Best Slip-On Skate Shoes for Men

Slip-ons are a great choice for skateboarding due to the fact that they don’t have laces, which are the last thing you want to trip you up as you maneuver your board. The style is also beloved for how quick and easy it is to pull on. With a wide variety of options on the market though, it can be a little overwhelming to weed through all the options. As a starting point, look for styles that feature vulcanized rubber soles for great board feel and the perfect amount of flexibility. With that in mind, we curated some of the best slip-on skate shoes for men.

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1. Adidas Sabalo Slip-On

These have a durable canvas upper embroidered with the brand’s Trefoil logo and rubber outsoles featuring a Geoflex tread for grippy support.

Pros: They’re equipped with a cushy footbed.

Cons: They might run a tad small.

adidas Skateboarding Men's Sabalo Slip
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2. Vans Checkerboard Slip-On

This style also features a lightweight canvas upper, padded collars for enhanced comfort and the brand’s signature rubber waffle outsoles.

Pros: These are offered in a wide range of colorways to choose from.

Cons: Some may find they take a little time to break in.
vans checkerboard slip on

3. New Balance 101v1 Slip-On

These also have a heavy-duty canvas upper, durable rubber outsoles and Fresh Foam midsoles delivering plush, responsive cushioning.

Pros: They include rear pull tabs and come in four colors and wide width sizes.

Cons: This pair also may run small.

New Balance Men's 101v1 Skate Shoe
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