The 20 Most Comfortable Slides for Men Looking for a Great Casual Sandal

The best slides for arch support, the best outdoor slides and more

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Did somebody say slides? There's tons of reasons that we love them and constantly defer to them as a go-to. For starters, slides are a convenient—a good pair works with a bunch in your closet—a good addition to any capsule wardrobe. Slides are ultra durable if you aren't putting them through the ringer (we've personally gotten several years out of some of our best pairs), and most importantly—they are comfortable. It used to be that sometimes we would sacrifice comfort in the name of fashion, but in recent years, it's begun to be understood how that can present health problems in the form of pain down to the line. As a result, brands are starting to make adjustments with their offerings to provide products that are still very stylish, but doesn't present pain problems. We've covered comfortable dress shoes and sneakers, now it's time to work our way over to most comfortable slides for men.

From options like the Lululemon Restfeel Men's Slide ($58) to the Alo Yoga Men's It Slide 2 ($98), here are some shoe options that will help you go the distance.

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How we researched the most comfortable slides:

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Our research comes from a combination of us including slides that we have personally tested and vetted, looking at user reviews to see buyers individual experiences with certain slides and rounding up the best, and looking specifically at slides that are built with arch support in mind. According to a 2022 medical study conducted by Frontiers, shoes with an emphasis on arch support "helps to manage lower limb complaints by improving the dynamic function of lower limbs, which is important because posture with a lower arch has been associated with lower limb pathologies including exercise-related injuries, medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) and patellofemoral pain."

Furthermore, the study goes on to state that "using an arch support significantly reduces the impact after strike, redistributes plantar pressure and improves lower limb coordination"—I.E., shoes with an arch supports helps with reducing foot pain if you have it, along with preventing potential pain problems down the line. Now that we have that established, let's take a look at some great ones to purchase.

The Most Comfortable Slides for Men, at a Glance:

1. Lululemon Restfeel Slide

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Most Comfortable Slides Overall

  • Material: Rubber
  • Sizes: 7 - 14
  • Colors: Black/Graphite Grey, Mineral Blue, Highlight Yellow/Silver Drop, Bone
  • Price at time of publish: $58
  • A promising review: "Great fit. Normally a 9.5 ordered size 10. Not too loose. Can wear with our without socks and for long periods of time. If you get them dirty they are very easy to clean with water and a paper towel." - Sariano, Lululemon Reviewer

The Restfeel Slides from Lululemon are so nice that you might have to circle back around and buy them twice (or perhaps three or four times so you can have them in all the color options). Built with arch support in mind, the shoes feature dual-density cushioning, heel-to-toe rubber traction, and a foam-lined upper strap to ensure the top of your foot is comfortable as well. Believe us when we say the Restfeel Slides are so comfortable that you'll forget you even have shoes on. No joke.


2. Alo Yoga Men's It Slide

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Alo Yoga

Also Great

  • Material: Faux leather top, molded rubber soles
  • Sizes: 8 - 13
  • Colors: Black/White, Black
  • Price at time of publish: $98
  • A promising review: "They love the mysterious black on black logo and premium look. Super sleek and when I pull up to yoga, they immediately look at my It Slide 2’s and go OMG this guy shops at Alo. He’s got to be winning at life." - Alex, Alo Yoga Reviewer

According to Alo Yoga reviewers, this slide helps you "pull chicks." While we can't guarantee that particular outcome, we can guarantee the comfort as the slide possesses a soft molded rubber sole that makes great for all-day wear. Our only note is that Alo Yoga recommends sizing down as the shoe tends to run on the bigger side. You'll want to keep that in mind while purchasing.


