As sneakers continue to become a top choice among comfortable footwear for women, the type of athletic footwear has seen a number of trends over the years. One of them is the ugly aesthetic, with a thick sole and possibly the Skechers or New Balance logo. But like any style, the sartorial pendulum will make its way to the other side. After all, before the absolute Balenciaga Triple-S unit, there was the humble Adidas Stan Smith.
So hear us out on the next potential sneaker wave: slip-ons. The most obvious choice is a pair of Vans, adorned with his signature checkerboard pattern. We’re already starting to see a few of our favorite influencers bring this shoe back into their #ootd rotation, and a slew of other designers have produced their slip-on versions of the sneaker as well. Perhaps we can call the popular sock sneaker (another Balenciaga joint) to suit our tastes in laceless footwear? Either way, slip-on sneakers are making a comeback and we’re here for it. If you’re in on the fun too, shop 21 of our favorite pairs of slip-on sneakers from the gallery below.
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