Mention the word “slides” and sporty rubber slippers come to mind. That is if you were a shoe fiend living in the pre-F/W ’15 era. But thanks to the Gucci collection that season, fur-trimmed slides became the breakout footwear hit – the brand’s seasonal updates are still going strong on Net-A-Porter – and unleashed a whole obsession with this sort of statement relaxed kicks.
Fast-forward to 2018, and the stock of the elevated slip-ons has not gone down. Rather, the permutations have gotten fancier. Brazilian label Alexandre Birman creates the perfect summer pair in crocheted leather. Aquazurra launches an exclusive capsule series with Net-A-Porter that boasts slides in trendy clear PVC. Meanwhile, Moroccan-based label Zyne creates the most fanciful and elegant (read: they’re great for occasion dressing) versions like a rose pink gold adorned with streams of shimmering sequins.
Here, we suss out more options to try.