5 Hands-Free Shoes That Are Actually Stylish and Comfortable
Cheapism

5 Hands-Free Shoes That Are Actually Stylish and Comfortable

View Slideshow
Cheapism is editorially independent. We may earn a commission if you buy through links on our site. Learn more
5 Hands-Free Shoes That Are Actually Stylish and Comfortable
Cheapism

Look Ma, No Hands!

At a time when technology seems to make everything a little easier, it was only a matter of time before we wouldn’t even need our hands to put on shoes. At their core, hands-free shoes make it easier to get out the door — but for seniors who have trouble bending down or for people with disabilities who might find it tricky to tie laces, hands-free shoes have been a game changer. If you’re thinking of getting yourself or a loved one a pair, here are five hands-free shoe brands to consider.


Related: Best Cheap Walking Shoes


Kizik Shoes
Amazon

Kizik

$99 and up from Amazon

Shop Now


As the leader in hands-free shoes, Kizik has designed a collection that is both fashionable and functional. The company’s original patent for Cage technology, which allows the shoe to compress and then spring back to fit your heel, is used in men’s and women’s shoes like the Athens. A subsequent patent, called the Enclosed Cage, uses interwoven ribs in the shoe’s design, and can be found in the brand’s Lima and Madrid Eco-Knit Products. Looking for something with more structure? Using a Flex Arc design, Kizik made shoes such as the Prague and Vegas, all with Rabbit Foam outsoles that help cushion your step. So which one should you opt for? The Madrid Eco-Knit is an Amazon favorite, with 4.4 stars and at least one review that calls the shoes “a lifesaver.”


Related: Products and Services to Make Seniors' Lives Easier


Sketchers Slip-Ins
Sketchers

Skechers Slip-Ins

$55 and up from Skechers

Shop Now


Skechers’ own version of hands-free shoes is its Slip-Ins line, with options for boys, girls, men, and women. Its two main shoes are the Ultra Flex 3.0 and the Go Walk, both of which come in a variety of colors and styles and feature a Comfort Pillow in the heel for cloud-like cushioning. “The memory foam inserts make these comfortable to wear and walk in, which is ideal for rehab purposes,” one Amazon reviewer writes about the Ultra Flex 3.0.


For more smart shopping guides, please sign up for our free newsletters.


Zeba Shoes
Zeba

Zeba

$140 from Zeba

Shop Now


Zeba’s hands-free sneakers are available in dozens of colors and styles for both men and women. Unlike some other shoes on this list, Zeba’s kicks have laces — but you’ll only need to tie them once to your liking, after which you’ll be able to slip the shoes on and off due to the brand’s “Collapsible Shoe Heel” technology. Extra wide versions are available with some shoes, and colors range from Cosmic Black and Midnight Blue to Obsidian Red and Arctic White. 

Nike FlyEase
Nike

Nike FlyEase

$97 and up from Nike

Shop Now


When Nike first introduced its FlyEase line in 2021, it was marketed as “accessible” footwear — and sold out almost immediately. These days, it’s a little easier to get your hands on its most popular pair, the Go FlyEase, which features lightweight Cushlon foam and a heel that pivots open. While some users take issue with the shoe’s narrow frame and have trouble using it with braces, others say they are incredibly easy to slip on and off and are ideal for casual wear (read: not running). 


Quikiks
Quikiks

Quikiks

$169 from Quikiks

Shop Now


Quikiks founder Steve Kaufman started his company after his son developed scoliosis and needed a torso brace, making it difficult to bend down and tie his shoes. Kaufman’s line has since expanded to both men’s and women’s shoes, including sneakers, Mary Jane’s, sandals, and slippers. Each shoe sports a hinge on the heel that easily allows the wearer to slip their foot in; after stepping down, the heel is locked in place with a magnet. Choose from orthopedic or flat insoles.