The footrest on a gaming chair is not just an additional luxury. Having your legs lifted a bit up does feel relaxing and it also makes takes less energy for the heart to pump blood down to the legs and back up. Circulation can be exhausting too.
They’re also a great accessory if you need to take a short nap. Mostly just to regain your focus or wait while a new game is loading too d*mn long.
Before going into the list of the best 15 leg-supporting gaming chairs, here is how an average gaming chair with footrest roughly looks like at a distance:
- Has more comfy seating than standard chairs (thicker padding).
- The footrests themselves are more or less the same (retractable and tucked under the seat).
- All of them offer some degree of reclining, usually from 90 degrees to 150 or even 180 degrees (sleep mode).
- Average maximum capacity is 300 lbs.
- Average price of a gaming chair with footrest is about $160.
Really tracking down the best gaming chair with footrest depends on the add-ons and specifics particular chair has. For example:
- Many of you have been asking for a gaming chair with footrest AND speakers. We finally found one, the best one actually, that has 2 speakers in the back.
- There are chairs for big guys and chairs for small guys. Check your height before you pick a chair.
- Footrest and massage go hand-in-hand. Some gaming chairs offer both a footrest and a massage add-on.
All the add-on features for the chairs are added on the table below. Enjoy!
Comparison Of 15 Gaming Chairs With Footrest We Hunted Down
1. Music GTRACING GT890MF Gaming Chair with Footrest AND Speakers
There a good reason why GTRACING GT890MF is the No. 1 on this list. Basically, tracking down a gaming chair that has both a footrest and speakers is a hell of a task. You’ll easily find a chair with footrest as well as a chair with speakers, but there is only one and only gaming chair with footrest and speakers and it’s GTRACING GT890MF.
The GTRACING really have outdone themselves by combining relaxing feature such as footrest with an ability to create a relaxing ambiance: the music.
If you look at the GT890MF, it’s pretty like most of the other gaming chairs with footrest. Nothing extravagant here. The whole addition of speakers makes this chair one of a kind – and the speakers are amazing:
Bluetooth feature is especially useful and the 5-6h battery is quite sufficient for a gaming session. That is, of course, if you’re not playing some really long strategy game.
The GTRACING footrest chair is a capable chair in it’s only right as well. The offers the 170-degree recline is of standard size with a 300 lbs weight capacity and its thick padding is covered by the smooth PU leather upholstery.
Most of the reviewers are usually just amazed that they have finally found a gaming chair with leg rest that includes speakers and the 5-star reviews are mostly the result of the huge enthusiasm about the speaker-footrest set.
If you’re into relaxing and some nice music, you can get it here:
2. Blue Whale Large Gaming Chair with Footrest Review
If you look at the average rating, you’ll find that the Blue Whale footrest chair is the best rated of the bunch (with exception of the music GTRACING chair, of course).
Blue Whale is one of the largest animals on the planet; it comes to no surprise that the Blue Whale gaming chair with footrest for big guys is one of the biggest chairs around. Not only it’s well over 4 feet high, it’s also very broad with the incredible 24” backrest width (just look at those wings on the left and right):
It has a 350 lbs maximum capacity; that’s 50 lbs more than a standard chair.
The footrest of the Blue Whale gaming chair is retractable. Compared to an average footrest, it is a bit thicker and wider, which does help to make the relaxing part of the chair even more, well, relaxing.
For complete comfort, the Blue Whale can recline down to 155-degree angle which is more than enough for a comfortable sleep.
Here is an example of a review that gives some insight into why the Blue Whale is the best-rated gaming chair with footrest (without speakers, of course):
Being a hassle-free, comfortable and easy to assemble chair makes the Blue Whale so popular with tall gamers (check it out if you’re above 6 feet):
3. EDWELL Budget Gaming Chair With Footrest
The EDWELL chair doesn’t have such a name recognition like GTRACING or KILLABEE chairs but it has two very cool things going for it:
- At below $150, it’s cheaper than other gaming chairs with leg rests.
- It comes with a lumbar massage part.
The budget version is obvious; no brand recognition means a lower price for the same quality of the chair.
