We spent a lot of time waiting last year. So long, in fact, that when this is all over, we may never wait again. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that time is precious and we have wasted a lot of it. So, how do you fight against this feeling of loss? Slip-on shoes.
We understand, it sounds silly. Realistically, slip-ons aren’t going to turn around the struggles of the past year, but their easygoing, no-frills nature embodies our mindset for the predictable. To compound the fact that slip-ons are, indirectly, a post-COVID mood, there has been a flurry of slip-ons that have caught our attention in recent seasons.
From mule loafers to technical sandals, slip-on shoes have a real sparkle, becoming the object of many luxury collections. With the help of SSENSE summer sales, we’ve rounded up 10 pairs of the best slip-on shoes for summer 2021 and they’re all on sale right now.
Shop for the best slip-on shoes for summer below.
Suicoke KAW-CAB Sandals
When it comes to slip-on shoes, SUICOKE should always be part of the conversation. This pair of KAW-CAB sandals is the ultimate in everyday technical style.
JW Anderson curb chain loafers
JW Anderson’s slip-ons have become a staple in the brand’s collections. Characterized by huge fixtures across the vamp, it’s no surprise that they are returning this season.
Salomon RX Moc 3.0 Advanced Trainers
French brand Salomon has had an unforgettable year, surfing the tsunami of gorpcore and technical fashion with ease. The RX Moc 3.0 sits somewhere between water shoes and everyday sneakers, so we’re going to wear them like everyday sneakers.
Officine Creative Agora 4 Sandals
Officine Creative takes an extremely refined look at the classic silhouette of single strap clogs. A sturdy outsole contrasts with a beautiful one-piece suede upper in soft gray.
Martine Rose slip-on loafers
Martine Rose’s mule moccasins are a must-have. A chain link runs through the upper instead of a classic horse bit, and that’s only where the differences begin. Everything about this pair of moccasins is subverted.
BY WALID Kris Slides
By Walid is a label that has caught our attention a lot lately. Her signature cocktail of neutral palettes and expert quilting comes wonderfully in this pair of Kris slides.
1017 ALYX 9SM Logo sandals
Slip-ons aren’t always about speed and function, although they are some of the style’s big draws. This pair of 1017 ALYX 9SM shows a slower, sleeker side to the category with sleek polished leather construction.
SUBU compressible moccasins
A pair of moccasins made for more. SUBU’s compressible moccasins feature a padded Teflon-coated ripstop upper as well as a rubber sole. If you’re spending time in the great outdoors this season, these are must-haves.
Saint Laurent raffia sandals
A brief departure from the usual sharp, city-dweller aesthetic of Saint Laurent, this pair of raffia sandals is a summer dream. It’s a bohemian season ahead, so reflect it in your choice of footwear.
Burberry logo slides
The Burberry name carries weight around the world. So whether you’re walking the cobblestone streets or adorning poolside, this pair of orange sliders from Burberry keeps the standards high.
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