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Who You Calling Basic? The Slides Trend Gets Upgraded

So some people are already predicting that avant-garde heels – or, for that matter, any sort of high heel shoes – will make a comeback pretty soon.

But there is a reason we still love flats.

Especially sporty pool slides from the likes of Nike and Adidas that were all the rage a few seasons ago. They’re comfortable, easy, and makes a strong case to ditch the heels. This season, the kicks’ upgraded cousins make their rounds with embellishments and pretty details like bows, fur and pom poms.

They make a strong case for evening footwear choices too: Dolce & Gabbana pairs them with sweeping maxi gowns, while at Balenciaga, the lace shoes go so well with romantic slips. From dainty lace numbers to origami details, Imran Jalal showcases 9 standout looks.

#1: Leather with crystals, $1,310, Tod's
#2: Suede, $315, CH Carolina Herrera
#3: Suede and patent leather with crystals, $1,600, Christian Louboutin
#4: Leather and raffia with sequins, $1,600, Dolce & Gabbana
#5: No. 21 embossed calfskin, $890, On Pedder
#6: Satin with crystals, Roger Vivier
#7: Lace with paillettes, Balenciaga
#8: Leather and faux fur, $126, Topshop
#9: Leather, $695, Jimmy Choo
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