Pool sliders, slide sandals, slides (or whatever you wish to call them) can usually be found on feet poolside and commonly amongst sports players before and after a training session. However, what is starting to be more prevalent this time of year are slides appearing as a general fashion item and streetwear essential – with the accompanying of socks.
I’ve personally noticed this rising trend more of late and I’ll be honest, I’m a fan. I recently slid my feet into an adidas Duramo pair and after strutting around for a while, I can confidently say that the plush foot bedding blessed my sole.
Slides carry the benefit of being lightweight due to their sandal-like nature, but flex that extra edge with brands such as adidas, Lacoste and Nike having them in their respective catalogues. White socks add an additional MJ-like touch of style (Michael Jackson as opposed to Michael Jordan) but of course, not everyone thinks it’s a smooth look, some would say criminal.
With summer now here, socks and slide sandals are a motive that are sure to, well, slide to popularity (sorry, I just had to) but would you be brave enough to don this look on the streets? Are socks and slide sandals a fresh pair or faux pas? Let me know below and head to adidas, JD and Sports Direct if you wish to join the uprising at a modest price of around £15. To splash £250 on a pair why not visit Mr Hare.