Whether it’s hot outside and the thought of sneakers overheating your feet fills you with dread – in which case you could always invest in a pair of leather white sneakers for some breathability – or you find yourself constantly wanting a shoe that you can easily and quickly put on and take off that’s slightly more formal than a flip-flop or a slide, every man needs a slip on shoe in his closet.
Available in casual and dressier varieties, men’s slip on shoes are perfect for almost any casual and smart casual event. The main benefit of slip ons is how quickly they can be put on and off, but they’re also very lightweight and just as comfortable as sneakers, if you get a good quality pair.
Men’s Slip On Shoes FAQs
What are slip on shoes?
Slip ons are usually low, laceless shoes that easily and quickly slip on and off your foot. Versatile and comfortable, slip on shoes can be worn to casual outings, and can be paired with any outfit you'd happily pair with sneakers.
Do I have to wear socks with slip ons?
The short answer, no. But before you do, make sure the slip on shoe in question has a breathable upper, otherwise, you'll get sweaty, smelly feet. If you'd prefer to wear socks with your slip ons though, that's totally fine too!
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If you’re after a pair of slip ons, we’ve rounded up the best men’s slip on shoes that will keep your feet supported and comfortable, but will also have you looking stylish.
Cariuma's IBI slip ons are made from self-regenerating bamboo and recycled fibres, and are high performance, low-impact, and ultra-lightweight. The IBI slip on shoes have a cool-classic look and are also available in a wide variety of colours.
Casca believes that every foot is more unique than a fingerprint, which is why they launched Smartfit, in 2020. What is Smartfit, you ask? Made to order custom insoles tailored to your exact foot measurements, to provide optimal cushioning and arch support.
Casca's Boli Slip Ons are available in both suede and knit, both of which are extremely breathable, have durable elastic for easy slip on comfort, and a moulded anti-roll heel for comfort and stability.
The Tree Loungers are made from renewable materials that unsurprisingly have amazing benefits; the body of the slip on shoe is crafted from eucalyptus tree fibres for breathability, and the insoles are made from castor oil layered with ZQ Merino wool to cushion, moisture-wick, and odour reduce your feet while you're wearing these slip on sneakers.
The lightweight and breezy Tree Loungers are also flexible and will conform to your movements. Plus, they're machine washable, meaning they're extremely easy to clean.
Hugo Boss' range of slip on shoes are on the dressier side, with all of them being crafted from either suede or leather and elasticated inserts on either side of the shoes allow you to easily slip them on and off. Available in a variety of classic, versatile colours such as navy, deep green, and black.
Everlane's Forever Slip On Sneaker is extremely lightweight, and is crafted from durable and ecologically sustainable materials, including organic cotton on the upper and natural rubber outsoles. Everlane slip ons are machine washable, available in several versatile colours, and are known for lasting for season after season.
Von-Röutte's range of slip ons are just the right balance between casual and luxury. All of the slip ons feature premium leather uppers, a low top profile, easy slip-on functionality, and come in a variety of fresh colours.
While they do have traditional looking slip on shoes in their range, Converse also have slip ons that look like their Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers but without laces (they're elasticated instead). All of Converse's slip ons are crafted from either lightweight and durable canvas or high-quality leather, and are perfect for a casual, laidback look.
Reiss only have one slip on in their footwear range: the Acer slip-on. The Acer is a modern, sportswear-inspired loafer, and is made with supple nubuck for versatility. The design of the Acer slip on incorporates a collapsible back and a simple silhouette, and are available in three incredibly stylish and modern colours.
TravisMathew's range of slip ons are crafted from premium woven fabrics meaning they're all lightweight and breathable, and have moulded Ortholite insoles for all day comfort, as well as rubber inserts on the outsoles for durability and traction.
L.L. Bean's slip on shoe, the Comfort Moc, is super-easy to get on and off while providing sneaker-like comfort. It also features a breathable knit mesh upper, high-elasticity EVA segmented lightweight midsoles & outsoles that'll add energy to your every step, and padding at the collar to enhance comfort and allow for easy on/off.
Nike's slip ons are made with durable suede for durability and breathability, and feature a super comfortable, cushioned collar to secure and support your foot. The outsole is extremely flexible for a broken-in feel, meaning these slip on shoes are comfortable as soon as you take them out of the box.
Every colour, pattern, and design you could ever think of to feature on a pair of slip on shoes, Vans will have it; but if you're after a classic Vans look, you can't go wrong with their signature checkerboard print. All of Vans slip ons feature supportive padded collars, elastic side accents, and their signature rubber waffle outsoles.
Keen's slip on shoes easily slide on and stay on, and features a PU cushioned insole for ultimate comfort, as well as durable, higher-traction rubber outsoles for good grip and traction. All of Keen's slip ons are also extremely lightweight and come in a variety of styles perfect for every day way or outdoor adventure.
Adidas has one slip on shoe in their repertoire, the Nizza RF, a casual everyday shoe with retro inspiration. Available in three classic colours, the Nizza RF is a seriously comfortable slip on shoe that'll elevate whatever outfit you pair them with.
Todd Snyder only offers one slip on shoe, the Riviera Classic, a cotton mesh leisure shoe that can be comfortably worn all day. Completely breathable and made in Spain, Todd Snyder's slip ons are a very elegant option.
Johnston & Murphy
Johnston & Murphy have a huge range of slip on shoes, most of which are crafted with full grain leather, and are available in a variety of colours and styles, all of which are comfortable and will elevate your look.
Ted Baker's range of slip ons are on the dressier side; they truly blend smart and casual. The range is crafted from high-quality leathers and suedes, and although it's a small range, there are a few different colour options available. metal buckle to the front lends a luxe feel, while the slip-on functionality make them ideal for everyday wear. The slip ons all feature a metal buckle on the front for a luxe feel, while the easy slip-on functionality makes them ideal for everyday wear.
Cole Haan has a large range of slip on shoes, all of which are great but for extra comfort and style, we recommend the GrandPro slip ons. They feature systematic layers of proprietary, responsive cushioning that'll support your every step, energy foam-infused rubber outsoles, and soft leather uppers for ultimate comfort and style, and are available in several colours.