8 Podiatrist-Approved, Slip-On Sneakers You Can Dress Up or Down

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Whether you're looking for a pair that will withstand a gym workout, are comfortable enough to carry you from errand to errand on a Sunday—but still be cute enough to wear with a sundress for brunch—or ones that can easily to taken on and off at airport security, stylish slip-on sneakers have got your back (errr...feet). They are supportive, versatile, and comfortable, meaning there is sure to be a pair that goes with whatever outfit and activity you have in store.

Best slip-on sneakers at-a-glance

According to podiatrist, Najwa Javed, DPM, founder of E'MAR Italy, a line of comfortable high heels, if you are looking for a stylish slip-on sneaker that has good support, you should "make sure the sole is stiff, which will help with keeping the arch of the foot stable and not allow for added heel and foot pressure." Check out these sneakers with arch support.

How can you assess the stiffness of your soles? "Hold the shoe and make sure it does not bend or twist easily, which would cause the lower leg tendons to overwork and strain," says Dr. Javed. Her other advice: "Look for a shoe with a heel counter [a small plastic insert located along the back seam of the shoe] that is stiff so that it can support your ankle, prevent you from slipping out of the shoe, and keep your toes from gripping to hard, causing corns."

For the perfect combination of fashion and function, scroll down to see the best podiatrist-approved, stylish slip-on sneakers to buy right now.

The best slip-on sneakers

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Best white sneaker: Cariuma Off-White Canvas Slip-On — $79.00

Our top pick for the best white slip-on sneakers is the Cariuma Off-White Canvas Slip-On, which features a classic and minimalistic design. These sneakers are constructed high-quality and sustainable materials, including natural rubber, organic cotton canvas, cork, and mamona oil-based foam. The canvas sneakers are also designed with comfort in mind and feature a cushioned cork insole with a bio-memory foam insole that supports the soles for long-lasting comfort. They are also slip-resistant, which adds to their overall durability and ensures you can walk with proper form and not have to compromise your gait.

Materials: Natural rubber, organic cotton canvas, cork, and mamona oil-based foam

Sizes: Women’s 5-13

Colors: White, black, gray, pink, green, black polka dots


  • The shoes are constructed with eco-friendly materials.
  • They feature a classic and versatile design.
  • They come in a wide size range.


  • Since they’re canvas, they aren’t water-resistant.
Best wool: Allbirds Wool Loungers — $105.00

Wool slip-ons are a fun way to add some texture to your wardrobe without skipping out on functional features. Constructed from ethically sourced merino wool, the Allbirds Wool Loungers are designed as lightweight and breathable slip-on sneakers that are versatile enough for everyday wear (though they aren’t easy to dress up). Since they’re made of wool, the shoes have an added layer of warmth that make them comfortable for cooler weather. However, wool is also naturally temperature-regulating so you don’t ever have to worry about your feet overheating.

In addition to these features, the slip-on sneakers feature a supportive midsole made from Brazillian sugarcane, which provides a ton of support for long-lasting comfort, whether you’re running errands, site-seeing, or out on the town.

Materials: Ethically sourced merino wool, Brazilian sugarcane midsole

Sizes: 5-11

Colors: Light gray, black, dark gray, navy, natural white, pink, green


  • They are made sustainably.
  • They come in lots of different colors.
  • They have a minimalistic design that goes with everything.


  • They’re a little too casual for some occasions.
Best eco-friendly: Thousand Fell Slip-On — $123.00

It doesn’t get more eco-friendly than the Thousand Dell Slip-On sneaker, which is constructed from materials such as aloe vera, recycled bottles, sugar cane, and coconut husk. These white slip-on sneakers are ultra-breathable, provide tons of long-lasting support, and can easily be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. On top of that, they feature a water-resistant quartz coating so you don’t have to worry too much about the weather, and they’re stain-resistant, too. What’s more? The white shoes feature a pop of color at the heels in your choice of black, yellow, acid green, green, jade, or gray. And, if you prefer a solid color look, you can snag them in stone or all-black.

Materials: Aloe vera, coconut, sugarcane, palm, recycled rubber, recycled plastic

Sizes: 5-10

Colors: White, black, yellow, acid green, green, jade, gray, stone, all-black


  • They have a water-resistant quartz coating.
  • They feature a pop of color on the heels.
  • They feature a classic design that goes with just about everything.


  • We wish they had more solid color options.

