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Conquer Coachella & Beyond: The Ultimate List for Festival Footwear

This guide unlocks comfy feet for all your music fests.

Conquer Coachella & Beyond: The Ultimate List for Festival Footwear
Conquer Coachella & Beyond: The Ultimate List for Festival Footwear

Spring is nigh and that means the period of music festivals is upon us and there’s nothing quite like Coachella to kick us off. Coachella, also called the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, is a major annual event held in Indio, California. It’s known for its mix of big-name artists from many genres, including rock, pop, indie, hip-hop, and electronic music. There’s also a focus on art installations and sculptures scattered around the festival grounds. 

The festival takes place over two weekends in April, and it’s become a popular destination for music fans and trendsetters alike. This year, Coachella is happening April 12-14 and 19-21 with headline acts consisting of Lana Del Rey, Tyler, The Creator, LE SSERAFIM, and many more!

However, getting the right footwear for Coachella might be cumbersome for some, as attendees tend to return home with muddy shoes at the end of the festival.

So what shoes might get you through Coachella?

Well, the good people at SNKRDUNK might have a list for you...

The Hoka Clifton 9 “Triple Black” offers the ultimate comfort combo with its plush cushioning, a stable platform, and breathable mesh to keep your feet cool. Plus, the black design hides dirt and goes with any outfit, making it a stylish and practical choice. 

1. Hoka Clifton 9 “Triple Black”

Price: –
Style Code: 1127895-BBLC
Release Date: 14 Feb 2023

The adidas UltraBoost Light “Solar Red” shines as a music festival shoe. Its lightweight build, inspired by its name, allows for easy movement. Boost cushioning absorbs shock and the breathable Primeknit upper prevents blisters, while a supportive cage ensures stability on uneven ground. Plus, the vibrant “Solar Red” color pops, making you easy to spot in a crowd and adding a touch of flair to your outfit.

2. adidas UltraBoost Light “Solar Red”

Price: ~US$247
Style Code: HP9841
Release Date: 3 Mar 2023

Calling all festival girlies! The Girls Don’t Cry x Dr. Martens Ramsey Creeper in black could be your ideal footwear for Coachella. Their tough leather build protects your feet from the elements and crowds, while the ankle support keeps you stable. The comfortable insole might see you through long days, but remember to break them in beforehand to avoid blisters. And hey, who doesn’t love rocking a cool collab as part of their outfit?

3. Girls Don’t Cry × Dr.Martens Ramsey Creeper “Black”

Price: ~US$206
Style Code: GDC-DM-RC-BL
Release Date: 29 Feb 2024

The iconic Nike Air Force 1 Low ’07 in White is your comfy companion. The Air cushioning keeps your feet happy all day, while the tough leather upper tackles crowds, spills, and is easy to clean—perfect for the muddy situations festivalgoers often find themselves in. Plus, the clean white look goes with any outfit, so you can rock on from sunrise to sunset in style and comfort.

4. Nike Air Force 1 Low ’07 “White”

Price: ~US$80
Style Code: CW2288-111
Release Date: 30 Dec 2021

The Vans Classic Slip-Ons are music festival footwear gold. They slip on easily, saving you precious time between sets. The canvas material lets your feet breathe in the heat, while the lightweight build keeps you agile. Plus, a padded collar and cushioned insole ensure all-day comfort. To top it all off, they’re really affordable, so you can grab a pair or two to rotate throughout the festival. 

5. Vans Slip-On Checkerboard “Black/Off White”

Price: ~US$69
Style Code: VN000EYEBWW
Release Date: 31 Dec 2016

The MM6 Maison Margiela x Salomon Cross Low “Dark Green” merges festival fashion with function. Salomon’s renown comfort, durability, and ankle support tackle tough terrains and crowds, while the designer touch adds a unique flair. Though a pricier option, this collab could be your stylish and comfortable companion throughout the Coachella experience.

6. MM6 Maison Margiela × Salomon Cross Low “Dark Green”

Price: ~US$354
Style Code: S66WS0080P5133H9428
Release Date: 11 Nov 2022

Combining lightweight Croslite material with a supportive sole, the Salehe Bembury x Crocs Pollex Clog “Crocodile” provides all-day comfort at music festivals. The roomy fit keeps feet cool, while the water-resistant, easy-to-clean design tackles messy environments. With a bold, sculpted look, these clogs are perfect for festivalgoers who want both comfort and style. To top it off, the vibrant green hue adds a touch of personality and might even light up the night.

7. Salehe Bembury × Crocs Pollex Clog “Crocodile”

Price: ~US$128
Style Code: 207393-30T
Release Date: 24 May 2022

Coachella demands footwear that can conquer both comfort and chaos. The COMME des GARÇONS HOMME PLUS x Nike ACG Mountain Fly 2 Low “Black” is another dark-colored silhouette that delivers. Borrowing support from hiking boots and boasting a rugged sole, it lets you navigate the festival scene effortlessly. Crafted with high-quality materials, these shoes are built to last, letting you lose yourself in the music.

8. COMME des GARÇONS HOMME PLUS × Nike ACG Mountain Fly 2 Low “Black”

Price: ~US$382
Style Code: FZ3311-001
Release Date: 5 Apr 2024

Here is a blue option. Music festivals are a test of endurance, but the Salomon XT-6 GORE-TEX “Blue Print” aims to keep your feet comfy. With a supportive build, waterproof GORE-TEX upper, and grippy soles, they provide the stability and traction you need to navigate crowds and unpredictable terrain. Plus, a comfortable midsole keeps you going all weekend long. Maybe for both!

9. Salomon XT-6 GORE-TEX “Blue Print”

Price: ~US$185
Style Code: L47291900
Release Date: 6 Oct 2023

Kanye may not be headlining but you can. The adidas YEEZY Foam Runner “MX Carbon” is your secret weapon for festivals. The one-piece foam build molds to your feet, while the water-resistant material tackles mud and other irritable substances. Easy to slip on and off, with a lightweight build and bold design, you can rule Coachella in style.

10. adidas YEEZY Foam Runner “MX Carbon”

Price: ~US$334
Style Code: IG9562
Release Date: 31 Jul 2022

So there you have it! With the right footwear, you can conquer not just Coachella, but the entire festival season in style. The shoes you choose for Coachella will be perfect companions for all your upcoming musical adventures, from the hip-hop beats of Rolling Loud to the legendary stages of Glastonbury. So, lace up, grab your backpack, and get ready to dance away—SNKRDUNK’s list has your festival footwear covered!

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