What are the Different Types of Slip-On Boots?

Patti Kate

There are many types of slip-on boots for various purposes. Adult fashion boots for both men and women may be the slip-on variety. Children's slip-on boots are another. Warm weather or winter slip-on boots may feature a fur lining. Some of the boots are slip resistant and water repellent.

People wearing slip-on rain boots.
People wearing slip-on rain boots.

Work boots that slip on easily are generally constructed to be durable and rugged. Some of these slip-on work boots are made with steel-toed reinforcement. The steel-toe design is meant to protect against foot injury when working with heavy objects or equipment.

Winter slip-on boots may be slip resistant.
Winter slip-on boots may be slip resistant.

These type of work boots generally are made from leather and feature a rubber sole. They are also made to provide traction for many surfaces or terrain. Some styles may be ankle length while others are mid-calf length. Some people prefer the comfort and convenience of the slip-on style of work boot when doing simple yard work or chores around the home.

Rain boots are generally considered a type of slip-on boot.
Rain boots are generally considered a type of slip-on boot.

Slip on dress boots for women are generally made to be fashionable and stylish, yet offer warmth for cold weather. These may be made from leather and some are insulated as well. In addition to the fashion style of slip on womens' boots, rain boots are another variety that offer slip-on convenience. Other types of slip-on styles for women include lingerie boots and high heeled boots.

Many people pair a Western belt buckle with cowboy boots.
Many people pair a Western belt buckle with cowboy boots.

Children's slip-on footwear may come in various styles. There are slip-on boots for rain and snow, as well as slip-on bootie slippers. Children's styles generally come in various colors or may feature designs and cartoon characters. Western style slip-on boots for children and teenagers are another widely used style. Sometimes referred to as cowboy boots, these are typically made of leather and may feature embellishments etched into the boot.

Another type of slip-on boots are made for infants. These are generally for cold weather and are made from various materials. Some are knitted, made with a sock-top for extra warmth. Infants' boots or booties may be made for boys or girls, or they may be unisex. Some infants' slip-ons feature character designs, while others are of a solid color.

The slip-on variety of boots are not made exclusively for humans. In fact, there are varieties of boots made for pets. Dog boots that slip on over the paws may be purchased in some pet shops and online. Some pet owners buy these dog boots to protect dog paws against jagged surfaces and to provide slip resistance.

UGG® boots are among the more popular type of slip-on boots.
UGG® boots are among the more popular type of slip-on boots.

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