3. Archie's Unisex Support Slides

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Archies Footwear

Best Slides for Arch Support

  • Material: Rubber
  • Sizes: 4 - 15
  • Colors: Black, Tan, White, Peach
  • Price at time of publish: $60
  • A promising review: "I’m an interiors and architectural photographer. Which means when working in peoples homes I can’t wear my normal shoes. I’m on my way to pronation type feet and I have to have bespoke insoles for my shoes. These Archies offer the support my feet need for a long day on concrete or marble floors. Very happy with them." - Juliet, Archies Reviewer

Remember that arch support we were stressing the importance of earlier? Archies has a pair that's designated specifically for arch health. What makes Archies so comfortable you ask? According to Archies, it's the lightweight nature of the shoe, the specialized closed cell foam material that molds to your feet, the 2.2cm orthotic support, and the sturdy one piece construction. All of that contributes to the overall comfort of the shoe, and the affordability is something to point out as well.


4. REEF Fanning Slide

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Best Outdoor Slides

  • Material: EVA and Rubber Outsole
  • Sizes: 6 - 14
  • Colors: Black/Silver, Grey/White, Shadow, Navy/Gum, Olive Camo, Dark Olive, Retro Court
  • Price at time of publish: $65
  • A promising review: "It’s hard to find slides that don’t slide off your feet when you’re walking. These have the perfect texture and grip on the sole of the shoe to cling to your feet as you walk. I absolutely love these!" - Jason, REEF Reviewer

Built for the outdoors (and maximizing comfort while you are outdoors), these Fanning Slides from REEF has tons of features to boast about starting with a synthetic strap that has a soft padded jersey lining, and a compression molded high rebound EVA that also has a built-in airbag which is super cool, amongst others. The no-slip traction is another callout to pay attention to if consider purchasing as well.


5. The North Face Men's Triarch Slides

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The North Face

Best Summer Slides

  • Material: EVA and Rubber Outsole
  • Sizes: 6 - 14
  • Colors: Black/Silver, Grey/White, Shadow, Navy/Gum, Olive Camo, Dark Olive
  • Price at time of publish: $59
  • A promising review: "Those are the best slides I've ever had in 45 years of my life. And that's saying something." - The North Face Reviewer

We've personally tested these Triarch Slides from The North Face, and agree that they are among some of the comfiest we have ever worn. In our opinion, the overall fit of the shoe is part of what makes them so comfortable as they fit true to size. Slides that are too big tend to slide off your feet as you are walking, and slides that are too small tend to squeeze your feet uncomfortable. The width is great as well because they aren't too wide and aren't too narrow, making them one of our best slide purchases to date.


6. adidas Adilette 22 Slides

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The North Face

Most Athletic Slides

  • Material: Bio-based EVA material
  • Sizes: 3 - 13
  • Colors: Desert Sand, Carbon, Light Brown, Core Black, Better Scarlet, and 15 others
  • Price at time of publish: $65
  • A promising review: "The different design for these slides is awesome to see from Adidas. I like the different colors available as well." - adidas Reviewer

An athletic slide is always a good addition to wardrobe as you can wear them casually, or as a post-workout/recovery slide. We've also tested the Adilette's as a post-recovery slide and confirm that they help with any swelling/foot pain accumulated during the workout process, and while we'll always recommend walking shoes for any walking workout, these work for casual strides that still require some slight exercise.


7. Skechers GO WALK Massage Fit Slides

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  • Material: Synthetic upper, Durable dual-density traction outsole 
  • Sizes: 7 - 14
  • Colors: Black/White, White/Black
  • Price at time of publish: $80
  • A promising review: "So comfy! Now I wish they would come out with more colors like grey." - Skechers Reviewer

A slide that massages your feet as you are walking? It might sound too good to be true, but Skechers indeed does have a slide that massages your feet as you're walking. How does that happen? Through Skechers' HYPER BURST® midsole which responds and cushions the foot with each step. The durability is great, and so is the traction. Only $80 as well? Consider us sold.


8. Birkenstock Arizona Soft Slide Sandal

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  • Material: Synthetic upper, Durable dual-density traction outsole 
  • Sizes: 7 - 14
  • Colors: Black/White, White/Black
  • Price at time of publish: $145
  • A promising review: "This is the third pair of Birkenstocks I've owned. I decided to try out the Arizona 'soft' version, which has an extra cushion layer - definitely worth it. They take a bit to break in, but once they do they're great for all day wear. The iron grey color is very versatile and looks great with jeans, khakis, and even black." - Nordstrom Reviewer

The Birkenstock Arizona Slide is another one we have experience with if that helps. According to Birkenstock, the sandal has an "iconic sandal is set on a softer-than-ever, shock-absorbing footbed with an extra layer of plush foam cushioning that mimics the shape of the foot," and it is precisely this foam cushioning that makes the shoe so darn comfy. Plus, Birkenstocks are an iconic model that everybody needs to wear at least once in their lifetime. Why not start now?


