Hannah Crosskey wears a pair of stacked flip-flops from Arket | Source: @HANNAHCROSSKEY

The Best Slides for Summer 2021

Is there anything more synonymous with the return of summer than the humble open-toe sandal? Designed for comfort and to match perfectly with just about any summer outfit – there’s nothing better than investing in a good quality summer sandal to get you through the warm summer days and nights.

From bright coloured maxi dresses to linen jumpsuits and even one-piece bikinis paired with shorts – these bad boys, go well with just about any outfit. Here are the best slides to buy for the 2021 summer season.

See the Chole Slide

This Woody flat mule by Chole reveals an interplay of different-sized canvas ribbons with the Chloé logo in striking contrast. Together, they form a large upper for a comfortable fit. The easy slip-on design makes this women’s flat a summer essential. Pair with a white dress and straw hat for the ultimate retreat look.

See the Chole A$660.00 | Source: Net-A-Porter

The Valentino V Logo Slide

Valentino Garavani’s grainy cowhide sandal with VLogo Signature detail is one of our favourite summer picks. Designed to elongate the foot with its thick strap and statement logo design, this summer sandal is the perfect option to wear for a ladies luncheon or an evening out, after dinner. Pair with an a-line dress and bottom down shirt for a classic and chic statment.

Valentino VLogo Slide A$1,044.00 | Source: David Jones

Tony Bianco June Dove Nappa Slide

If you’re after something a bit more casual and chunky in design, then you will love these slides by Tony Bianco. Made with buttery soft-touch leather, this design features an open rounded toe-shape, folded detailing to the upper, and a thick rubber sole that provides ultimate comfort, no matter what you’re doing. Pair with biker shorts and a basic, tank top for a put-together summer look. These Tony Bianco slides are the perfect shoe to wear while grabbing breakfast at your favourite hangout.

Tony Bianco June Dove Nappa Slide A$179.95 | Source: Tony Bianco

Hermes Oran Sandal

Add some colour to your wardrobe and invest in this Hermes sandal in Epsom calfskin with the iconic “H” cut-out.
This shoe is an iconic Hermes style, featuring a silhouette that is an essential piece in every wardrobe. Pair with bold colours or style with an all-white look for the perfect outfit for a sunny afternoon, summer lunch.

Hermes Oran Sandal A$1,000 | Source: Hermes

Edward Meller Keria Sandal

The KERIA sandals will have you ready for summer. This woven slide by Filippo Raphael for Edward Meller features a wide band of woven leather on a cushioned sole. This versatile and comfortable slide in the eggshell white tone is the perfect shade to match any outfit.

Edward Meller Keria Sandal A$189.00 | Source: David Jones

Dior Dway Slide

Christan Dior’s Dway slide has a timeless and emblematic silhouette. The slide’s upper features a deep blue embroidered ‘Christian Dior’ signature and instantly stands out. The streamlined shoe slips on easily and offers effortless style. This is the shoe of the season and one that will be a staple for years to come.

Dior Dway Slide A$1,099.00 | Source: Dior

The Row Ginza Sandal

Chic, comfortable and versatile, The Row’s ‘Ginza’ flip flops are everything a casual summer sandal should be. They’ve been crafted in Italy from off-white leather and have thick straps to secure your feet, while the contrasting black suede platforms provide 30mm of lift. The cushioned insoles make them ideal for all-day wear.

The Row’s Ginza Sandal A$1,333.00 | Source: Net-A-Porter

Tubular Wrap Flat

Created in butter-soft Nappa leather, this slide features a playful three-dimensional tubular strap – that twist at the toes – and encase the foot in a slingback silhouette with a 70mm heel.

Tubular Wrap Flat Sandal A$590.00 | Source: Studio Amelia

Louis Vuitton Pool Pillow Comfort Mule

The Louis Vuitton Pool Pillow comfort mule is a warm-weather reinterpretation of Louis Vuitton’s cult Pillow ankle boot and is the ultimate statement shoe this summer. Features a wide front strap in Monogram nylon with a soft down filling, this ultra-comfortable style is finished with a lightweight micro outsole with a contour in Nappa leather. Perfect to slip on with a maxi dress or a linen ensemble.

Louis Vuitton Pool Pillow Comfort Mule A$1,240.00 | Source: Louis Vuitton

Souliers Martinez Pelota Slide

Braided leather straps are having something of a fashion moment, showcased on the green Pelota slides from Souliers Martinez. Sculpted from supple leather, this Mytheresa-exclusive pair has an easy-to-wear slip-on silhouette. Wear yours as a bright pop of colour against an all-white summer look.

Souliers Martinez Pelota Slide $300.00 | Mytheresa

Bottega Veneta Intrecciato raffia slides

Bottega Veneta re-imagines it’s signature intrecciato technique with raffia for these slides. They’ve been made in Italy in a square-toe silhouette (which is very on-trend this season) and have twisted toe straps and smooth leather footbeds. Wear them with anything from jeans to feminine dresses.

Bottega Veneta Intrecciato raffia slides A$1,410.00 | Source: Bottega Veneta

Tony Bianco Hunter Tan Como Sandals

These Tony Bianco flat slides are designed for summer-time adventures, around-the-house wear or for a day full of errands – whatever your reason, Hunter has you sorted. Designed with a flat cushioned footbed and a thick chunky sole, alongside a round open toe and a flattering two-strap leather upper and all new leather lining.

Tony Bianco Hunter Tan Como Sandal A$159.95 | Source: Tony Bianco

DKNY Double Band Slide

Designed for an easy throw-on-and-go vibe, these DKNY slides boast a sporty edge with an undeniably comfortable fit. Pair with a denim skirt and a white tee, for a chic on-the-go look.

DKNY Double Band Slide A$139.00 | Source: David Jones

For more inspiration on summer trends and looks, you will enjoy reading our coverage of The Eyes Have it: The Best Sunglasses This Summer and The Ultimate Summer Scents to Bring to the Beach.

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