Now that float pool season is nearly over, we’re ready to stock up on fresh fall beanies, gather around the foyer, and dust off our best leaf-crunching shoes. Our Stamps are always ready to rumble, of course, but lately we’ve been on the hunt for a few pairs of slip-ons that are as light as a feather, as squishy as a caspar mattress, and durable enough to handle the streets of Bushwick.
We trawled the depths of Amazon to find you the best slip-on sneakers for walking, running and lounging around the apartment like a true King of Taurus, and discover the best pairs from brands we love such as Adidas, New Balanceand Skechers. We’ll start with the classics [Vans enters the chat] and dip our toes into some of the newest and most innovative iterations of slip-ons featuring collaborations from beloved streetwear brands and contemporary artists. Whether you have a budget of $35 or $100, here are our favorite slip-on shoes to make you lose your footing because you’re too hot to bend over and tie a shoelace.
You are here for the classics
Ah, our first crush. Vans‘the plaid slip-ons have seen us through everything – skate parks, dates, destination weddings – and we’ve been waiting a long time for a new pair of the 1977 classic.”[I] I love the fitted cut of this sneaker! The cushion is soft and there’s a little arch support so it’s not flat inside,” a reviewer wrote on the Vans site.
A riff on the classic plaid pattern, the Brain death X Vans slip-on nods to both brands with its contrasting Brain Dead black and white silhouettes, and offers all the comfort and durability we’ve come to expect from Vans.
These slip-ons have an incredible 53,200 reviews
These Hi guy the shoes have an average rating of 4.8 stars on Amazon from more than 53,200 rave reviews. “[They’re] weightless,” wrote one fan, “it’s like wearing a pair of socks in public. They’re about as light, if I’m being honest. They’re also incredibly comfortable, like extra memory foam. Think of them as Casper mattress shoes.
Adidas Slip On Runners
If your feet are a bit wide, these Adidas runners are your new go-to slip-on sneakers. “Simply amazing,” writes one reviewer, “These shoes are extremely comfortable and feel like they’re floating.” They’re available in nine colorways and feature a silicone piece at the back that effortlessly guides your foot into the shoe.
Birkenstock leather slip-ons
Birkenstock is the king of crunchy, normcore sandals, and he really brought his A-game with these black leather slip-ons. If you’re looking for slip-on shoes that can take you from the office to a night out without wasting time, the Oswego is your sneaker.
Skechers always slaps
One of the most iconic shoe brands of the 2000s, Skechers have always been able to offer true to size design, comfort and fit. This pair of midnight slip-ons has an average rating of 4.6 stars from over 17,700 reviews. “[It’s] a comfortable, easy-care shoe,” writes one reviewer. “I walk my dogs on sidewalks and sidewalks and the shoe provides good support and breathability in hot weather. I threw them in the washing machine and they came out almost like new considering I wore them every day for a year and a half.
Vans ready for the yacht
Hoist the sails and blow it out yacht rock for these limited-edition Vans, which are embroidered with intricate maritime flags. They are $48 off the original price during bodegais tall semi-annual saleso catch them before everyone else.
Hand drawn new sales
What is this? OK, Picasso, I like it. Los Angeles-based artist Bryant Gilles collaborated with New balance on these sick Giles 2002R slip-ons, which bring a light touch of color and texture to your step with their minimalist line art and detachable ‘N’ logo.
Now we’re ready to strap on, hook up, and get out for the weekend.
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