTO HISTORY—

The U.S. POLO ASSN. the brand was created in 1981 out of the desire to have a clothing brand that truly reflected the spirit of the sport of polo and helped support the activities of the United States Polo Association (USPA). However, their roots in the sport date back as far as 1890, when the USPA was founded.

Coming to the materials, most of US Polo comes in synthetic and Canvas patterns which are perfect as far as sneaker materials are concerned. Also, the soles are made of TPR( Thermoplastic rubber) which is widely used in the shoe industry.

PROS AND CONS—

The Pros and cons must be considered before ordering any shoes in order to be sure about your choice.

Pros
  • US Polo specializes in the sports in the shoe section and without any doubt is one of the best in business.
  • It comes at an affordable price which you would surely want to go for.
  • The brand name comes with a lot of credibilities and can not be doubted.
Cons
  • The TPR soles tend to cause a bit of discomfort but they are widely used owing to their economic production

FINAL VERDICT—

All being said, US Polo still dominates Indian market in terms of both apparels and shoes so if you are looking for something comfortable at a decent price with an equivalent brand value, US Polo is definitely your brand.


All this covered, now we would let you discover a little more into the things you should look for, while you are shopping for sneakers.

What should you look for when you are looking for sneakers?

(The Buying Guide for best sneakers brands in india)

We know how confusing shopping could be, therefore we thought we should help you a little( because that’s what we are supposed to do).

We are listing below, all the factors that you should consider if you are planning on buying sneakers. So check out all the factors that you must take into consideration when you are looking for a pair of sneakers( or even shoes)-

We would list the most obvious ones first, so budget or the range under which you would want the sneakers to be, so it is really great to be clear the budget before you go looking for options. Now we are not saying you need to know the exact amount, but a suitable range would do. This will help in sorting out brands and would make the whole process much easier.

Budget —

We would list the most obvious ones first, so budget or the range under which you would want the sneakers to be, so it is really great to be clear the budget before you go looking for options. Now we are not saying you need to know the exact amount, but a suitable range would do. This will help in sorting out brands and would make the whole process much easier.

Purpose —

Now, we do not want you to strictly decide what you want to do with these sneakers, but we would recommend you to have a rough idea. That will help you choose wisely, you will be able to have clarity of mind while deciding. That said, you can choose the sneakers to serve multiple purposes.

Durability —

You will definitely want the sneakers to last because you have put in so much money and you would not want it to go waste and then sneakers and shoes are meant to last. Thus durability is one of the important factors you need to consider before you go on to buy the sneakers you love.

Comfort-

Fashion has a lot to do with comfort therefore if you don’t feel the comfort, there is no point in buying the sneakers, therefore comfort should be your top priority.

Experimentation—

We don’t recommend you to go and grab whatever you can find, but then you could always go and get a bit experimental with the brands. We would definitely suggest you buy something new and experiment with the different brands and styles, because, isn’t fashion all about getting a little experimental.

Size and Fit—

It goes without saying that whatever brand you go for, it’s not going to be perfect unless you get the right fit. Thus if you are buying sneakers, just see that they fit well because you don’t want to have shoe bites( neither do we) so fit is the foremost factor you need to consider.

Finish—

You would want your shoes to have the perfect finish as that what comes as classy and smart is what we want. So the finish is important in the shoes. All the brands we list above have the best finish, that is one thing you can really be sure about.

The flexibility of the sole –

When you have got the size and fit right, you should turn your attention to the softness of the material and a flexible shoe or sneaker sole. Flexible means the ability to bend itself. A lot of people confuse the flexibility of the sole with the softness of the inner padding. Therefore, you should be sure of the flexibility especially when you are in for the long run. The sole should be able to take a V form, that signifies enough flexibility.

Know about the brand you are going to buy—

Whatever brand you want to buy, just be sure of what you are getting yourself into. That is why we have provided you with complete information on the best sneakers brands you can possibly think of.

That way, you can be sure of what you are going to buy, and thus, you will have an idea of all the pros and cons of the brand as well.

Types of Sneakers—

We don’t ask you to be fashion experts but you need to have an idea of all the types of sneakers so that you can pick what suits you the best. Now the question is how are we supposed to know all of them?

Well, guess who is here to help/ Yes, we have mentioned all the types of best sneakers brands in India available in the market and we know you would love them.

