Whether you are playing on the grass in a field, on the carpet in your living room, or on the concrete outside, it is important that you wear the right shoes to protect your feet.
If you constantly walk, stand or run on concrete then it is necessary to get shoes that would prevent your feet from striking the hard surface. In this post, I will be helping you look at the top shoes you can wear on concrete.
Before we take a deep dive though, here are my top 5 shoes for playing on concrete.
|Best Shoes for Playing on Concrete||Features|
|Alegria Women Leather Shoes||Best women’s shoe for playing on concrete|
|Merrell Men’s Encore Gust Slip-On||Best slip-on shoe for playing on concrete|
|Skechers USA Men’s Segment Slip-On Loafer||Best memory foam shoe for dancing on concrete|
|Clarke Hope Roxanne Flat||Best cozy flat for playing on concrete|
|Rockport Men’s Eberdon Loafer||Best flexible shoe for playing on concrete|
Now, let’s get to review my list of thirty (30) of the best shoes that guarantee you the utmost protection from the concrete.
Alegria Women Leather Shoes
Although it is a shoe made for women only, this shoe still deserves a mention. Many careers and working women have complained that their shoes do not provide enough comfort and protection their feet need, hence the need for this shoe from the Alegria Brand.
Women who spend their days on concrete or hardwood floor do not have to worry about any discomfort because of the slip-resistant outsole and the leather-lined cushioned footbed this shoe possesses.
With this shoe, women will be getting the elegance they desire without having to sacrifice their comfort.
Merrell Men’s Encore Gust Slip-On
Similar to the Rockport Men’s Eberdon Loafer, this shoe also does not have any lace which means it is easy to wear and you do not have to worry about if your laces are tied right or not.
This is one of my most preferred shoes for working on concrete because of the ortholite footbed that conforms to my body and provides excellent support and lasting comfort.
This shoe has a functional heel that makes me feel like I am walking on air. This air cushion ensures that I feel great anytime I am walking or standing on a concrete.
Skechers USA Men’s Segment Slip-On Loafer
The Skechers brand is widely known around the world to be the producer of really comfortable walking shoes.
The brand understood that men have to be both comfortable whilst also looking appropriate for work hence the need to create the Men’s segment search loafer.
This shoe has a gel-infused memory foam that gives extra cushioning as you walk, run or stand on concrete or any hard surface.
I love this shoe in particular because of how very supportive the midsole is and how much shock absorption I get in every step.
Clarke Hope Roxanne Flat
This shoe was made for people who like trendy flat shoes but do not like the lack of cushioning that comes with most of them.
This shoe has a skid-proof sole and an ortholite footbed that keeps your feet dry and comfortable especially if you work on concrete, tiles, or any other kind of hard surface. Your feet are guaranteed to feel cozy all day regardless of how hard the concrete may be.
One of the favorite features of this shoe is the fact that it can match any work uniform.
Rockport Men’s Eberdon Loafer
This is another great shoe for those who love shoes that make them look professional yet give their feet some serious cushioning.
This shoe has a no-lace slip-on design that ensures that you do not have to worry about tying or retying your laces throughout the day.
This loafer shoe from Rockport has great flexibility and is also fitted with a rubber sole that helps the shoe get a strong grip on any kind of surface – including hard ones like concrete.
I can walk around for hours in this shoe and it would not feel like it because of how comfortable it is.
New Balance MID626V2 Shoe
This shoe is what you get when real leather and non-slip rubber sole come together to form something. This product from New Balance is stylish, comfortable, easy to clean, and along with it come two layers of memory foam that are molded perfectly to your feet.
If you are like me and have to spend your day walking, running, or standing on concrete then this is the right shoe to get. The foam cushioning of this shoe is not only very comfortable, it as well creates the perfect fit for your foot.
Spending your day on concrete can cause severe foot pains but all that is put to an end the moment you wear the New Balance MID626V2 shoe.
Skechers Ghenter Bronaugh Food Service Shoe
If you work in the foodservice field then I highly recommend that you get this shoe as it is one of the best shoes that fit your kind of work.
The shoe is made has a leather upper that was crafted to offer durability and comfort.
