While prom night is undoubtedly about looking your finest, going strictly formal is not only dull but often uncomfortable.

In particular, both men’s and women’s dress shoes can feel tight and rigid at times – and they’re definitely not optimal for the dance floor.

The solution?

Opt for a visually stunning pair of sneakers instead!

Believe it or not, there are plenty of high-end sneakers out there that are sophisticated enough to make the cut for your prom, all while providing adequate comfort and support – meaning you can dance for hours with ease.

Prom fashion is all about elevating your look to new levels, and sneakers are no exception.

Rhinestones, loud colors, glitter, and shoelace charms are all par the course here, so get ready to take your footwear game up a notch.

Without further ado, here are 21 prom sneakers that have enough style to get a nod from the fashion police. Time to strap on your dancing shoes…

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Need to look your best for prom night?

Look no further than these classic, head-turning kicks! From monochromatic sliders to eye-catching studded sandals – have a dance floor of admirers with some of the top prom sneakers around.

 

1. Nike Air Jordan 1 Mid (Men’s)    

As far as sneakers go, Nike Air Jordans are still amongst the cream of the crop, which is why they’re a logical choice for prom sneakers.

To add some prom-worthy pizzazz to Air Jordans, Mystic Foam White is the ideal color choice. It rocks the classic black and white with stand-out pink tie dye highlights for maximum cool.

2. Adidas Stan Smith (Men’s)

Speaking of classic sneakers, the Adidas Stan Smith provides a refined look that’s perfect for prom, especially if you’re sporting a white outfit.

The fine leather upper, perforated holes and multi-colored logo are all ways the Stan Smith deviates from the traditional Adidas look, which is ideal for prom.

3. Yeezy Powerphase (Men’s)

The Yeezy Powerphase in core black is the perfect sneaker to wear if you’re rocking a black suit to prom.

That’s because it simultaneously manages to be formal-looking and sneakerish – providing stunning looks along with serious comfort.

4. Adidas BW Army (Men’s) 

Are you a fan of beefier sneakers? 

If so, the Adidas BW Army is just what the doctor ordered.

It’s thick, comfy, and provides stellar looks with the right color choice (we recommend going loud for prom, like burgundy or tie-dye).

5. Vans ComfyCush SK8-Hi (Men’s) 

If high tops are your thing, Vans ComfyCush SK8-Hi in Floral Daze makes for an excellent prom sneaker for more than a few reasons.

These kicks are stylish, classy, comfortable, and have that extra ‘it’ factor that works so well for prom fashion.

Luxurious Shoelaces Elevate Prom Sneakers to New Levels

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It’s not worth investing in a pair of high-end sneakers without premium quality laces to go with them.

Frayed, worn-out fabric laces will make dope sneakers like Yeezys look low-grade, which isn’t what you want.

Instead, you need to check out our top-tier shoelaces to make your sneakers look even more glamorous – featuring materials like fine leather, alluring velvet, high-grade cotton, waxed, and gorgeous rhinestones.

6. Reebok Classic Harmon Run Sneaker (Men’s) 

Reebok Classic Harmon Run sneakers are perfect for looking legit while enjoying enough comfort and flexibility to show off your moves on the dance floor with ease.

Color-wise, US Black with Primal Red highlights is both classy and flashy, drawing ample attention to your sneakers without peacocking too hard.

7. ASICS Noosa Tri 14 (Men’s) 

Want to make a wild fashion statement when you show up to the dance? 

One of the four available colors for the ASICS Noosa Tri 14 will more than get the job done.

Despite the eccentric appearance, it’s a high–end sneaker that boasts design features that enhance comfort and reduce ankle tension.

8. KEEZMZ Running Shoes (Men’s) 

On the more conservative side, KEEZMZ Running Shoes provide an elegant yet casual look that’ll mesh well with suits, vests, and dress pants.

9. Nike Air Force 1 (Men’s) 

The Nike Air Force 1 has it all; style, comfort, flexibility, and a flawless reputation as being one of the most high-end sneakers around.

The kicker?

There are plenty of wild color combinations available, making the Air Force 1 an ideal prom sneaker.

10. Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star (Leather) (Men’s) 

Everyone knows old-school Chucks are extremely cool, but the Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars in Leather elevate this classic to new heights.

In particular, the fine leather looks ritzy and will round out your outfit with sophistication.

LoopKing Laces Makes your Prom Shoes Outshine Others


If you’re still using the original laces that came with your prom sneakers, it won’t take long for them to start to wear out and look blah.

Beyond that, they will cease to provide proper support for your shoes and feet, which can cause issues like foot pain and blistering.

That’s why you need to try LoopKing premium shoelaces.

