In today’s article, I am going to bring you my favorite and most comfortable slides.
Is it me or is every single sneakerhead saying that they’ll rather wear slides instead of their sneakers when it comes to the summertime?
If that’s true, then this article is definitely for you because I’m going to talk about some really comfortable slides that you should definitely have.
We have slides from:
- New Balance
- Hoka One One
- Under Armour
Let’s dive right into it…
Most Comfortable Slides
Most of us sneaker people know that the Adidas Adilette Cloudfoam Slide is pretty much amazing.
It’s the best bang for the buck for sure, but there’s a lot of other slides on the market.
I’m going to go ahead and break them down from the most comfortable to the least comfortable.
1. Adidas Yeezy Slides
The most comfortable slide for me is the Adidas Yeezy Slides.
This is one of those slides that really surprised me. I thought this was going to be terrible and I actually did a review on the new Yeezy Slides if you guys missed it.
The very first version of the Yeezy Slides was not comfortable at all, but I think that they changed whatever the materials are because these are really soft, squishy, and really a great feel on feet.
Not only that, the Yeezy Slides were half a size smaller, but Yeezy actually fixed the sizing on the 2022 versions because I found the Onyx to be true to size.
Obviously, the Yeezy Slides and the Adilette 22 below are probably the craziest looking slides out of all of the group, but for the squishy feel, man the Yeezys are great.
If you can catch them at retail, that’s great, but for the most part, they’re over $200+ usually depending on the colorway because obviously, the aftermarket’s kind of crazy.
So, the Yeezy Slide is my favorite one out of all the slides that I reviewed.
Tina says her son loves how comfortable these are. Read her review on Amazon.
- Super comfortable & marshmallowy
- Foam is incredibly soft, cushy, and it bounces back really nicely
- Thick midsole that brings you off
- Bottom tread compress adding to the comfort & bounce
- Great around the house, walking the dog, going to the store…
- Semi-gloss finish for easy on and off
- Surprisingly durable
- For some people, the heel sinks more than the forefoot
- Almost impossible to grab for retail
2. Adidas Adilette 22
The Adilette 22 is the brand-new Adilette from Adidas and it’s my second most comfortable slide. Kanye West hates it, but I love it.
This is the slide that’s literally making waves in the sneaker community.
In addition to the wild aesthetics of this slide, I think the main reason that the Adilette 22 actually sold out was because this slide was priced at a relatively reasonable $55.
When you compare this to the Yeezy Slide above which usually sells out and resells for $200+, this is not a terrible price.
It’s funny that we’re already comparing the Adidas Adilette 22 to the Adidas Yeezy Slides because that seems to be Kanye’s main problem with this shoe.
I’m happy to report that because the Adilette 22 is made up entirely of EVA foam, they are significantly softer, more comfortable underfoot, and are miles ahead of the original Adilette.
However, if you’re into that super-soft underfoot feel, the Yeezy Slide is softer than the Adilette.
- Super-oft and comfortable underfoot feel
- Interesting, futuristic, and polarizing look
- Entirely 3D printed
- Natural and renewable materials (17% plant-based)
- Very versatile
- Sizing is all over the place
3. Adidas Alphabounce Slide
This is basically an upgraded nicer version of the Adilette Cloudfoam slide which is a fan favorite to me as well.
I could see why I like the Alphabounce better just because it’s an elevated version of the Cloudfoam.
It has a really soft cushioning system and it’s done in such a good way where this is so comfortable. It’s just really soft where it needs to be and it has a lot of traction where it needs also.
The fact that there is an adjustable strap makes this one a heavy-weight contender because literally for heavy weights, if you need extra wiggle room, then you can open up that strap a little bit and let your foot breathe a little bit more.
You have a really crazy-looking midsole with all the different grooves and stuff.
In terms of sizing, I went up a half size to a size 10.
The Alphabounce is just very comfortable, it feels really good, there’s a nice amount of grip to it, and it’s versatile enough where I can wear these out and about, but it’s also one of those slides you could wear indoors.
Lio says these are really comfortable. Read his review on Amazon.
- Great to slip on and off with minimal effort
- Really comfortable to wear around the house after a full day of activity
- Great value
- Cushy yet supportive enough to do most of the low-key tasks
- Adjustable Velcro strap for a better fit
- Somewhat ugly
4. Under Armour Rock Slide
This is a pretty versatile slide because it has the most traction provided by the Michelin Wild Gripper on the bottom.
Basically, it’s very sticky Michelin rubber on the bottom, but the footbed is actually really soft and squishy as well.
