As you know, we place a great deal of focus on the world of sneakers. But we recognize that the world of drops, deadstock, resale, and raffles isn’t for everyone. Some prefer a slower pace of footwear turnover, fewer colors, and tried-and-tested styles. If this sounds like you, it’s likely that your footwear rotation rarely changes and is full of timeless, leather options. You’d never be caught queueing up for the latest big-ticket kicks, would you?

Whether you hate sneakers or are just looking to diversify your selection and cater to a more formal angle, we’ve rounded up some solid alternatives to sneakers. From sandals by Dries Van Noten to mules by Martine Rose, all the way to leather shoes and boots by the likes of Dr. Martens, this is a one-stop-shop if you're looking to swap mesh panels for full-grain leather.

Keep scrolling to see what to wear if you've fallen out of love with sneakers.

Sandals & Slides

Havaianas Flip Flops

Flip Flops

Flip Flops

from $150

MASTERMIND x Havaianas

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

The footwear choice of Brazil, the Havaianas flip flop is an everyday staple that has graced the feet of warm-weather dwellers since the '60s. It's not just Brazil that loves it, either. Last year, the brand sold an equivalent of seven pairs every second. Here, the brand collabs with Japan's Mastermind to show its global prowess.

Proenza Schouler x Birkenstock Arizona Slides

Arizona Slides

Arizona Slides

$300

Proenza Schouler x Birkenstock

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Proenza Schouler join the elite Birkenstock collaboration club with this pair of Arizona sandals that have been treated to a shiny new upgrade.

Suicoke MOTO-Cab Sandals

MOTO-Cab Sandals

MOTO-Cab Sandals

$195

Suicoke

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Suicoke's padded-out slides will always be a go-to when we're not sporting sneakers. Comfortable, stylish, and perfectly crafted, this is the peak of slides.

Loewe x Paulas Ibiza Logo-Embroidered Canvas Slides

Logo-Embroidered Canvas Slides

Logo-Embroidered Canvas Slides

$450

Loewe x Paulas Ibiza

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Free Delivery On All Orders

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Loewe and Paulas Ibiza continue to crank out the Balearic-themed collaboration pieces. These embroidered canvas slides are pretty much all you need in the way of footwear this summer.

Saturdays NYC Soho Logo Jacquard Slides

Soho Logo Jacquard Slides

Soho Logo Jacquard Slides

$145

Saturdays NYC

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Free Delivery On All Orders

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Saturdays NYC offers a light luxury take on the pool slide with this pair which features a jacquard strap embossed with the brand's name.

Wacko Maria x Suicoke Leopard Beach Sandals

Leopard Beach Sandals

Leopard Beach Sandals

$200

Wacko Maria x Suicoke

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Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

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Wacko Maria teams up with Suicoke to show that loud patterns — when used in moderation — don't have to dominate a style.

Dries Van Noten Suede Slip-On Sandals

Suede Slip-On Sandals

$249

Dries Van Noten

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Dries Van Noten's typically astute use of color shines through in this comfortable and completely eye-catching slide.

Toga Virilis Polido Leather Sandals

Polido Leather Sandals

Polido Leather Sandals

$460

Toga Virilis

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Toga Virilis knows nothing of the word minimalism, it's just not in the brand's vocabulary and we love it for that. This buckle-heavy, leather-bound sandal is the attitude you need this season.

Shoes

Dr. Martens Quynn Monk Derbys

Quynn Monk Derbys

Quynn Monk Derbys

$82

Dr. Martens

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Dr. Martens' eternally stylish derby shoe takes a new form with a monkstrap running across the laces for extra intrigue.

Eytys Alexis Derbys

Alexis Derbys

Alexis Derbys

$360

Eytys

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Using the classic simplicity of a derby shoe construction, Eytys updates the style with a chunky sole for a modern twist that's sure to garner some attention.

Boots

Dr. Martens 1460 Full-Grain Leather Boots

1460 Full-Grain Leather Boots

1460 Full-Grain Leather Boots

from $220

Dr. Martens

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

It doesn't get much more classic Dr. Martens than this pair of burgundy 1460 boots. With uppers cut from beautifully textured full-grain leather, these boots have a stylish vintage feel.

Saint Laurent Wyatt Suede Chelsea Boots

Wyatt Suede Chelsea Boots

Wyatt Suede Chelsea Boots

$895

Saint Laurent

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Free Delivery On All Orders

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In true Saint Laurent style, the Wyatt Suede Chelsea Boots are cut with razor-sharp precision for a super-clean aesthetic. Classic to the fullest degree, this is a timeless choice for when sneakers aren't the one.

visvim Lhamo-Folk Beaded Suede Boots

Lhamo-Folk Beaded Suede Boots

Lhamo-Folk Beaded Suede Boots

from $660

visvim

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Featuring a Vibram sole unit, visvim's Lhamo-Folk Beaded Suede Boots are only a slight shift from sneakers. Supple suede uppers feature beaded stitching to the toe box for visvim's specialty Americana twist.

Eytys Snake Ortega Chelsea Boots

Snake Ortega Chelsea Boots

Snake Ortega Chelsea Boots

$530

Eytys

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Eytys show what no-holds-barred design looks like with the Snake Ortega Chelsea Boots. A snakeskin upper leads the eye down to a statement sole unit that promises to add that extra height you've been wanting.

Bottega Veneta BV Tire Chelsea Boots

BV Tire Chelsea Boots

BV Tire Chelsea Boots

$1100

Bottega Veneta

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Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $500

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Cut to just above the ankle, Bottega Veneta's Chelsea boot variation is typified by a multi-sole unit which is topped off by a transparent outsole.

Mules

Needles Butterfly Embroidered Mules

Butterfly Embroidered Mules

$300

Needles

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Under-26s Get 10% Off

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Mind-bogglingly fine suede uppers give this pair of Needles mules a royal, velveteen texture. Combine that with a comfortable rubber outsole and you've got a pair of majestic mules for indoor and outdoor use.

JW Anderson Metallic Loafer Mules

Metallic Loafer Mules

Metallic Loafer Mules

from $310

JW Anderson

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

JW Anderson offers a unique twist to the classic loafer with a slightly clog-like toebox while penny loafer detailing to the vamp retains a classic overall aesthetic.

Martine Rose Arches Leather Loafers

Arches Leather Loafers

Arches Leather Loafers

$475

Martine Rose

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Martine Rose takes inspiration from the ordinary, putting a luxurious twist on everyday designs through detailing and material choice. This pair of leather loafers may not seem like much at first sight but look closer to see embossed detailing and supple leather.

1017 ALYX 9SM Clogs With Buckles

Clogs With Buckles

Clogs With Buckles

$792

1017 ALYX 9SM

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Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $500

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Matthew Williams found his formula early on, giving classic designs a modern twist with recognizable details. This time around, the famous 1017 ALYX 9SM buckle confirms that you're not just wearing any clogs...

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