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Eight Slip-On Sneakers
From Star Wars to Bottega Veneta, our easy-on and easy-off men's footwear picks
by David Graver
on 06 May 2014

While there's a vibrant world of quality shoelaces for customizing your footwear, sometimes you just don't want to deal with tying them. The following selections sacrifice laces for the sack of ease, but still place style at the forefront. The options are diverse; with prices ranging from $30 to $500, various materials, textures and personality. With summer (finally) en route north of the equator, something comfortable, functional and easy is the right style for everybody.

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Vault by Vans x Star Wars OG Classic

For the first time ever, a brand has been able to use Star Wars iconography—and modify it. With their latest slip-on offerings, Vans has taken the AT-AT Walker and situated it far from the ice planet of Hoth. Instead, it's surrounded by multicolored electric lightning bolts and some casually cool palm trees. At $88, these shoes are comfortably within reach—especially for being the first of its kind.

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Y-3 Laver Slip-on

Referencing their iconic tennis shoe, Y-3's Lavers Slip-On maximizes comfort with a stretch-mesh upper, stretch-textile quarter gusset and a mesh heel. There's a lot of breathability, cushioning and even their custom sockliner. All the while, they're sturdy and attractive. The Lavers are available for $255.

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PF Flyers Center Lo Slip-On

PF Flyers continue to delight with their classic designs, quality construction and low price. At just $29, the canvas Center Lo Slip-Ons are sporty, street-ready and timeless. Despite being low-cut, they also carry a Posture Foundation Insole—meaning genuine, time-tested comfort. And as expected, their trademark heel webbing punches up the style without overwhelming.

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Bottega Veneta Interciatto Suede Slip-On Sneakers

There's a resounding note of luxury to Bottega Veneta's Interciatto Suede slip-ons. They're beautifully made in Italy, with bright blue suede woven to form an exquisite upper which is met with elasticated sides, leather and mesh fabric linings, all atop cream rubber soles. There are also subtle accents to the design that take the shoe to the next level. All of that accompanies something not always found in luxury goods: they're comfortable and ideal for travel. These sneakers retail for $560.

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Rivieras Leisure Shoes

With pricing ranging from €55 to €75, the entire line of Rivieras Leisure Shoes offers something for everyone. Across every color in the rainbow (and additional delightfully intriguing patterns), these Spanish shoes can be dressed up or worn casually—always with comfort. Terrycloth lining and sheepskin insole make sure every step is enjoyable.

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Rag & Bone Kent

There's something mesmerizing about the patterning atop Rag & Bones' latest Kent slip-ons. The embroidered pattern pops out on the dark blue, offering up something architectural and something optical illusion. There are elastic panels at the instep, allowing for a slip-in stretch, but the inside contains a full leather sockliner. The respected brand sells the Kent for $275.

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Del Toro Grey Quilted Leather Slip-On Sneaker With Yellow Sole

With a space age tinge, Del Toro's Moda Operandi exclusive Grey Quilted Leather Slip-On Sneaker With Yellow Sole pack a futuristic punch. They're bright, shiny and definitely make a statement—but they're also high-quality and made in Italy. Selling for $340, the shoes have a quilted leather and rubber sole that keep things comfortable in the midst of all that personality.

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Commons Project Taupe Leather Slip-On Shoes

The Taupe Leather Slip-On Shoes from Commons Project are a more subdued, but easier to dress up option. Made in Italy, the shoes boast buffed leather set around elasticized gusset sides. The tonal stitching keeps it classy, while the rubber foxing and sole guarantee comfort. These stylish shoes retail for $405.

Images courtesy of respective brands

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