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12 Shoes That Every Geek Would Love

Updated 11 March 2021

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Author avatar Danny Ashton

Danny is the father of a very active 2-year-old and has made plenty of mistakes buying toys over the last couple years so hopes his site can help others avoid the same fate.

This selection of 12 shoes showcases the inner geek within all of us. They’re not just shoes, they open the window to a world of sneakers that you probably didn’t know could exist. Show off your favorite superhero, your love of droids, pay homage to movies and also…the fish (you’ll see). Whether you use them for jogging, bouncing, drop kicking enemies or simply relaxing, there’s a shoe to match some specific geek tastes. Whatever your particular taste may be, lace up and prepare to be awed!

1Web Slingers

Web Slingers

These sneakers may not allow you to walk up walls but they will definitely show the world your love of comic book web slinger Spiderman. Coming in a variety of colors, each sole lights up as you walk with 9 different flashing modes. The mesh webbing gives them a spidey texture that will give you that extra bounce when clearing the streets of evil.

What we love

  • The lights are charged by USB
  • You can turn the lights on/off as you wish

What We Don't Like That Much

  • The USB port can irritate the foot after some time

2Walking on Clouds

Walking on Clouds

You might get some funny looks wearing these, but you’ll be so relaxed you won’t even care. Strap these bad boys on, plug them into the remote and sit back into your gaming chair. With 10 different massage techniques, these boots use air compression circulating through them to ease tension, reduce pain and help with blood circulation. Perfect for the geek on the go who needs a little ‘me’ time.

What we love

  • Easy velcro straps to fit different size feet/legs
  • Auto shut off function in case you fall asleep

What We Don't Like That Much

  • Not suitable for outdoors

3My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia

A perfect homage to Kōhei Horikoshi’s manga My Hero Academia. These will earn you big respect as you stroll through Comic-Con in the canvas sneakers. With your favourite heros printed on each side including Shoto Todoroki, Izuku Midoriya and Ochako Uraraka you’ll show mad flex to your fellow anime geeks.

What we love

  • Comfortable All Star style sneaker
  • The artwork is detailed and colorful

What We Don't Like That Much

  • They are not water resistant

4Ninja Feet

Ninja Feet

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have ninja turtle feet? These awesome ninja boots separate your toes into two for extra dexterity, have grip on the bottom for stability and feel like you’re barefoot the whole time. Slide these on, finish your pizza and practise the ways of the ninja as you kick Shredders butt. Cowabunga Duuuude.

What we love

  • They are durable and stealthy
  • Perfect for Parkour

What We Don't Like That Much

  • Not much cushioning

5Protocol Droid Sneakers

Protocol Droid Sneakers

Whether you are travelling across the galaxy at light speed or navigating the deserts of Tatooine, you need to be concerned about the odds of survival not about the comfort of your shoes. The shiny gold color matches C3PO’s body and the soles light up just like a laser sword. You’ll be saving the galaxy in no time in ultimate comfort.

What we love

  • The Battery lasts 6 hours off a 2 hour USB charge
  • There’s 7 different LED colors to choose from

What We Don't Like That Much

  • The usb charge ports are a little fragile



Sticking with a galaxy far far away, here’s 3PO’s counterpart. Not strictly a shoe but we had to include these R2D2 shoe covers as they’ll impress any geek. Simply slide these over your shoes to give the illusion that a pair of R2 units are rolling down the streets. Also, being one size fits all, they can be worn by both masters and padawans.

What we love

  • Made with soft material
  • Great detail all the way round

What We Don't Like That Much

  • Could get dirty easily

7Mexico 66’ers

Mexico 66’ers

Fans of kung-fu icon Bruce Lee will recognise these yellow shoes straight away. Worn by the legendary movie star in the 1978 classic Game of Death, this pair of Onistuka Tiger sneakers will have you spin kicking bad guys left and right. If your geek knowledge doesn’t stretch that far, then you’ll know them from Tarantino’s 2003 homage Kill Bill.

What we love

  • Great for jogging
  • Authentic Onistuka Tiger brand not costume shoes

What We Don't Like That Much

  • Grip could be a little better

8Lightspeed Jogging

Lightspeed Jogging

There’s no chance you’d go unnoticed wearing these luminous feet lamps down the street. Fitted with fibre optic LEDs, you’re sure to light the way in a race. Simply use the USB connecter to charge them up then click the secret button to activate the 7 different static colors and 4 flashing modes.

What we love

  • 2-3 hours charge will get 5-8 hours of use
  • Your friends will never loose you in a crowd

What We Don't Like That Much

  • The sole could be thicker

9Walking on the Moon

Walking on the Moon

One small step for man, one giant bounce for geeks. Strap yourself into these moon shoes for the most thrilling way to travel from A to comic book store. They work like mini trampolines that propel you through the air just like Armstrong and Aldrin exiting the Eagle. These may not be the most practical of foot wear, but when did us geeks ever take the easy route.

What we love

  • They have adjustable straps for different size feet
  • They make for a great work out

What We Don't Like That Much

  • Not so practical for indoors (low ceiling, ouch)

10Avengers on Foot

Avengers on Foot

If the Avengers ever got the chance to take a day off, they would wear these. With different aspects from each hero, this sneaker is a true Avengers collaboration. The heel is Captain America, Falcons wings on the sides and Iron Man on the tongue. Made by iconic skate company Vans, you know you’re getting quality, comfort and style.

What we love

  • Super vibrant and colorful
  • Officially licensed by Marvel

What We Don't Like That Much

  • Look a little OTT for everyday wear

11Fish Flops

Fish Flops

There’s something fishy about our next selection (yeah we went there). Introducing the ultimate covers for the soles of your feet, Fish Flops. Hey, if you want to walk down the street looking like you’re wearing a pair of dead fish, be our guest. You can’t knock the detail on these though, down to the scales, fins and the dead eyes, your toes even poke out the fishes mouth.

What we love

  • Good for outdoor use as they’re waterproof (obviously)
  • They are surprisingly comfortable

What We Don't Like That Much

  • They look really, really weird

12Science Sneakers

Science Sneakers

If you don’t already know it off by heart, these are the perfect shoes for chemistry geeks. The high top sneakers display the only table worth knowing, a color coded periodic table. Including such favorites as Barium, Americium and Dubnium, you can carry the elements with you as you brave the outdoor elements. You’re sure to get a positive reaction from other geeks.

What we love

  • Print on both sides of the sneaker
  • Made from durable mesh

What We Don't Like That Much

  • The print has quite a strong scent when new