It's easy to understand why the humble pool slide has become a fashion statement. Cheap, comfy, and easy to wear, the classic sporty designs from the likes of Adidas and Puma have long been the go-to for laid-back holidaymakers and athleisure devotees. But it's not just your 15-year-old brother who loves a classic style that's kind on ankles and toes in Summer. Thus, the look has moved away from the pool and into a more urban setting — and even sneaked its way into the office. Like it or not, luxury £200 Gucci slides are now workwear for some people, and that's only the beginning. In a strange juxtaposition, we're seeing fluffy, cosy styles being worn poolside and rubbery beach styles hitting the streets.
There are really no rules when it comes to this trend, and if you've been avoiding the inevitable, now might be the time to get on board. This is heatwave fashion at its best, so take a look at just a few ways to work some Summer slides into your wardrobe, then shop our picks in all price ranges.