THERE’S a good reason why sliders (or slides) are a casual footwear staple for 2019 – they’re comfy and cool.
Popular on the street style scene, this versatile sandal can be worn lounging around the house or to complete your look for an afternoon outing.
So, what exactly is a slider? No, we’re not referring to the mini hamburgers, we’re talking about those slip-on, rubber sandals that were once worn exclusively by lifeguards.
From poolside to streetwise, these shoes are worn by both models on the catwalk and men shopping on the high-street.
And with streetwear and logos taking over fashion, sliders are now reigning supreme, alongside trainers, in men’s casual footwear.
Justin Bieber dons sliders religiously with baseball socks and even the suave David Beckham has been seen rocking that same look.
And even rapper Stormzy is rocking the look in sports socks and adidas sliders.
Gone are the days of laughing at your dad in socks and sandals, now it’s a fashion statement.
The sock trend means sliders are no longer just for summer, and as they soar in popularity, the options of styles are endless.
So, we’ve searched far and wide for the best ones around right now, from all the top bargains to high fashion faves.
How to wear men’s sliders?
Rocking a slider can be a daunting challenge for some, as it can sometimes feel like they make every outfit too sloppy.
This is not the case, this iconic but comfortable footwear adds a layer of style to whatever outfit you’re chilling in- from trackies to shorts.
Ditch your flip flops, chuck on some white sports socks and slide into a pair.
1. Adidas slides: The cheap celebrity favourites
Famously and frequently spotted on Stormzy, adidas’ Adilette Aqua Sliders are an iconic style, but affordable nonetheless.
Defined by the brand’s signature three stripes, this pair has a soft cushioned sole and cloudfoam footbed.
They’re available in six colours, including an all-black colourway for a more minimal effect or a bright pink if you’re feeling bold.
Made with the poolside in mind, these sliders are shower-friendly but they’ve become a high-street staple, popularly teamed with white socks.
- Adilette Aqua Slides, £17.95 from adidas – buy here
2. Gucci sliders: The spenny celeb favourites
Sliders are the most affordable designer shoe around and Gucci’s trademark ones are no exception, so you can bring high fashion to your wardrobe.
Made from rubber, these fashionable shoes are sure to last you through years of summer holidays and trendy lunches alike.
They come in three colourways, all striped with the brand’s signature green and red web, but black is our favourite as it can be worn with any tone.
Wear them with any colour sock, or bare-footed during warmer days, with loud shorts for a true Gucci aesthetic.
- Web Slide Sandal, £180 from Gucci – buy here
3. Bargain men’s black sliders
There’s no need to splash out for sliders – priced at an amazing £10, this River Island pair are a steal.
The minimalist design means they’re super versatile, but the cool quilted upper adds just the right amount of texture.
Plus, the moulded footbed will keep you comfy at all times– a must-have for day-to-day errands.
Team them with white baseball socks and sports shorts for a low-key look.
- Black Geo Textured Sliders, £10 from River Island – buy here
4. Bargain Nike slides for men
With their statement monochrome colour scheme, Nike’s sliders are perfect if you want a more original aesthetic.
Stamped with the iconic Nike logo in bright red, these are another on-trend staple for your casualwear wardrobe.
Oh, and they’re comfortable too, with soft internal padding and a lightweight tread.
Wear them with an all-black ensemble for a fashionable daytime outfit, or with red swim shorts on the beach.
- Nike Benassi JDI Slide Sandal, £14.99 from Footasylum – buy here
5. Men’s designer sliders: The investment pair
British treasure Rio Ferdinand has been seen sporting the Fendi monogram – it’s fully back for 2019.
So naturally, these monogram Fendi sliders are the hottest on our list.
Made from sturdy rubber and wood, they’re sure to become timeless vintage classics in years to come.
The high price point is explained through the thick sole, on-trend Fendi monogram and logo-embossed front straps.
And, the wide strap means they’re extra comfy.
As a luxury shoe, these are smart sliders, so you can team them with chinos and socks for that tricky smart/casual dress code.
- FENDI Logo-embellished Rubber Slides, £360 from Cruise – buy here
6. Lacoste slides: The fresh all-white pair
Designer shoes for just £25? Yes, please.
Following the classic Lacoste tennis wear, these sliders come in a blinding, box-fresh white hue.
The Fraisier slide sandals have the signature croc logo and even the footbed has a croc-effect. They couldn’t be more Lacoste.
Look smart by wearing them with pristine white socks, or green socks for a colour block statement.
Just always keep them clean, please.
- Lacoste White & Green Fraisier Sandals, £24.99 from Footasylum – buy here
7. Nikes slides: The sportswear classic
Another one for the logo trend is the Nike Kawa swoosh sliders.
These sportswear diamonds are top of our street style list as Nike infiltrates the high fashion world.
Nike prides itself on creating comfortable shoes and these are just that with a moulded footbed and wide strap.
They’re literally designed for feet to rest after a sports competition – created to relax your feet.
The textured sole is a practical, anti-slip feature, making them ideal for anywhere and everywhere.
Wear them with a tracksuit for a sporty street style look.
- Nike Kawa Shower, £17.95 from Nike – buy here
8. Valentino sliders: The high fashion favourite
News flash: Valentino have made camo slides for £175.
At a luxury price point, these are an enviably fashionable addition to any wardrobe as the camouflage print is bang on the utility-wear trend.
We love this black and grey twist on the age-old military print. These subtle slides are made from spongy, lightweight rubber and have a sturdy moulded inner sole to give you long-lasting comfort.
Wear them with head-to-toe camouflage for a statement ensemble, or with a black skinny tracksuit for laid-back but fashionable day-wear.
- Valentino Camouflage-print Rubber Pool Slides, £175 from MatchesFashion – buy here
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