12 Slip-On Sneakers

Vans invented them, and now the fashion world is embracing them: slip on sneakers. The latest trend in footwear makes it possible to be simultaneously comfortable and stylish. But we’re not talking about your average canvas and elastic combination – luxe materials and fun prints have brought this classic style up to a whole new level.

Splurge – You’ll Need a Credit Card (over $200)

Every high end designer – Prada, Louboutin, Lanvin, Saint Laurent, Jimmy Choo and more – has envisioned and crafted their own version of this 90s classic. Some of them don’t really seem more special than your average shoe, but others are crafted from exotic materials like fur and snakeskin. The pairs below are some of my favorites that I would get if I had the money to spend:


Common Projects (Net-a-Porter)


Madison et Cie (Madison Los Angeles)


Giacomorelli (Luisa via Roma)


Salvatore Ferragamo Pacau (Bloomingdale’s, Saks, Zappos Couture)

Save – Put Aside a Little Money (between $100-$200)

Since it doesn’t seem worth it to spend a lot of money on something as average on slip on sneakers, I decided to take a look around for some other options that were unique and high quality. Several mid-range brands are coming up with stunning varieties of the classic style. Here are my top picks:


Carvela Kurt Geiger Laurel


Carvela Kurt Geiger Lorenzo


C Wonder Slip On


KG Kurt Geiger Londres

Steal – Don’t Even Think Twice (below $100)

Of course, sometimes even a mid-range price isn’t worth it, especially if you’re just getting them because they’re trendy. However, slip on sneakers are extremely comfortable and versatile, so it wouldn’t hurt to get a pair for the season. Although I’m a huge advocate for real leather shoes, canvas is okay in my books. You’re not going to find any leather or pony hair styles in this category, but all of my picks are lined in a breathable material:


Asos Dockloand (also in other colors)


Report Keelin (NastyGal)


Betsey Johnson Amira (Amazon, Macy’s)


TopShop Tika (Nordstrom)