NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Consumers have already decided that casual comfort is more important in their footwear. Both men and women are speaking with their wallets and they are overwhelmingly want comfortable shoes.
This isn't just a seasonal trend, your typical summer-so-of-course sandals. These are the three shoes for men and women that have been the longest on the Amazon's (AMZN) best seller list, some for years in the Top 100. In addition, TheStreet looked at the top three "Most Wished" for shoes by men and women.
Men's Best Selling Shoes
The Adidas Samba sneaker has been on the Top 100 list for bestsellers on Amazon for a whopping 2,755 days. The iconic three white stripes are a classic look and the black color make this shoe adaptable to just about any look. A millennial worker would have no problem wearing this sneaker to the office. It could even be paired with a blazer.
Clarks Desert Boot
The Clarks desert boot is a classic because of its versatility. It bridges the gap between dress shoes and casual shoes. Clarks is also known for its comfort. Unchanged for 60 years, this boot was inspired by the crepe-soled boots worn by British Officers in World War II. Sometimes called the Chukka boot, It was popular in the sixties when worn by the "mods" and has regained its popularity with hipsters. The Clarks boot has been in the Top 100 list for 2,506 days.
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Can you believe Crocs (CROX)is 10 years old? The clogs were introduced in 2002 and is a favorite among people with foot problems. They rose to popularity when star chef Mario Batali wore a signature pair of orange Crocs. However, the Croc craze lost steam in 2013 as net profits dropped 42%, but apparently no one told that to consumers. This shoe has been in the Men's best seller list at Amazon for 2,025 days.
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Most Wished For - Mens
Ralph Lauren Faxon
The Ralph Lauren (RL) "Faxon" sneaker tops the men's most wished for shoe list. It fits in with the casual canvas trend. It retails between $29 and $89 dollars on Amazon. It has a heavy toe and heel bumper to go with its minimalist retro style. Many reviews on Amazon say that they have worn these shoes in the office.
The Men's ASICS GEL-Nimbus running shoe is the total opposite of the Ralph Lauren Faxon with regards to flashiness. It's also more expensive with the price ranging between $78 and $199. The name ASICS is based on a Latin phrase "Anima Sana In Corpore Sano"and expresses the ideal of a sound mind in a sound body. Asics are known for having larger toe boxes, meaning people with big toes have more room. It's popular with runners and people looking for a roomier, sneaker.
Of course no wish list for casual comfort would be complete without Chuck Taylor Converse All Stars. This shoe has been around since the 1920's when it was designed for basketball players. One player, Chuck Taylor, played for a Converse-sponsored team when the company began selling the shoes. His name was added after he made improvements to the shoe. Converse dominated the sneaker market until the 1970's until it struggled against competition from giants like Nike (NKE). Nike bought the company in 2003 and the shoe remains a popular favorite.
Best Sellers Women
Easy Spirit Traveltime Slip-on
The shoe that has been on the women's best sellers list the longest was the Easy Spirit Traveltime Slip-on. It comes in logging 1,832 days on the top 100 list. It's lightweight and easy to get in and out of, a favorite for people that want to make taking off their shoes at the airport and easy effort. Reviewers frequently claim they are the most comfortable shoe they have ever worn.
The Minnetonka Moccasin is another classic and favorite, staying on the women's best seller list for 1,552 days. The company was founded in 1946 and gained national popularity in the 1960's. The handcrafted shoe is an iconic American heritage brand. Once again comfort is the primary reason why women buy this shoe. It fits with the normcore trend and can be a year-round shoe.
The Toms shoe company is known for its social responsibility. For every pair of shoes sold, another pair is given to a poor child. The founder based his design on an Argentinian shoe called the alpargata, which he discovered when competing in the reality show "The Amazing Race." The rubber sole and canvas top slip-on is known for its comfort. This shoe has been on the Top 100 list for 1,263 days -- yes, over three years.
Most Wished Womens
Sanuk Yoga Sling Sandal
But what shoe was the most wished for in Amazon's list? Was it a designer high heel? A status pump?
A yoga sling sandal from Sanuk. Sanuk is Thai for happiness and apparently if you wear these shoes, your feet are very happy. The founder Jeff Kelley founded the company when he began making sandals out of recycled inner tubes and carpet. The designs are fun, but the shoe is known for its durability and comfort. This particular design has a footbed made from a real yoga mat and is great for vegan and vegetarians. The word of mouth is phenomenal -- just read some of the reviews on shoe websites and you'll see why these are the number one wished for shoes on Amazon.
Keen Whisper Sandal
I can understand why these sandals are wished for because I own a pair. They are super comfortable and durable. Attractive? Not so much because they are big and kind of clunky, but it's a great outdoor sandal for the active woman. It's an American company based in Portland, Oregon and is known for the big rubber bumper that protects the toes.
Chuck Taylor's Converse All Stars is the only shoe company to make both the men's and the women's list. It is the third most wished for shoe for women on Amazon. Typing in Converse in Google, the most searched topic is Converse All Star women's white and the next topic is Converse current popularity. Converse has 37 million Facebook fans and 350,000 Twitter followers. Celebrities photographed wearing these shoes include Kristen Stewart, Elle Fanning and even shoe queen Sarah Jessica Parker. No wonder women wish for this shoe.
-- Written by Debra Borchardt in New York