Find the Perfect Pair | The most comfortable women’s sliders shoes trending now
Slides or sliders, whichever you call them, are the perfect flats for running around and the athleisure wear trend that’s still going strong in 2021. I love my heels but feel a bit like Bambi after a year at home working in slippers. Trendy slides are more stylish than sneakers but just as comfortable and practical, making them the perfect choice for vacation, poolside or running errands. Am I wearing women’s sliders to dinner, probably not! For everyday, absolutely, especially the pink Gucci slides I’m currently coveting.
These are not only the best sliders because of their design and style but the most comfortable women’s sliders. There’s women’s sliders for all seasons and occasions including cozy winter UGGs slides, summery designer pool sliders like Gucci slides, vibrant Dolce and Gabanna sliders, and practical Adidas, Under Armour and Birkenstocks. If any of these slides go on sale, I’ll update the price (and link and discount code if needed).
What are slides and sliders
Slides and sliders are any kind of backless and open-toed footwear but not flip flops. They can be high-heeled or flat and have one or two straps but no toe or ankle straps. If you’re looking for the most popular of the best slides 2021 edit; it’s number 9 and 12.
Best Women’s Slides 2021 | Fashion & Comfort
I’ve listed the slides by descending price not popularity below to make them easy to navigate. Slides used to be just about practicality but these trendy slides for 2021 have changed that and made them a summer wardrobe fashion essential.
1. Manolo Blahnik Anacletus suede and shearling slides $795.00
Expect to see Manolo Blahnik come back in a big way over the next couple of years with the new Sex And The City season coming in Fall 2021/Spring 2022. Manolo Blahnik might be best known for glamorous, jewel embellished heels but these cozy flats are a simple and chic way to wear slides especially in the colder months. The shearling footbed makes them feel like you’re wearing cozy clouds. These Manolo’s run true to size.
2. Bottega Veneta The Slider Intrecciato debossed rubber slides $390
I had to include Bottega Veneta in the best slides 2021 edit as this designers on fire right now. The brand that started the quilted shoe trend, back in 2019 with the brand’s quilted mules popping up everywhere under the brands new creative direction from Daniel Lee. If you’re looking for trendy slides in 2021, these pink Bottega Veneta slides are it. Made in Italy from soft rubber; some rubber can be stiff and rub, not these beauties.
The moulded footbeds are designed for comfort and are hallmarked with a debossed Bottega Veneta logo. Wear them this Spring and Summer 2021 to create a fresh, playful fashionable look.
3. Chloé White Woody Logo Print Canvas Slides $350-$395
These Chloé slides are one of my favorite sliders on this best slides for women list as they’re less sporty and more dressy (by comparison). I’d wear these walking around European cities or popping for lunch or coffee with my girls with a cute floaty summer dress. The white sandal is selling out fast (my size is out of stock) so snap these up fast.
These Chloé slides also come in black, blush, and cream. The cream is actually black and cream with Chloe in sparky gold making them the most feminine and dressy of these sliders.
Fit is true to size. They recommend sizing up to the next full size if you’re a half size.
4. Gucci Slides | Women’s Rubber GG Slide Sandal $350
I first saw these Gucci slide sandals in black and loved the simplicity rather than colorful band. Then I saw the pink Gucci slides! If I was going on vacation this year, these beauties would 100% be coming with me. I try to limit the amount of shoes I take and these would go from the beach, to the pool, to walking, to lunch and be more supportive and stylish than flip flops. In fact, I’m still tempted to get these Gucci slides, as they’ll stay in style for a while. They also come in white as a versatile option that will go with everything.
5. Dolce & Gabanna D & G Logo Rubber Slides $315 | Best for Making a Color Splash
For those that love bright colors, these Dolce & Gabbana slide sandals come in hot pink or bright orange. These open toe flats have the D & G raised logo detail across the strap and a molded footbed. Easy to brighten any look and to slide on and go.
6. Givenchy Logo Rubber Sandal Slide $295
These Givenchy slides have been around for a couple of years and are here to stay for the slide trend of 2021. Classic black and white with Givenchy across the top. If you’re into your brands these are for you. A comfy rubber role, molded footbed and thick strap makes these a durable bet.
7. Yeezy Slide $250 +
Yeezy Slides are one of the hottest sliders out there right now! Mainly because they’re hard to come by, are more exclusive and have collection value, than because they actually look good. But since it is and there’s no denying the soles are thick and comfortable, this best slides list wouldn’t be complete with Yeezy. The Yeezy Slides come in lots of different colors including bone, sand, resin, core, brown and soot.
Why are Yeezys so expensive? Ok, not expensive but overr their original retail price. Yeezy slides originally retailed for $55 back in 2019 but like all Yeezys they go up in price due to their limited availability. You’re buying into demand and resale, and since the style is limited, the prices go up.