The overall shape and the look of the slides is actually really nice for the price.
Unfortunately, I got a half size too small and I should have got a size 10 instead of a 9. They do fit a little bit snug on my feet just because of the wrong size, but this is an exceptional slide from Under Armour.
This slide actually makes me want to try some of their Charged technology from the other shoes they have on the market.
Lio says these are ridiculously comfortable. Read his review on Amazon.
- Foam material is ridiculously comfortable & bouncy underfoot
- Molds to your feet after a couple of wears
- Great for gym or just outdoor walking
- Soft & flexible to your feet
- Michelin outsole provides insane grip & shock absorption
- Secure for runs to the trash in winter
- Strap is not adjustable and quite tight (size up)
5. Oofos Ooahh Sport Flex Slide
The Oofos slide above features a regular strap whereas the slide below comes with an adjustable strap. But primarily, the outsole and the midsole are exactly the same on both of them.
The adjustable strap is a really great option for people that have wide feet. So, for the wide-foot gang out there, this is an incredibly comfortable soft squishy slide that is definitely worth a look.
Mathew says these help with his foot issues. Read his review on Amazon.
- Lightweight & comfortable (like walking on clouds)
- Cushy but not too squishy or mushy to where they feel unstable
- Great as house slippers, recovery after workouts, beach…
- Built-in arch support
- Lessens the impact of walking on hard surfaces
- Great for flat feet and narrow feet
- Great for most foot issues
- Strap is a bit tight for high-arched people
- Not the cutest design
Next, this is where I’m going to get a lot of hate…
6. Skechers Hyper Recovery Slide
The Hyper Burst material is the same foam featured in Skechers’ best running shoes like the Skechers Max Road.
Hyper Burst is incredibly soft and it’s something that most people, unfortunately, aren’t going to give a try just because it’s a Sketcher shoe.
I totally get that, but honestly, these things are absolutely incredible on feet.
There’s also Goodyear outsole traction. Obviously, Skechers are taking notes from other companies that are using traction from tire companies like Adidas and their UltraBoosts, but these are pretty exceptional on feet.
Again, the Hyper Burst technology is soft and squishy and kind of has a weird cellular feel to it, but it’s really quite good and a top-five contender for sure if you’re looking for a really comfortable pair of slides.
The build quality of the strap isn’t anything fancy, but the midsole placement is nice with the Goodyear traction.
Nikolai loves how comfortable these are. Read his review on Amazon.
- Soft, cushiony, comfortable underfoot but still supportive
- Fits great and cradles the heel comfortably
- Great underfoot after a day on feet
- Perfect for around the house & hardwood floors
- Great as a post-run recovery slide
- Dries quickly (great for the pool & beach)
- Material doesn’t rub against your skin causing discomfort
- Offers decent traction
- A bit slippery in wet conditions
7. Nike SolarSoft Benassi Slide
The SolarSofts are actually really comfortable and they’re probably one of the slides that people recognize the most. They have good structure and are really soft and squishy where you need it on the shoe.
There are a bunch of different versions, but the SolarSoft is the version that I’ve worn a ton. It’s specifically really soft and rubbery and great on feet.
I would say for the price, these things are really good on feet.
All in all, it’s just a really good slide in general on feet and I’ve had these ones for years and I wear them all the time.
Tod regrets this is his first pair ever. Read his review on Amazon.
- Material is soft & ultra comfortable
- Bottom is really durable
- The smooth insole is a blessing
- Nice & snug but not too tight
- Offers good arch support & plenty of padding
- Outsole is nice and soft but still firm
- Grip is solid in wet conditions
- Great around the house, hikes, cross-country road trips, work, beach…
- Footbed gets slick when wet
8. APL Lusso & Big Logo Slides
Both of these are really comfortable pairs of slides.
The APLs definitely have a very nice luxury look to them. Unfortunately, you do have to pay that price because they’re outrageously priced at $195.
I do like the quilted leather across your toe and on the footbed. If you’re looking for a comfortable luxury slide, this is definitely on the higher-end luxury market.
In terms of squishiness, there are other ones out here that I already mentioned that actually feel better, softer, and squishier under feet, but something about the structure and the way that these are put together, it just works and it feels good on feet.
Again, it doesn’t always have to be soft and squishy to be comfortable.
- Very expensive
9. Adidas Adilette Cloudfoam Slide
The Adilette is normally everybody’s number one on their list because it’s so incredibly soft, squishy, and comfortable.
But while this is one of the most comfortable slides on the market, I think it lacks a little bit of structure, which is a downside for those people that want more structure.