Experts In This Article

Best arch support: Vionic Penelope Slip-On Sneaker — $129.95

It’s no secret that flat sneakers aren’t always the most supportive styles. However, if you want a slip-on shoe that also offers a ton of arch support and comfort, we found it in the Vionic Penelope Slip-On Sneaker. These shoes are constructed from a leather upper with a non-slip rubber sole and removable microfiber jersey covered EVA orthotic insert, making them the comfiest option on our list. And, while we absolutely love them for a supportive option, we also think their versatile design is noteworthy, as the leather finish makes them easy to wear casually or dress up, depending on the occasion.

Materials: Leather, EVA, rubber

Sizes: 5-11

Colors: Gray


  • They have an orthopedic insole.
  • They’re versatile.
  • They’re easy to dress up or wear casually.


  • They’re only available in gray.
  • They don’t come in different widths.
Best knit: Ryka Echo Slip-On Sneaker — $90.00

We love knit sneakers for their cool textured look and foot hugging comfort. For a comfortable sneaker that feels casual but can still feel dressy with a pair of trousers, consider the Rkya Echo Slip-On Sneaker. This knit sneaker is constructed from a textile upper with a Anatomical Precise-Return footbed and RE-ZORB® LITE EVA midsole for lasting support. The sneaker also has a non-slip rubber sole that keeps you nice and sturdy and comes in neutral colors, including several gorgeous grays, black, and a creamy beige hue. We love them because they have an athleisure feel that look as stylish as they are functional. Plus, they come in medium and width sizes, making them a little more inclusive, too.

Materials: Fabric, EVA, rubber

Sizes: 5-11

Colors: Light gray with lavender, dusty purple, navy, oatmeal, gray, black, dark green, black and white


  • They have an anatomical Precise-Return footbed and RE-ZORB® LITE EVA midsole for lasting support.
  • They’re constructed with a non-slip traction rubber sole for stability.
  • The knit hugs the foot in a comfortable way.


  • Some colors might look a little too casual.
Best canvas: Superga 2740 Platform Slip-On Sneakers — $79.00

With a cushioned footbed that provides lasting comfort, the Superga 2740 Platform Slip-On Sneakers are our top pick for a comfortable and supporting canvas slip-on sneaker. These shoes have the ultimate low-key feel, making them an excellent go-to for everyday wear — plus, they go with just about everything. We love them because they’re made from a slightly textured, breathable cotton material that feels organic while also remaining sleek and stylish. On top of that, the platform sneakers have a rubber sole with plenty of traction and stability for added support.

Materials: Cotton, rubber

Sizes: 5-11

Colors: White, black, beige, blush, gray


  • They have a stylish platform sole.
  • They’re constructed from breathable cotton canvas.
  • The rubber soles have lots of traction.


  • The wedge height might be too tall for some.
Best breathable: UGG Women's Sammy Wavy Sneaker — $109.95

UGG is one of our favorites for cozy and comfortable shoes, however, the coveted slipper brand also happens to make a supportive and breathable sneaker we love, too. The UGG Women’s Sammy Wavy Sneaker has a classic slip-on style and is constructed from a lightweight and breathable textured textile material with a PORON and EVA footbed for added comfort and support. We love these sneakers because, in addition to their breathable knit design, the shoes are also constructed with a durable rubber sole which provides plenty of stability and comfort, too. Plus, they come in several fun summery colors like coral, cream, and yellow, in addition to classic black.

Materials: Textile, rubber

Sizes: 5-12

Colors: Coral, cream, yellow, black


  • They have a breathable knit design.
  • They feature a PORON and EVA footbed.
  • The soles are constructed from rubber for durable support.


  • We wish they came in more color options, including a bright white.
Dr. Scholl's Madison Sneaker
Best cushion: Dr. Scholl's Madison Sneaker — $50.00

Dr. Scholl’s shoes are known for their cushioned support and the Madison Sneaker is no exception. This under $50 slip-on shoe is constructed from durable and sustainably-sourced materials, including flannel, microfiber, and wooll made from recycled plastic bottles and features a sturdy polyurethane sole with plenty of traction. We love them because they boast a ton of flexibility

Materials: Faux leather, canvas, plastic water bottles, rubber

Sizes: Women’s 5-10

Colors: Black, oyster, pink clay, black python, black larsen, charcoal fabric, greige microfiber, leopard, and 18 more colors and patterns



  • They are available in wide sizes.
  • They feature materials made from recycled water bottles.
  • They cost $50.


  • Some colors and materials might be a little too casual to dress up.

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