Find the Perfect Pair | The most comfortable women’s sliders shoes trending now from designer to affordable fashion
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, like the All Saints just did, 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 13.
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.
Designer Slides and Luxe For Less Slides
Scroll down to under the designer slides for the best women’s sliders under $25. A lot of these slides sell out quickly so if a photo you click on leads to an out of stock item check the links in the slide descriptions below. I’ll keep updating those a couple of times a week to in stock versions.
1. *NEW DIOR Dway Slides $730
When it comes to designer slides, Dior’s are probably one of the most popular. Dior’s newest flats are just as pretty and stylish as the previous versions. The deep blue and ecru Dior Dway slide features ecru embroidered ‘CHRISTIAN DIOR’ on the upper which makes these designer slides instantly recognizable. An easy slip on that’s selling out fast in this color but available in lots of different colors. Dior Dway Slides Shop Now – navy and cream! More affordable versions.
2. Valentino Garavani 10mm Roman Stud leather slides $850.00
The Valentino gold studs went away for a moment but are back in 2021 bigger than ever, both trend wise and size wise. The leather cream and gold combo on these women’s sliders is elegant yet comfortable and is instantly recognizable as Valentino. These designer slides run true to size and are in stock in all sizes.
3. Valentino Garavani $670
These Valentino neutral woven slides with the gold VLOGO hardware adds a gorgeous golden touch to your summer outfits. They’re more subtle than logo slides and would look stunning with a white dress or coord set. If you prefer a monochromatic look and leather slide, the same style also comes in blush leather with the same color hardware (rather than the gold version).
4. Valentino Garavani VLOGO leather slides $670
More from Valentino as this brand is still trending in 2021. If you have your eye on the Valentino Garavani leather slides, snap them up fast as they keep selling out everywhere in all colors. These women’s sliders come white tone on tone leather and are such a modern but classic investment piece. You’ll get years of wear from these and they’re perfect if you’re looking for something more elegant and dressy than a rubber slide sandal.
5. Saint Laurent Leather Slides $595
These leather sandals are less of a pool or beach slider and more of an everyday flat. They come in 8 different versatile neutral shades and have a slightly square toe to make them a trendy slide for 2021
6. Lafayette 148 New York Germaine Knot Leather Square Toe Sandals $398
If you want a slide that there’s less chance of someone else wearing, Lafayette 148 is a great designer. Lafayette 148 is known for clean, modern, sophisticated styles and these white leather slip ons are a simple and chic way to wear flats. The open square toe is on trend for 2021 and they can easily be dressed up or down for vacation or the city. The sizing runs true to size so order your normal size. They also come in pink.
7. Bottega Veneta Lido & 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, either the Bottega Veneta Lido slides or the Bottega Veneta Intrecciato slides (below) are it!
These Intreciatto slip ons are made in Italy from soft rubber; some rubber can be stiff and rub, not these beauties. The moulded footbeds of the Intrecciato 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.
The Bottega Veneta Lido sandals are a dressier option that are more everyday than poolside. They’re another shoe that keeps selling out so I’ve linked them from a couple of places to make it easier to find your size in stock. They come in lots of different colors but the optic white is the color that will go with everything this Summer or black going into Autumn/Fall.
8. Chloé White Logo Canvas Slides $370-375
These Chloé slides are one of my favorite designer 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 so snap these up fast.
Fit is true to size. They recommend sizing up to the next full size if you’re a half size.
9. 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.
10. Dolce & Gabanna D & G Logo Rubber Slides $295 | Best for Making a Color Splash
For those that love bright colors, these Dolce & Gabbana slide sandals come in fluorescent fucshia, black or white which are perfect for the beach. 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.
11. 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.
12. Jeffrey Campbell Slide Sandal Summer Slippers Square Toe Slides $99.95
These slides are a more affordable version of Bottega Veneta sandals trending for 2021. They come in black or natural brown/beige and are a flat that can be equally dressy or beachy depending on what you wear them with. They’re made with an earthy wood sole and leather upper. Costelo-L slides sandals are designed with a padded footbed and grooved sole to be non-slip.
13. All Saints Karlie Slide Sandal $98 some colors are now on sale!
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.
Plus they’re just about to go in the Nordstrom anniversary sale! The dates you can access the sale are all in this Nordstrom sale blog post, as well as how to get early access and start adding to your wishlist now to make the sale easy to shop once you’re in, as things sell out fast! There’s a few trendy slides 2021 in their sale that I’ve linked in that blog post to make finding them easy versus hunting through all 3600 items in the women’s sale!
NEW* If you’re looking for the most popular ‘best slides 2021’, these and the Valentino (listed above at #4) are my top sellers (I track sales in my analytics).
14. Adidas Adilette Comfort Slides Sandal | Pool side classic $35
One of the most iconic slider styles, the Adidas Adilette slide is instantly recognizable from its signature 3 white stripes. These women’s slides may be one of the most comfortable slides on this list thanks to its 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 on sale until 8/8), Halo Green (pale olive) and Core Black and Red (with floral print).
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. 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.
Best Sliders Under $25
17. 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.
18. Nude Crossover Espadrille Slide Sandal $22
Espadrilles are another shoe trend for 2021 and these trendy slides for 2021 check both the slide and espadrille trends. This nude sandal is a total steal and the faux leather straps are great for both the beach and city.
19. ASOS Design Finley woven slider $14.50
These ASOS white woven 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.
20. 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 trendy slides for 2021 have you bought for this Summer? Drop me a comment here or on Instagram @glamourandgains and let me know.
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Eve Dawes is a Blogger, Podcaster, Mrs. England World 2020, 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.