You really can’t beat the retail price.
They’re made really well considering the price point.
If you’re looking for the most affordable slides, this is definitely a must-have in everybody’s collection in my opinion.
Jonathan says these get even more comfortable with wear. Read his review on Amazon.
- Comfortable, lightweight, soft yet supportive
- Great for the house or zipping to the gas station or grocery store
- Soft & spongy bottoms
- Holds up really well to the daily wear & tear
- Sits comfortably around the foot
- Secure but not too tight
- Runs a little large
10. Adidas Pharrell Hu Slides
This is a little bit expensive coming in at $100, but I really do like this slide. The price makes these slides kind of on the higher-end designer side of things obviously.
I know the Boost in the Boost Slide is not super amazing, but there’s something about the Pharrell version that makes these a little bit more luxurious.
I like the foot liner on the bottom of the shoe, which is definitely a nice plus and the outsole has really nice traction.
Also, the strap is really comfortable as well. It might be the most comfortable one out of all of them out here and it is adjustable as well.
I would say pound for pound, I think it’s not worth the extra money because it’s not the most comfortable version, but I really like the overall fit.
Sometimes, the squish doesn’t make a shoe a better slide and sometimes it’s just the right build quality in a product that makes it just feel better than some of the other stuff out there even if it’s not squishy.
You can find this great all-around slide on sales, but $100 is a steep price.
- Soft & exceptionally comfortable
- Padded along the upper part for extra comfort
- Boasts a full-length Boost midsole
- Perfect for lounging around the house & everywhere else
- Has a thick and breathable adjustable Velcro strap
- Runs small (size up)
- When wet, the strap is going to take longer to dry
11. Nike Offcourt
This is a really nice version of a slide from Nike. The Revive foam is very soft underfoot, and then you also do have some traction underneath.
It’s not going to be the best traction underneath because it’s a dual-density foam where it’s a little bit firmer foam underneath.
The strap does feel a little bit cheap across as well.
So, if you’re looking for a comfortable slide from Nike, this is going to be your most bang for your buck.
Again, these Nike slides are super-comfortable and a nice recovery slide.
I can see why they call it the Offcourt after a game because it’s definitely a very comfortable option.
J.P says these exceeded her expectations. Read her review on Amazon.
- Really soft (like walking on pillows), super comfortable, & light
- Good arch support & fit
- Great for the house, errands, and post workouts
- Strap is cushioned enough and positioned in the right place
- Good for narrow feet as well
- No rubbing or discomfort
- Runs a little snug
12. Hoka Ora Recovery Slide
This is a really massive stacked slide. It’s just really big yet very lightweight as well. If you’re a fan of Hoka, which is a running brand, you’re really going to like this slide.
I think the comfort is there, but it’s just not the most comfortable.
So, if you want something with a really nice high stack on it, this is definitely a shoe that has a high stack.
There’s a little bit of a rocker motion in it, which I don’t really like because you can see the toe goes up a little bit.
Overall, this slide is a very nice and lightweight option.
Evan says these are like a spa for the feet. Read her review on Amazon.
- Provides wonderful arch support & superior cushioning
- Super comfortable
- Contours the arch and absorbs shock
- Rocker geometry makes walking smoother
- Helps balance ankles & stabilize joints
- Great for the house, shower, beach, pool, post-workout recovery
- Great for even high arches and high insteps!
- Limited colors
- A bit roomy for slim feet
Number 13 goes to Crocs…
13. Crocs LiteRide Slides
The Crocs LiteRide is so incredibly good on your feet.
This is another pair that I bought because I wanted ones that look like slides and not just like regular Crocs and these are the biggest surprise of the entire group.
I shouldn’t actually be that surprised because these really remind me of the other Crocs Lite pairs of sneakers that are just mega comfortable.
This Crocs LiteRide material is surprisingly excellent and it’s definitely better than the regular Crocs Croslite material. It’s super soft and squishy on your feet and you can feel it all the way through.
There’s a little button on the bottom and there’s a lot of foundation and structure to the sandal as well.
All in all, these things felt perfect. Size 9 is what I went with and they fit me perfectly fine.
I know I have a lot of expensive sneakers and slides in my collection, but I’m not embarrassed to be wearing these Crocs.
I know there’s a lot of people that would be embarrassed to be wearing Crocs slides, but if comfort is what you’re looking for, these are some of the cheapest most comfortable slides you could get.
