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FLANNELS Five: Summer-Ready Sliders

FLANNELS Five: Summer-Ready Sliders

It wasn’t so long ago that pool slides were a fashion taboo. But, much like the ‘dad’ sneaker, they’ve been reborn, elevated from f-ugly status to fashion must-have. The streetwear set’s penchant for all things ‘norm-core’ has helped elevate them in the eyes of the fashion world, and we’re grateful for the humble summer shoe’s timely resurrection. Nothing beats the ease, practicality and comfort of a pair of sliders when you’re on holiday. And with the UK weather as it’s been recently (phwoar, scorching), they’re great for kicking about in at the weekend, too. For the pool, the beach and the city, we’ve put together an edit of some of our favourite summer styles. As you take it in, you and your discerning eye will notice a couple of themes emerging. We like our sliders sporty, rubber-soled and sometimes striped, in an easy-to-wear colour palette so we can pair them with our favourite shorts and Tees. Here are the best of the season.

White, red and green rubber Gucci pool sliders with the red and green Gucci web stripe

GUCCI

No-nonsense sliders for the no-nonsense man. Clean white rubber and the iconic Gucci stripe will fit into your holiday wardrobe nicely. If you like your summers hot, your beaches sandy and your beers cold, these are the sliders for you.

Prada pool sliders with a black rubber sole and red rubber upper with grey and black stripes and a white Prada logo

PRADA

Prada’s intoxicating mix of Italian luxury and edgy athleticism really shines with these sporty logo slides. You’ll be the envy of every man sitting around the pool when you enter – nonchalant, well dressed (in not much at all), with a towel slung over your shoulder like a modern-day Sean Connery. Chest hair optional.

Black Valentino pool sliders with a white VLTN rubber logo across the upper

VALENTINO

Holding a torch for minimal style, these black and white Valentino logo sliders do what they say on the tin. Wear with everything, from your favourite swim shorts to relaxed tailored trousers, for a holiday look that’s simple, straightforward and stylish.

 A pair of red Palm Angels pool sliders with a black rubber sole and a black Palm Angels logo on the upper

PALM ANGELS

Streetwear meets the beach with Palm Angels’ fiery red sliders. More of a fashion statement than some of the other styles featured in this list, hype-beast’s and fashion-forward types will appreciate their urban style credentials, even when they’re channelling their inner surf dude at the beach.

A pair of white rubber Moncler pool slides with the red, white and blur Tricolour stripe and Moncler logo on the upper

MONCLER

Harkening back to the slider’s functional and athletic past, Moncler’s Tricolour stripe shoe combines sporty, cosmopolitan design with a south-of-France colour palette. Perfect for the short walk from your villa to the pool.