They feature robust materials that often outlast competitors by up to 3x while still looking outstanding and supporting your feet, so don’t wait to try them out today.

11. Van’s Tie-Dye Trainers (Women’s) 

If you want your shoes to have a splash of color without sacrificing comfort or convenience, you’ll love Van’s Tie-Dye Trainers.

Simply slip them on, and you’re ready to have the time of your life.

12. Dolce Vita Zina Sneaker (Women’s) 

If you’re planning on wearing a stunning, shimmering gown to prom, your shoes need to follow suit.

The good news?

Dolce Vita’s Zina Sneakers are just as glittery and fabulous as a pair of high-end heels, but they’re far more comfortable.

13. Joie Handan Pearl Walking Shoe (Women’s) 

Who says sneakers can’t be formal?

The Joie Handan Pearl Walking Shoe is a perfect example of this, as its fine leather and pearl studs make it equally as formal as any pair of dress shoes.

14. Nike Air Force 1 SP (Women’s)

If you want to wear your Nike’s to the prom, they need a little extra allure to make a lasting impression at the dance.

These Nike Air Force 1 SPs in stunning metallic gold are the perfect way to rock Nike’s while still looking luxurious.

15. Ellos Love Sneakers (Women’s) 

If you plan on sporting a white gown to your school dance, Ellos Love Sneakers will compliment it perfectly.

Not only that, but the splash of gold on the heels with the word ‘Love’ adds some additional visual flair.

Premium Quality Laces Perfect for the Big Night

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Are your prom sneakers in need of some extra visual flair to complete your outfit?

Then our heavenly velvet, rhinestone, rope, flat-waxed, and fine leather shoelaces are exactly what you need.

They feature the highest quality materials available along with embossed gold tips for a premium look and protection from frayed ends.

So if you want your prom sneakers to truly stand out from the crowd, don’t wait to try out LoopKing laces today.

16. OTBT Fashion Sneakers (Women’s) 

Animal print is a great way to make sneakers stand out and look more formal, which is precisely what OTBT Fashion Sneakers achieve.

The best part?

You get to choose from zebra or cheetah print, depending on your preference.

17. Keds Triple Up Rainbow Foxing Sneaker (Women’s) 

You’re sure to make a splash with Keds Triple Up Rainbow sneakers at prom, and they have the added benefit of matching with prom dresses of all colors.

Not only that, but they’re platform shoes, so they’ll grant you some extra height to turn heads on your special night.

18. Superga Rainbow Tie Dye Sneaker (Women’s) 

Speaking of being colorful, Superga Tie Dye Sneakers will show that you love peace, fun, and all the colors of the rainbow.

If platform shoes aren’t your thing, you’ll much prefer these stunning low-top sneakers.

19. Betsey Johnson’s Sidny Sneaker (Women’s) 

These Betsey Johnson Sidny Sneakers are exceptionally glittery, making them the perfect choice to wear beneath a stunning silver gown.

They’re comfy and spacious while having enough glitz and glamor to get a pass for prom night.

20. Michael Kors Irving Stripe Lace-Up (Women’s) 

Michael Kors is one of the leading luxury brands on the planet, and the Irving Stripe Lace-Up sneakers are a great example of their high-end status.

Stand-out features include the built-in Michael Kors shoelace charms and the stripe color highlight, making them great sneakers to wear to prom.


21. Vans Authentic Skate Shoe Sneaker (Unisex) 

The Vans Authentic Skate Shoe Sneaker features the classic Van’s look with the added benefit of a rainbow checkerboard on the side for some much-needed visual flair that screams prom fashion.

Final Takeaways: The 21 Best Sneakers for Your Prom Dress or Suit

A light-up sign that says ‘Prom.’

Prom night is all about celebrating your accomplishments in style, which is why your shoe game needs to be on point.

Yet, that doesn’t mean that you have to cram your feet into ill-fitting dress shoes that make it hard to express yourself on the dance floor.

All the sneakers on this list are comfortable yet sophisticated enough to stand toe-to-toe with the fanciest dress shoes on the market.

To make your prom sneakers look even more glamorous, don’t wait to check out our luxury LoopKing laces.

Miles Anthony Smith

Miles is a loving father of 3 adults, devoted husband of 24+ years, co-chief sneakerhead (along with his wife Carolyn) at Loop King Laces, author, entrepreneur, investor, & owner of several businesses (AmaLinks Pro, Why Stuff Sucks, & Kompelling Kars). Miles has been featured in New York Magazine, Escapist Magazine, FashionSpot, Menswear Style, & Men Style Fashion. Loop King is trusted by sneakerheads JumperMan Kris, jumpmanbostic, ajinchicago, among others.

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