We’ve spent a lot of time waiting over the last year. So long, in fact, that when this all ends we might never wait again. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that time is valuable and we’ve lost a whole lot of it. So, how do we combat this sense of loss? Slip-on shoes.

We get it, it sounds stupid. Realistically, slip-on shoes are not going to reverse the hardships of the last year but their easygoing, no-nonsense nature embodies our mindset for the foreseeable. To compound the fact that slip-ons are, indirectly, a post-COVID mood, there’s been a flurry of slip-on shoes that have caught our eye in recent seasons.

From mule loafers to technical sandals, slip-on shoes have had a veritable glow-up, becoming the subject of many luxury collections. With the help of SSENSE's summer sale, we’ve rounded up 10 pairs of the best slip-on shoes for summer 2021 and they're all in the sale right now.

Shop the best slip-on shoes for the summer below.

Suicoke KAW-CAB Sandals

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KAW-CAB Sandals



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When it comes to slip-on shoes, SUICOKE always has to be part of the conversation. This pair of KAW-CAB Sandals is everyday technical style at its very best.

JW Anderson Curb Chain Loafers

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Curb Chain Loafers


J.W. Anderson

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JW Anderson’s slip-ons have become a regular fixture in the label’s collections. Typified by enormous fixtures across the vamp, it’s no surprise they’re returning this season.

Salomon RX Moc 3.0 Advanced Sneakers

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RX Moc 3.0 Advanced Sneakers



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French label Salomon has had a year to remember, riding the tsunami of gorpcore and technical fashion with ease. The RX Moc 3.0 sits somewhere between water shoes and everyday sneaker, so we’re going to sport them like everyday sneakers.

Officine Creative Agora 4 Sandals

Agora 4 Sandals


Officine Creative

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Officine Creative takes a supremely refined look at the classic one-strap clog silhouette. A rugged outsole contrasts with a beautiful, one-piece suede upper in soft grey.

Martine Rose Slip-On Loafers

Slip-On Loafers


Martine Rose

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Martine Rose’s mule loafers are unmissable. A chain-link crosses the vamp in place of a classic horsebit fixture, and that's only where the differences begin. Everything about this pair of loafers is subverted.

BY WALID Kris Slides

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Kris Slides



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By Walid is a label that has really caught our eye lately. Its signature cocktail of neutral palettes and expert patchwork comes to a perfect head in this pair of Kris Slides.

1017 ALYX 9SM Logo Sandals

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Logo Sandals


1017 ALYX 9SM

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Slip-ons aren’t always about speed and function, though they’re some of the style’s great appeals. This pair from 1017 ALYX 9SM show s a slower, more elegant side to the category with a sleek buffed leather build.

SUBU Packable Loafers

Packable Loafers



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A pair of loafers made for more. SUBU’s Packable Loafers feature a quilted upper cut from Teflon-coated ripstop as well as a rubber sole. If you’re spending any time in the great outdoors this season, these are a must.

Saint Laurent Raffia Sandals

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Raffia Sandals


Saint Laurent

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A brief departure from the usual sharp, city-slicking aesthetic of Saint Laurent, this pair of raffia sandals is a dream for summer. It's lining up to be a bohemian season, so mirror it in your footwear choice.

Burberry Logo Slides

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Logo Slides



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Burberry's name holds weight anywhere in the world. So whether you're stepping cobbled streets or gracing the poolside, this orange pair of slides from Burberry keeps standards high.

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