style

The 20 Best Slip On Sneakers to Buy Right Now

Slip Ons Hero 1
Edward Berthelot / Getty Images

Laces are absolutely an essential part of the sneaker and, sometimes, make the shoe exactly what it is. A good lace job can fix a lousy colorway.

 

Other times, though, laces are just in the way. You just want to get up, put on your shoes, and go. And those are the times when we turn to our laceless shoes to get the job done. 

 

You can’t just step out here in any slip-on; They’ve still got to be tasteful. Don’t know what to look for in a slip-on shoe? No worries, we’ve got you covered. These are the 20 best slip-on sneakers.

1. Vans Slip-On Pro

slipons  0002 Vans Slip On
Vans

This shoe is an absolute classic by every stretch of the word. Vans introduced it in 1977, and it has been popular ever since. The shoe’s most redeeming quality is its versatility when it comes to colorways. Of course, we’ve seen classic colors, like the checkerboard print joints. But, with the laces out, you can also customize pretty much any colorway with dope art. It’s a blank canvas.

BUY NOW

2. Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Slip-On

slipons  0018 Chuck Taylor Slip
Converse

This isn’t quite the classic that the original Chuck Taylor Highs and Lows are, but it’s absolutely the next best thing. This shoe was made to be a beater. They’re tough—you can wear them through pretty much anything. Do you want to skate in them? Fine. Lift weights? Be my guest. Just choose an activity and these shoes fit the bill.

BUY NOW

3. Sperry Men's Authentic Leather Boat Shoe

slipons  0004 Sperry%27s
Sperry

If you’re looking for class, these are definitely it. Sometimes, dress shoes are straight-up uncomfortable. But this Sperry gives you the best of both worlds. It’s laid back and chill. You can wear it with shorts and a polo or a nice suit if you get the color blocking right. It comes in a variety of different colors, too, so there’s no limit to the combinations you can hit in these beauties.

BUY NOW

4. Sperry Men’s Striper II

slipons  0011 Screen Shot 2020 09 03 at 1.54.06 PM
Sperry

Now, let’s say you’re not really interested in looking fancy. You want to look chill, but maybe not too chill. These are the shoes for you. It’s almost just like the Vans Slip-On above. It’s upper isn’t as sturdy because it’s not made for skating, but it’s a more comfy fit on your feet.

BUY NOW

5. Vans Veggie Tan Leather Slip On CA

slipons  0001 Vans Veggie
Vans

This is maybe the best non-classic colorway of the Slip-On pro. The Veggie Tan leather is tough—it’s meant to take a beating, and it also ages better because of the leather material the shoe is made out of. It still has the same rubber and waffle outer as the traditional Vans. The leather gives it a different flavor.

BUY NOW

6. Stefan Janoski SB Zoom

slipons  0017 Janoski
Nike

When people think of Nike SB, they typically think about Dunks or Blazers. And both of those are great shoes absolutely worthy of admiration. But the Stefan Janoski line is absolutely slept on and the laceless Janoski SB Zoom is incredibly comfortable. It’s a skater, too, so you know it can take a good beating. You’ll be wearing them for years.

BUY NOW

7. Toms Classics

slipons  0010 Screen Shot 2020 09 03 at 1.55.35 PM
Toms

These shoes are borderline slippers; they’re so comfortable. When you look at them, initially, they don’t seem like they’d be that great to wear. It just looks like a bunch of cloth wrapped up around your foot. But, listen, these shoes are like clouds to walk on. They grip your foot just tight enough and the cushioning in the shoe feels like a cloud. It’s great.

BUY NOW

8. Toms Heritage Canvas Men’s Baja Slip-On

slipons  0009 Screen Shot 2020 09 03 at 1.56.11 PM
Toms

This shoe is much more of a conventional, casual slip-on fit than the classics. It’s the perfect shoe to wear in the summer when you’re going on that beach trip or you’re taking a stroll to the park. This casual slip-on is extremely comfortable and gives your foot a ton of room to breathe which is essential in hot weather.

BUY NOW

9. Crocs Classic Clog

slipons  0008 Screen Shot 2020 09 03 at 1.56.38 PM
Crocs

Now, Crocs aren’t exactly sneakers. But you can definitely rock them in the same way you’d rock some classic kicks. They’re not quite slippers, but they’re not quite tennis shoes either. They come in a ton of different colors, and the different charms you can put on them make them extremely customizable. And, most importantly, they make you feel like you’re walking on a cloud.

