Summer is officially here, good people! Even if you don’t plan on hitting the beach this season or heading to the pool, no warm weather outfit is fully complete without a solid pair of men's slides.
From independent labels like Myrqvist to luxury fashion houses such as Gucci, if you’re searching for your very first slip-ons (or you’re just adding to your ever-growing collection), we’ve hand selected ten of the best men’s slides that you should buy this summer. So, stop what you’re doing and take a look!
Best men's slides to buy in 2023
Oliver Cabell Vegan Slides
Simple, sleek, and seriously sustainable, the Vegan Slides by Oliver Cabell are exactly what they say on the tin. Luxuriously crafted in Italy, the plush white upper is made from vegan corn that is composed of 35% corn waste and 65% bio-based polyurethane. The black outsole, on the other hand, boasts a 65% natural and 35% recycled rubber construction. If being kinder to Mother Nature is one of your priorities, this has been specifically designed with you in mind.
Myrqvist Solvik Slides
A sunny season essential, the Solvik from Myrqvist has been handcrafted in Portugal. A pair of dark brown calf leather straps gracefully wrap around the upper, and the midsole is made from moldable cork. If that doesn’t already sound premium enough, the insock is lined with buttery soft suede that’s sure to last you all through the summer, and the one after that, and the one after that.
Passenger Vancity Slider
If you’re looking for some earth-friendly slip-ons this summer, it really doesn’t get better than the Vancity Slider from Passenger. Made with ease and comfort in mind, the adjustable Velcro strap is crafted from faux leather and is lined with nylon. Underfoot, EVA sole makes it feel like you’re walking on a plump cloud, and all of this comes in plastic-free packaging. Did we mention that these stylish men's slides are also vegan friendly?
Not only are Axel Arigato known for their futuristic sneakers and awesome streetwear, their slide game is also on another level. Take the Magma Sandal, for example. Painted in a clean Dusty Mint colour palette, it boasts a particularly chunky EVA sole that will take your comfort levels to new heights – both in a physical sense and a metaphorical one. This unit has also been partially made from eco-concsious bio-based materials too, so not only will you look good in these, you’ll actually do some good too.
Birkenstock Barbados Slides
Of course, we just can’t talk about the best men’s slides without bringing up Birkenstock. While most models from the German brand are decked out in suede and leather, which isn’t very water-friendly, the Barbados has been specifically designed with the pool in mind. Made from lightweight and flexible EVA, the high-quality, odour-neutral material is shock-absorbent, waterproof, and skin-friendly. It also comes in a bunch of cute colourways too, just in case pastels are more your things.
While Rapha are known mostly for their performance cycling apparel, the simply-named Slides have been designed for total relaxation in mind. The footbed is made from very soft foam and is gently contoured to ergonomically cradle your foot, while the strap is created with a perforated microfibre material and a padded lycra lining on the underside for a soft, secure fit that can be worn with or without socks. Around the heel, the line “All hail the rest day” has been inscribed, encouraging nothing but the chillest of vibes.
Adidas Adilette Premium
The Adilette was the first ever pair of sandals made by Adidas. Originally introduced all the way back in 1963, it has since become something of a summertime staple. With that said, if you’re looking for something that’s a little more on the luxurious side, the Adilette Premium might be more your thing. Part of the ever-popular Island Club collection, it’s composed of elevated materials like leather, cork, and rubber, all packed in a sporty and sleek package. What’s there not to love?
Gucci Pursuit Slide
Gucci has come a very, very long way since their beige bags of yore. Now, the Florence-based fashion house is the go-to choice for contemporary apparel, with silhouettes like the Pursuit Slide quickly becoming one of their most popular items. Made in Italy, it’s completely dipped in a stealthy all-black colour scheme, and features a Demetra upper that’s both animal-free and sustainably sourced. It’s also covered in the famous “GG” monogram, for those who want to seriously show off by the sea.