9. OOFOS OOahh Slide Sandal

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  • Material: Synthetic upper, Durable dual-density traction outsole 
  • Sizes: 7 - 14
  • Colors: Black, Mauve, Navy, Neptune Blue, Nomad, Slate
  • Price at time of publish: $59.95
  • A promising review: "The greatest thing I have ever put on my feet. I feel like I'm walking on marshmallows and don't want to take them off. Not the most stylin things in the world but I assure you, you won't care." - Shaun, Zappos Customer

There's a couple of reasons you should consider purchasing the OOFOS OOahh Slide Sandal. First off, the affordability. Slides with the type of quality these possess are hard to come by for under $60. Secondly, the slides are approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association as an example of being a shoe that promotes good quality foot health. Lastly, the cushioning technology the slides possess helps to reduce stress on the feet, knees, and back. Sound like a winner? We think so.


10. HOKA Ora Recovery Slide 3

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Hoka One
  • Material: Rubber
  • Sizes: 3 - 16
  • Colors: Black, Grey, White, Shifting Sand, Green Moss, and 16 others
  • Price at time of publish: $60
  • A promising review: "My feet feel like they're recovering on soft, yet supportive slippers! They're VERY comfortable. I highly recommend these recovery shoes to anyone needing a slide-on shoe after a long day of ground-pounding with these feet!" - Red, Hoka One Reviewer

Another slide that's approved by The American Podiatric Medical Association, the HOKA Ora Recovery Slide is a model that keeps on progressing and improving. This third iteration has an addition of four air flow channels that allow for maximum breathability, and a lighter tread that goes the sustainable route as it's built with an earth-friendly sugarcane footbed. As we just said, the HOKA Ora Recovery Slide just keeps on improving.


11. Nike Calm Men's Slide

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  • Material: Rubber
  • Sizes: 8 - 18
  • Colors: White
  • Price at time of publish: $50
  • A promising review: "The simplistic design of this slide is one that is for true everyday wear and can be worn to relax, hangout, or even be used after an activity. The slide does have some weight to it as it is all rubber and has soft but firm cushioning. It’s built to last for sure and should be a staple in your closet this summer. Go up a size and the slide should feel calm on your feet." Anthony, Nike Reviewer

Don't fret! More Nike Calm Slides (and colors) are en route to you as this has been one of Nike's best-selling and most popular models when it comes to their slide offerings. Nike describes the shoe as being "a minimalist look with maximalist cushioning," and emphasizes the importance of the shoe's contoured foam, which is designed to keep your feet secure as you walk. While the most important element is the comfort, these are very stylish and versatile as well, making them easy to pair with a lot of outfits.


12. Crocs Mellow Recovery Slide

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  • Material:  LiteRide™ Technology 
  • Sizes: 4 - 14
  • Colors: Black,White, Army Green, Espresso, Atmosphere, and 3 others
  • Price at time of publish: $49.99
  • A promising review: "My husband really loves it. He is comfortable wearing this slide, and it's really fit on him." - Mary, Crocs Reviewer

What are our favorite features on the Mellow Slide from Crocs? Well, the cupped footbeds are really comfortable on the foot (especially when walking), and the fit is a spacious one. Our only warning is that you will have to size down as the slides are almost certainly guaranteed to be too big if you get your normal size. If you can deal with that, then the purchase is worth it.


