From skater culture to athleisure, slip-on sneakers are a fashion staple that has forever been in style. Characterized by a no-lace look, they’re a perennial fave due to their comfort and ease of use, and although many have seen countless iterations over the decades — from the iconic Vans to sustainable TOMS — the simple slip-on has continued to deliver.
Now, don’t get us wrong: Summer sandals and heels will always have a place in our wardrobes, but it’s time we gave the simple slip-on its due! The rise of athleisure in recent years has made us prioritize stylish comfort when it comes to fashion and accessories, two things that these shoes have in spades.
From designer renditions and statement-making pairs to classic, iconic silhouettes and styles recognizable from decades past, you’ll never be at a loss for options. Keep your feet comfy and stylish around the clock with some of our favorite picks.
Vans Classic Slip-Ons
From SoCal skater culture in the ’70s to the Hollywood A-list (these iconic slip-on sneakers have been spotted on tons of celebs, including Gwen Stefani and Dakota Johnson), we would be completely remiss to not start off our list with these under-$50 favorites.
2.COMFY CANVAS PICK
Keds Champion Slip-On Sneaker
Every wardrobe needs a solid pair of white slip-on sneakers — and this comfortable pair of Keds is the perfect pair. Another throwback that’s been praised for its seasonless appeal, the Keds Champion Slip-On Sneaker is made of 100% canvas and is the ultimate in casually comfy style.
3.CERTIFIED B CORP
TOMS Alpargata Slip-On
Equal parts folksy and unfussy, this classic TOMS fabric slip-on boasts a simple silhouette in a bunch of fun colors. We also stan a B Corp that gives a third of its profits to a grassroots movement, whether it’s ending gun violence or boosting mental health.
4.HAS REFLECTIVE DETAILS
Allbirds Women’s Tree Dasher Relay
Slip-on sneakers aren’t limited to errands or light activity. An offshoot of its popular Tree Dashers, this laceless running shoe from Allbirds is made from renewable materials like stock yarns and offers the same trademark comfort but in a seamless, one-piece design.
5.MOST STYLISH MULES
Superga Mule Sneakers
Unofficially the sneaker of the fashion insider, Superga’s have been schlepping us around city sidewalks for decades — and this thoughtful slip-on version prevents the dreaded ankle blister while doing so. These slip-on mules sport their classic rounded toe and laces with silver-tone eyelets — and they tend to run wide.
6.UGGS FOR THE SUMMER!
UGG Women’s Sammy Sneaker
Speaking of ankle protection, these comfy, synthetic-knit slip-on sneakers from UGG feature a reinforced rubber cup sole. Expand your collection beyond shearling boots with these stretchy knit sneakers that keep the comfort going all year.
7.THE SLEEK PICK
Vince Blair Slip-On Sneakers
For an updated take on a streetwear classic, look no further than the Blair slip-on sneakers by Vince. Made from perforated calfskin leather, these popular slip-ons comfortably take you from work to the weekend. We love the simple construction and the flat, sophisticated, semi-platform profile.
8.BEST FOR LIMITED MOBILITY
Nike Go FlyEase Shoes
Designed with accessibility in mind, this mold-breaking release from Nike allows for a completely hands-free approach to wearing sneakers (simply kick them off and on). The futuristic heel even pivots and opens up for easy access.
9.OVER 50 PRINTS AND COLORS
Blowfish Malibu Women’s Marley Fashion Sneaker
Still want the flexibility that a laced style offers, but none of the hassle? These fun slip-on sneakers from Blowfish Malibu come in a ton of cute prints and have elastic laces that adjust to your feet — and with zero work on your end.
10.CRISP AND CLEAN
Adidas Women’s Cloudfoam Pure 2.0 Running Shoes
These classic adidas Cloudfoams are a great mix of sporty and street style and, best yet, are made of up to 50% recycled materials. They also feature a memory sock liner for next-level comfort. And just how irresistible is this on-trend ’90s pastel?