Best Slip Resistant Shoes Reviewed & Compared

Let’s start from the beginning: what are slip-resistant shoes? Well, the name says it all. They are shoes that are mainly made for standing up for long hours (normally work shifts in hospitals, restaurants, kitchens, etc.) that help you from slipping on surfaces; whether wet or dry. But let me get this straight with you right now, there is no shoe that exists that can stop you from falling on a wet surface. With the right amount of water, oil, or whatever liquid, combined with the right surface and your fast-paced environment, nothing can guarantee that you won’t fall or slip.

Last Updated: December 18, 2017
By Stephanie Ladurantaye:

This update includes all of the best slip resistant and oil resistant shoes on the market in 2017. Some come only in black while others have a few neutral colorways to remain professional.  Stay tuned for newer models in 2018.

Featured Recommendations

Skechers Soft Stride-Softie
  • Skechers Soft Stride-Softie
  • 5 out of 5
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  • Leather
  • Perforated paneling
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Skechers Sure Track Trickel
  • Skechers Sure Track Trickel
  • 4.6 out of 5
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  • Memory foam insole
  • Steel safety toe
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Reebok Work N Cushion
  • Reebok Work N Cushion
  • 4.5 out of 5
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  • Rubber sole
  • Beveled heel for forward momentum
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The slip-resistant shoe is made to offer a certain increase in resistance to sliding and skidding, with special slip-resistant soles. You will also see the terms: “anti-slip shoes”, “no slip shoes”, “non-slip shoes”, “slip proof shoes”, but they basically mean all of the same thing. They are safety working shoes, that offer you support and added protection throughout your long hour shifts. Below are my top 10 slip-resistant shoes.

 

10 Best Slip Resistant Shoes

 

1. Skechers Soft Stride-Softie

Let’s all agree on something: we all want a pair of shoes that can play the part and look the part. Well, the Skechers for Work Soft Stride-Softie Slip Resistant Lace-Up does everything. From its impressive style to its comfortable support and cool attitude, this pair of shoe is sure to please everyone and make jealous around you. The majority of the features of this shoe, as well as its quality, are required by workers and employers when accomplishing their job.
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Comfortability
That’s the number one priority when buying a pair of shoes for work, where you have to stand up for hours in a day. Don’t you hate it when you wake up the next morning and your soles hurt so much you can barely stand up? Well, this pair of shoes has a padded collar and tongue, added to the comfortability features of the Skechers that are renowned for that. They’re easy to put on and remove since the pull-tab –HOORAY for that! Seriously! – is assembled in the back of the shoe’s heel.

Natural MaterialThe other thing you want to look out for when buying a slip-resistant shoe is its material. I hate having to buy two to three pairs of shoes per year because they get used up too fast. Skechers thought of it, of us. The upper of the shoe is made of soft and flexible leather, so the clean-up at the end of the day is easy. The interior of the shoe is a natural cotton blend, which means that not only do you get all-day support, but it also means that it’s a tough build.

Cost and Value
For their quality and popularity, Skechers has kept this pair of shoes under $100.00. So if you’re looking for something that can last while being comfortable and good looking, then this shoe might just be what you’ve been looking for all this time.
Pros
  • Built-in pull tab
  • Flexible leather
  • Stain and scuff-resistant
  • Padded collar and tongue for added comfortability
Cons
  • Some reviewers noticed that they are heavier than other slip-resistant shoes

2. Skechers Felton Relaxed-Fit

Skechers for Work Fleton Slip Resistant Relaxed-Fit Work shoe has everything you need when you’re looking for working shoes. With its padded collar and tongue, memory foam insoles, supportive shock absorbing midsole and Skechers’ famous Electrical Hazard Safe design (you know, just in case), these shoes are not #2 in this list for nothing!
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Memory Foam Insoles
Don’t you dislike it when you have to start over with comfort every morning because the insole takes too much time taking the form of your feet? Well, believe it or not, these slip-resistant Skechers offer your comfortability and support with their memory foam insoles. You read me
right! Skechers thought of you and your hard working feet, and decided to add a little something special to please you. If a memory foam pillow is the best for your head, then why not offer a memory foam insole for your feet?

Relaxed Fit
Skechers is known for its special Relaxed Fit featured design that provides the foot with a roomier and comfortable fit. The last thing you want when working on your feet all day is having a pair of shoes that is too tight; the day would never end. This is why this feature is so important for these shoes. Not only do they provide you with extra comfortability with the special insoles, but they add even more support with this fit.