13. New Balance DynaSoft 200v2

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New Balance
  • Material:  Synthetic
  • Sizes: 7 - 17
  • Colors: Stone, White, White/Black, Grey with White, Navy with White
  • Price at time of publish: $23.99
  • A promising review: "My son wears a size 14 extra wide. His feet are also tall, just all around high volume. We had some trial and error finding anything that fit. These slides turned out to be perfect." Amazon Reviewer

The waterproof material of the New Balance DynaSoft 200v2 is a component that makes these good for the poolside, and New Balance has added in their Ground Contact foam, which is a feature designed to add extra cushioning to the foot. New Balance also gives you the option of selecting either a standard or extra wide fit, which could in handy for those with wider feet.


14. APL Men's Lusso

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  • Material: Synthetic
  • Sizes: 7 - 15
  • Colors: Slide Midnight
  • Price at time of publish: $195
  • A promising review: "Most comfortable slides I’ve ever worn. The Napa leather exquisite on your feet. You won’t want to take them off. Lastly, the design is elegant making you feel right at home in a fancy restaurant or at the pool. Total elegance for this style of footwear." - Dan F., APL Reviewer

These Lusso Slides from APL require a little more of an investment than some of the other slides we've included on this list, but it's one that's very much worth it. The sizing is spot on, the shoe has a 3D molded footbed to massage your feet as you walk, and Propelium® compound that cushions and rebounds appropriately. Stylistically, the shoe is one that can be dressed both up and down as some have worn them to run casual errands, while others have worn to fancy restaurants. Your call.


15. NOBULL Men's Pastel Adjustable Slide

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  • Material: Rubber
  • Sizes: 8 - 15
  • Colors: Sky, Pastel Purple, Mineral
  • Price at time of publish: $169
  • A promising review: "Very comfortable. Seems to mold to my foot. Love how they look at with most things I buy here." - Minh N., NOBULL Reviewer

If you have yet to experience the power of NOBULL, perhaps now is the time to try it out. While the name might suggest these to be gym/recovery slides, they work just as well for casual outings if that's what you choose to wear them for. The straps are adjustable, the shoe molds to your foot for comfort, and the cushioned recovery feature is there if you choose to go the route of making these your post-gym shoes.


16. Timberland Garrison Slides

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  • Material: Leather & ReBOTL™ fabric
  • Sizes: 8 - 13
  • Colors: Yellow
  • Price at time of publish: $79.95, $70.97
  • A promising review: "I bought the light Nubuck first and it was so amazing that i need it to buy the blacks. I like them so much. And one thing i noticed is tjat the middle sole on the daek ones is white, which really stand up in persons. A little pricey but totally worth it. " -ShoeMall Reviewer

Another slide made for outdoor adventures, Timberland's Garrison Slide has you prepared for the strongest of trails as it has an EVA-blend foam midsole, ReBOTL™ fabric lining, and TimberGrip™ traction technology. Anytime you're hitting the trails you'll need a shoe that's going to keep you comfortable and protected, and the Garrison Slide does both perfectly.

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17. The North Face Men’s Base Camp Slide III

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The North Face
  • Material: Mesh and recycled polyester
  • Sizes: 7 - 14
  • Colors: Meld Grey, TNF Black, Summit Gold, Summit Navy, Military Olive, and 2 others
  • Price at time of publish: $19 - $39
  • A promising review: "The best pair of slides. So comfy. Great color scheme. Good for home or outdoors" - The North Face Reviewer

When it doubt, you can always take it back to base camp. Another solid slide option from The North Face that boasts a great fit, excellent cushioned support, and doesn't hurt the bank account too much. Made with a mesh and recycled polyester blend, these slides are only $39 bucks, and well worth every penny of it.


18. Cole Haan 4.ZeroGrand All Day Slide Sandal

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  • Material: EVA upper
  • Sizes: 8 - 13
  • Colors: White
  • Price at time of publish: $54.99
  • A promising review: "I’m a huge fan of Zerogrand and these sandals are the best. Used them at the beach and also to walk around the city. Very comfortable as most Zerogrand shoes. Like them so much I bought 2 for myself and gifted another to my brother. These run just a hair wide" - Romero DSW Reviewer

We've had the pleasure of getting to experience the Classic Slides from Cole Haan, and what can we say? It's Cole Haan. The comfort is superior, the slides are crafted in EVA in both the upper and bottom part of the shoe for that extra luxury factor, and they can be worn any and everywhere you think of. Plus, the All Day Slides give you optimal breathability, flexibility, and comfort. Time to give these a shot if you haven't already.


