Best Non-Slip Shoes in 2023

Injuries can happen can to anyone.

And one of the easiest ways to become injured is by slipping. This is especially true for people who work in environments with slippery floors. And while sometimes you want a shoe that can slide on the floor, for most people this is quite dangerous.

We’ve reviewed the best non-slip shoes that will keep you safe on any surface. The shoes we’ve chosen not only protect you from slipping, but also offer support and comfort.

We recommend the Merrell Jungle Moc Leather SR Work Shoe as our top pick. It has an M Select GRIP rubber outsole, a full-grain leather upper, and moderate 3 mm lugs for better grip.

Let’s have a look at the full list of shoes we recommend to keep you safe on your feet.

Top 3 Best and Favorites

 

Merrell Jungle Moc Leather SR Work Shoe

 

  • Full-grain leather upper
  • Contoured footbed
  • Air cushioning in the heel
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Fila Memory Workshift Slip Resistant Shoe

 

  • Leather and synthetic upper
  • Memory foam footbed
  • Slip-resistant sole
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Thorogood SOFT STREETS Plain Toe Oxford

 

  • Full-grain leather
  • Comfort weave lining
  • Removable single-density inserts
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Best Overall

1. Merrell Jungle Moc Leather SR Work Shoe

This shoe is classified as a work shoe and it’s available in both men’s and women’s models.

It comes in black or brown. The full-grain leather upper is durable enough to withstand being on site while still being stylish enough to wear outside of work.

The COMFORTBASE contoured footbed with rubberized EVA foam in the midsole provides a supportive base and keeps your feet cradled comfortably. For even more shock-absorbing, there’s an air cushion in the heel. A molded nylon shank in the arch offers good support on the medial side of the shoe.

The outsole is extremely rugged on this shoe. It’s covered in 3 mm lugs, with smaller, round lugs running in an hourglass shape down the middle of the sole and larger oval-shaped lugs on both the medial and lateral side, running up the side of the midfoot.

The Merrell M Select GRIP rubber offers excellent traction and it’s also heat-resistant so you can tread safely—but briefly—on surfaces of up to 500 °F.

It is also certified slip-resistant on wet and oily surfaces, and meets electrical hazard—EH—safety standards.

These shoes do run slightly narrow, so you may need to order a size up if you like a bit of room in your shoes.

PROS:

  • Full-grain leather upper
  • Contoured footbed
  • Air cushioning in the heel
  • M Select GRIP rubber outsole

CONS:

  • These shoes are somewhat narrow and you may need to order a size up if you want a bit of room
 

Top Value

2. Fila Memory Workshift Slip Resistant Shoe

This shoe looks sporty so it’s best for wearing outside of work or in workplaces that don’t require a smart shoe.

It’s available in both black and white—men’s and women’s. The upper is made from a combination of leather and synthetic textile, which is durable and gives the shoe good structure.

Your feet will be well-cushioned with a memory foam footbed and sock liner. These are also both lightweight so you’ll feel light on your feet whether you’re in the office, on-site, or walking through the mall.

It uses a traditional lacing system which also has two extra eyelets for those who wish to get a tighter fit higher up on the foot.

The full rubber outsole is certified slip-resistant—ASTM F2913-11. Although the sole is designed to keep you safe on smooth or slippery surfaces, the manufacturer notes that it is only slip-resistant, not slip-proof, especially on wet surfaces.

Individuals who like to wear a custom orthotic may not be able to do so in this shoe, as the insole is not removable.

PROS:

  • Leather and synthetic upper
  • Memory foam footbed
  • Slip-resistant sole
  • Available in two colors

CONS:

  • The insole is not removable and it may not be possible to use an orthotic with these shoes
 

Most Durable

3. Thorogood Soft Streets Plain Toe Oxford

The Thorogood Soft Streets Plain Toe Oxford has an upper made from highly durable full-grain leather.

For step-in comfort, they feature a Comfort Weave lining and a single-layer Comfort 125 polyurethane footbed, which is removable. It also has a contoured heel cup, which helps to keep the foot safely in place.

The Soft Streets outsole is made from dual-density polyurethane, which is direct-injected to offer both flexibility and durability. A steel toe not only keeps your toes safe, but also increases the lifespan of this shoe, especially if it’s worn on rough terrain or dangerous sites.

