Of course the week I plan to do a sandal post it decided to rain cats and dogs here in Northern Cal!! I’ve been obsessing on these easy pool slides that are everywhere now. I admit it took me a while to not see them as the ‘swimmer’s shoes’ they once were in my 1980’s high school days. They always looked comfy and with their contoured footbed and rubber souls, the latest incarnations are the same, but with a bit more style. Still, some of the coolest outfits have been with the original Adidas versions, seen below. I love these because I love a shoe I can just pop on and run out the door.
I recently spotted this pair of Tory Burch soft pink slides and bought them as a Valentine’s gift to myself! They were perfect on my latest getaway to Indian Wells for the BNP tennis tournament where I wore them on the plane and also for a long day on my feet watching matches and also for a day at the La Quinta Spa. I wore them with denim shorts and a flowey pink blouse. My only thought is next time I might get the black footbed version as they can show a little dirt, but like a true shower shoe you can take them in the shower with you, give them a little shampoo and they are like new again..
Nordstrom has a huge selection and I’ve shared just a few of the prettiest choices below. For warm weather and travel they are perfect as they are light for packing! This selections below run the gamut on all price points…
The Tory Burch slides I bought also come in navy, and black.
Another Tory Burch version with a quilted look.
This slide by Gucci is fun with it’s flowers.
I like this Botkier version for spring!
This glamorous version by Badgley Mischka would be fun for a night out when you need comfort. It also comes in a black, tan and pink versions. I’d wear it with distressed jeans and a silvery top or sweater.
For the person who wants an upgraded version of the pool slide, this J Slides look with a suede footbed and woven top is less waterproof, but as comfy and easier to wear everyday. The pewter color is great with so much, but it also comes in a denim blue, tan and coco colors.
I personally love the minimalist look by YSL – the pool slide for one who can really splash out…No pun intended!! It also comes in a pretty nude color. Don’t think I’d be getting these wet for the price..They are leather.
Pedro Garcia has all kinds of pretty versions. This is another that could go from day to evening and does have a rubber sole. Versions in black and pink as well.
Garcia’s disco ball version is fun and comes in gold as well.
Gucci has about ten versions including mens!
Valentino’s Rockstud slides come in 5 shades.
I can see a few teens loving the fact that they are fruit scented!
This pink above is another Melissa version which also comes in two florals not pictured.
These Joshua’s are also darling for teens and anyone with a sense of humor.
These Vans slides – pictured in pineapple slice color, come in multiple hues and at a great price point.
Finally I couldn’t resist adding this fun silver Marc Jacobs….
And this tapestry version from Steve Madden.
Nordstrom really seems to have to corner marketed on these pool slides with literally hundreds of versions – both women’s and men’s versions here.
Here’s to warm weather sandal season soon!