If you love the Yeezy brand go for it. If you love the look, check out these as another option.
8. DRC Unisex Slide Sandal Summer Slippers Non-Slip Soft Pool Slides $39.99
These slides are unisex and come in black, beige, green, milk green, orange and yellow. They’re made from environmentally friendly material, and the slides sandals are ergonomically designed for comfort and to be non-slip.
9. Valentino by Mario Valentino On Sale!
These Valentino leather slides were $369 and are now on sale for $199.99. They’ve sold out in black, although you can still get the quilted black version (also on sale $279.99). These women’s sliders come in cream, tiger print and metallic rose gold. The cream and gold are such a classic investment piece you’ll get years of wear from if you’re looking for something more elegant than a rubber slide sandal.
10. APL: Athletic Propulsion Labs Lusso Slide in Black $175
Whoever said style can’t be comfortable is wrong. These quilted slides by APL are made from quilted sheep Nappa leather upper, have a midsole designed for cushioning and rebound, a 3D molded footbed and for the square toe haters, they have a round toe.
This quilted slide also comes in blush, pink and white if you’re looking for something more fresh and light for Spring/Summer 2021.
11. Women’s UGG Cozette Sliders $79.95
If you’re looking for a women’s slider for the colder months or a house slipper, these shearling UGGS are super warm and cozy. I probably wouldn’t wear them out, but I love the thick sole for the house for keeping my feet warm on the tile and concrete floors.
12. All Saints Karlie Slide Sandal $98
While the All Saints black leather slides are practical and comfortable, I love the blush suede version. I know they’re not practical for the pool but they’re perfect for city breaks and casual coffee dates. Keep any eye out in case they go in Nordstrom’s annual sale.
NEW* If you’re looking for the most popular ‘best slides 2021’, these and the Valentino (listed above at #9) are my top sellers (I track sales in my analytics).
13. Adidas Adilette Comfort Slides Sandal $35
One of the most iconic slider styles, the Adidas Adilette slide is instantly recognizable from it’s signature 3 white stripes. These women’s slides may be one of the most comfortable slides on this list thanks to it’s cushioned Cloudfoam Plus contoured footbed. The Adidas Adilette comes in comes in sizes 5-11 and in 4 colors: black and white, Super Pop (coral), Halo Green (pale olive) and Core Black and Red (with floral print).
14. Under Armour Women’s UA Ansa Fixed Slides $25
Under Armour women’s sliders are about as practical as they come with their fixed strap and drop-in EVA footbed for extra cushioning. They’re not the most stylish option but if you’re looking for comfort and function, Under Armour’s always a safe option. They come in lots of colors including black and white, but the orange/red is the most fun of these sliders.
15. Birkenstock Arizona Soft Slide Sandal
I can’t believe I’m adding Birkenstocks to this blog and while I don’t own them, I’ve only heard good things about how comfortable and supportive they are. The molded and ergonomic footbeds, arch support and adjustable straps make these a good option if you’re planning on walking lots or have foot issues. The Birkenstock Arizona is a unisex sandal and sizing runs true to size.
Birkenstocks have turned into a fashionable mainstay on the sandal front, especially in 2021, when it’s all about comfort.Trend Spotter
16. Everlane The Form Crossover Sandal Was $118 Now $35 | Best Women’s Slide Sandals on Sale
This Everlane slide is still available in blush in sizes 5 and 6 so for my petite friends snap them up while you can
17. Open Toe Quilted Sliders $26
These beige quilted sliders are basically flat versions of the trending quilted mules you’ve seen everywhere at a more affordable price point. With their square toe and leather look these are great value for more and a less casual option for when you want to wear flats but look polished. Sizing runs true to size.
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18. ASOS Design Freya pool slider $14.50
These ASOS beige slides are the perfect neutral flats to go with any outfit and for that vacation you haven’t booked yet. This slip on style sandal is an easy summer essential you won’t care if they get soaked at the pool.
19. Braided white slides $25
I’ve had my eye on woven slides since last Summer. I just didn’t want square toes, if you’ve read or watched Roald Dahl ‘The Witches’ you’ll know why! These are the round toe braided flats I ended up with. I love the heeled versions but I have so many heels, it’s flats I needed for this Spring Summer.
Best Women’s Slide Sandals 2021
Which of these women’s slides is your favorite? Which slides have you bought for this Summer? Drop me a comment here or on Instagram @petitefashionfiles and let me know.
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Eve Dawes is a Blogger, Podcaster, Mrs. England World 2021, a WBFF Pro Diva, SAG-AFTRA actress, NASM certified Personal Trainer, Founder of Dawes Custom Cosmetics and GlamourandGains.com. Eve's also the host of BFF (beauty, fitness & fashion) segment on Spill The Tea Live! The show for British Expats.Eve has over 15 years experience in the fashion world, is an avid traveller and cruelty-free beauty advocate.