As of March 2015, the top five best-selling shoe brands among women are ASICS, crocs, Skechers, Vans and Puma, according to Amazon.com's Best Sellers charts. Among men, the top five brand names are Converse, Polo Ralph Lauren, adidas and DC.
There are a lot of other popular brands among the best sellers, including Nike, PUMA, New Balance, Under Armour, Etnies and Jordan. The average price for the best-selling shoes across men and women is between $25 and $70.
Choosing the right shoe for general wear as well as workouts and physical activity is a great way for many to cut down on foot, leg and back pain. Overlooking the structural condition of a shoe can increase the likelihood of discomfort due to the loss of padding and support that happens over time. Individuals should make sure that their shoes fit properly around the feet, cushioning the foot in the heel and forefoot areas as needed. For instance, a running shoe typically has more cushion in the forefoot to reduce impact shock on the wearer than a walking shoe, which has more cushion in the heel. Shoes designed for running or sports may also have a curvature in the sole to aid the wearer's stride.