Cost and Value
Their price is close to the Skechers for Work Soft Stride-Softie Slip Resistant Lace-Up, but compared to them, they offer memory foam insoles as well as the Relaxed Fit that keeps your foot secure and comfortable throughout the day. These shoes can be used for casual wear, travel, as well as work and outdoor activities. They are chameleon shoes!
Pros
  • Memory foam insole
  • Shock absorbing midsole
  • Electrical Hazard Safe design
  • Relaxed Fit
Cons
  • Noisy
  • Some reviewers said that they wore off quickly

3. Reebok Work N Cushion

When you’re on your feet all day, you need support and comfortability. With its leather design, flex grooves and oil+slip resistant outsoles, these shoes work as hard as you do. But they haven’t been thought for just stand-up work. What’s fun about these shoes is that you can wear them during your workouts or to complete a casual outfit. Their black color helps them blend with anything you wear. These qualities are all reasons why Reebok Work N Cushion Walking Shoes are #3 on this list.
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Flex Grooves
Slip-resistant shoes are made with special outsoles that help you remain stable on less-than-ideal surfaces. In addition to this, Reebok added flex grooves to assist with the flexibility of the shoe for day-long comfort. A flex groove is a piece of nylon fabric placed between the outsole and midsole to add stability and stiffness without adding bulk weight. This helps you get a more natural, barefoot stride.

Faux Leather Upper
Some people might complain about faux leather, but there are qualities to buying a synthetic material shoe. Faux leather is usually more durable than real leather (but you have to maintain them properly). It tends to be more water-resistant (NOT waterproof – this isn’t the same thing) than real leather, and it’s designed to hold up against harsh weather and general working conditions. Obviously, because it’s synthetic leather, the shoes are cheaper than those made with real leather. And, if your environmentally friendly like I am, then you’re helping a few animals out there!

Cost and Value
This pair of Reebok shoes is the cheapest in our slip-resistant list, and for them to be in our top 3, then you know they’re quality. So if you have a lower budget but still want something comfortable and that can last more than just a few wears, then consider these Reebok.
Pros
  • Flex Grooves
  • Low price
  • All-purpose sneakers
  • Beveled heel for a forward momentum
Cons
  • Upper doesn’t have air holes = Heat build-up

4. Skechers Sure Track Trickel

4. Skechers Sure Track Trickel
If you’re looking for a pair of black shoes that can follow you anywhere and everywhere, then you’re at the right place. The Skechers for Work Sure Track Trickel Slip Resistant shoes are perfect for work, for casual wear, for travel and for workouts.
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Flex Sole
This really makes the shoe. Why? Because its flexibility means that you won’t be fighting the shoe, and you’ll remain comfortable all day long. These Skechers offer you a natural stance if you have to stand at the same place for hours, and they also give you a barefoot-like experience when walking. Seriously, what more do you need?

General Comfort
You need to be comfortable in order to work properly. If your feet hurt all day long, your attention will be down there and not on your tasks. Skechers offers the wearer a removable memory foam insole, just in case you’re not the memory foam person. And because of its padded collar and tongue, this means that the general comfort literally goes from your ankles to your toes.

Cost and Value
These shoes are on the higher range of the price scale for the slip-resistant shoes, but they offer so much to the wearer that it would be hard to put them aside. Take a look at those bad boys!
Pros
  • EVA Midsoles
  • FlexSole shock-absorbing midsole
  • Smooth leather upper
  • Casual comfort for every day use
  • Lace-up shoes
Cons
  • Some reviewers thought that the shoes wear-off quickly

5. Skechers Flex Advantage

5. Skechers Flex Advantage
I couldn’t let the chance go by and leave the Skechers for Work Flex Advantage Slip Resistant McAllen Slip-On to come on later in our top 10. Really, if you want a pair of slip-resistant shoes, that are durable, comfortable, breathable AND good-looking with its sporty design, then stay here! These shoes have everything that you’re looking for. Check it out!
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Upper Unit
With its smooth and durable synthetic upper, with diamond-patterned mesh fabric to add breathability, and with its dual-side elastic fabric pieces for easy slip-on slip-off, this upper unit is sure to please you. In addition to all this, the wearer even has the luck to have a padded collar for added comfort.

General Shoe Uses
It’s rarer to find a pair of slip-resistant shoe that is so polyvalent. Because of their water-resistant feature, you can wear these outdoors during light rains, and because of their sporty look, you can slip these on with a pair of jeans for a day out with friends and family. The mesh fabric really brings that shoe out of its competitors with their real and faux leather.

