There was a time in which sneakers were an anomaly. Most men wore hard-bottom dress shoes for the longest and only athletes and kids wore sneakers. That is no longer the case. Currently, sneakers are dominating the global fashion stage. Even men wearing formal attire are dawning sneaks. Sneakers are immensely versatile and now you can get them in every shape, size, and color. While there are a number of new names popping in the sneaker game, the juggernauts are still ruling the stage.
Nike, Adidas, Puma, and Reebok are constantly pushing the innovative envelope looking for new styles that merge comfort and fashion. Very few shoe designs are able to accomplish this like the venerable slip on. If you are like me, you turn all of your sneakers into slip-on shoes. If I am not training or playing a sport, my shoes are loosely laced so that they can easily slip on and off. There is so much out there, we decided to put together a list of the top slip-on shoes current on the market. Get ready, you may be at some of the shoes that made the list and some that did not.
Vans Classic Slip-on Casuals
Who has not had a pair of Vans? They are immensely comfortable, and they come in a wide variety of colors. If we are going to be honest, Vans should be given credit for creating the slip-on sneaker. If they did not create it, they definitely are the brand that it made it a thing.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Slip-on
The Converse Chuck Taylor is considered the original basketball shoe. The original design was created for support and dawned laces; however, this unique design has the eyelets, but there are no laces. The eyelets are simply an aesthetic infusion strictly for fashion appeal. These shoes are becoming increasingly popular.
Adidas x Pharrell Williams Vulc Slip-On
You cannot have a conversation about sneakers and not include Adidas. Next to Nike, they are the brand making the most splash in the sneaker industry — especially when it comes to athletics. But don’t get it twisted, this shoe company has designers who know how to mix it up as is evidenced by this casual slip-on endorsed by famed music producer Pharrell Williams.
Adidas Men’s Matchcourt Slip Skate Shoe
One area in which slip-on casuals have made a lot of headway is in the world of skateboarding. Most slip-on designs mimic the skate shoe design. Here is another shoe by Adidas that takes the fashion meter up a couple of notches. The white upper and lowers make them great to wear with a nice pair of jeans and a button up polo.
OluKai Nohea Mesh Shoe
Okay, I warned you that there would be some brands that you have never heard of before. The OluKai Nohea is one of those brands that is currently making its presence felt in the casual shoe industry. This shoe definitely works to broaden the definition of a sneaker, but it still fits when it comes to comfort and casual appearance.
Puma El Rey Fun Fashion Sneaker
Puma, like its big brother, Adidas, focuses on sleek designs that are highly versatile. Not only does the sleek design lend to the versatility of this shoe, but the all-white uppers and lowers makes it suitable for almost any outfit. You will be happy with the level of comfort as well.
Champion Encore Slip-On
Okay, don’t laugh, but I have a rather wide selection of Champion sneakers, so are slip-on shoes. I have the Encore in the slip-on and lace variety. These shoes are immensely comfortable with the mesh upper and memory foam inner cushions that provide hours easy wearing.
Skechers Go Walk 4
Skechers is another shoe brand that is making major moves in the industry. While they are lagging when it comes to athletic sneakers, they are dominating in the area of walking and relaxed fit sneakers. If you do a lot of walking, this shoe will be ideal for you.
I know what you are thinking — it is not a sneaker, but it is. While the appearance is not something you see every day, these shoes are rapidly becoming one of the most popular shoes on the market. Vibram refers to this shoe as sustainable due to the fact that it is comprised almost completely of hemp.
Nike Current Slip-On
I know! You are wondering why Nike only has one shoe on the list. The truth is that Nike is such a juggernaut in the industry it could have filled all 10 spots and honestly deserves to have its own article. But, for now, we present the Nike Current slip-on. The dope colorway will definitely attract attention. With pull tabs on the tongue and the heel, slipping this shoe on is as easy as it gets.