BUY NOW

10. Puma Bari Slip-On

slipons  0013 Puma Bari
Puma

The Bari is a shoe that was clearly inspired by the look that Vans has. It has that simple, yet stylish look that a Vans shoe has, and when you remove laces from the equation, it makes for a perfect summer shoe. In this case, though, the canvas upper feels a bit sleeker and the opening might be a bit more flexible.

BUY NOW

11. Sanuk Chiba

slipons  0007 Screen Shot 2020 09 03 at 1.57.59 PM
Sanuk

This shoe might as well be a slipper. If you squint your eyes, it might start to look like the joints Deebo was wearing on Friday. That only adds to the greatness of it, though. These shoes are incredibly durable because of their canvas upper and mold to the shape of your feet as time passes along, which means the longer you have them, the better the fit.

BUY NOW

12. Soludos Smoking Slipper

slipons  0005 Soludos
Soludos

Like the classic Toms, this shoe has a much more laid back vibe. It’s not quite a slipper, but you can tell that it isn’t really related to a tennis shoe. It looks like something you’d wear on an island resort, which are the same vibes you’d want for the summertime. Its cotton upper feels incredible on foot, and it’s an extremely light shoe, so sweat and heat won’t be a problem.

BUY NOW

13. Adidas Matchcourt Slip

slipons  0019 Adidas Matchcourt
Adidas

This shoe was redesigned for skateboarding after the original design was made for basketball. It’s an extremely comfortable wear with a soft suede upper and a rubber outsole holding everything together. They’re meant to take a beating but were also built for casual wear. The sock liner built into the shoe ensures comfort both on and off of the board while wearing them.

BUY NOW

14. Adidas Cloudfoam Lite Racer

slipons  0016 Lite Racer
Adidas

The Cloudfoam Lite racer was made for comfort while running. Its mesh upper provides flexibility within the shoe without wearing down the upper after multiple wears. The midsole comes with a foam material that makes it feel like you’re running on a cloud and the toe box gives you plenty of room for wiggle in these. It’s only $65 and, if you’re interested in running at all, you know that’s a steal.

BUY NOW

15. Nike SB Charge Slip

slipons  0015 Nike SB Charge Slip
Nike

The Charge Slip is a skater like many of the shoes we mentioned before. Like the Vans slip-on,  it comes in different patterns instead of just your casual black or white colorway. The print on the shoe is what immediately catches your eye. Once you put it on and break it in you won’t want to stop wearing it.

BUY NOW

16. Men’s UGG Chester Twinsole

slipons  0003 Uggs%2C cite Nordstrom
Nordstrom

Sure, people don’t think of UGGS when they think of slip-on shoes, but they absolutely should. It’s probably the first thing they should think of. They’re known mainly for their boots, but their slippers and slip-on shoes have the ultimate comfort factor. That’s what makes the Chester Twinsole so incredible—it’s just so darn comfortable.

BUY NOW

17. Seavees Hawthorne Slip-On Standard

slipons  0006 Seavees
Seavees

Most things associated with Seavees are just always incredibly cool—mostly because of the beach vibes it always gives off. This shoe is no different. It gives off those same beach vibes, but can also be uniquely used as a skater if you want it to be. You can also just give it a casual wear during a night on the town if you’d like. You can put on some dope socks with shorts or just roll up your pants and wear them with ankle socks or no socks at all. It’s up to you.

BUY NOW

18. PF Flyers Center Lo Slip On

slipons  0014 Pf Flyers%2C cite Backcountry
Backcountry

P.F. Flyers isn’t known for its work with low tops or laceless shoes, but this one is an outlier for a good reason. This shoe is perfect for the outdoors with its canvas upper and the tread in its midsole. They’ll last you for a good while and are durable so that you can get active in them.

BUY NOW

19. Nike Vapormax Acronym Moc

slipons  0000 Vapormax%2C cite Stockx
StockX

When this shoe first dropped, it was slept on. It ran in contrast with Nike’s general Air Max style. I mean, an Air Max sneaker with no laces is generally unheard of. But this shoe, for as slept on as it was, is an absolute banger and something you can style in several ways. Its VaporMax sole gives the wearer a perfect mix of performance and comfort, and you can almost certainly find it below retail right now.

BUY NOW

20. Puma NRG Star Slip On

slipons  0012 PUMA NRGY
Puma

This shoe is just incredibly stylish and is so versatile. You can wear it to the gym pre or post-workout. You can wear it to the club or during a night out on the town. You can even turn it into a runner if you’d like—it’s all up to you. It’s super comfortable and flexible, so you won’t have to worry about how it’ll feel when you’re wearing it all day.

BUY NOW
Did you like this article?
Thumbs Up
Liked
Thumbs Down
Disliked