If you’re looking for the ultimate summer sandal, it has to be the slider. Out of all of the best sandals out there, sliders are not only the easiest for slipping on and off for maximum convenience, they’re also a chic summer shoe option that’ll see you through more summer occasions than you think.
Packing light for a quick summer getaway? A comfy foam slider will sort you out from poolside to beach. Stuck for a sensible but stylish shoe option for what to wear to the office in a heatwave? A leather slider will look great under a floaty pair of linen trousers or with a maxi dress.
These sandals will make your life easy and look good too. Just make sure you find a style that’s supportive and won’t slip off your feet. Look out for wider straps, cushioned soles and chunky treads for extra comfort.
For a versatile option look at chunky leather styles in neutral shades that will work just as well for wearing at work in summer as on holiday.
Best minimalist slides
If you’re into that sleek, ‘quiet luxury’ aesthetic then a minimalist slider is for you. I like a pastel shade for something extra summery.
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For maximalist style, there’s no shortage of standout sliders, from rainbow to diamanté styles that would fit right into the latest Gen Z throwback trends.
Some days call for smarter sandals, especially if you’re looking for something to wear in hot weather that’s office appropriate. Your feet will thank you later.
Out of all the ugly shoes (that we secretly love) out there, casual sliders are arguably at highest fashion faux-pas risk. So to make sure you look more stylish than sloppy, steer clear of light shades that get grubby and go for darker or bright styles instead (that you can actually wear out of the house!).
Going out sliders
Embellishments and metallic straps add all the glam you need to make your sliders party-ready. You also have the added smugness of being comfy all night long.
Sliders are particularly great for beach holidays when you don’t want the stress of straps and buckles and need a holiday capsule wardrobe. Whether you go for a raffia or canvas slider from Ancient Greek Sandals or a colour-pop foam style from Kurt Geiger, you’ll make a splash (and not just poolside!)
These are the styles that will see you through summer and then into autumn months, with chunkier hard-wearing soles or a bit of added warmth!