But since 2020 (people staying home because of the restrictions) and after some artists like Bad Bunny, Post Malone, and Justin Bieber started wearing them, Crocs’ popularity has grown exponentially.
If you like Bounce, Boost, and Cloudfoam cushion technologies, try these out because the Crocs LiteRide is an amazing technology and it’s really good on feet.
In my opinion, the Crocs Slides offer the best cushioning and structure ratio for a slide this cheap.
Chris loves how comfortable the LiteRide material is. Read her review on Amazon.
- Very cheap
- Very comfy & looks good
- Lightweight, supportive under the arch, practical & versatile!
- Footbed is almost a memory foam but more sturdy
- Good value & holds up extremely well
- Great around town, quick errands, house, beach…
- Offers a cradle for your heel to sit & stay in place
- Easy to clean
- Won’t scuff up your floors
- Not true to size
14. Adidas Adilette Boost Slides
I was anticipating these shoes forever because this is something that I wanted Adidas to make a reality.
Unfortunately, even though I like the overall shape of the slide, it’s just not executed as well as I would have liked.
The comfort of these is not really anything fancy because the Boost is not really that felt.
Also, there’s a little felt section which is overtaking more of the upper than it probably should. Because of that, I just can’t feel the Boost very well.
Also, there is full traction on the outsole and so it feels like a sandwich of Boost that doesn’t work very well.
The outsole is really thin in the front toe section where maybe I was hoping for a little bit more thickness.
The cover over top is actually really nice and the three stripes that are rubberized across the toe box are really nice.
So, if you’re looking for something that has more of a firm feeling and more structure than what the Cloudfoams offer, these are definitely a step in the right direction.
With that being said, it’s just not worth the $60 to $80 in my opinion for the slides, especially when there’s so many other good options on the market.
In terms of sizing, I got a size 9 but I should have got a size 10 because these seem to run on the smaller side of the spectrum.
I am looking forward to seeing what Adidas does in the future. Hopefully, they’ll make some adjustments and make a really comfortable Boost slide because I know they can do it, especially since they have so many other really comfortable slides.
All in all, the traction is nice, but the overall comfort is just not very well felt, which is painful to me because I love the idea of a Boost slide.
- Comfy & squishy underfoot enough
- Supportive yet cute & stylish
- Fits most foot types comfortably
- Has a soft non-irritating strap
- Helps relieve pressure points
- Very durable Continental rubber sole
- Comes in vibrant colors as well
- No half sizes
- Runs a little small
The 15th spot goes to New Balance…
15. New Balance 200 V1 Slide
This slide is actually pretty nice, but it’s pretty much a generic basic slide. If you’re a fan of New Balance, it has a New Balance logo across the arch.
Again, it’s a very standard slide and there’s nothing crazy about it.
I feel like they need to come up with a New Balance slide that features their super soft foams like FuelCell or Fresh Foam because that would be the one that I would buy for sure.
Southernhome loves the comfort, width, and price. Read his review on Amazon.
- Offers great comfortability & cushioning in a stylish sport design
- Wide size fits wide feet perfectly
- Maybe the only slide that comes in size 15 X-Wide
- Strap is tall and wide enough
- Dries quickly
- Needs some breaking in before they become amazing
It pains me to say it, but the last spot goes to another Crocs classic…
16. Crocs Classic Slides
These slides are actually really comfortable and these are not to be confused with the Crocs Classic Clogs which are actually really good as well.
The slides are just really simple and easy to clean. The overall comfort is there, but there’s a better Crocs slide that I mentioned earlier in this list.
- Doesn’t feel tight for wide feet
- Wonderfully comfortable and versatile
- Great if you can’t wear sandals or flip-flops anymore
- Durable & easy to clean (house, quick trip to the store, dirty yard, camping, muddy waters…)
- Does not store much residual moisture.
- Needs more support
- The height of the strap might fit males better than females
Other online shops to buy these slides…
I have two slides that I wanted to mention that I would not recommend straight off the bat because I found them really uncomfortable:
Nike Asuna Slides
These slides look really cool but the comfort is just not there.
This Suicoke slide is kind of on the borderline of luxury slide versus comfort slide. There’s just something about the midsole and the weird placement of the bump in the back that drove me off.
All in all, this one was the most expensive slide that I bought ($200) and probably my least favorite out of all of them.
Personally, it just doesn’t work for me, but I know other people find this shoe really comfortable.
That’s pretty much it for these most comfortable slides.
This is just my honest opinion. If you guys have a difference in opinion or other slides that you really like, go ahead and drop a comment in the comments section.
Until then, see you in the next one 🙂