10 Best Plastic Shoes Reviewed & Rated
Criteria Used for Evaluation
The first part of the shoe that we want to talk about is called the outsole. This is often referred to as the bottom part of the shoe. Typically, brands construct this part of the shoe from rubber materials, as it’s known to offer the best durability and traction for consumers. With that being said, as we assessed and evaluated different products, we carefully looked at how each product’s outsole was constructed and if it offered any unique benefits or properties. For example, we learned that some brands infused some better traction properties, including different patterns and even lugs.
The midsole and the insole are two incredibly valuable parts of a shoe. If you ever owned a pair of footwear that were uncomfortable, chances are, the midsole and insole were poorly designed. As the name implies the midsole is the middle part of the shoe’s design and is responsible for the natural comfort and response of the footwear. The insole is the top layer of the footbed, which provides added cushion and padding. In our research, it was our goal to find footwear that boasted a superior outsole but also a superior midsole/insole. Primarily we were looking for products that came with unique, patented cushioning or, if possible EVA foam technology.
Another critical part of the shoe’s design is called the upper. This is the forefront of the footwear – and typically associated with the lacing system. Now, an upper plays a role in the comfort, control, and stability of the individual wearer – so it’s important that this is flexible, soft, and durable. As we looked at different products, we carefully studied what the material of the upper was and what type of lacing system the manufacturer used. Typically, in this industry, companies used an adjustable strap system as it’s the easiest to construct, given the materials used.
Another key indicator of quality – and a criterion that we used to formulate today’s guide is understanding who the brand and manufacturer is. You see, today, there are hundreds of different makers in the shoe industry. Not every single one of them is worth purchasing a product from. It’s vital that, as consumers, you are aware of who the brand is, what they are offering, and if they are reputable.
In creating today’s buying guide, we made it our direct effort to really comb through all the products and highlight the best from the brands that we all know. Reason being, it’s typically these brands that create the highest quality items and are companies that we can trust. Now, this is not to say that we don’t trust other brands. If we found a product that we thought may be beneficial, we took the extra steps to research the company, their reputation, and what they offer.
This is a good habit to get into before purchasing any product from any brand. Always become familiar with them and how their audience reviews them. This can shine the bright light or the dark light, depending on what you come across.
The problem with comfort lies in the fact plastic typically isn't a forgiving material. It doesn't hug and mold to your feet the same way leather or another synthetic material might.
So in the case of plastic footwear – use your best judgment. If The shoe doesn't feel comfortable from the beginning, it probably won't later on. If it takes you too long to put on a shoe, it is also probably too small. If the shoe is constantly slipping off, then it’s either too big or poorly fastened. Definitely make sure to pay attention to any blisters or hotspots so you don't let them get too aggravated and become unable to comfortably wear any shoes at all.
One of the best tools that consumers have available to something known as consumer reviews. Most of us are quite accustomed to using these before making a purchase; however, in many cases, people are not fully doing their research before making a purchase. That’s why, and many people can probably attest, even after you have done some research, a product you bought still arrives faulty, small, or not as you thought.
In order to use consumer reviews to your advantage, there are a few different things that you need to look into.
Don’t look just at 5 star and 1-star reviews
It’s our natural instinct to want to look at the absolute best and worst reviews of a product; however, this is not the way to go out about it. Reason being, in both cases, typically, what you are going to see is biased feedback. This is why to get proper feedback, you need to look at 3 star or 4-star reviews. It’s in these two brackets that consumers will typically find the truth.
Read more than 5 reviews
How many times have you purchased a product after reading 1 5-star review? To ensure you get the best product, you should read at least more than 5. For us, we read the majority of reviews for every single product to ensure that it was high-quality and trusted among previous consumers. In some cases, we will even perform third-party research to see what other people and websites are saying as well.
Consumer reviews can be very beneficial if used properly. Don’t always think that one website is enough either – feel free to always look beyond on multiple websites to see if the reviews are consistent or inconsistent. All of this is what we used, and it helped us to formulate today’s buying guide.
The last bit of information that we want to talk about is regarding the relationship between the cost and the value. You might have noticed that, throughout today’s buying guide, we talked a bit about cost and value for each product. Whenever we evaluate any product, we always want to take the time to look at the cost and value – as that is how we, as consumers, can ensure we are getting our money’s worth for the purchase.
With that being said, before picking out products for the buying guide, the first thing that we do is actually look at all the price tags. Our goal is to develop what we feel is a good, median or market price for the product. This price is then used as a comparative when evaluating individual products.
We typically ask ourselves:
There are so many different ways that an individual can use the cost and value relationship to their advantage. This is just one of the many ways that prove effective – and helped us with today’s products.
10 Best Plastic Shoes
1. Akira Azalea Wang
At last, we arrive at the Akira Azalea Wang Pumps. While plastic shoes are only featured in one style and color – it’s arguably one of the sexiest footwear we have shared today. The nude colors help to accentuate an individual’s features, and the stiletto heel adds to this. If you are looking for something to stand out and boost your confidence, this is the product for you.
