LL Bean, Clarks, and More

More casual than dress shoes, more interesting than sneakers, and more comfy than both, here’s why moccasins are trending

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Rolling Stone may receive an affiliate commission.

Men’s footwear is at an inflection point. As the sneaker megatrend starts to peter out, everything is on the table — from loafers to UGG boots. Now, there’s yet another option in the mix: Moccasins.

At a Glance: The Best Moccasins for Men

We’ve started seeing moccasins on stylish guys all over, and the trend makes sense. Moccasins are casual and comfortable (even more so than tennies) but more exciting and more of a statement than your average sneakers. Plus, you get to channel some Seventies vibes. In other words, they fill a hole in our wardrobes that no other shoe can.

The Best Moccasins for Men

Although moccasins are a budding trend, there still aren’t that many out there. To make the search easier, we scoured the web and rounded up some of the best moccasins for men down below. To make this list, we tested pairs from top brands and consulted reviews from other experts and regular customers alike. All final picks are available at reputable retailers with an average customer rating of at least 3.7/5 stars.

Most Stylish

Clarks Wallabees are one of the most famous moccasin silhouettes, and for good reason. The instantly recognizable shoes are easy to pair with both casual and dressier outfits, and they’re extremely comfortable too. The crepe outsole makes them one of the softest shoes in our wardrobe, lending an almost slipper-like feel.

Classic Pick

Looking for a classic pair of moccasins? Check out these Two Button boots from Minnetonka. First debuted in 1968, the shoes quickly became a staple of hippie style. Fun fact: these were the shoes Brad Pitt wore as Cliff Booth in One Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Dressy Pick

As a more dressy option, we love these Italian Blucher moccasins from Yuketen. It’s a more upscale take on the Seventies staple, handmade in Italy using premium materials. They’re great to wear to the office, but we also love them as an easy way to elevate simple jeans-and-tee outfits.

affordable pick

We had to do a double-take on the price tag of these moccasins from Target’s in-house brand, Goodfellow & Co. At just $21.99, they’re less than an Uber Eats lunch but feature a solid build and a straightforward moccasin design. Plus, you get a soft cushioned insole — something you don’t always see in house slippers.

Driving Moccasin

Driving moccasins are another good pick if you’re looking for something more polished to dress up. We like these ones from Brooks Brothers, which showcase a classic driving moc design, a nice suede upper, and a reasonable price tag.


If you’re after serious comfort, LL Bean’s best-selling Wicked Good moccasins are a no-brainer. They feature a thick, warm shearling lining, a soft suede upper, and a rubber outsole that lets you pop outside without changing shoes (think, walking the dog or taking out the trash). Plus, like most of LL Bean’s offerings, they’re built to last for years.

Slipper-shoe hybrid

We like these Minnetonka Moosehides because, although technically slippers, they’re easy to wear as regular shoes too thanks to a leather upper and rubber outsole. They’re also unlined, making them a better option for warmer climates than the LL Bean slippers.

High Top Slipper

For seriously chilly feet, grab a pair of these Coyote moccasins from Manitoba. They feature a cozy faux shearling lining that comes all the way up a mid-top ankle, and the exterior showcases a classic moccasin look.

surf style

Sanuk is a great source for a more modern take on moccasins. We’ve taken their best-selling Sidewalk Surfer slip-ons from beach trails to lunch to lounging, and we love the rugged, sustainable hemp construction. Plus, they’re machine washable.

How We Chose the Best Moccasins for Men

To create this list, we reviewed some best-selling moccasins from top brands. We looked for classic moccasin designs — they’re sometimes lumped together with loafers and boat shoes, but we consider those separate — and high-quality builds. We also consulted style forums and expert reviews to cross-check our picks. All of the above options are available (as of writing) from reputable retailers with great customer reviews.

Leave a Comment