The shoe is perfect to use on concrete because it has a slip-resistant rubber sole that provides excellent traction on any kind of worksite.
In addition, it also has a memory foam insole that cushions your feet from the hardness of concrete. This shoe is padded and really supportive that you do not need to wear your orthotics.
Rockport Men’s Chranson Walking Shoe
For someone who spends a lot of his day walking, getting this Rockin Chranson was one of the best decisions I made. It has a leather mesh upper that gave me both breathability and durability.
This shoe is one of the best to use if you work on concrete a lot because of its latex footbed that helps to cushion your foot, provide exceptional comfort, and most importantly, helps to protect your feet from any kind of pain.
The support system built into this shoe ensures that you get the necessary stability even as the terrain changes.
Dansko Men’s Wayne Slip-On shoes
Do you know that the Dansko Wayne was specifically made for people who spend their entire workday walking or standing on a concrete or hardwood floor? This shoe is very comfortable and I cannot get enough of its superior quality.
This shoe is perfect because of its shock-absorbing outsole and EVA insole that provide the right amount of cushion your feet need against the hardest of all concrete floors.
The Dansko Wayne also helps to provide relief to people with plantar fasciitis. The insoles in this shoe can be taken off and be replaced with an orthotic.
Dunham Windsor Waterproof Oxford Shoes
I do a lot of walking, whether I am walking to work or walking throughout the day at work, that is why I love this shoe from Dunham. It makes my weekdays go a lot smoother.
It is made with waterproof leather that not only protects my feet from the natural elements but also helps me wick sweat off my feet.
This shoe is fitted with a rubber sole and a cushy Windsor that ensures my feet get all the comfort they need and do not feel pain that may arise from walking on hard surfaces like concrete.
Dansko Women’s Emma
The Dansko brand has, for a long time, been the most trusted brand by female nurses who have to stay on their feet all day walking across hard tile floors and concretes.
This shoe is a very comfortable work shoe that was creatively crafted to protect your feet from hard surfaces.
This Emma shoe from Dansko keeps your feet cushioned all day using its padded arch and heel support feature that helps to protect your feet, knees, and spine from the impact being on concrete surfaces can have on you.
This shoe will surely make you say goodbye to your other work shoes because of the stylishness and protection it brings.
Brooks Ghost 14
It was really easy picking this shoe because it is a shoe that you will fall in love with at first wear, just like I did.
Walking on concrete pavements has never been comfortable until I wore the Ghost 14 from Brooks. It is fitted with a padded cushioning that makes it quite soft yet really firm. This padded cushioning is everywhere on this shoe. Trust me, the comfort you will get from this shoe is insane!
The Brooks Ghost 14 provides a great amount of stability that ensures you have a stable and comfortable ride throughout your day.
Asics Gel Cumulus 23
We cannot recommend best shoes for concrete without mentioning the Asics Gel Cumulus 23.
This is an all-round and versatile shoe that never disappoints you when it comes to comfort. This shoe is fitted with a well-cushioned collar and tongue that gives your feet the warmest welcome immediately you step foot in it.
I particularly enjoy how the Cumulus 23 hugs my feet every time I wear it on concrete.
This shoe is packed with many durable features like a dense EVA midsole and thick rubber outsole that makes it just the perfect shoe to wear when you are working on concrete surfaces.
Skechers Arch Fit
Not all shoes are great to be used on concrete but the Skechers Arch fit is not one of them. This is the shoe that lets me go about your day in comfort and style.
This shoe has, inside of it, a removable arch fit insole that provides you with the right amount of cushioning your feet needs. The cushioning you get from the inside of this shoe makes it highly recommended by podiatrists.
Asides from the comfort inside the shoe, the Skechers Arch fit also has a chunky underfoot that ensures that you feel nothing else under your foot other than pure comfort!
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21
I have worn quite a lot of shoes but this one stands out. It has a breathable mesh upper that keeps my feet very cool and dry that even when I wear it on humid days, I do not have to worry about having sweaty feet.