Cost and Value
The prices of these shoes vary from retail to resale, and from seller to seller. They can be as low as the cheapest shoes on this list and they can reach the higher scale. If these shoes are all you want, then shop a little the sellers on Amazon and you’ll be sure to find it at just the right price.
Pros
  • Breathable thanks to the mesh fabric
  • Stylish
  • Cushioning impact for added support
  • Memory Foam for added comfort
Cons
  • Poor arch support

6. Townforst Eamon Shoes

6. Townforst Eamon Shoes
This pair of shoes is especially designed for those working in restaurants, health care and service activities. The Townforst Slip and Oil Resistant Eamon shoes provide its wearer with lightweight and flexible midsoles with cushioned insoles for long-term comfort. Don’t be afraid or shy to wear them outside of work, because these stylish slip-resistant shoes can be paired up with any casual wear.
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Slip-Resistance Technology
You’ll tell me that this is important as it’s the title of the blog. Yes, I know. All of these shoes on the list have a slip-resistance technology that is proper to their company. This is why I thought it important to develop for Townforst, a company that is less known (compared to Skechers and Reebok, for example). Now, Townforst has patented a micro-channel thread that was created away from the bottom of the sole to give the shoes an added grip on all types of wet and greasy surfaces. This is extremely important if you want to stay secure throughout the day.

Comfort
Once again! You really don’t want a shoe that’s going to give you blisters after each work shift. The Townforst Slip and Oil Resistant Eamon Shoes Non Slip offer you a padded collar to offer you friction-free conditions. Not only that, but the fact that the midsoles are lightweight and extra flexible just adds more and more to your level of comfort. And before I forget, the cushioned insoles are sure to keep those unwanted blisters and bruises away!

Cost and Value
These shoes are a bargain. They are on the lower part of the price scale for the slip-resistant shoes, and they can’t seem to get enough praise from reviewers everywhere.
Pros
  • Shock absorbent
  • Friction-free for daily comfort
  • Overlay accents for extra style
  • Cushioned insoles
Cons
  • Some reviewers found the quality material to be cheap

7. New Balance Mid Training

7. New Balance Mid Training
You work hard, and your feet work a-hell-of-a-lot too, so you want to have as much support and comfort on your feet as possible. New Balance worked hard to be able to give you a shoe that would work as hard as you do (I’m saying hard a lot, aren’t I? Who cares! I love the way it rolls on the tongue… Harrrd… *ahem* ANYWAYS. Back to reviewing!). So, you want to stay comfortable if you’re going to be staying up on your feet all day, or if you just want to have a day out with some friends. No matter the shoe you buy, that’s the first thing to consider. New Balance offers you their ABZORB cushioning foam, helping absorb the shock of your foot against the floor, for added support.
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ABZORB Cushioning Foam
Yes! This is what we love, love, love! If you walk all day long without the proper support in your soles, midsoles and interior of the shoes, you’ll damn them by lunch time. This is why New Balance came out with special cushioning foam that provides you with an absorption-shock technology. The rubber content of the insole increases cushioning and compression resistance properties that aids in absorbing forceful impacts.

Materials
The upper unit of the New Balance Mid62K2 training work shoe is made of real leather. This comes in handy if you’re like me: synthetic leather makes my feet warm and stinky. But you’ll tell me that synthetic materials tend to last longer. Yes, but here’s the top tip of this shoe: the outsole is made of rubber, a synthetic material. The sole is what gets used the fastest, so you don’t want a cheaply made outsole. New Balance has you covered for both a quality and durability.

Cost and Value
These shoes are also on the lower part of the price scale, which is good if you’re looking for a name brand that known for its incredible designs providing the foot with security and comfortability.
Pros
  • ABZORB Cushioning Foam
  • Leather Upper
  • Non-Marking Outsoles
  • Compression-molded midsole
Cons
  • Runs narrow – I recommend purchasing ½ size larger

8. Skechers Flex Advantage Oxford

8. Skechers Flex Advantage Oxford
If you want a shoe that can give you both protection and comfort, then stop searching! Skechers offers you, once again, its Relaxed Fit, with a smooth leather and mesh fabric for added foot breathability. Its memory foam is sure to keep your heel and toes in a happy place, and the Electrical Hazard footwear provides you with a secondary level of protection in case accidental contact with electricity or electrically charged objects happens.
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Breathability
Ugh. I hate when I’m two hours in my shift and my feet start to get warm and sweaty, and I very well know why. My feet can’t breathe. That means that my socks will end up humid, and I’ll either end up with hot, stinky feet, or cold toes. Thank you, shoe god, for the durable mesh panels at the sides of these shoes, as well as on their heel and tongue for a cooling effect. No more stinky feet at the end of the day. Just happy feet without any blisters.

