SLIDE into Fashion

by Ruth Ward

When you think of slides, you probably think of Nike or Adidas with their rubber slides that athletes wear, or European tourists that shuffle around theme parks in them. However, this trend in fashion is steaming hot.

I love my flip-flops, but they give your feet no support, and after a while your feet ache. Not to mention that flip flops are never dressy or stylish. If only you could blend flip flops with the comfort of sneakers and the look of a sexy stiletto pump. Well, welcome the…SLIDE!

Music legend Rihanna started the craze with her fur, Fenty Puma collection of slides that sell for around $90. In fact, her brand is so hot that many of her slides are sold out. Kylie Jenner has her own line of slides that come in pink or black with the Kylie Cosmetics logo on them.

Slides have become chic and trendy. They can be worn with anything, for any occasion. Designers have caught onto the fashion craze. Now, luxury brands such as Channel, Gucci, Givenchy, Prada, Versace, Steve Madden, and many others, offer slides. For about $800 you can slide into a pair of Louis Vuitton Mules – yes they don’t call them slides. When they cost that much, they become…Mules!

Not all slides are flat. If you are looking for a little bit of height, you can find platform-style and wedge slides. There are slides with fur, flowers, beads, and creative designs. Some are worn on the red carpet, while others are worn with business attire
or jeans.

Slides aren’t just for women. Now, you will see men wearing them with dressy outfits. Louis Vuitton, Fendi, and other designers have a large selection just for men. So gone are the days when it was just sports stars wearing their Adidas slides.

Okay, so you don’t have $800 to spend on a pair of Louis, but now the trend is so strong that you can even find slides at Ross or Marshalls for around $20!

Kick off your uncomfortable heels and slide into hot, trendy comfort….and style!