Just get the rough idea of what these types are and you can check them out below as per your need. We will help you in all the way we can so that you can get the best out of the lot.

We are sure you will love the sneakers we list here, especially if you love fashion. Check out the different types of sneakers we list below.

Different types of best sneakers brands in India you should know about-

Sneakers are known to be the most casual and friendly kind of shoes available out there. If you go out on the streets and take a look around, the majority of shoes you’ll see will be sneakers. Everyone loves sneakers in all forms and styles as they are comfortable, fashionable, and in most cases, affordable as well.  

1. Plimsolls-

Plimsolls are perhaps the most famous among the huge varieties of sneakers out there. Comfortable, simple, and trendy, they can easily be paired up with all kinds of outfits – be it casual, smart casual, or even party ensembles. As such, especially white and grey plimsoll sneakers will go equally well with denim shorts, linen chinos, and formal trousers.

So if you are looking for something casual and classy, you know what to buy. They also give you a guy next door look, which can never go out of style.

2. Slip Ons-

The lace-less version of plimsolls are called slip-ons. Easy to wear, these sneakers are perfect for those who prioritize comfort and simplicity. Easy to wear and carry, Slip Ons are perfect for those informal events where you don’t want to waste time tying laces.

3. Athletic shoes-

If you are looking to add that sporty feel to your footwear and still be considered stylish, then these kicks are just what you should be looking at. When compared with different types of shoes out there, it’s their athletic appearance that attracts masses, making them a pair that should be in your shoe rack.

Also, we have all had the urge to stay fit once a while, so they fit perfectly for the long walks and jog tracks you want to cover.

4. Classic High length sneakers-

These are the ones you will find as soon you google the word sneakers because they are so much in trend. Almost going with everything, they are the right choice even if you are not really a fashion enthusiast.

Not only will they help accentuate your ensemble with a fashionable touch, but they will also make for a comfortable, durable, and long-term investment.

5. The Tennis shoes-

If you are a sports enthusiast, we know this is a must for your shoe collection if you don’t already have them. And no, don’t be mistaken, they go with Jeans and Joggers alike.

So you don’t own this just like that, you can pick them whenever hitting an informal event and you will be on a roll, we promise!

6. High top Sneakers-

Trust us, they will be always your first choice, once you have them in your collection so you can blindly go for them. High top sneakers are among the best types of sneakers for everyone out there.

Apart from their utility on the basketball court, they also make for the perfect accessory for a party ensemble, especially when you team them up with the right pair of chinos, trousers, or jeans. In fact, the double duty these shoes pull off (useful on the court AND off the court) is precisely why you shouldn’t think twice before owning a pair.

7. Velcro Sneakers-

Here’s an option for those who just can’t be bothered with shoelaces – although they can be a bit tricky to pull off, velcro sneakers can help accentuate your casual ensemble with just the right amount of style and fashion.

So if shoe laces bother you and slip ons are too casual for you, these are just the right match for you.

8. Denim Sneakers-

When we think of denim, we often confine our thoughts to either a pair of jeans or a badass jacket. Attempting to rock double denim is one of the most bold fashion choices you can go for, but the payoff when you pull it off successfully is huge, which is why you need to accessorize accordingly.

Also, we know how much you love fashion and so you will agree with us, that you can’t just have enough of Denim and thus, Denim can be paired up with black and white alike.

9. Printed sneakers-

Have you built up a collection of all types of sneakers, but shied away from printed variants for fear of coming across as too over-the-top?

Well, we’re here to reassure you that, as long as the prints are not overwhelming (although even those can work if paired with the right things), printed sneakers can make almost any outfit more fashionable.

Also, if you are a fashion enthusiast like us, you would definitely want to experiment with these and we recommend you to go ahead.

10. Knitted Sneakers-

As far as the different types of sneakers go, knitted sneakers can be incredibly challenging to own (especially since they’ll require a lot of maintenance).

However, they have become a huge fashion trend these days and for all the right reasons – they are uber cool, simple, comfortable, and incredibly modish. So, although they might be a little up top when it comes to caring, they definitely deserve a place in your collection and we surely recommend them to you.

So that was our pick for the best sneakers brands in India. There were some more amazing brands which unfortunately didn’t make it on our list… Were they able to sneak in your list?

Please let us know in the comments below!


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