You probably can attest that these plastic shoes stilettos are not the most comfortable type of heels out there. While they are great for building calf muscles, they can cause frequent pain and discomfort in the ankle and feet. With that being said, to combat this, the manufacturer created the insole and footbed with cushioning.
Let’s take a minute to explore what makes these plastic shoes so special as far as the materials. The upper is constructed from PVC materials, which is a stronger and more durable form of plastic. When picking plastic footwear, this is a material you want to look out for!
Cost and Value
So, as far as cost is concerned for this plastic shoe, we can say that it’s priced slightly higher than many of the other plastic shoes on the market. Now, there is some reasoning behind this. The product is most certainly designed much sexier than many other products – and it’s composed of 100% plastic and synthetic materials. This is great for the consumer who has a wedding or special event to attend and they want to stand out.
2. Kunsto Bird Nest Jelly Flats
Well, the Kunsto Bird Nest Flats are one of the best plastic shoes that can make this dream come true of looking elegant yet comfortable. With the very luxurious and timeless design, this item is perfect for weddings, birthday parties, or just heading to the store. Let’s take a look at some of this product’s highlights.
First and foremost, the biggest highlight of this plastic shoe is its design. Not only is it captivating – it’s luxurious, timeless, and classy. The primary part of the heel is transparent and has a unique heart on the toe box. If you are looking for some footwear that will surely earn you a wealth of compliments, this is the product for you.
You may be able to tell by looking at these plastic shoes, this pair of flats are really breathable. On a list of plastic shoes that says something. Most pairs on our list will leave your feet sweaty after just a short while. With the bird-nest design, your feet have plenty of space to breathe and help to avoid sweating.
Cost and Value
When it comes to the price for this item, we can say that the manufacturer is charging a relative price point in comparison to other brands. In this what really makes it different than other choices is really in the design. This is one of the best designs that we are going to share – and; therefore, one of the best plastic shoes.
3. Darice Victoria Slipper
Darice has designed easily one of the simplest, yet timeless pieces of plastic shoes. The Victoria Slipper offers some of the best features, materials, and designs that we are going to share today. So, before you decide, check out these plastic shoes!
When you first look at this plastic shoe, what really captures the eyes is the transparent nature. Now, the material is a non-leather plastic – which is great for durability. We thought this was a great way to design the product because, not only is this animal-friendly, it really enhances the appeal of the product itself.
Another big highlight of these plastic shoes is the designer. The maker of this product is considered a higher-end designer – which means that consumers can except designer quality for this product. This includes quality materials, a comfortable footbed, and a durable outsole that can withstand many walking miles.
Cost and Value
When it comes to comparing this plastic shoe to others on this list, we need to look at the cost and value. Currently, this product is one of the higher-priced items on our list, which can be a deterrent to a few consumers. In this, we do urge readers to look at the pure value that the brand put into this product. Made from non-leather materials, which is animal-friendly, and a comfortable interior, these are great everyday plastic shoes.
4. Melissa Aranha
In the third spot, we are very excited to discuss the Melissa Aranha shoes. This footwear was specifically constructed for consumers’ comfort. So, whether you are looking for footwear for daily walking or work – this may just be the best pick. Here is what you can expect from this product.
In efforts to provide consumers with more control over their fit and comfort, this brand of plastic shoes sought to make these shoes a bit differently. On the upper, there is a unique, flexible ankle strap that is designed where the consumer can adjust their own fit and comfort according to the ankle and foot size.
On the bottom part of these plastic shoes, this brand sought to enforce the outsole and provide consumers with more durability through utilizing the chunky heel design and using higher-quality rubber materials. This is a great feature for the consumer that walks a lot throughout the day.
Cost and Value
So, how much does a product like this go for? Well, it’s clearly not one of the more expensive choices – but it’s also not the cheapest. For us, we like to consider these plastic shoes fairly priced. When you consider the amount of value that the brand is offering in this – it is clear that not only is it worth it, it’s one great deal!
5. Amoji Garden Clogs
If you are looking for casual and cute plastic shoes, the Amoji Garden Clogs were designed for you. With a breathable plastic design, your feet will be cushioned and comfy in these casual flats.
The one reason why so many consumers are flocking to get this footwear is that of the design. In truth, they're adorable. The upper was designed from plastic materials. In addition to this, the manufacturer created a wide toe box, and comfortable fit.
With the air holes in these plastic shoes' wide upper area, you can rest assured that your feet will remain sweat-free and comfortable.
Cost and Value
You might be surprised to learn that this plastic shoe is considered one of the more affordable plastic shoes. With six different color options, you can find a pair that fits your style, whatever that may be. In this, this footwear is one of our favorites, which is why it’s on our list today!
6. Pleaser Beau 601T
Are you looking for a sexy type of heel that can not only enhance your entire but also empower your confidence? The Pleaser Beau 601T is arguably one of the most risqué footwear on the market. So, should you be looking for this type of plastic shoes for a night out with your friends – or perhaps even a Halloween costume, this product can rise to the occasion.