If you spend a lot of time on concrete then I recommend this shoe because of the midsole it possesses. The midsole of this shoe supplies the perfect amount of softness your feet require.
It is not too soft or too hard. Just the right amount. This midsole ensures that your feet feel cozy and the concrete cannot cause any pain to them.
Hoka One One Clifton 8
It was easy to pick this shoe because it is the only shoe that gives my feet some sort of spa treatment.
Spending a lot of hours walking or standing on concrete is known to cause some discomfort and pain but not when you have this shoe on.
The heel foam of this shoe is thicker than the average shoe, and this allows the Clifton 8 to give your feet mind-blowing comfort and stability.
Another advantage of this shoe is its bouncy midsole. Anytime I wear this shoe, I never want to stop walking. It also has a soft underfoot that protects my feet from the impact of the concrete.
New Balance 990 V5
Stability, support, blended cushioning, and flexibility are a few of the numerous adjectives this shoe deserves. It fully merits a mention on this list.
The New Balance 990 V5 makes walking on concrete extremely worry-free because of its flexible underfoot that easily bends especially on hard surfaces like concrete.
In addition, the shoe provides great stability and support that not only makes it cozy to wear but also prevents the inward or outward rolling of your feet to make sure you do not get injured.
The ultra-plush cushioning and snugness of this shoe ensure that you have a pleasant and comfortable day.
Adidas Ultraboost 21
What caught my attention first about this shoe is its trendy look and style. It is, in fact, the most stylish shoe on this list.
Asides from its beautiful look, the shoe has a functional design that makes it great to wear on concrete.
The Adidas Ultraboost 21 is elastic and thus fits your leg like a sock. It is also fitted with an external heel cap that prevents slippage and provides fantastic support and stability to your feet.
This shoe is so flexible and durable that after walking with it on different types of concrete, it stayed intact and also protected my feet from any pain and discomfort.
New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 v11
Just like the Adidas Ultraboost 21, this shoe has great style and fantastic flexibility. I fell in love with this shoe from the very first wear because of how it hugged my feet and kept them cozy throughout the time I wore it.
This product from New Balance is fitted with a soft midsole that makes walking on concrete more enjoyable and without any pain or discomfort. Also, this shoe has great heel flexibility and it is as well highly breathable.
All of these outstanding features make the Fresh Foam 1080 v11 an awesome shoe that provides great comfort and cozy steps, even on concrete.
New Balance 623 v3
This is one of the most affordable shoes on this list. But asides from its price tag, it offers just the right comfort and protection you need for your feet.
In terms of comfort, you will be getting a full dose with this shoe because the brand, New Balance, equipped this shoe with all features necessary for it to absorb shock and at the same time keep the feet cozy.
The stable, yet flexible, midsole of this shoe makes walking on concrete a comfortable thing to do. This shoe is also fitted with a soft underfoot that makes it perfect for all your daily walks and runs.
Alsics Gel Contend 7
I can attest that this is one of the best walking shoes ever made. It is one of the few shoes on this list that have fantastic features and offer so much benefit but sell for ridiculously cheap prices.
With this shoe on, I always have a smooth and breezy day walking on concrete because the shoe is packed with excellent cushioning and shock-absorbing gel technology that makes me feel no issues.
Also, this shoe has great durability and terrific endurance because, despite the rigorous daily walks on concrete that I subjected it to, it did not show any sign of wear and tear.
Reebok Forever Floatride Energy Running Shoe
If we are talking about shoes then we must acknowledge that the Reebok brand has created many amazing shoes and this Floatride Energy Shoe is just one of many.
Although the shoe was primarily made for running, there are certain features of it that make it a perfect shoe to wear when walking on concrete.
The shoe has a soft foam midsole that makes every step you take a smooth one. The shoe is also majorly designed with the Floatride energy foam that provides reliable lightweight and responsive cushioning.
Asics Gel-Kayano 24
The Asics brand has been producing the Gel-Kayano series for up to 20 years now and every model has been known to offer great stability and comfort to its users.
This 24th installment of the Gel-Kayano series is fitted with a fluidride midsole that provides the best combination of cushion and bounce.