The lumbar vibratory massage function, on the other hand, is quite a specific add-on you rarely see on a gaming chair. If you would love some mild massage in the lower back part and relief of some lumbar fatigue, the EDWELL chair with footrest might be just what you’re looking for:
Majority of other features are standard; 300 lbs maximum capacity, 155-degree recline, you also have some swivel action and adjustments available.
All in all, the EDWELL chair is quite a wholesome gaming chair that includes a footrest, especially if you don’t mind a bit of a massage as well:
4. HEALGEN Gaming Chair With Footrest And Massage
The HEALGEN chair is pretty serious when it comes to creating a relaxing experience. You’ll notice it has a retractable footrest under the seat, the 350 lbs maximum capacity and reclining capability up to 155-degree angle. Most of the chairs with footrest can offer such features, however.
What makes HEALGEN special is the back massage part. This is not some little add-on of a massage feature; the HEALGEN is one of the few gaming chairs with footrest and massage, and the massage it offers is quite unmatched. Here’s how the setup for the massage looks like:
Admittingly, the process of connecting the massage part and getting it up to speed is not a piece of cake. However, the reward of having a back massage while playing video games and having your legs lifted up a bit is exuberating.
The added feature is a bit specific for gaming chairs with footrest and therefore HEALGEN commands an about $20 or $30 higher price point than an average chair:
5. KILLABEE Chair With Leg Rest For Short Guys
Small and sweet with a commanding presence and comfortable cushioning. The KILLABEE 250 lbs maximum capacity chair is a perfect little energy blast of a gaming chair with footrest.
It is a more compact gaming chair than other ones, making it more suitable for short and slim guys. The thick soft seat cushion is used on the footrest as well. That extra inch of cushioning makes for a relaxing leg rest while gaming:
KILLABEE chair becomes really useful when you don’t want to just take a nap; you can literally sleep in a gaming chair. It has a footrest (where your legs should go) and the full 175-degree recline that will support your upper torso and upper body.
People are overexcited about it exactly because it is so compact. Here is one review:
You can get your 250 lbs KILLABEE here:
6. Reclining Cyrola Footrest-included Gaming Seat with 350 lbs Capacity
The Cyrola chair is the first one on the list that goes that extra step further when it comes to the recline function. Most of the chairs have a recline function going from a 90-degree angle to about 155-degree angle. Cyrola goes all the way down to 180 degrees.
That’s quite useful if you’re looking for some perfectly horizontal nap time during a game.
It is clearly built for comfort. The seat and the footrest are made out of high-density sponge that is both thick and shock-absorbing.
The addition of steel in the backbone of the chair as well as in the footrest extension make the Cyrola chair fit for both a normal and a larger person. Its maximum capacity is above average 350 lbs.
You can check all additional cushioning that make the Cyrola chair so comfortable here:
7. Furmax Gaming Chair (Not My Personal Favorite, Sorry)
The Furmax chair, especially the addition with footrest, has a bit of a following in the gaming community. Sadly, I just don’t see it.
Most people like how versatile and wholesome it is. And it really is, it has everything a basic chair with a nice footrest should have. But I just can’t get over the design and the choice of that flashy blue color they chose for it:
I can’t seem to go over that blue serene color featured both along with the gaming chair as well as on the leg rest. Of course, some people might love the flashy outlandish blue color because it is something special and there are gaming rigs that use this color as well.
One redeeming quality of Furmax is that it is one of the cheapest gaming chairs with footrest. You will spend less than $150 for it and you basically get everything a decent gaming chair should offer + footrest. It’s a bargain.
8. YAMASORO Unique Leg Support Gaming Chair
If you’re looking for a refreshing design, here’s YAMASORO. Gaming chairs with footrest have a pretty established design. YAMASORO went a step forward and evolved the gaming chair design with specifically placing supporting cushioning along the line of your spine and shoulders.