Thanks to these plastic shoes' ultra-modern design, pink sleek stripes, and transparent upper – this item is one of the most popular choices among consumers today. Now, consumers do have the choice to alternate between the pink stripes or black/grey stripes. So, depending on your need and desire you can select either.
The last thing that any consumer would want is to wear these plastic shoes and to find out, after an hour or so, the heel snaps or breaks off. Well, after researching, we can assure consumers that this is one of the more durable products on our list. Not only is this brand known for quality and durability, but this product is also made from more durable materials.
Cost and Value
After looking at these plastic shoes, chances are, one of your first thoughts was “How much does that product go for?” Well, it’s actually one of the more affordable plastic shoes – and this surprised us! We have seen many products from this brand before and – to see this at such a great price, it’s a deal you can’t pass up!
7. Top Moda Fenton 1
At the top of the list, we have the Top Moda Fenton 1 Chunky Heel Sandals. This product embodies style, fashion, and flare while offering consumers a comfortable and breathable walking experience. With 4 different luxurious color choices, this is a great choice for the consumer that is seeking to make a fashion statement.
We can all agree that heels are not often the most comfortable type of footwear. In efforts to make these a bit more comfortable, the brand infused padding and foam into the insole of the footbed and heel. So, whether walking around with some friends or attending a wedding, these will keep you comfortable and in control.
For the first time during our research, we have stumbled across a heel that is designed with ventilated and breathable materials. This can be seen when looking at the transparent upper, which actually has tiny holes. This helps to release any build-up of moisture or sweat, which can alleviate any heat spots or stress on the foot.
Cost and Value
As far as cost is concerned, this product is one of the best deals that we are going to share today. The price is affordable and friendly, which is why many consumers have flocked to this specific item. In addition to this, as far as the plastic market is considered, this boasts the best features and properties.
8. Kali Footwear Angel
As we reach the middle of the list, one product that is quickly climbing the charts is the Kali Footwear Angel-Low sandal. Featured in numerous different colors, constructed from PVC materials, and some adjustable features, this is a choice for nearly all consumers. The best part is that it’s one of the most affordable too!
In efforts to help drive down the manufacturer costs, this brand sought to make the upper from PVC material. This is great for boosting durability and helping consumers save some extra dollars that other brand-names may ask for.
In addition to the PVC materials, the company also developed an ankle-strap system on the upper, which happens to be adjustable. This is great for the consumer that happens to enjoy customizing their feet from loose to tight.
Cost and Value
As we said above, this is easily one of the best deals thanks to its affordable price tag and incredible value. Consumers have the opportunity to pick from 9 different vibrant, neon colors, all of which boast the same degree of quality in the design. This is a great product for the late spring, summer, and early fall as it’s ventilated, breathable, and comfortable.
9. SNJ Summer Retro Jelly
While the summer sun is still blazing, there is no better product to wear when traveling, visiting the beach, or enjoying a day out than the SNJ Summer Retro Jelly shoes. This is the first product on our list offered in a wide spectrum of colors – giving consumers some degree of personalization. The best part about these is that they are designed and modeled after retro designs, giving consumers an even greater appeal.
17 Different Options
Are you looking for a pair of footwear in your favorite color? Whether that be blue, white, gold, green, or even purple, this brand has developed this product in all of these colors, and more! The best part, as consumers have said, the quality still remains the same across all designs and styles.
One of the best features of this specific item is the fact that consumers have control over how well the shoe will fit. This can be directly attributed to the adjustable strap and buckle on the upper of the product. Through tightening and loosening the strap, you can easily fit accordingly to your ankle and foot.
Cost and Value
If there was an award for the best value, this product might just take that medal. Not only do consumers have the choice to pick from different colors – the product is comfortable and one of the cheapest products in the game. Now, when we say cheap – we don’t mean that it was designed cheaply. It’s still very high-quality – it just is offered a lower price point, making this a great deal.
10. Steve Madden Missy
If you know anything about the fashion industry, then you must know about the Steve Madden brand, this company has reached immense heights as far as clothing is concerned, and now shoes. One of the best products from this brand is the famed, Missy Sandal. This plastic footwear has captured the hearts and eyes of consumers around the world.
Stylish and Fashionable
One of the most notable features of this footwear is its design. This is one of the most stylish and fashionable items that we are going to share today. Its see-through design is captivating not only to the wearer but all of those who are around. With no closure in the back, this product hugs the forefoot thanks to six loops on the front.
Support and Protection
When it comes to support and protection, you know that this brand is always there for you. The manufacturer typically is known not only as a brand name but for their features. The materials used to make this item are manmade, which helps to ensure and support the wearer. Furthermore, thanks to the open-toe concept, the consumer can also be assured that their feet will remain protected and ventilated.
Cost and Value
Let’s talk about price for just a minute. This item can be considered a bit costlier than what an individual might be expecting. However, this is a top-caliber footwear made from a top-caliber brand. With that, the price is reflective of this. In addition to this, the item boasts incredible value, making it worth the purchase.