Summer Slides: Fashion Forward vs. Affordable


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Since Rihanna signed with PUMA back in the spring we’ve been seeing pool slides everywhere. Once the ugly plastic sandals of life guards, slides are now fluffy, furry, bejewelled and jellied fashion favorites.

Prada and Dolce & Gabbana picked up on the trend in a big way, releasing collections of slides in the regions of $500-1000.

But not everyone’s got that much to spare on a pair of backless sandals. But not everyone’s got that much in the bank (can I get a hell no?) So here’s where to find those gorgeous slippers for more than half the price. 

 Fashion-Forward vs. Affordable

Miu Miu’s slides are basically fancy-ass slippers, but for just under a thou’, I’m not interested in wearing dusters on my feet. Forever 21’s version is way more practical.

From first glance, Kate Spade’s sandals look like the more expensive shoe, but The Row’s plain version is a good $700 more. It’s a no-brainer. Spade all the way.


I’ve got to admit, I prefer the cheaper option here, too. Jeffery Campell’s comfy soles and large bright bow is just cuter.



These furry flippers make me think of short silk dressing gowns and cocktails in the afternoon. Oh, girl’s just wanna have fun!

A welcome break from the pretty-in-pink trend, these logo slides are big and bold.


Another satisfying drop in price, swap the Tory Burch Vail for ASOS’s Fancy Free Sliders.


Perhaps a more lasting option, these wooden-soled sandals are cheerful but don’t make me think of Barbie. Both are a little more than I’d be willing to spend on open-backed sandals, but the J. Crew pair have got me jonesing.

Want more? Find the best slides the web has to offer in our collection: Summer Slides.

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