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The slip-on sneakers with a 1,000-person waitlist are back in stock!

by Jordan Muto /

When it comes to shoes, there's nothing better than a comfortable and stylish pair of kicks.

But then again, that sounds like an oxymoron. When was the last time you had shoes that looked killer — and didn't kill? The answer is probably never.

Well, there's a shoe that may have cracked this fashion conundrum once and for all.

 These shoes shoes are in demand. mgemi/Instagram

Back in February, M.Gemi's Cerchio shoe (it's basically a fancy slip-on sneaker) had more than 1,000 people on its waitlist. Nope, that's not a joke — the company confirmed it with TODAY Style.

The shoe, which debuted in spring 2016, was an instant hit. So much so, the company re-released in February in an array of new colors, and it sold out almost immediately.

"The response was incredible," the brand's co-founder Maria Gangemi told TODAY in an email. "We knew based on feedback from the original release last year that the sneaker was going to be popular, but it sold out even faster than our expectations: We were essentially sold out of all 5 colors in less than a week."

But with a $228 price tag, what makes these shoes so special?

"The fact that each piece of nubuck leather is cut by hand, then individually handwoven, makes it extra special — especially for a slip-on sneaker," said Gangemi. "It's that combination of unexpected lush details on a super wearable shape that's really resonating with the style crowd." She added, "It is stylish, easy to wear and comfortable; it's basically a home run."

And if you're dying to get your hands on a pair, you're in luck because they are now back in stock.

TODAY has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases. Items are sold by the retailer, not by TODAY. All prices are subject to change and items could sell out based on the merchant’s inventory.

The Cerchio Sneaker, $228, M.Gemi


The Cerchio Sneaker, $228, M.Gemi

And if you love these shoes but aren't sure the price is right, we scouted the internet for similar slip-on styles that are just as unique — and cost a fraction of the price. Cha-ching!

Vans Classic Slip-On Sneaker, $60, Nordstrom

  Boe Marion; Kevin Ziegler

GUESS Deanda Sneaker, $69, Zappos


Sketchers Double Up - Duvet Sneakers, $60, Zappos


Scout Weave Slip-On Sneaker, $88, Dr. Scholl's Shoes

  Dr. Scholl's

1.State Delphin Braided Slip-On Sneaker, $50 (Originally $100), Nordstrom


The Flexx Sneak Name Leather Slip-On Sneakers, $135, Lord & Taylor

  Lord & Taylor

This article was originally published on February 23, 2017 on

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