Slides are kinda like what leggings were a few years back (or still are today, depending who you ask). The whole ‘can yoga pants be worn as pants debate’ has created (heated) dialogue amongst fashionistas and activewear enthusiasts alike, and now slides are copping slack just the same.
Once reserved for the locker room, their transition to the street is not one that has come without its critics. Should they be worn out in public? Are they socially acceptable? Should they really replace shoes? Can they really be labelled as fashion?
Both sporstwear and high-end brands are jumping on the trend so as far as we’re concerned the answer is yes to all. Not to mention they offer unbeatable comfort! Of course, you should still be selective as to where you rock them (because they should never be worn to events like a wedding, soz Kanye).
Here are just some of our new season faves:
adidas Originals Adilette
The real OG! It’s the slide we already know and love, but we can’t help but obsess over this cute baby pink colourway. Perfect for pre and post yoga as well as prancing around on the weekends.
Superga Velvet Slides
You only have to look around to see that velvet is having a major moment, and these slides by Superga are no exception. Team with denim and a crisp white tee for a luxe, laidback look.
Available in every colour you can think of, these super easy-to-wear slides by APL are made with the brand’s signature TechLoom knit construction and feature light massage beads on the sole for max comfort.
PUMA Leadcat Slides
An update to their classic pool slide, PUMA has stepped it up with a textured finish on their big bold branding and introduced a lilac colourway to their already impressive range.
Gucci Pursuit Logo-Embossed Rubber Slides
Elevate your everyday style with these must-have slides by Gucci. Combining a classic silhouette stamped with the iconic logo across the front, this pair is proof that slides have a place away from the pool.