With this shoe, your feet get the right amount of cushion that adequately protects them from the hard impact of the concrete surface. The bounce feature is there to help make your movement smoother and more comfortable.
Asics Gel-Kayano 24 has a lesser weight compared to previous models and also compared to other recommendations on this list. This reduced weight makes movement on concrete to be easier and smoother.
Mizuno Men’s Wave Creation 19
This shoe is what you get when creativity meets with excellent production. Who would have thought that a shoe made of fabric can provide as much support like this one?
What makes this shoe perfect for use on concrete is its full length and articulated U4icX bottom midsole that makes every step you take smoother, softer, and more flexible.
The technology of this midsole would make you forget that you are walking on concrete because of how soft and comfortable it is.
This shoe is also fitted with a new Infinity Wave geometry that provides softer and more durable cushioning.
Brooks Addiction 13
This is a shoe I love so much and I bet that you will fall in love with it at first sight.
Unlike every other shoe recommended on this list, this shoe uses the BioMoGo DNA midsole for its cushioning. This midsole is known for its firm and adaptive cushioning.
That is not all, the Brooks Addiction 13 has a rubber outsole and a padded tongue and collar, all these come together to make it a really soft and comfortable shoe to wear when walking on concrete.
It also has a buttery smooth fabric lining that makes the insides of the shoe feel great.
Asics Gel-Kayano 28
Just like the Gel-Kayano 24 mentioned above, the 28th installment of the Gel-Kayano series is also an amazing shoe to wear on concrete.
This shoe comes highly recommended because of its redesigned external heel counter and a dynamic duomax support system that help to reduce the weight of the shoe but also improve the stability and support.
Walking on concrete is much more enjoyable with this shoe because of the rearfoot and forefoot GEL cushioning technology that is there to protect your feet from the discomfort and pain that may happen to them due to walking on concrete.
Altra Paradigm 5
This shoe is one of my favorites because it possesses the two most important attributes every shoe should have; it must not be heavy and it must have great cushioning to protect my feet.
These two attributes are some of the attributes needed for a shoe to be considered great for use on concrete. The Altra Paradigm 5 is lightweight yet provides maximum cushioning to your feet.
Then shoe is fitted with a 5mm sculpted footbed. This means that the insole in the shoe is thicker and softer than the insoles in an average shoe.
This explains how it is able to provide great cushioning and protection to your feet from the hard concrete.
Brooks Glycerin 19
This classy and comfortable shoe is another really worthy recommendation. This shoe is described as the most cushioned shoe made by the Brooks brand.
The best part of this shoe is the DNA loft foam midsole that adds pep and bounce to every step you take. The shoe is excellent for use on concrete because of this midsole that keeps the shoe soft and cushioned. The stable and sturdy heel cup also contributes to the cushioning of the shoe.
This shoe provides unrivaled comfort and security that protects your feet from the hard concrete.
Saucony Triumph 18
Ideally, this shoe was made for running but the plenty of cushioning added to the shoe makes it one of the best shoes to be used on concrete.
This shoe is able to provide maximum cushioning because of the PWRRUN foam that was used in the midsole. This foam is longer and provides better cushioning than the traditional EVA foam.
In addition, this foam protects your feet against hard impact from concrete and other hard surfaces. It also adds a bounce to your walk or runs, thereby making your movement smoother.
The best part of this shoe is that despite the heavy cushioning, it is a light shoe that would not weigh you down when you wear.
Brooks Addiction 14
My last recommendation is the cushy and stable trainer from Brooks. Do you think the Saucony Triumph 18 is the most cushioned shoe? Wait till you wear this.
The Brooks Addiction 14 is incredibly cushioned that I see it as the best footwear to wear to walk on concrete. Like most of the other recommended shoes, the major part of this shoe that gives it cushioning is the midsole.
This shoe uses the BioMoGo DNA gel for its cushioning. This gel helps the shoe to absorb any kind of shock and protect your feet from the impact of moving on concrete.
This shoe is also fitted with a thick rubber outsole that contributes to the splendid cushioning of the shoe by protecting you from impact.
There you have it! Thirty of the best shoes to wear when walking on concrete.
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