They are also available in wide and extra-wide sizes. There may be a long break-in period as the leather can be hard.

PROS:

  • Full-grain leather
  • Comfort weave lining
  • Removable single-density inserts
  • Slip-resistant outsole

CONS:

  • May be a long break-in period
 

Best Cushioning

4. Skechers Work Relaxed Fit: Max Cushioning Elite SR

Available in regular and wide sizes, the Skechers Work Relaxed Fit Max Cushioning Elite SR is an athletic-looking shoe with a generous amount of cushioning. A 2-inch Ultra GO Work foam cushion absorbs shock on every foot strike.

Relaxed Fit technology allows for a spacious fit in the forefoot, so the toes can splay naturally. For plush comfort, there’s a cushioned memory foam insole.

A mesh upper with synthetic overlays on the side is both breathable and well-structured. It features a traditional lacing system with flat fabric laces. This shoe is also machine washable.

The outsole is slip-resistant and oil-resistant, providing good traction on wet and dry surfaces. A midfoot strike zone and flex grooves in the forefoot help with a smooth transition.

PROS:

  • Relaxed Fit design
  • Ultra GO Work midsole cushioning
  • Full-length memory foam insole
  • Slip-resistant traction outsole

CONS:

  • The sizing may be inconsistent
 

Top Slip-on

5. SKECHERS Work: Otsego – Kanvie SR (men)

This men’s moc toe slip-on has a casual design with a RepelWell canvas upper that is both stylish and durable. It is water-repellent and stain-repellent, keeping the shoe in good condition for longer.

A lightweight, 1-inch midsole provides protection of the feet and joints by dispersing shock. There’s also an air-cooled memory foam insole that adds an extra layer of plush cushion.

The outsole is slip-resistant and also keeps you safe on oily surfaces. It features a herringbone-patterned tread in the middle of the shoe and the edges are reinforced with more soft, grippy rubber.

This shoe is ideal for men who are specifically looking for a slip-on shoe. But those who do a lot of walking may find that they have some heel slippage as the shoe isn’t able to be tightened to fit the foot snugly.

PROS:

  • Durable canvas upper
  • Water and stain-repellent material
  • Memory Foam insole
  • Rubber outsole

CONS:

  • May be heel slippage due to being unable to tighten the shoe snugly
 

6. SKECHERS Work Relaxed Fit: Sure Track – Atrium SR (women)

These women’s slip-ons are ideal for a number of different workplaces.

Elastic goring panels on either side make it easy to slip on and the smooth leather upper looks professional and also makes the shoe durable. A Relaxed Fit design with a generous toe box, a padded collar, and a soft fabric lining offer a plush in-step feel.

There’s a 1 ¼-inch heel and the moderate midsole offers flexibility and shock absorption. A memory foam insole adds to the plush inner feel and can be removed if you need to add a custom orthotic.

It also features the Skechers Slip-Resistant rubber outsole, which is also oil-resistant and EH—electrical hazard—safety-tested.

PROS:

  • Smooth, leather upper
  • Side elastic panels
  • Removable comfort insole
  • Slip-resistant rubber outsole

CONS:

  • These shoes may run narrow
 

Best Clog

7. Birkenstock Profi-Birki

If you prefer a clog-style shoe, then the Birkenstock Profi-Birki may be your new favorite shoe.

It features a raised heel and a slightly extended front that promotes a natural forward motion, keeping the shoe stable.

The entire shoe is made from polyurethane, and it also has an anatomically shaped footbed that can be removed. It’s easy to add a custom orthotic or to wash the insole—it can withstand washing at up to 140℉—60°C. The clog itself can be washed in water of up to 176℉—80°C.

The PU sole is resistant to oil and grease and should keep you safe on your feet on smooth or slippery surfaces. These shoes run large so it’s advisable to order a size smaller than you would usually.

PROS:

  • Anatomically-shaped footbed
  • Moisture-wicking microfiber lining
  • Oil- and grease-resistant sole
  • Washable (insole and shoe)

CONS:

  • These shoes run large and it’s advisable to order a size larger
 

Top For Support

8. Brooks Addiction Walker V-Strap 2

The Brooks Addiction Walker V-Strap 2 is a motion-control shoe that is suitable for overpronators.

