The Best Pairs Of Laceless Sneakers To Cop Right Now
Most people have at least one pair of laceless sneakers in their rotation. While that vintage pair of Jordans might be your favorite piece, a pair of slip ons shouldn’t be ignored. Here are some of the best laceless sneakers around.
Plaid doesn’t get a lot of play in sneakers. Admittedly it’d be pretty hard to make it work on a pair of Jordans and adding laces into the mix would make a busy pattern a lot busier. It’s a perfect choice for laceless sneakers though. Centering the kicks on one main design choice and stripping away everything else for simplicity.
Floral prints seem to be on the cusp of becoming a trend every few years. Aside from the few Top Shop attempts to kickstart it, it never really catches on. Having a couple of floral print pieces is worth it though. You can find some decent floral print kicks out there. Air Max in particular has some dope editions. When it comes to laceless sneakers, however, you can’t get much better than these.
Playing into the minimalism that goes hand in hand with laceless sneakers, COS’s leather wrap overs toe a line between sneakers and dress shoes. Not the kind of kicks you’ll be playing basketball in but with the right fit they’re a great choice.
Y-3 has carved out a place in the already competitive world of sneakers by primarily dealing in vaguely futuristic looking kicks. If this is what laceless sneakers are in the future then it’s looking good.
One of the best things about laceless sneakers is simplicity. Greige’s hand sewn slippers take that to the extreme with barely any detailing on these kicks. Obviously they were chasing down the slipper look but managed a great minimalist slipper.
Minimalism and animal print don’t really go hand in hand but Religion made it work on these kicks. The white dominates while the blue animal print is a restrained detail on the pair. Unlike a lot of animal prints, the blue and black makes it easy casual wear.
Matchcourt don’t tend to go wild on their prints. Keeping to muted shades works out well, especially for slip ons. With these in particular, a quiet pattern on the upper offsets the chunky white rubber of the toe box.
Still the kings of slip ons, Vans don’t need to move a lot from their formula to make it work. Their Jacquard editions have been some of the most well received releases and the floral print is no exception.
There’s always that conundrum with black kicks. Do you keep it pure black or add in a few details? The paint spatter style of the Carven is something that’s recieved a lot of attention on their jeans but on their laceless sneakers it’s just as dope.