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I'm currently on a summer shopping quest for the Holy Grail of mama footwear: women's slip on shoes. One that's comfortable, looks good and, most importantly, allows you to put on in seconds. Let's face it, we all know getting out the door with a small child is no easy feat, and by the time you've gotten your little one (or multiple little ones) ready to venture out into the world, the last thing you want to do is lean over and tie your own laces. And if you're pregnant? That's a big "no thanks."
Listen, motherhood is a million feelings all wrapped into one, but one thing I think we can all agree on is the search for products and hacks that help make mom life easier. When it comes to exiting your home with small children, enter mom shoes. No, we're not talking about those hideous mall walker kicks. You're not there yet. (And, bless you. You never will be. You're cooler than that and we know it.) In our opinion the best shoes for mom are comfortable, stylish and, most importantly, easy to put on. And the thing is, there are tons of amazing options that fit the bill. Whether you're hitting the playground, taking a much-needed "me time" walk or dinner out with friends, there's a mom shoe for the job.
Ready to be active in less time? Here's a roundup of Motherly staff picks and high-rated slip-on shoes for women.
For active outings, check out these slip-on sneakers:
For a sleeker look, these slip-ons don't sacrifice comfort for style.
A version of this story was published July 22, 2021. It has been updated.