It provides excellent support thanks to the Extended Progressive Diagonal Rollbar, which is a dual-density posting system in the medial midfoot, designed to prevent overpronating feet from rolling inwards.

The full-grain leather upper also hugs the foot and provides external support, as well as durability. A dual hook-and-loop Velcro closure provides custom foot lockdown without pressure points on the bridge of the foot.

BioMoGo DNA foam in the midsole contours to the shape of the fit for custom support and cushion. It offers good energy return and comfort. A light removable insert can make way for orthotics if necessary.

Certified slip-resistant rubber on the outsole helps to provide traction when you need it most. An MC Pod design in the forefoot features strategically-placed flex grooves for flexibility and motion control.

Individuals with a high instep may find that the strap is slightly too short to wrap comfortably over the foot.

PROS:

  • Full-grain leather
  • BioMoGo DNA midsole
  • Extended Progressive Diagonal Rollbar
  • Hook-and-loop closures

CONS:

  • The strap may be too short for those with a high instep
 

Best Women’s Shoe

9. Nurse Mates Dove

This shoe is not only non-slip, but it’s a slim and pretty design that women can be proud to wear.

Available in all-black and all-white, these shoes were designed to keep nurses’ feet comfortable on long shifts.

The tumbled leather upper is sturdy, stylish, and durable. It also has a stain-resistant treatment. It’s professional enough to wear in a work setting or casually. The toe box is ample and side gore panels make the shoe easy to slip on and off.

Contoured footbeds provide in-shoe comfort and tempered steel shanks in the midsole provide stability. The sole is made of lightweight EVA with finely-textured sticky rubber sections to prevent slipping.

PROS:

  • Tumbled leather upper
  • Contoured footbed
  • Elastic gore panels
  • Blown EVA with rubber insert on the outsole

CONS:

  • May not be comfortable or easy to slip on for those with wide feet
 

Top Water-Resistant

10. Hoka Bondi Sr

The Bondi is the most cushioned shoe Hoka makes, and the SR version has been updated with a water-resistant leather upper and a non-slip outsole for more safety and structure.

The full-grain leather upper provides excellent structure and keeps any moisture from getting into the shoe. It may prevent moisture from exiting the shoe, though, making it a little less breathable than other shoes.

You’ll find the traditional thick Hoka sole, a bulky piece of EVA foam that may feel bulky to some but is good at absorbing shock and provides comfort underfoot. There’s also an early-stage meta-rocker in the sole for more efficient forward motion.

The slip-resistant outsole has been tested on a number of different surfaces, including water, soap, and oil. It uses full ground-contact rubber and a textured tread to provide the highest level of safety and security.

PROS:

  • Water-resistant, leather upper
  • Thick midsole foam cushioning
  • Early Stage Meta-Rocker
  • Slip-resistant rubber outsole

CONS:

  • Not a very breathable shoe
 

Best Casual Shoe

11. MOZO Grind (men), Maven (women)

The MOZO Grind and Maven are very similar shoes and they’re great casual-looking canvas shoes. They’re also completely vegan, so they’re suitable for anybody.

The uppers feature 3M Scotchgard protection, which makes them water-resistant without compromising breathability.

Gel insoles make every step as comfortable and shock-absorbing as possible. Anti-slip technology on the outsole and a tight textured pattern keep you safe on a number of surfaces.

PROS:

  • 100% vegan canvas upper
  • 3M Scotchgard protection
  • Gel insoles
  • Anti-slip technology

CONS:

  • May not be suitable for those who need strong arch support
 

FAQs

What Are Non-Slip or Slip-Resistant Shoes?

A non-slip—or slip-resistant—shoe is a type of safety shoe.

It’s designed to provide strong traction on slippery, smooth, or even slightly wet surfaces, so the wearer can stand and walk safely, with minimized risk of slipping.

These shoes are meant for work, but some slip-resistant shoes do look cute. Shop around to see what you like.

What Are Non-Slip Shoes Made Of?

Non-slip shoes have an outsole that’s most commonly made of rubber, polyurethane, or PVC.

Rubber is the best choice, as it’s the most slip-resistant and grippy of the three.