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No matter your stance on the controversial pool slide, we’re here to tell you that it’s not going anywhere fast. