5 Types of Shoes to Wear With Leggings (Besides Sneakers)


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Sneakers will always be the number one shoe style everyone thinks to wear with leggings, and we agree that leggings plus sneakers is an athleisure match made in heaven. But if you want to wear leggings and not look like you're headed to the gym, it's all in the footwear. That doesn't exactly mean anything goes when it comes to what shoes to wear with leggings, though, (we'd advise against stilettos and flip-flops, for example). There are a number of other styles that elevate leggings more than you ever imagined. 

The best thing about expanding your knowledge of shoe styles that work with leggings is that it allows for more opportunities to wear leggings, which we're guessing most comfort-loving ladies would approve of. There are five styles in particular that are sure to make leggings stylish and are nearly as comfortable as your favorite pair of sneakers. Ready to expand the versatility of your leggings? Keep scrolling to see what the best types of shoes are to do so are, and shop our picks for each style.

Slipper Mules

Slipper mules will ensure your legging outfit is effortless and cool. 

Athletic Slides

Try a fresh take on the sporty look that sneakers provide. 

Over-the-Knee Boots

Leggings (along with tights and skinny jeans) are the best thing to wear with over-the-knee boots in the winter. 


Loafers add a chic, polished vibe to leggings. 

Flat Ankle Boots

Celebrities love to throw on a pair of comfy flat ankle boots over their leggings. 

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.