Especially the shoulder support is an innovative move in the world of gaming chairs. It stems from the need to, quite unexpectedly, provide further support to the lower spine. The lumbar support (which is also a part of YAMASORO chair) on itself doesn’t seem to provide enough support for the lower back and the two additional shoulder support help a bit as you can see from the image below:
The reviewers point out how much more comfortable the YAMASORO with footrest is compared to their previous gaming chairs. The unique design has locked with the human back more accurately, it seems, and the overall comfortability of the chair speaks volumes about the right intent behind the design innovation.
Just one look at the YAMASORO and it does look like it will cost a bunch. It is more expensive than standard footrest gaming chairs but not really but that much:
9. Ficmax Gaming Massage Chair with Footrest
If you went through all of the reviews of gaming chairs with footrests, you’ll remember that I pretty much hates the Furmax chair (#7). I just mention this because the ‘Ficmax’ and ‘Furmax’ should quite similar.
Fortunately for Ficmax, they are basically complete opposites. Furmax is a weirdish blue-colored basic chair with little to offer. With Ficmax I don’t even know where to start. The best points of the Ficmax gaming chair with footrest and massage are noted below:
You can easily make the Ficmax chair fit your body like a glove. The everything-is-adjustable principle includes the armrests, lumbar support, headrest pillow as well as gaming chair height. It takes some minutes to figure out your perfect setup; when you have it, lock it down and start gaming.
The part of the spine that handles the most weight while sitting is the lower back. That’s why if you make a gaming chair with footrest and massage part, it makes an incredible amount of sense to massage the lower back, right?
This is also the first below $200 chair I’ve seen that has a level 4 gas cylinder for lifting up the seat. Almost every chair in the world has a level 3 cylinder. It’s not that it makes that much; it’s just that I love the level 4 gas cylinder because it elevates the chair into a new level:
10. GTRACING GT901 PRO Gaming Chair (Black)
While most of the gaming chairs with footrest are made for a bit of relaxing between gaming, the GTRACING GT901 is not about that at all.
Every inch of the GTRACING GT901 was designed with peak performance in mind as you can clearly see below. Everything else, including the relaxing footrest, is of secondary importance here:
It does have a footrest, of course. However, the footrest is tucked under the seat while gaming (except when you’re playing long strategy games like Civilization) because it would impede fast action shooting games like Call of Duty.
When, however, you’re not in an intensive game, you can just grab the footrest, stretch it out and enjoy a bit of relaxing in between gaming.
For a pro gaming chair focused on increasing Kill/Death ratio the GTRACING GT901 is extremely modestly priced:
11. Homall Chair For Gaming (Very Popular)
Homall is one of the most popular gaming chairs, even earning the ‘Amazon’s Choice’ title. The reasons why it’s so popular have been laid out in the review of Homall gaming chair; fortunately, there is a model of Homall gaming chair with attached footrest as well.
When designing the footrest version, Homall also included the 180-degree reclining function. Together with the inclusion of quite a thick leg rest cushion, the Homall is one of the best chairs for gaming you can sleep in.
Additionally, it has an above average 330 lbs maximum capacity. That’s just a testimony of how much more stable a chair it is. When you want to sleep comfortably, it helps that a chair can support a little more weight than a standard chair – you don’t really want to fall off the chair. Stability is key.
The price of Homall has always been a bit lower than the competition. The original version costs less than $100 and the price hike due to the addition of the footrest is not that severe. In the realm of footrest supported gaming chairs, it has a very affordable price for a standard and well-built chair:
12. KILLABEE Gaming Chair With Footrest For Big Guys
The biggest chair on the list is definitely the KILLABEE 400 lbs chair. It’s so big and tall that I usually joke about that even Thanos could sit comfortable in it (you can read more about the KILLABEE Thanos-approved chair here).
If you a big guy (well, big means tall and/or obese), you really need a chair that:
- Supports your weight. KILLABEE has an incredible 400 lbs maximum capacity.
- That’s tall enough you don’t have to squeeze yourself into it. You’re looking at any chair above 50” overall height – KILLABEE chair is 53.5” tall.
