Move Over, Flip Flops! The Pool Slide Is Summer’s Must-Have Shoe

The simple shower sandal of yore is having a huge fashion moment. 

The lowly pool slide. Didn’t we all have a pair of these at one time or another? Black-and-white striped Adidas or a plastic knock-off, nicely contoured and waterproof. They came in handy for pool days and summer camp, gym showers and the occasional lawn maintenance. You even wore them with socks when the weather dipped (though never out in public!). Who knew they’d somehow transform into 2017’s unequivocal Shoe of Summer? That they’d become très chic not just on the pool deck but on city streets, with just about any outfit, including socks! Life is funny that way.

But here’s the catch: Today’s iteration of pool slides comes in an array of options so mind-blowingly vast, you’re going to have a hard time deciding just which one to get. Rhinestones? Pom poms? Fur? It’s going to be tough. I’ve got a simple solution for you that has always worked for me at difficult moments of retail indecision—why stop at one when you can get three?

Here are some to get you started…

1. Stay Cool Pool Slide

BUY FROM: Urban Outfitters, $15

2. Adidas Originals Adilette Pool Slide

 

BUY FROM: Urban Outfitters, $45

3. Marc Jacobs Daisy Aqua Slide Sandal

BUY FROM: Nordstrom, $150

4. Steve Madden Softy Slide

BUY FROM: Nordstrom, $39.95

5. Mirror Pool Slide

BUY FROM: Urban Outfitters, $15

6. Puma Fenty by Rihanna Jelly Pool Slide

BUY FROM: Urban Outfitters, $90

7. Vans Slide On

BUY FROM: Zappos, $35

8. Topshop Halo Bow Slide Sandal

BUY FROM: Nordstrom, $32

9. South Parade Pom Pom Pool Slides

BUY FROM: Anthropologie, $88

10. Adidas Adilette Cloudfoam Ultra Fade

BUY FROM: Zappos, $35

11. Prada Floral Slide Sandal

BUY FROM: Nordstrom, $395

12. Dirty Laundry Paseo Jelly Pool Slide

BUY FROM: Zappos, $29.95

13. Topshop Fierce Embroidered Slide Sandal

BUY FROM: Nordstrom, $68

14. Tory Burch Vail Embellished Slide Sandal

 

 

BUY FROM: Nordstrom, $225

15. Vans Checkerboard Pool Slide

BUY FROM: Urban Outfitters $30

16. Katy Perry The Betsy

BUY FROM: Zappos, $59

17. Melissa Beach III Slide Sandal

BUY FROM: Anthropologie, $78

18. Vince Westcoast Slide Sandal

BUY FROM: Nordstrom, $95

19. Zebra Print Pool Slide

BUY FROM: Urban Outfitters, SALE $10 (Regularly $15 33% Off!)

20. Dolce Vita Traci

BUY FROM: Zappos, $60

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