Midsole
Like the previous models in our Top 10, Skechers have put most of their attention on the midsoles. With specs like a lightweight and flexible midsole that has the FlexSole shock-absorbing quality, these shoes are sure to impress your colleagues. The leather overlay detail on the sides and heel gives the shoe additive stabilization, thus making this shoe close to perfect for a slip-resistant one.

Cost and Value
These Skechers are in the mid-range of our Top 10 Slip Resistant shoes. If you’re looking for a pair of shoes that can support you all day long without any discomfort, then this pair of shoes is sure to please you.
Pros
  • Smooth leather upper
  • Relaxed Fit
  • Removable memory foam
  • FlexSole shock absorbing midsole
  • Electrical Hazard footwear
Cons
  • Some reviewers noticed that parts of the shoe wore off quickly

9. Skechers Sure Track Erath

9. Skechers Sure Track Erath
These shoes are sure to please more than just you. With its sporty style and higher collar to fully support your ankle, these shoes can be mainly worn for work, for casual outings and for travels (of course, you can wear them whenever you want, and these are just examples). They also come in black and in white, so if you don’t have any work requirements, then you can pick the one you prefer
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Shoe Details
People tell me that details are what make the object. Well, this is true here, because without all of what these Skechers have to offer, they simply wouldn’t be. There are stitching accents and stripe designs on the sides of the shoe, adding a little je-ne-sais-quoi, because we can all agree that an all-black or all-white shoe can be boring. But this is quite the contrary with the accents. These shoes also have a 1 ¼ inch heel, adding a little height to those who might want some.

Upper Unit
Once again, Skechers offers us a quality upper unit for this shoe. The Skechers Sure Track Erath Athletic Lace Slip Resistant boot is made higher than the other sneakers on this list, giving your ankle extra support (in case of slips, this can be an important factor). The padded collar and tongue are sure to add to the comfort of your feet. And they are made of smooth leather, meaning that your feet will smell and feel good a the end of the day (if you’re wearing the proper socks, but that’s another blog)

Cost and Value
These are definitely at the higher price range of our list, but with everything they have to offer, plus two colorways, they can reach a lot of people out there. If you have a bigger budget and you’re looking for style, comfort and ankle support, then don’t look any further!
Pros
  • True to size
  • Smooth leather upper
  • Padded collar and tongue
  • Removable memory foam
Cons
  • Wears out quickly

10. Reebok Work N Cushion Leather KC

10. Reebok Work N Cushion Leather KC
Before I go any further, let me tell you now that these are not our #3. I did not make a mistake. These shoes, even though the names look a lot alike, are not #3. The difference? These ones are made out of leather. Simple as that!
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Leather Upper
I can’t repeat how useful leather uppers can be for those who have fussy feet like mine. I always have to make sure, before purchasing, that the material isn’t synthetic, or I will poison everyone around me at the end of a shift. These Reebok are perfect as they are made of genuine leather, providing your feet with the breathability they need to remain cool.

Design
If you’re looking for a low-cut design that can keep your ankles agile at all times, then don’t look any further. These Reebok are can be worn anytime, any day, anywhere and everywhere. They are the chameleon shoe that can be used as work shoes or as casual wear shoes for an outing with friends or family. And the fact that they have Velcro tabs really make those who have difficulty tying their shoes a blessing; it’s an easy slip-on slip-off relaSHOEnship (Haha!).

Cost and Value
The Reebok Work N Cushion Leather KC Walking Shoe is in the mid-range price scale. With so many positive appraisals from reviewers, and with its durability and comfort, these shoes are sure to be your best friend each working day
Pros
  • Decent fit
  • Velcro tabs for easy slip-on slip-off
  • Leather upper
  •  Low-cut design
Cons
  • Runs small – Purchase ½ size larger than you usually do

To finish, I don’t know how much I have to push on the importance of comfort, support and durability for slip-resistant shoes. They have to work as hard as you do during those shifts, and you have to feel like you’re almost walking on clouds, even after 13 hours standing on your feet. Because, let’s all face it, who wants and likes blisters? No one. Except the Blister Monster. This list really provides you with all kinds of designs, but we have kept the 3 qualities our priority. The next step is to tell us what you think about the pair you bought!