The Best Slip-On Shoes to Finish Off Any WFH Fit

Slip-on shoes are a goddamn godsend. In my childhood home my mom enforced a strict shoes-off policy, so wearing shoes inside today, regardless of where I am, still feels thrillingly transgressive. Slip-ons split the difference: Sure, you’re technically still wearing a shoe, but c’mon, when you can slide you foot in and out of it that fast does it really count? I got fucking cat-like reflexes dude —I can be in and out of a slip-on in under five seconds flat, anytime, anywhere. Don’t play yourself.

Slip-ons are also the perfect shoe for our perpetual state of situational unease. Feeling shitty about staying in the same rumpled set of pajamas all day (for, ahem, a few days straight)? Throw on a slip-on with enough panache and you got yourself a fit and a half, my guy. Unsure of whether lacing up a pair of shoes to take a safe, socially-distanced stroll is worth all that effort? (HUGE mood, by the way.) Slipping on your new favorite pair of shoes takes as little effort as possible. Don’t feel up to hauling your bone-weary body downstairs to scoop a recently-delivered package of non-perishables if you have to, like, actually put on shoes to do it? You can’t beat a slip-on when it comes to convenience.

Slip-ons might not be the hero we deserve, but they’re sure as hell the one this moment demands. Like its close cousin the sweatpant, that legendary liberator of waistlines around the world, the slip-on, once rashly dismissed as the footwear of choice for stoners and slackers, is here to save the day yet again. Take it from me, a noted slip-on enthusiast: It won’t let you down.

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

Classic Lined Clog

Crocs zappos.com

$33.74

Okay, okay. Get your chuckles in now. But I’m serious. Comfort is no laughing matter. 

OG Classic Slip-On

Vans Vault endclothing.com

$39.00

The paradigmatic slip-on that somehow still slaps. 

Nizza RF Slip-On

Adidas adidas.com

$40.00

An updated take on the style, adored by skaters and sneakerheads alike. 

Black Slip-On Loafers

TAKAHIROMIYASHITA TheSoloist. ssense.com

$95.00

The easiest way to show your allegiance to one of the world’s foremost designers, even if the only person around to peep the drip is you. 

Tasman Slipper

UGG x Neighborhood endclothing.com

$129.00

Something tells me the good people over at Ugg know a thing or two about making a cozy-ass shoe, and a cosign from the design gurus at Neighborhood certainly doesn’t hurt their street cred. 

Boston Shearling

Birkenstock endclothing.com

$129.00

Birkenstock’s been in the slip-on game for a minute but it’s still putting up MVP-caliber numbers. 

NOTS-Mab Shoe

Suicoke endclothing.com

$209.00

Anything the footwear savants at Suicoke chef up tends to be all right by me, and these cozy-as-hell half-slipper hybrids are no exception. 

Cortez Kenny 4

Nike farfetch.com

$205.00

Nike’s collaborative Cortez with Kendrick Lamar typifies all that is good about the slip-on sneaker and can still be yours for only a slight resale premium. 

Churchill Black Velvet Slippers

Tricker’s toddsnyder.com

$318.00

A swanky pair of velvet evening slippers are the easiest way to liven up any even slightly tired outfit. 

Mr. Casual in Wool

Belgian Shoes belgianshoes.com

$490.00

The OG house slipper, still hand-crafted in the country it’s named for and still one of the best shoes to wear inside, outside, and anywhere in between. 

Suede Loafer Mules

JW Anderson farfetch.com

$590.00

Suede so plush (and so periwinkle!) you’ll have a hard time slipping ’em off. 

Convertible Bit Loafer

Gucci nordstrom.com

$730.00

Perhaps no designer has done more to promote the burgeoning backless-loafer look than Gucci’s Alessandro Michele. This instantly iconic hybrid silhouette features a collapsible back for easy access either way you wear ’em. 

Summer Walk Suede Loafers

Loro Piana saksfifthavenue.com

$785.00

The cult favorite loafer has become something of a sleeper hit for one the most low-key luxurious labels in the larger LVMH family. 

Avidan Grossman is the Style eCommerce Editor at Esquire, covering men’s fashion, shoes, grooming, and accessories.

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

Source : Esquire