It’s funny, I wasn’t really a slides person until recently. I love my gold birks SO much that they can be hard to abandon, simply for the comfort factor. They are like a security blanket of sorts – I always reach for them, but have been trying to break out as they were putting me in a bit of a footwear rut.
My inner old lady didn’t think they (slides)were supportive light and I am always like, “but my feet will fall out.” I’m not sure what really changed my mind but I am INTO slides for summer. They’re still comfortable (and surprisingly supportive/my feet don’t fall out) but they’re a little bit (okay a LOT) more chic than birks (especially with a skirt or a dress). Here are a few of my favorites.
The Best Summer Slides:
the splurge //
So I really hemmed and hawed over buying these sandals from Saint Laurent but they are just everything. And all of my girlfriends have the Hermes ones so I wanted something a little different. (Also, I own 3 pairs of the Tribute sandals which are my all time favorite sandals so… Tribute slides felt like an appropriate wardrobe addition.) I don’t stress over spending a lot on good shoes and bags as I take great care of my things and also know that these will mold to my feet to become the ultimate perfect shoe – I will have them forever. (Go up a full size – I wear a US 8.5 and buy a 39.5 in these
the caned ones //
I also have these amazing caned slides, because if you have a caned handbag you obviously need the slides to match. OK you definitely don’t actually need them but they are pretty awesome. They’re not even from the same designer but they definitely match the bag, which is very fun. (If you are between sizes, size down – I sized a half size down to a 38.)
the hermes lookalike //
I love these Steven sandals and admired them from afar before buying them in white. They are just a great all around summer sandal and I highly recommend them as they are chic but you don’t have to worry about taking perfect care of them… they’re ultra durable (and not expensive) so you can wear them to the beach, the park, etc without stressing. I will probably buy them in yellow, a neon, or a metallic by summer’s end.
the bargain //
Honestly guys, these slides from Target look like they were handmade by some amazing artisan from Greece or Italy. They are lovely, and also they are only $12.99. I have not seen them in person but I am thinking about ordering them in both black and cognac as they’d be the perfect wear everywhere slide.
photography by Trent Bailey.