Summer's close, but we're not there yet. While we wait for the clouds to disperse, we can’t stop thinking about the next time we’ll be poolside. Unfortunately, while the pool may be a sanctuary for many, it’s not famed for its style.
Excluding the 1960s, this arena has mostly been uninspired and downright ugly sartorially speaking. Luckily, though, spring/summer 2022 brings with it a whole host of poolside footwear options in the form of luxury slides, allowing your shallow-end style to be better than ever.
Slides have long been the footwear of choice when treading the slippy perimeter of a swimming pool. This is down to their comfort, ease, and durability. Picking a pair of slides that actually looked good, however, has not been such an easy job. But with selections from Needles, Prada, Raf Simons, and more, you’re sure to be stepping stylishly and securely on your next trip to the swimmer.
Browse our favorite luxury slides below.
adidas Adilette Slides
A true icon in the world of slides, the adidas Adilette slides are a no-nonsense staple and this multi-colored update has really caught our eye.
Suicoke MOTO-Cab-PT02 Slippers
Suicoke's canvas, velcro-fastened uppers are a departure from the usual rubber builds that we see on slides, but that can be a refreshing change. It also means that they're easier to style when you're out and about, too, not just by the pool.
Needles Track Line Sandals
Needles' signature five-stripe logo runs across the rubber vamp of these pool slides. A molded footbed ensures premier comfort, too.
Palm Angels Logo Rubber Slides
Palm Angels doesn't change its slides recipe because it doesn't need to. The label's classic gothic font details the vamps of both slides.
1017 ALYX 9SM Mono Slides
Borrowing the kind of chunky sole we'd expect to see on a pair of heavy black sneakers, these 1017 ALYX 9SM slides are a bold fixture for your poolside wardrobe.
Prada Lug Sole Slides
A good pair of luxury slides should be able to take you from pool to town. Prada's rugged lug sole details this pair and offers up the versatility needed for an all-day pair of slides.
Raf Simons Astra Slides
This kind of ultra-sleek, futuristic aesthetic has come to define Raf Simons' footwear output on all sides. Extending all the way down to the brand's sandals, it sits beautifully on the Astra Slides.
Off-White™ Industrial Slides
Off-White™ looks to an unusually light color scheme on this pair of slides. Since we're used to all-black slides from the label, this two-tone pair is a nice change of pace.
Bottega Veneta Rubber Carpet Pool Slides
Bottega Veneta's Intrecciato weave might not be particularly convenient when you're expecting to get sand and water all over your kicks. Luckily, the label has found a way of incorporating the texture into the rubber build of these slides.
Balenciaga Mallorca Tech Sandal
These Birkenciagas are timeless and go with literally everything. When copping a pair of luxury slides, you need to know they can be worn throughout summer and you're safe in the hands of the Mallorca Tech Sandals.
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