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As sneaker technology has improved and designers favor more future-forward designs, new releases are becoming simpler and simpler.

Aside from the chunky sneaker trend that has long been the top priority for sports and fashion brands alike, laceless kicks have woven themselves into the fabric of all major fashion week presentations and become a huge player in the sneaker game.

Arguably popularized by the Balenciaga Speed Sock Trainer, our selection below features high fashion evolutions of the sock silhouette including a neon yellow iteration of the Balenciaga classic and a pre-distressed, logo embellished version by Maison Margiela.

But laceless sneaker options don’t begin and end at sock imitations. Here, we’ve also highlighted some of our favorite slip-on sneakers, including a wavey check Vans model in collaboration with UK retailer END., and a classic suede Converse One Star, as well as some next level high-top trail shoes by Salomon collaborators TAKAHIROMIYASHITheSoloist and 11ByBBS.

And, for those who only rep The Swoosh, Nike has been experimenting with its classic lace-up closures on recent collabs with Carhartt WIP on an Air Force 1 and adjustable hook-and-loop straps on the LeBron Soldier 12 SFG.

Scroll on to view all our favorites below, and click through for some no-strings-attached additions to your rotation.

X ALP Carbon 2

Salomon S/LAB x TAKAHIROMIYASHITA The Soloist.

$795

Bamba 3

Salomon by 11ByBBS

$653

Sock Sneaker

Maison Margiela

$740

G.R. Hi

NEIGHBORHOOD.

$205

Vans OG Slip On

END. x Vans

$99

Air Force 1 Utility Low

Nike x Carhartt WIP

$165

Speed Sock

Balenciaga

$659

LeBron Soldier 12 SFG

Nike

$98

One Star CC Slip On

Converse

$65

Air VaporMax Premier Flyknit

Nike

$191

UA OG Classic Slip-On

Vans

$91

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