19. Unisex UA Summit Fat Tire Sway Slides

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Under Armour
  • Material: Synthetic leather
  • Sizes: 7 - 18
  • Colors: Black
  • Price at time of publish: $65
  • A promising review: "I practically live in these slides around the house. I've worn these daily for over 3 months, and they still look brand new. It's like walking on a cloud; the comfort is unmatched. The Fat Tire bottom is a game-changer; even in the rain, you won't slip at all. I bought a half size smaller and it fit perfect. If you're hesitating, take the leap and grab a pair. Trust me, you'll thank me later!" - Under Armour Reviewer

The reviews on the Unisex UA Summit Fat Tire Sway Slides are in, and so far so good it appears. Cut and crafted with a synthetic leather upper and durable rubber outsole, each step is a cloud-like one thanks to Under Armour's Charged Cushioning midsole, which is helps with response time and shock absorption. As if that wasn't enough comfort, UA also gives you a stacked cushioning cup in the heel area to further help with a secure comfy fit. Combine that with the rubber outsole giving you a grip and traction like no other, and the Summit Fat Tire Slides live up to their name and reputation.


20. COACH Outlet Clear Pool Slide

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Coach Outlet
  • Material: Rubber
  • Sizes: 7 - 13
  • Colors: Black, Canary
  • Price at time of publish: $95, $57
  • A promising review: "Awesome slides !! Product was hard to wear for few days in starting but after 4-5 days of wearing, it's so smooth and comfortable." - COACH Outlet Reviewer

Now what good is a slide if you can't wear it to the pool? COACH Outlet has you covered with a shoe that can do both with the simple but still very attractive Clear Pool Slides. Made with all-rubber both on the upper and the outsole, the slides are obviously waterproof seeing as though they can be worn in a pool area, and they are nicely cushioned with a contoured rubber footbed that molds to your foot while walking. You can wear these to the airport, while running casual errands, or even for simple tasks such as checking the mail. Plus, you get the bragging rights of wearing COACH.

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What to consider when picking comfortable slides:

Here are some things to keep in mind as you're picking out comfortable slides:

Sole material: You will almost certainly want the sole material of your slides to be rubber as rubber does the best job at providing a great grip and traction as you're walking. Rubber outsoles also assist with providing shock absorption and adequate response times, which are both components necessary for comfort.

Strap type: The strap material isn't as important as the sole, but you will ideally want to the material to be some sort of synthetic, polyester, or rubber material as those specifically assist with sweat-wicking properties, airflow, and breathability. If you're feet get too hot then that can also cause discomfort, so it's important to make sure the foot strap is one that promotes proper airflow.

When you'll wear them: Some slides can be worn everywhere and for just about any occasion, whereas others are specifically meant for recovery or standing on your feet for long periods. If you're shopping for the latter, you're probably going to need a slide with a thicker cushioning and outsole (some slides come thicker/heavier than others) so that way your foot can be properly supported. You can also read the description of the shoe you are shopping for or reviews to make sure you are purchasing a slide specifically meant for your desired activity or occupation.

FAQs about comfortable slides for men:

What are slides?

Slides are characterized as a shoe that has a lightweight construction, and a loose heel. Slides are mostly worn in casual settings, but some can cross over into semi-casual/semi-formal depending on what it's paired with and what the occasion is.

Are slides comfortable?

Slides shouldn't be anything but comfortable! A good slide has great arch support, a midsole that emphasizes comfort such as EVA, and a solid rubber outsole that hones in on grip and traction. It's important for all of the above to be present in order to achieve maximum comfort.

How should slides fit?

Slides should pretty much be an exact fit. If the shoes are too big, they'll slide as you are walking, and if the shoes are too small, the strap can irritate your foot. A general rule of thumb is that you should be able to slide one finger between the strap the slide and your foot. If you can do that, you're good to go.

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