Hate wearing socks with shoes? I’m with you. But most sockless shoe styles hold moisture and make your feet smell after a few wears. That’s why these 10 shoes are so special. Some are lace-up and some are slip-on, but they’re all stylish—and none of them will make your feet stick.
Shoes You Can Wear Without Socks
Sanuk Bianca Perf
The attractive Oxford-style Sanuk Bianca Perf shoes take up minimal space in a suitcase and are perfect for when you need to dress up a casual outfit. The perforated detailing and microfiber covered PU footbed with antimicrobial additive prevents your feet from smelling. And, the yoga mat heel pod, found on most Sanuk styles, lends extra comfort.
Price and Where to Buy: $45 on Amazon.
Crocs Beach Line Canvas Slip-On
Despite their name, Crocs Beach Line Canvas Slip-Ons can be worn many places beyond the beach. Their canvas style gives off a casual vibe, but they look great with khakis and jeans, too. The side vents and Croslite foam cushion allow for breathability, which means stink-free feet and comfort.
Price and Where to Buy: $39 on Amazon.
Hush Puppies Sebeka Piper
Available in neutral and bold colors, Hush Puppies Sebeka Pipers are the only shoes you need to pack for a weekend getaway. Their simple style can be dressed up or down, and the suede-lined footbed has soft memory foam and a supportive EVA sock, so your feet can breathe in comfort and style.
Price and Where to Buy: $40 on Amazon.
OluKai Nohea Lace Leather Mesh
The OluKai Nohea Lace Leather Mesh is a great casual style for men who do a lot of walking. The upper part of the shoe is made from soft leather, and the contoured footbed has a Dri-Lex microfiber cover that’s removable and washable. If your shoes start to smell, just throw the footbed in the wash.
Price and Where to Buy: $77 on Amazon.
Sanuk Isabel Prints
Like the Sanuk Bianca Perf shoes, the Sanuk Isabel Prints style also has a footbed with a yoga mat heel pod and an antimicrobial additive for comfort and sweat-free feet. The slip-on style comes in five bold and colorful prints, adding some color to any travel outfit.
Price and Where to Buy: $15 on Amazon.
This full-grain leather Born Paine shoe is a great loafer style pair for men that won’t leave feet smelly. The soft leather lining hugs the foot while wicking away moisture. It also has a DRYZ moisture-managing footbed.
Price and Where to Buy: $123 on Amazon.
Merrell Mimix Cheer
The lace-up Merrell Mimix Cheer shoes are both supportive and comfortable, on top of being stink-free. They’re treated with M Select FRESH, which features antimicrobial technology to minimize odors. They also have a Remember Me foam footbed and an M Select GRIP outsole for traction and grip.
Price and Where to Buy: $48 on Amazon.
Clarks Reeney Helen
The Reeney Helen is a great trans-seasonal shoe from Clarks that will look great with a variety of outfits and is available in a variety or metallic and neutral leather styles. The perforated leather at the top of the shoe allows for breathability, and the OrthoLite footbed can be removed.
Price and Where to Buy: $40 on Amazon.
AllBirds Wool Runners
Like the shoe version of your favorite travel companion, AllBirds’ Wool Runners are flexible, solid, supportive, soft, and don’t smell even when they’re sweaty. These athleisure shoes are made to be worn barefoot and are machine washable. They come in women’s and men’s sizes.
Price and Where to Buy: $95 for men’s and women’s at AllBirds Wool Runners.
Suavs Original Slip-On
The Suavs Original Slip-On shoes might actually might be the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever tried, and they go with everything from dresses to a t-shirt and jeans. Their versatility doesn’t end there, either. The soft and stretchy material adjusts to your foot, and the rubber sole bends with your foot’s movement. Plus, the insole is made from a microfiber terry fabric that absorbs all moisture, so you won’t have stinky, sweaty feet. There’s even a winter version that’s fur-lined for warmth.
Suavs Original Slip-On shoes are unisex and come only in full sizes, so the company recommends going a size down if you wear a half size.
Price and Where to Buy: $55 on Suavs.
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Editor’s note: This story was originally published in 2016. It has been updated to reflect the most current information.