Whether you'd like to go on more walks come spring or your running shoes are starting to give out, a fresh pair of kicks is always a smart investment. And we've got just the pair: Avia 5000 Performance Sneakers. These viral bestselling sneakers have taken TikTok by storm, and Walmart shoppers can't stop raving about their supreme comfort, either. In fact, there was so much demand that they completely sold out during the holidays. Luckily, they're back in stock, and considering they're a mere $20, you'll want to add 'em to your cart before they sprint off the (virtual) shelves again. Intrigued? Keep scrolling to see why these just might be the best Walmart sneakers.
What makes these shoes so special? For starters, they're versatile enough to wear while doing practically anything, from running errands to running on the treadmill, and everything in between. The sturdy outsoles are lightweight to put a buoyant spring in your step, while the mesh uppers promote airflow for more breathability. Not today, sweaty feet! And on that note, the footbed lining features odor-reducing technology for extra reinforcement.
We also can't forget about aesthetics. The very on-trend, "dad-style" Avia 5000 Performance Sneakers can be paired with leggings for a stylishly sporty look, or worn with jeans as part of a casual 'fit that would be perfect for travel or a day spent walking around a theme park. (Of course, slipping 'em on with sweats for a quick trip to the grocery store works too.)
As far as sizing goes, these Walmart sneakers are currently available in women's sizes 6-12, with select wide sizes available in the black and pink style.
Between TikTok and the hundreds of Walmart shoppers who have given them perfect ratings, the Avia 5000 Performance Sneakers are bona fide hits.
"These shoes are amazingly comfortable," raved a five-star reviewer. "I wore them all day at Dollywood and my feet stayed comfy and did not hurt at all. ... Love the weight and the color, all around just great shoes!"
"Perfect 'mom' sneaker!" exclaimed another impressed wearer. "Looks super cute with leggings and socks. Also very comfortable!" They added that by going up half a size, the sneakers "fit perfectly with socks."
"I got these sneakers to inspire me to exercise more (or some)," shared a final fan. "I started walking around the neighborhood, and these shoes are very comfortable. I love the mesh top — I can actually feel the breeze through the shoes. It keeps my feet nice and cool, and feeling less like I have restrictive athletic sneakers on. The soles are pretty thick and make it a comfortable walk, although it adds a little more to my height than I am used to (which I don't need). Overall, these are very comfortable and seem very well made, and I would get these again."
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.