Back in the 1970’s, pool slides were solely seen as a fitness sandal. We then started seeing them in rap videos in the 1990’s, before geeky entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg also picked them up in the early 2000’s. More recently, as comfort fashion has entered the creative scene, they became a summer essential.
In 2018, thanks to Kanye West, you can also wear them at weddings. Last week, he was spotted at 2 Chainz’s wedding with a pair of oversized cushioned Yeezy slides – ironically too small for his size, which he matched with a mint green custom-made Louis Vuitton suit by Virgil Abloh.
So if you’re already feeling nostalgic of those lazy afternoons by the pool, don’t worry. In an era of casual fashion, you’re actually allowed to wear slides all year long, and here are 5 of our favourites, perfect for fall and all occasions.
Maison Margiela Jacquard Slides
Unconventionally elegant, you can match this minimal but cushy pair with any outfit – even a black suit.
646 AED / 176 USD
Fendi Logo Strap Slides
These retro wooden mule-inspired slides are a classic, wearable at any time of the day perfect for logo lovers.
3563 AED / 970 USD
Off-White Industrial Slides
Abloh’s design is representative of the cult brand’s DNA –merging streetwear and luxury influences. Feel guilt-free and wear them everyday.
1869 AED / 509 USD
Suicoke Moto Cab Slides
This over-sized multi-strap slides by cult Japanese brand Suicoke is what you’re looking for if you’re into both functionality and style.
573 AED / 155 USD
Salvatore Ferragamo Snake Skin Effect Sliders
Step up your game and make a statement with these snake print slides.
1329 AED / 362 USD