The Cocktail Sneakers story began years ago. I was vacationing in Nantucket and needed a shoe that was versatile—comfortable and functional enough for my active days yet polished enough for after sunset. I envisioned a shoe that could take me confidently from sunrise to sunset in style and comfort without compromising on either. I needed a comfortable shoe that I could pair with capris as well as confidently wear to a cocktail party. I realized that I needed a pair of "cocktail sneakers," and in that moment, the idea for our brand was born.

Cocktail Sneakers are designed for the busy, modern woman who does not want to have to choose comfort over elegance. Each of our unique dressy sneaker designs can transition from casual daywear to more formal evening attire. Our signature almond-shaped toe delivers a soft, feminine silhouette while our deep heel cup and shock-absorbing insole provide the comfort of an athletic shoe. This perfect harmony was achieved through years of development, starting with the design process in Brooklyn, New York and wear-tested and brought to life by a team of talented women around the globe. From a female-owned and -run factory to design, branding and development teams, Cocktail Sneakers was created by women for women.

When you wear Cocktail Sneakers, my hope is that you will feel supported, confident and elegant regardless of occasion. After all, women live such dynamic lives that we need a shoe that can keep up with us! Ladies, the time has come for us to "ditch the heels" and take a few steps in Cocktail Sneakers. We have set out to redefine sneaker culture for women and hope you'll join us on our adventure.

~XOXO~ Susan


Cocktail Sneakers can take you from running errands around town to a night out with easy, graceful confidence.

How we pair our looks


No two feet are the same! Cocktail Sneakers' optional eco-friendly cork insert lets you customize your sneakers for a perfect fit. 

Strategic design difference


We pride ourselves on our superb craftsmanship: refined hardware, fine stitching, and well-considered materials.

at work in the studio

WHAT they're saying about us

Cocktail Sneakers are stylish and comfortable, and a brand that stands for ingenuity and creativity. With so many choices on the market, Cocktail Sneakers breaks through with a fabulous design and value that every woman can support. Bravo!

Carol S. from Brookline, MA

Obsessed! I have paired my Cocktail Sneakers with leggings, skirts, jeans & dresses, making them the most versatile shoes in my closet. They go with everything! I tend to grab them every time I go out. I get compliments on them EVERY TIME I wear them! 

Jean D., from New York

I get so many compliments on my red Weekenders. They are fun, trendy, and I love that I can customize the fit! They even included a canvas travel bag to protect the shoes (and clothes) when traveling. Their attention to detail is superb!

Joi S. from Orinda, CA

"Can you have too many Cocktail Sneakers? I'm a busy mom of three, so I need a comfortable shoe that I can wear running errands around the city while also looking pulled together and ready for anything! The black Outsiders are my favorite!"

Amara P., San Francisco, CA