Can you add a footrest to a gaming chair?

A Secretlabs Titan gaming chair.
A Secretlabs Titan gaming chair. (Image credit: Windows Central)

Can you add a footrest to a gaming chair?

Best answer: No, you can't add a footrest to a gaming chair. However, you can use one in conjunction with a gaming chair. On top of that, some gaming chairs also come with footrests built-in.Footrest accessory: Mount-It! Ergonomic Footrest ($33 at Amazon)Gaming chair with footrest: Ficmax Ergonomic Gaming Chair ($190 at Amazon)

Is getting a footrest accessory worth it?

Getting a footrest that goes under your desk is a great way to "add" a footrest to your existing gaming chair, as it's less expensive than buying a new chair that has a footrest. It also has the benefit of being moved around easily should you wish to use it elsewhere. It's not the perfect solution, but it's the best that you can do without forking over the money for a brand new seat.

Out of all the different footrest accessories out on the market, we think that the Mount-It! Ergonomic Footrest is your best bet. With both height adjustment and the ability to tilt up to 30 degrees to give you your preferred angle, this footrest is very flexible. On top of that, the base stays sturdy on the floor and doesn't move. The surface of the footrest even has small rubberized bumps all over it that provide a massage-like effect for your feet.

What if you want a chair with a footrest built-in?

Ficmax's gaming chair with a footrest attached.

Source: Ficmax (Image credit: Source: Ficmax)

If your heart is set on getting a gaming chair that has a footrest built-in, we recommend the Ficmax Ergonomic Gaming Chair. Featuring thick, airy cushions and a lumbar pillow that vibrates, it provides plenty of comfort and support for your back. On top of that, the seat and armrests are height-adjustable, and the back of the chair can lean back 180 degrees, allowing you to get into the position you want quickly.

The star of the show, of course, is the height-adjustable footrest that allows you to kick back your feet while gaming. Made out of the same material as the chair's cushions, your feet will feel like they're resting on clouds. Finally, the chair is capable of holding 250 pounds of weight, which is a good capacity. If you want a chair with a footrest, it's hard to beat this one.

Brendan Lowry

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.