What are Sliders, You Ask? Just The Perfect Summer Shoe

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The team at SilkFred (and our customers) love sliders in bold colours, prints, embellished, heeled and flat, as long as they are comfy, flattering and give our toes a well-deserved breather. Not to mention, sliders are the icing on top of all summer outfits. But wait…

What are sliders?

So, what are these sliders everyone is talking about? They’re shoes that are perfect for summer – the stylish cousin of the flip flop, but made for comfort. They are backless (as opposed to sandals), and the most popular types include one strap that can easily “slide” off your foot whenever you want (hence the name). Most importantly, they usually are open-toed, which provides an extra element of comfort to them.

Our Top 5 Sliders Everyone is Wearing

1. Take a Walk on The Wild Slide(rs)

Our customers LOVE leopard print, and so do we. These leopard print sliders add a twist of personality to summer dresses, even when you’re not a fan of print. However, rest assured that this stunning pair of sliders go very well with every print. Case in point: Naomi in the Zeina Wrap Dress in Red Ditsy.

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Naomi wearing the Zeina Wrap Dress in Red Ditzy by Dancing Leopard. Paired with The Denise Leopard Print Sliders by Linzi | £45 & £20
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The Denise Leopard Print Sliders by Linzi | £20

2. When Summer Snakes Up On You

We love snake skin (of the synthetic kind, of course). These Rose Gold Snake Skin Sliders will elevate any summer outfit, whilst keeping you comfortable and stylish.

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Naomi wearing the Zeina Wrap Dress in Red Ditzy by Dancing Leopard. Paired with The Oasis Rose Gold Snake Sliders by Linzi | £45 & £23
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The Oasis Rose Gold Snake Studded Platform Slider With Crossover Front Strap by Linzi | £23.00

3. The Heeling Power of The Platform

Want some heels and but still need slider-level comfort? This Black Suede Rope Platform Wedge With Wavey Front Strap will sort you out. These platforms are perfect for a beach holiday, or for a quick confidence boost on a trip to Tesco.

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Naomi wearing the Zeina Wrap Dress in Red Ditzy by Dancing Leopard. Paired with the Mars Black Suede Rope Platform Wedge With Wavey Front Strap by Linzi | £45 & £30
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The Mars Black Suede Rope Platform Wedge With Wavey Front Strap by Linzi | £30

4. Summer Sparkle

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The Farah Rose Gold Glitter Toe Post Style Sandal by Linzi | £13
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The Farah Rose Gold Glitter Toe Post Style Sandal by Linzi | £13

The Farah Rose Gold Glitter Toe Post Style Sandal is here to put the glitter back on your toes. These sparkly flip flops are perfect to pair with a summer party dress, beach dress or with your choice of swimwear.

5. Golden Goddess

As the 80s hit says, “you are gold, always believe in your soul, you’ve got the power to know, you’re indestructible”. Take those lyrics and wear these golden sliders with pride, because when the sun comes out, nothing can stop a woman wearing comfortable (golden) shoes.

Naomi wearing the Zeina Wrap Dress in Red Ditzy by Dancing Leopard. Paired with the Cyprus Gold Glitter Slip On Slider With White Cleated Sole by Linzi | £45 & £12
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The Cyprus Gold Glitter Slip On Slider With White Cleated Sole by Linzi | £12

6. Bonus Slide: Flip Flops, But Make it Fashion

Though technically not sliders, we couldn’t sign off this post without one of our best-selling summer styles. The Jana Nude Diamante Toe Post Sandal With Cleated Sole is the perfect choice to add some sparkle to your swimsuit or flowy summer dress. You can call these flip-flops 2.0.

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Naomi wearing the Zeina Wrap Dress in Red Ditzy by Dancing Leopard. Paired with the Jana Nude Diamante Toe Post Sandal With Cleated Sole by Linzi | £45 & £16

Sliders Frequently Asked Questions From Our Customers:

How are Sliders Meant to Fit?

The strap or straps across the toes fit on the lower half of the foot to hold the slider on your foot, making sure you only slide them off when you want it. Sliders shouldn’t be too loose.

Are Sliders Comfy?

Absolutely, the comfort element of sliders come from the open-toed strap and the soft yet sturdy sole. They are one of our best-selling styles of summer shoes.

Which Are Your Best Sliders Brands?

Our top trending sliders brand is Linzi with dozens of comfy and elegant styles. More sliders are offered by IKRUSH and Larena Fashion.

Which Sliders Are The Most Comfortable?

If you’re not used to wearing flip flops for long periods of time, then one strap sliders would be the most comfortable choice, but we’re confident that the sole has a big part in a comfortable shoe, so elevated flip flops give open-toed sliders a run for their money.

 

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