- Extra cushioning that gives additional support to your spine. Especially lower back takes on a lot of weight if you’re a big guy and this gigantic chair does have extra lower back and lumbar support included, as you can see from the photo:
The whole structure of the chair is reinforced to keep up with the weight. You can see the heavy-duty metal base and an integrated metal frame. The footrest itself is reinforced with steel as well; of course, the big guys have longer and heavier legs.
The KILLABEE is the first choice of a gaming chair for tall (over 6 foot) and obese people (over 250 lbs) who like to put their legs in the air while gaming:
13. Elecwish Chair With Comfortable Footrest
If you enjoy a bit of extra padding just about everywhere, you should look into the Elecwish chair with leg rest. Just one look at the footrest as you’ll see the additional padding.
As far as the comfortability of the footrest goes, if you compare it with the other chair with footrest of the list, you’ll quickly notice that Elecwish has a thicker and wider leg rest:
The seat itself is also wider and thicker compared with the other chair. The Elecwish is also a bigger chair with 330 lbs maximum capacity and it has some other extra features like:
- Non-slip smooth rolling casters are the top of the line.
- 170-degree reclining function for sleeping.
- Additional supportive headrest.
One of the most comfortable gaming chairs with footrest is available on Amazon:
14. TOPSKY Red Gaming Chair With Footrest (Looks A Bit Like Tesla)
TOPSKY is one of the coolest looking footrest-included gaming chairs on the list. The logo itself looks like the ‘T’ of Tesla Motors. So cool.
I just hope that the tall guys didn’t already fall in love in the TOPSKY chair. It has a 300 lbs maximum capacity but it is recommended for guys under 225 lbs and under 5’11”. In short, this stylish chair with footrest is most suited for shorter guys (and girls, of course, we’re very gender neutral here):
The PU leather that covers the chair, including the footrest, is a bit higher quality than usual for chairs for less than $200. In part, the higher quality PU leather gives the stylish look the TOPSKY chair is known for.
You can recline it from 90-degree down to 175-degree angle which makes for some cozy sleeping mode. Due to the higher quality of PU leather and the amazing look, the price of the TOPSKY chair is a bit above average:
15. RESPAWN-110 Chair With Thick Supporting Elements
There are several things that make the RESPAWN-110 one of the most comfortable chairs on the list; none is more obvious that the thickest supporting padding elements.
If you look at the head support and lumbar support it’s big; honestly, I’m fearful that it might just be too big. The armrests are also covered in padding as well as the footrest of the chair:
There are some weaknesses as well. For one, the maximum capacity is 275 lbs; that’s the lowest number on the whole list. Given the heavier padding the chair has and low weight capacity, I have some doubts how about its base strength. There is no steel in the chair, apparently.
The price of the RESPAWN-110 is another good point of this chair; it’s unlikely to get a gaming chair with footrest below $150 but if you’re looking for a cheaper version of a chair, here is the RESPAWN-110 for you:
About The Whole Stand-Alone Footrest Thing
There are quite some benefits of having a footrest while sitting. I don’t want to go through all of them, here is quite a bit of footrest benefits post with top 5 reasons, I’ll just give you just 2:
- They are comfy. You can put your legs up while gaming or even when you’re not gaming, it’s nice.
- Footrests encourage active sitting. Well, I guess it can be good for your back and posture.
As we’ve seen there are many chairs with a footrest attached. You can also check out some stand-alone footrests. Here is the so-called ‘Mind Reader’ footrest in black (disclaimer: It does not actually read your mind, only Professor Xavier has that power, and maybe Dark Phoenix):
This is great news if you don’t like any of the chairs with foldable footrest; you can just get a stand-alone footrest and use it with pretty much any other chair, be it gaming, office or just a normal old lame computer chair.
Final Thoughts On Having Your Legs Lifted While Gaming
If you’re into leg-in-the-air gaming, you’ll find a variety of gaming chairs that have a foldable footrest under the seat. As always, there are some chairs for tall gamers, short gamers and everybody in between.
Personally, when playing strategy games like Civilization having your legs up feel quite nice. The game you’re playing has to be more interesting than how comfy it feels to sit in a gaming chair. You can pretty much fall asleep in any of them if you would be playing Kitty Island Adventure.