Footwear August 10th, 2020

The 7 Athletic Shoes Our Customers Are Raving About

Comfortable, stylish, supportive, lightweight … a lot goes into finding the right athletic shoe.

Whether you’re searching for sneakers suited for cardio, weight training, or speed walking through the airport, we get it: both functionality and fashion are equally essential.

Looking for footwear to fit your lifestyle and street style, but not sure where to begin? We've pulled seven of our hottest selling athletic shoes on Zappos that are getting rave customer reviews.

With these customer seals of approval, we hope you can shop in confidence, get active, and crush your fitness goals in the new decade — or, at least look good trying!


"I now have two pairs of this same exact shoe, in two different colors. I feel like superwoman when I go for a long run, both on the treadmill at the gym and on the street (which includes asphalt, sidewalks, and dirt trails). I highly recommend this shoe for all athletes; distance runners especially, who require the support and cushion, and comfort."

  • - Jen, Zappos Customer



"I teach physical education. This requires me to be on my feet all day. If I don’t get the right shoe, I’m in a heap of trouble! This is the right shoe. Nice and comfy with a good amount of support. I had the previous version last year and loved them as well. I send back as many shoes as I order, and these were not getting returned!"

  • - Anonymous, Zappos Customer

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"I own another similar style of ASICS that I’ve worn for years to the gym. I usually wear 7.5 or 8 but bought 8.5, and they are perfect! Love ASICS because they are lightweight and have great support. They were recommended to me by a body builder friend, and he didn’t steer me wrong!"

  • - Becky, Zappos Customer

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"A well-designed shoe that fits snugly. No pressure on any sensitive areas, but great support at the same time. I will definitely buy another pair. It is also stylish and the design delivers great functionality and appearance."

  • - Gerhard, Zappos Customer

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"I am really thrilled with my first pair of On shoes. THEY ARE REALLY, REALLY COMFORTABLE! The hype is true. I mainly use them for 30-45 minute interval HIIT training workouts and running 3-5 miles. You can't go wrong with these — plus they look great and you don't even need socks! They are easy to slip right on and go."

  • - Amy, Zappos Customer

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"This shoe is exactly what I was hoping for in a gym shoe. Stylish and lightweight with a thin insole. Some people may complain about the low arch support in this shoe. In my experience having thin soles is actually a good thing for CrossFit-style training. I was taking my old gym shoes completely off when training legs and doing squats, but this shoe provides that even, flat surface I was looking for."

  • - Roger, Zappos Customer

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"I was nervous to order the new version because my GTS 19 shoes are such perfection. But Brooks have done it again! This new model is equally perfect. They removed the decorative stripes on the sides of the GTS 19 so now the new version looks so sleek and comes in great color combinations. The comfort, stability and support are amazing. I’m looking forward to many miles in my new sneakers."

  • - Anonymous, Zappos Customer

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