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14 Slides to Wear This Summer

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

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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

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Benassi JDI Slide
Nike Nike
$25.00

Adidas Adilette Comfort Slides

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Adilette Comfort Sandal
Adidas Amazon
$27.99

Crocs Classic Slide

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Classic Slide
Crocs Zappos
$29.99

The North Face Basecamp Slide

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Base Camp Slide III
The North Face The North Face
$35.00

Birkenstock Barbados

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Barbados
Birkenstock Zappos
$39.95

Hunter Boots Logo Slide

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Logo Slides
Hunter Boots East Dane
$45.00

Chaco Chillos Slide

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Chillos
Chaco Zappos
$49.95

Onia Pool Slides

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Pool Slides
Onia Verishop
$85.00

Athletic Propulsion Labs Techloom Slide

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Techloom Slides
APL Nordstrom
$100.00

Birkenstock Kyoto

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Kyoto
Birkenstock Birkenstock
$140.00

Ancient Greek Sandals Apteros Leather Slides

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Apteros Leather Slides
Ancient Greek Sandals Matches Fashion
$220.00

Grenson Florin Leather Slides

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Florin Leather Slides
Grenson Mr Porter
$255.00

Suicoke KAW-VS Sandals

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KAW-VS Sandals
Suicoke Ssense
$310.00

Bottega Veneta Intreciatto Slides

Intreciatto Slides
Bottega Veneta Farfetch
$690.00


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