We have good news! This season's favorite footwear is flat, comfortable and incredibly easy to wear. Somewhere between a shoe and a sandal, the slide emerges as spring’s go-to accessory. It often has a pointed, elongated toe, with a sleek, almost weightless sole. It's a subtle throwback to the 70's, and the trend's revival is one we can truly celebrate. Here are seven options to try on.
For a truly gypset look, pad around in an authentic pair of traditional babouche slippers. Handmade from naturally tanned leathers, this basic style is super affordable and comes in four colors. To Buy: Babouche Slipper ($42)
Here is the affordable way to try out the trend without blowing your budget. Simple and straightforward, these pointed toe mules are made in vegan leather and can literally be worn with everything. To Buy: Pointed Mule ($25)
These silky slip-on sandals are the splurge of the group, but well worth it! The navy satin slippers have a gradient pom detail down the front, an open toe and a small heel, making them the perfect option for a special occasion or an unexpected "wow" factor with denim and a tee. To Buy: Pom Slipper ($398)
Statement shoes don’t have to be daring. Ditch your steep wedges or towering platforms for these multicolored and braided slingbacks. Pair them with raw-edged, ankle-length denim and a summer top, or wear them with a long flowing maxi skirt for more drama. To Buy: Braided Slingback ($100)
Handcrafted in Kenya, these Burkina Slides are the ultimate alternative to basic sandals. With an oversized bow in yellow printed cotton on a bovine leather base, these shoes are showstoppers. A bit of styling advice: don’t try too hard to match them with your outfit. They're meant to look like a fun surprise. To Buy: Bow Slide ($285)
Sometimes a completely flat option is just not realistic. If you’re looking for the slightest heel, but the same style and silhouette, these leather slipper shoes are best. The contrasting soles and stacked wood heels certainly make them more durable for city walking or spring travel. To Buy: Leather Slipper ($60)
These Moroccan-inspired tailored slides are made of a soft embroidered linen. The small stacked heels and almond-shaped toes make them dressy enough for the office, but comfy enough to wear all day long. To Buy: Linen Slipper ($130)
p.s. Need to break in your new slides? Try this trick.