It might be hard to believe but slides are somehow back in fashion and are already the must-have accessory this summer. The likes of David Beckham, Matthew McConaughey and Kanye West are all flexing their fanboy sides for slides lately and with the harsh Aussie summer fast approaching it’s time to get in on the trend.
While thongs might be the common choice for most blokes, if you’ve ever worn slides you’ll rave about how much more comfortable they are – not to mention you’ll never have to worry about getting a blowout.
To make sure you’re looking the goods, here are the top seven slides for the summer and where you can cop them, updated for summer 2021.
Adilette Cloudfoam Slides
I can still remember wearing Adidas slides as a kid so it’s a testament to the brand if their slides are still considered a fashion must-have. This example is made with a contoured Cloudfoam and includes a textile lining for added comfort, with the iconic Adidas stripes featuring boldly on the strap. A true classic.
Nike Benassi Just Do It Slide
Sporting the iconic Nike tick on the padded strap and a cushioned midsole, these sleek slides are a staple of anyone’s summer wardrobe. A simple design that’s both practical and fashionable, Nike’s slide game is always on point.
Champion Multi-Lido Slide
Athletic apparel brand Champion is known for producing high-quality kit and its Multi-Lido Slide is no exception. The moulded white footbed protects against the elements while the Champion logo is emblazoned on the durable blue synthetic strap.
Lacoste Frasier 318
High-end male fashion brands don’t come more respected than Lacoste and these Frasier 318 Slides are a spectacular addition to any summer wardrobe. Available in five different colours this white and green combination is suited to any linen poolside outfit.
Tommy Hilfiger Marco Polo Perforated Pool Slide
Tommy has brought back the classic pool slide and made it even simpler than you thought possible with this ultra-lightweight construction featuring a perforated upper strap.
Saturdays NYC Banya Abrasivato Slide
Saturdays NYC might not be a massive name over this side of the pond but their minimalist slides are awesome. The simple yet stunning black and white colour scheme exudes sophistication while the genuine leather lined upper and moulded footbed adds a touch of class. In the words of Bruce Mcavaney, “Delicious.”
Gucci Web Slide Sandal
The Gucci Webs are some of the most sought-after slides in the segment – and with a price tag to match. The red and green straps are striking and complement the black sole that subtly includes the famous Gucci logo on the heel. In the slide game, these are the top dogs. You’ll have everyone looking your way wearing these bad boys.