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14 Slides to Wear This Summer

More than a dozen sandals selected by us and sorted by price.


When it comes to summer footwear, think breathable and lightweight. There’s no shortage of feathery light canvas sneakers to choose from, but we also love the simplicity of a pair of slides. They’re backless like mules but open-toe like flip-flops. Slides usually have one or two straps that span across the toes and forefoot, though there are some unique variations. The style dates back to Ancient Greece and Egypt, when they were made from papyrus, twigs and various types of leaves. Slides evolved as shoemakers eventually started making them from stronger materials like leather and the style became popular in women’s fashion after WWII.

The casual slides as many know them today first appeared in 1960s when Birkenstock introduced its Madrid shoe and Adidas introduced its famous Adilette slide, a waterproof shoe designed for a German football team to use in the locker room. The slide has become more popular in recently in athleisure, streetwear and gorpcore, often with socks to match. And while you could slip into a pair poolside, the summery shoe can go anywhere. Nearly every brand has riffed on the style, applying chunky soles, futuristic materials and high-end leathers into the style. Regardless of the slide you’re going for, it’s a perfect sandal to get into for summer. Here are some picks to choose from.

Nike Benassi JDI

Benassi JDI Slide
Nike Nike

Adidas Adilette Comfort Slides

Adilette Comfort Sandal
Adidas Amazon

Crocs Classic Slide

Classic Slide
Crocs Zappos

The North Face Basecamp Slide

Base Camp Slide III
The North Face The North Face

Birkenstock Barbados

Birkenstock Zappos

Hunter Boots Logo Slide

Logo Slides
Hunter Boots East Dane

Chaco Chillos Slide

Chaco Zappos

Onia Pool Slides

Pool Slides
Onia Verishop

Athletic Propulsion Labs Techloom Slide

Techloom Slides
APL Nordstrom

Birkenstock Kyoto

Birkenstock Birkenstock

Ancient Greek Sandals Apteros Leather Slides

Apteros Leather Slides
Ancient Greek Sandals Matches Fashion

Grenson Florin Leather Slides

Florin Leather Slides
Grenson Mr Porter

Suicoke KAW-VS Sandals

KAW-VS Sandals
Suicoke Ssense

Bottega Veneta Intreciatto Slides

Intreciatto Slides
Bottega Veneta Farfetch

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