In theory, slides are among the comfiest shoes you can find. However, the reality is that they often end up flopping around on your feet, giving you blisters or making your feet sore. That's why I've spent time combing the internet to find you the most comfortable slides in existence. Here's what I looked for:
- Well-cushioned footbeds: While slides are often prone to hard footbeds, I made sure all of these have soft EVA foam or other cushioning materials for extra comfort. Some picks even have added features like arch support, and all of them have reviews vouching for their comfort.
- Shock-absorbing soles: In addition to the footbeds, I made sure the soles are well-built with a shock-absorbing layer to help prevent your feet from getting tired. I also looked for some degree of traction and grip.
- Soft, no-chafe straps: Another common problem with slides is rough straps that cut into your skin or give you blisters. All of these slides are made with soft straps that fans say don't rub or chafe.
- Snug fit: If you've ever walked around in slides that are too loose, you know how easy they are to accidentally kick off. Each of my picks feature a snug design, many with adjustable closure systems like VELCRO, buckles, or hooks. Just note that slides in general tend to run big, so examine the sizing carefully and consider ordering a size down.
Given these factors, here are the most comfortable women's slides.