- 10. Smart n Comfy Foot Rest Cushion
- 9. Huanuo Ergonomic Footrest
- 8. Well Desk Rest My Sole Foot Rest Cushion
- 7. Office Ottoman Foot Rest Foam Cushion
- 6. Eureka Ergonomic Adjustable Footrest
- 5. AmazonBasics Foot Rest
- 4. VIVO Ergonomic Standing Foot Rest
- 3. Kensington Comfort Memory Foam Adjustable Foot Rest
- 2. DXRacer Classic (in-built footrest)
- 1. Merax Inno Series Executive High Back Napping Chair
You may already have a good gaming chair, but did you know that not having a gaming footrest can damage you more than you realized?
All that sitting around with your feet sitting still for hours on end can eventually take its toll on your back.
That’s why you need a gaming footrest to pair with your gaming chair.
Placed under desks to allow the average person to plant their feet firmly on the surface while sitting down, while also encouraging slight foot activity to increase circulation, gaming footrests can help prevent or, at the very least, minimize the back pain, as well as all the aches associated with sitting down.
With that said, here are our picks for the 10 best gaming foot rests to make sure that your feet and your back are well taken care of.
Raised high enough for those with shorter legs, and yet soft enough to provide comfort for those with taller legs, the Smart n Comfy Foot Rest Cushion might look plain, but it does its job just fine — and more.
If you’re the fidgety sort, you can flip the footrest over and back, allowing you to stretch your legs and give you something to do so you can concentrate at the same time.
Finally, the high density foam means that your feet will be feeling comfortable for hours on end.
If you don’t like flipping your footrests over and prefer something firmer or less cushy, the Huanuo Ergonomic Footrest might just be for you.
Allowing you lay your feet flat or rock the footrest back and forth, the Huanuo Ergonomic Footrest solves the problem for those who love to fidget, as well as those who need the extra blood circulation whenever they sit down.
The Huanuo Ergonomic Footrest is also very accommodating.
With a default height of 3.2 inches, the Huanuo Ergonomic Footrest caters to the average person. But, you can lower it even further to 1.9 inches just by turning it over.
This no-nonsense lowering mechanism makes it perfect for multiple users.
It’s also quite sturdy. It’s made out of plastic and rubber mix that you can freely use on even hardwood flooring without worrying about it leaving scratches.
Just try to be careful and not to stand on it — you’d need a footrest made of wood or metal.
Not all footrests need to be flipped over or moved for those who are fidgety, there are other ways to take care of your fidgeting tendencies.
The Well Desk Rest My Sole Foot Rest Cushion features a comfortable yet supportive foam foundation at just the right height. It’s not too late to not leave any room for your knees, nor too short that you’ll have to extend yourself.
You simply just have to plant your feet, and that’s it.
The material is firm and strong enough to withstand hours upon hours of your feet being planted firmly without deforming or wearing out.
The best part, however, is that it has an anti-slip tread underside that keeps it in place at all times.
If you don’t want your foot rest to be moving anywhere while you’re playing or working, the Well Desk Rest My Sole Foot Rest Cushion will keep your feet happy and healthy at all times.
Foot rest foam cushions can usually be flipped over or not, but they can’t be rocked. At least, others can’t be.
The one thing that makes the Office Ottoman Foot Rest Foam Cushion unique is that you can flip it over and rock it in case you get fidgety, and you can flip it right back again if you want a more relaxed position.
Either is comfortable enough to use for hours on end, so you can always just easily flip the foam cushion over and over again depending on how you feel.
For the extreme fidgeters out there, the Office Ottoman Foot Rest Foam Cushion is hard to beat.
If foam footrests aren’t doing it for you and you want something that has different positions for you to try out, the Eureka Ergonomic Adjustable Footrest is a great start.
Just make sure that you’re not too short. Otherwise, you may have to prop it up to feel comfortable.
If you’re of average height, or taller than average, the Eureka Ergonomic Adjustable Footrest will feel heaven-sent.
For starters, if you like playing barefoot, the textured grooves are both soft and yet firm enough to be comfortable enough to plant your feet on while also giving you a slight massage for ultimate comfort.
Plus, the rocking mechanics when it’s not unlocked helps encourage activity and circulation without really feeling like you’re working too hard for it.
Again, this might just be the perfect footrest for you — just make sure that you’re not significantly shorter than 5’9”.
Sometimes, it’s best to keep things simple (and affordable), and you get exactly that with the AmazonBasics Foot Rest.
For its price, it’s definitely the best foot rest that you can find.
The material doesn’t feel cheap nor flimsy. In fact, it’s pretty durable and well-built, with sturdy metal and can help you sit upright at all times, which is great for your back.
Finally, since you can seesaw it and point your feet downward, it also works as a foot and calf stretcher at the same time.
We put the VIVO Ergonomic Standing Foot Rest this high for one reason — the benefits of having a standing desk and how good it is if you are already using one.
Sure, this is one of the least attractive footrests on our list. But, that’s okay.
When it comes to ergonomics, aesthetics are way down the priority list.
What’s important is that they do their job, and the VIVO Ergonomic Standing Foot Rest does its job well enough.
Built with an all-metal frame and with height adjustments from 5” up to a little bit over 11”, the VIVO Ergonomic Standing Foot Rest accommodates all heights, weights, and sizes, and has a textured surface so your feet won’t slide off that easily.
Plus, it’s super heavy, which means that you can expect this not to slide off anytime soon.
It’s probably just an added bonus that the entire thing takes no more than a few minutes to assemble.
Who says that you can’t have an adjustable foot rest that’s made out of the same materials as cushion foot rests are?
The Kensington Comfort Memory Foam Adjustable Foot Rest puts the comfort in comfort.
With this foot rest, you don’t have to bend over or reach under the desk to adjust the height. It’s easy to adjust, and even easier to fall in love with how soft the memory foam is.
If you’re already happy with your gaming chair, and just want to show your feet some love, it’s hard to get better.
This footrest is the perfect example of how it’s always worth it to invest in yourself.
One of the pricier inclusions on our list, the DXRacer Classic comes from a company with a long line of quality and comfortable gaming chairs.
What makes the DXRacer Classic different is that it comes with its own footrest.
If you don’t have a chair yet and you also want a footrest, the value here is hard to beat.
For the price, you get a comfortable chair with adjustable lumbar support, a generous backrest, soft but not too soft head pillow, as well as other features such as tilt lock, adjustable tilt, as well as an overall ergonomic design where you’ll feel much less pain than before despite gaming for hours on end.
For true gamers who want something that’s both comfortable and stylish, the DXRacer Classic is a no-brainer.
If the DXRacer Classic’s aesthetics are too gamerish for you, and you still want nearly all of the features it has to offer, including the extensive lumbar and back support, as well as tilt function, then the Merax Inno Series Executive High Back Napping Chair is a serious upgrade.
It’s pretty much what you’d expect your typical office chair would be like — if it was more ergonomic, comfortable, and better.
With a full 180-degree recline and tilt lock, post-game naps and even gaming while on your back definitely won’t be a problem with this heavy duty gaming chair.
Conclusion gaming foot rests
Now that we’ve already established the importance of having a good footrest for gaming, and given you a list to choose from, here’s to hoping that you make the right choice.
Just remember, regardless of which one of these you’ll buy, rest assured that your feet and back will be singing you praises.