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 Rick Owens to mules by Bottega Veneta, all the way to leather shoes and boots by the likes of CAMPERLAB and Margiela, this is a one-stop-shop if you're looking for the best alternatives to sneakers.
Keep scrolling to see what to wear if you've fallen out of love with sneakers.
Sandals & Slides
adidas Adilette TND Slides
adidas' Adilette Slides are a permanent fixture of our spring/summer rotations already and this season the three Stripes have added new colorways. The TND slide now comes in a retro-inspired off-white and green combo which we'll be rocking all season.
Off-White™ Industrial Slides
The vestiges of Virgil's legacy don't come as pure as the Industrial belt detailing that runs across the vamp of this pair of luxury slides.
Birkenstock x Rick Owens Arizona Sandals
Birkenstock's ability to touch every side of fashion is nothing short of amazing. It's helped, of course, by a savviness when it comes to collaborations.
G.H. Bass & Co. Weejuns Heritage Larson Loafers
If you're going to take one thing from this article, we'd recommend taking this pair. Covering all aspects of spring/summer footwear, the classic G.H. Bass penny loafer would see you through the season as your only pair of shoes if it had to.
Fear of God Suede Shoes
We're loving moc-toe kicks lately and this pair from Fear of God is as good as we've seen. The brand's signature smooth sole unit brings a sense of modernity to the traditional style.
Maison Margiela Tabi Shoes
There's nothing traditional about this pair of Margiela derby shoes. The brand's go-to Tabi toe split is pure irreverence.
adidas Adilette Clogs
Part adidas Superstar, part Adilette slide, the adidas Clogs are definitely weird but we fell in love with that alien quality last summer. Now that you can bag a pair on sale, they're a no-brainer.
Bottega Veneta Rubber Slippers
Bottega Veneta has a real penchant for alien silhouettes, so to continue the trend we've selected the brand's latest slippers. Complete with a ridged sole, this chunky pair is a showstopper.
Moncler Mon Mules
Swapping a typical rubber build for high-end suede, the Moncler Mon Mules are a refined take on the style for those looking for a pair that works for all occasions.
CAMPERLAB Crazy Cow Boots
Last season CAMPERLAB treated us to cow-print boots, but this season they get a whole new look with a bold pink treatment to the hairy upper.
Officine Creative Ultimate Zip Boots
Big black boots are so in style right now, thanks in no small part to Kanye's newest look. This pair from Officine Creative is, as the name suggests, something like the ultimate pair.
Bottega Veneta Stride Ankle Boots
It's rare to find a pair of boots that you can sport on the beach, without socks, and even in the water. Bottega Veneta's love of rubber footwear positions this pair perfectly for all of those things.
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