Best sports shoes under 500 – Worth it?

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I believe it is perfectly fine to assume that you are not looking for something of premium quality or for something that is going to last for a long time. That is if you are looking for the best sports shoes under 500 rs in India.

Sports shoes takes a lot of work and research otherwise every shoe company would become Nike, puma or Reebok. And due their brand value and making cost you will not see Nike shoes under 500, Adidas shoes under 500 and so on.

But for budget shoes this is gold mine. Many companies, mostly Indian do try to put their best effort in creating best sports shoes under 500 rs.

Let’s check them out.

List of best Sports shoes under 500 and more

Best sports shoes under 500

Top cons of majority of the shoes under 500 + are –

  • No cushion.
  • No good grippy sole.
  • Not durable for daily running or sports.

Most common feature of the best sports shoes under 500 + in India –

  • EVA foam sole.
  • Mesh material on top.

Reviews of the best Sports shoes Under 500 +

ASIAN Men’s Mesh Sports Running Shoes

Asian Sports Shoe

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Final Verdict: A quite durable shoe if you are buying this for daily commute to work. Or for some walking or light run around the par.

This is not for practising running or for doing sprints. Apart from these two, these shoes hold up well for long term use.

Asian wonder action sports shoe or running shoe is well under 500 INR for most of the time, and it comes with some must have features. Always check the latest price online.

These shoes have some attractive colors and design which are sporty. I liked the grip which is rubberised or made from similar material. This will be good for walking on a rainy day. But this is not a waterproof shoe. So be careful, the stitches may go off.

Although This is one of the most durable yet low cost shoe in India under 500 rs.

Top Features:

Mesh upper layer for airflow.
Lace up
Soft inside
Thick grip
Comes in many colours


Not waterproof.
Not for heavy running.

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Bourge Men’s Sports Shoes under 500

Bourge shoe India

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Final Verdict: A good slip on shoe meaning you can wear it quickly and go off walking.

The grip or the fit of the shoe is not perfect and not for daily running. Best suitable for walks or light jogging.

Bourge has a good shoe that has the slip on feature. Slip on feature is good for causal walking or for light jogging. Since it will not get tighten much thus better not take this shoe for sprints or heavy running sessions.

But for speed walking or jogging this might work. And it has a mesh material.

Top Feature:

  • Slip on shoe
  • EVA sole which is thick enough.
  • Upper material is mesh.


  • Not for heavy running or sprinting.
  • Not waterproof.

TRASE Running Shoes India

TRASE sports shoe under 500

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Final Verdict: A good breathable and stylish sporty shoe for moderate running and walking.

Not good for sports or daily sprints. But good for daily commuting or for short runs.

This is a shoe for moderate running in India which comes with a breathable mesh upper layer. And the sole is lightweight as well and is made from EVA foam. The looks of this shoe under 500 is fashionable and sporty.

And this has laces so fitting it tightly will not be an issue for us.

Top Features:

Stylish sporty look.
Lightweight sole.
Inside of the shoe is comfortable and soft.


Not for heavy or daily running.
Can slip on rainy days and not waterproof.

BUCADIA Men’ S Multicolor Running Sports India

BUCADIA sports shoe India under 500

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Final Verdict: A waterproof shoe which has an environmentally-friendly sole. Buy this if you like the colors.

The most unique looking sports shoe in this price range. The colors just pop out of these shoes and the design is very sporty too.

The sole is made from Polyurethane or PU. This is a good durable sole material which is also lightweight and also cheap.

The closure is laced up so fits good. And grip on floor/street is average.

Top Feature:

Stylish looks, design and the colors.
PU sole which is also environment friendly.


Not for daily sprinting or running.
Good for casual walks or jogging.

Flavia Women’s D.Grey/Pink Running Shoes

Flavia Women shoe under 500

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Final Verdict: Not a very durable product but is very comfortable. And it is very good for people who want max comfort and breath ability as the most of the material is made from cotton.

Flavia women’s shoes are almost perfect for women who are in love with running. It has a cotton outer material which is of course softer than other materials that are commonly used in shoes.

It has some laces on top but it is actually a slip on shoe. 🙁

Slip on shoes are easy to wear but do not give a perfect fit.

Top feature:

Slip on.
Cotton material.


Not so grippy.
Thin material.

Asian Women’s Shoes India

Asian women shoe India

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Final Verdict: This women shoe under 500 is good for casual jogging, daily walk to the park but not exactly for hardcore sports.

If you use it for sports then it might not be much durable.

This is a good EVA foam sole shoe for women with sporty looks and breathable mesh upper.

The sole has grooves for grip but does not have cushion like all other shoes in this price range.

This is good for light jogging, long walks and not for running at your full speed.

You can try this for gym but better have a flat sole design.

Top Features:

Good for walks.
Breathable mesh material on top.


Not waterproof.
Not anti skid.
Not having a good grip for running.

Denill Women’s Sports Shoes

Denill women shoe India

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Final Verdict: Good for light workout sessions and casual walks. Better not take this to long runs, rough terrain or rainy days.

This is an EVA sole shoe with slip on feature.

This shoe is lightweight and the upper soft material feels good too. The EVA foam sole has some grip but not for rainy days. It might slip but works well for long walks or short runs.

It has Cushion but not good for long running.

Top Features:
Comfortable to wear.
Breathable mesh.
EVA sole is lightweight.


Soft material which is not durable for rough use.
Not waterproof.

Buying Guide for the best sports shoes under 500

Firstly I would like to say that these shoes which are under 500 INR are not exactly fit for sports. They will work fine as casual shoes or for casual jogging or walking shoes. If you try to push these shoes to the extreme then these will not last long.

Price: Since this is a budget sensitive segment, price is the first factor when you are going to choose the best sports shoes under 500 INR.

If you are careful you might be able to buy sub 600-700 INR shoes under 500 in deals.

Sole: most of the soles of shoes at this price range will be from EVA. EVA foam is a soft material which gives some cushion to your feet but the grooves below vanishes after some usages. There is also PU soles which is somewhat stronger and eco-friendly.

Grip: Check for the best grip possible. More the grooves more it has chances to stay for longer. If you are planning on using these shoes outside then this should be a priority.

Upper Material: There are full plastic type upper material, some shoes might have partial mesh type material and some have full cotton or full mesh like material as upper. All have some advantages and disadvantages.

He full cotton, full mesh upper will be comfortable and breathable than all but will not be very durable. Fully covered with plastic or similar will be very durable but will not be breathable.

Breathability: for long usages or to be used in the summertime this should be a priority. Also it is required for those who have sweaty feet. Full mesh or cotton shoes are best for durability but these do not do well to harsh weather or rough handling.

Durability: Fully covered foam made shoes are most durable of the bunch. If you have plans to use these 500 INR shoes to the max then maybe you should get the full covered ones. These will not be breathable but will be more durable.

Comfortable: Soft inside is needed if you are wearing the shoes for longer periods of time. Some sports shoes have no cover to the side or the heel side and that might get scratches or blisters.

Taking care of your sports shoe under 500

You have to clean and maintain these shoes properly so that you can use it for years. To clean use normal cloth washing powder and rinse. And you can also use sun rays to dry the shoe.
If the shoe smells then a tablespoon of boric acid works.

Other than this, do not push these shoes to the limit otherwise these will breakdown. By this I mean that you do not do regular jumps, long runs, walk on mountains. These are budget sports shoes under 500 which are best as casual walking or light jogging shoes only.

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