Update: As it turns out, the world isn’t so divided on slides after all. Per Fashionista, Lyst revealed that the most sought after (and purchased) shoe of the summer on its website is — drumroll please — the pool slide. Adidas might have kicked off the trend with its classic shower sandal, but thanks to brands like Gucci, Givenchy, and Birkenstock, that specific silhouette was typed into the search bar 526 times more than any other. The people have spoken.
This article was originally published on July 4, 2017.
The world is divided on plenty of topics: Soul Cycle, peanut butter, culottes. Slide sandals, though, are one of the few things we can all agree on — because what’s not to like about the easiest shoe to slip on and off, especially in the summer?
Sure, slides don’t always feel the most dressed up — if the Sarah Jessica Parker in you has an aversion to anything without a four-inch heel, you might scoff at the idea of a shoe like this. But, summer is about kicking back. It’s for wearing the same shoes to a party that you would throw on to run downstairs to collect your Seamless order. And that’s exactly the versatility these sandals boast.
To step into high summer with the utmost ease, we rounded up some of our favorite slides ahead. Trust: You won’t be wanting to go back to complicated laces, heels, or buckles anytime soon. At least, not until September rolls around.
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