These Sneakers Are SO Good 👟

Vince Garvey slip-on sneakers in brown snake print. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

While the popularity of sneakers shows no signs of waning, it’s not a style I’ve embraced with much enthusiasm. For one thing, I don’t like fiddling with laces. And I often find classic sneaker styles just aren’t that comfortable.

Slip-On Sneakers Are The Ticket…

But I do like having a sporty-casual shoe in my wardrobe that’s travel-friendly, and can go from day to dinner. I’ve had some luck with slip-on sneakers in the past, so went hunting for a replacement pair. After trying a few styles, these were the hands-down winners.

Heaven, right out of the box! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ They’re insanely comfortable, and I love the sleek shape and warm snake print. Like other Vince sneakers I’ve tried, these run 1/2 size large. Even though the toe is more tapered, I don’t find they run narrow. The footbed is very cushioned, and there’s some arch support. I’ve been wearing these every day for the last week with nary a blister or any discomfort.

(These can convert to mules by folding down the heel section, but I like wearing them as shown above.)

If you don’t care for snake print, there are other finishes in this style to choose from. The black patent is fun, and this suede style is currently 30% off.

This isn’t a sponsored post, just really ❤️ these shoes!

Cole Haan GrandPro slip-on sneakers in leopard print. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

These were also quite good, though ultimately felt just a little too wide for me. If you have a wider foot, you might find them worth a try (and they’re currently on sale). If animal prints aren’t your thing, they also come in plain leather, and a good-looking woven style.

Naturalizer Dionne slip-on sneaker offered in Narrow widths. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

For those of you asking for slip-on sneakers in Narrow widths, this style is good-looking, offered in three colors, and currently on sale!

More Slip-on Sneaker Styles

If you like the ease and sportiness of a sneaker but in a slip-on style, here are few more options (many are budget-friendly and get high customer ratings).

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13 Comments

  1. Phyllis
    October 11, 2019 / 3:05 am

    So funny….I also really dislike lacing sneakers! Good to know I’m not the only person who feels that way. Slip-ons are the way to go. When I have a pair that lace, usually for the gym, I swap out the woven laces with elastic laces that never need to be tied.

  2. Rondi
    October 11, 2019 / 7:10 am

    Those Vince sneakers are adorable! Kind of a hefty price tag though. And slip on sneakers must fit well or you are asking for trouble. For those of us that can’t wear a medium width none of the sneakers presented will work. It’s a really cute look and I may be able to find something similar in a AA width. Clothing is made to fit all shapes and sizes. But most footwear manufacturers don’t even attempt to accommodate. Frustrating!

  3. October 11, 2019 / 7:25 am

    I have loved my Vince Blair sneakers – I agree, incredibly comfortable. Wore them for several years, sole is now wearing away. If my Achilles heals thoroughly I will get another pair. That mini-platform sole, and Vince’s way with neutrals, elevated them IMO.

  4. Kristen
    October 11, 2019 / 7:42 am

    I have been purchasing the Vince Blair slip on a for years and have added these in the brown/ivory color this season. I now own 3 pair. They are very comfortable and versatile.

  5. Rebecca Ford
    October 11, 2019 / 7:45 am

    Has anyone found a slip on sneaker that runs narrow and has arch support?

    • Laura
      October 11, 2019 / 9:47 am

      +1 to a narrow sneaker. I like Vince shoes but they’ve been too wide for a narrow heel.

      • Renee
        October 11, 2019 / 12:25 pm

        Try the Keds Double Decker style. I got it in the Kate Spade Leopard calf hair and *love* them.

  6. Mary
    October 11, 2019 / 7:51 am

    I own 3 pairs of Vince Blair slip ons and have been wearing them nonstop for about 3 years now. Yes, pricey – but so well made and sleek that the cost per wear is minimal. Perfect for travel!

  7. October 11, 2019 / 8:40 am

    These are indeed very cute. They are like the love child of sneakers and Venetian slippers. Plus snakeskin!
    I have been a fan of Sketcher Go Walks for several years. My only complaint is that the soles are so soft, they wear away quickly. But they’re like walking on marshmallows. I have wide feet and they fit great–a rare thing.

  8. Lorraine
    October 11, 2019 / 10:30 am

    You have such a gorgeous footwear collection! I am so tough on sneaks that I usually get the all canvas kind that I can throw in the washer. Tom’s Avalon are my favorite as well as the Superega mule sneakers, super comfy- I have a rose gold pair that I will never part with!

  9. Kathleen
    October 12, 2019 / 2:59 pm

    LOVE the snake print!

  10. MaureenC
    October 13, 2019 / 3:47 am

    Lovely sneakers, they are perfect with your new palette and I agree many mainstream styles aren’t that comfortable. However I can’t wear any of the sneakers on the Nordstrom website, if you don’t wear leather the only styles available are in the children’s department!
    Having been vegetarian for thirty years I took the decision last January to be more consistent in my habits and not buy any new leather. I still wear my leather shoes and will get second hand bags from time to time but I don’t want to contribute to an industry which raises animals solely to kill them for making shoes and handbags (thinking that leather is a by product of the meat/dairy industry is a common misconception).
    I don’t know if this is as live an issue in the US as it is this side of the pond?

    • Kathleen
      October 13, 2019 / 6:42 pm

      Besides, I think they are making good looking vegan bags and jackets. Do the shoes wear well?

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