Vans Checkerboard Slide-On
Bring a little sunny Santa Monica sexiness to even the dreariest of Skegness day trips with a splash of iconic Vans checkerboard across your feet. A synthetic leather strap with a comfortable neoprene lining and obligatory heel logo is all it takes to make these your new hot weather essentials.
Buy from Vans | £32
Fitflop has pumped these chunky sliders up with the bizarre-sounding microwobbleboard technology – the brainwave of two British biomechanists that ups the cushioning for more comfort. Not just a pretty faux-nubuck face, these things.
Buy from Fitflop | £85 (currently reduced to £59.50)
Loewe Pool Slider In Raffia
You’ll need deep pockets for this set of luxe sliders from the upmarket Spanish fashion house. While you’re on hold with your bank attempting to secure the requisite funds, we’ll inform you that they're made in collaboration with iconic Balearic boutique Paula’s Ibiza (cool!) and for every pair sold before the end of August, Loewe will donate €40 to educational projects for children affected by COVID-19 (charitable!).
Buy from Loewe | £350
Ah yes, el classico. And el cheapo too, at just 15 quid. Nothing to argue with here.
Buy from Umbro | £15
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Carhartt WIP Logo
Detroit isn’t the first place you think of when imagining a great poolside getaway, but here we are, headed to Motor City with the grease ’n’ dirt kings at Carhartt for a pair of cool, casual and comfortable toe-revealers.
Buy from Carhartt | £49
Reebok’s wallet-friendly slides have been a post-workout shower staple for as long as we’ve been brave enough to bench. There are plenty of colourways to pick from, but few give us such a heavy dose of Ray Winstone Sexy Beast vibes as these soft pink ones.
Buy from JD Sports | £20
Levi’s June Sportswear
Who else is sensing a pattern here? Brands love to turn the straps into billboards, throwing a massive logo down there for all to see, as on this comfy pair from Levi’s. That’s right buddy – we are all nothing but marketing pawns in the summer slider game.
Buy from Levi’s | £25
Hunter Original Beach
Unless you’re knee-deep in mud and cider at a great British festival, there aren’t many reasons to crack out the wellies during the summer. Such was the realisation (probably) in the Hunter boardroom that resulted in this range of unexpectedly excellent summer sliders. Straps, toggles, mesh and a chunky sole make these look rugged and ready, while the lightweight construction means you can wear them from sunrise to sunset without any hassle.
Buy from Hunter | £55
Scotch & Soda Galvyn Suede
Elevate your poolside style with a little suede on your slider strap, courtesy of Amsterdam’s Scotch & Soda.
Buy from Scotch & Soda | £59.95
Ripndip Lord Nermal
Just your average, run-of-the-mill sliders with a cat throwing double middle fingers at you from the foot strap. The perfect retort to anyone who gets in the way of your rays on the beach.
Buy from Surfdome | £37.99
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Craft beer drinker, Devonian, fisherman and former content director of Coach online, Chris contributed style coverage and features between 2016 and 2019.