Best Men’s Slip-On Shoes

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Slip-on shoes are quickly becoming a trend in men’s footwear with good reason — they’re easy to take on and off, and they are very versatile, offering semi-formal comfort and style.

However, after researching a few pairs of slip-ons, you can quickly get lost in all the options available to you.

Here are a few slip-on shoes that we think are a step above the rest:

1. Best Overall: Allbirds Men’s Wool Lounger Slip On

The liners of this slip-on are entirely made of Merino wool, which is extremely fine and makes this a cozy and warm choice to wear around the house in the wintertime or in cooler Fall and Spring days.

Wool has the unique attribute of being cool in the heat and warm in the cold, and it also wicks moisture, so if you have a problem with overly sweaty feet this may be a good option for you to try out. Because of their all-wool construction, they’re also super flexible.

Pros

  • Work well in both warm and cool environments
  • Made in a sustainable way

Cons

  • Wool can irritate some people’s skin

What You Need To Know

This is an excellent slip-on for a guy who needs casual wear that’s flexible, comfortable, and reliable.

2. Best For Summer: Nisolo Alejandro Woven Slip On

This shoe has a summer vibe to it for sure. It’s made of a weaved top-grain leather, and the vegetable tanning process used on the leather is both environmentally sustainable and produces great colors.

Whether paired with jeans or shorts, this shoe is great for guys who want to stroll around on the beach or have a great casual shoe that is shocking in its quality and construction. This is as close as you can get to a leather slip-on hybrid, and it is one of the best slip-ons for walking.

Pros

  • Unique woven leather upper
  • Durable

Cons

  • Takes some time to break in and size properly

What You Need To Know

This is one of our favorite pairs, and its woven design makes it especially great for men seeking a breathable slip-on for summer. However, you’ve got to be careful about sizing, so be sure to follow the on-site instructions before purchasing.

3. Stylish: Astorflex Patnoflex

If you’re looking for a classic-looking slip-on that could be on the foot of James Dean or Elvis himself, this is a great pick. They have a Tuscany feel to them — perhaps because they are crafted in Northern Italy by a family of shoemakers who has been in the business for years.

The leather is high quality and has a noticeably distinct color, owing to the unique process by which it is made. This is a casual yet smart pair of shoes — it has a more casual style than a pair you would wear into work but is quite dapper, it’s definitely going to get noticed and is one of the best casual options out there, and you’re unlikely to find these in the weekly department store newsletter.

Pros

  • High quality leather upper
  • Handmade in Italy

Cons

  • Leather requires maintenance to keep luster

What You Need To Know

This is a very “Casino Royale” type shoe, and definitely has an air of luxury and mystique to it that offers accessibility to everyone.

4. Casual Wear: Toms Slip On Shoes

As a company, Toms has a great concept — they donate a pair of shoes for every pair that is sold, in a direct one-to-one ratio. If you’re conscious of global socio-economic inequality, this is a good company to support with your money.

The slip-ons are minimalist, offering a very simple style, and the upper comes in both neutral and vibrant color schemes (from simple navy blue to bright red), thin soles, and a sleek silhouette. They are a great, smart-looking slip-on that will also add color and character to an outfit.

Pros

  • Supports a great cause
  • Huge variety of colors

Cons

  • Rubber, synthetic sole, and canvas upper is not the most durable

What You Need To Know

Not only a great pair of slip-ons with an easy-to-wear style but a great cause as well.

5. For Walking: SeaVees Hawthorne Slip-On

Named after the town where The Beach Boys released an album in the sixties, these slip-ons are classics. This pair of slip-ons features an oiled leather upper, which adds a vintage look and allows you to dress these up or down.

There is also a slip-resistant outsole, and cotton canvas lining for comfort.  If your feet tend to sweat, the footbed is custom-contoured and perforated, meaning your feet should stay relatively dry and fresh no matter the season.

Pros

  • Versatile, vintage style you can dress up or down
  • Comfortable, cool interior

Cons

  • Leather requires special care
  • A little pricey

What You Need To Know

For men in need of something versatile and long-lasting, the Hawthorne slip-on is the complete package.

6. For Athliesure: Adidas Running Slip On Shoe

Adidas has provided athletic products for decades and they’ve figured out how to offer a stylish shoe that provides enough support for moderate exercise. The foam midsole in these slip-ons is not extremely supportive, but will definitely work for walks or light sports.

While it might not be up to the consistent pounding of a cross-country run, it has enough padding and ankle support to make it to the gym.

Pros

  • Cushioned sole provides high level of comfort
  • Ankle strap helps keep foot secure

Cons

  • Not supportive enough to be used as a pair of running shoes

What You Need To Know

These slip-ons are perfect for the gym or shooting some hoops — they’re stylish enough to be a part of a casual or athletic outfit.

7. Best For Plantar Fasciitis: Vionic Men’s Slip On Shoes

These slip-ons were specifically designed by podiatrists to correct foot misalignment and get your foot back into its natural position. The slip-on has a tab to help pull the shoe on, rather than slamming the heel down into the shoe — all around, this shoe is designed to help support foot health.

It’s a great choice for men who want to have more accessibility to the outdoors or other activities that foot conditions may have been locking them out of.

Vionic offers black, two-tone, and navy material, either of which makes this slip-on great to smoothly zoom through casual events as well as wearing for outdoor activities.

Pros

  • Great heel protection
  • Easy pull tab
  • Versatile style

Cons

  • Limited color options

What You Need To Know

If you’ve been suffering from foot arch or heel pain this is the perfect pair of slip-ons (in combination with corrective exercises!) to help realign your foot.

8. For Water Sports: Crocs Santa Cruz Playa Slip On Loafer

This is a really unique pair of slip-ons — it can convert between having a short heel collar and no heel at all by folding it down and into the shoe, perfect for taking on a boating or fishing charter trip.

The entire shoe is synthetic which makes it breathable and also washable, which is a great feature for after a day on the boat. The convenience of this shoe also lends itself to being used as a travel shoe, easily taken off in close quarters so you can zoom through TSA checkpoints.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Adaptable shoe type

Cons

  • Very casual appearance not appropriate for all occasions

What You Need To Know

This is an excellent pair for any guy to have in the closet ready to use on both summer outings and as a convenient throw on to go to the store.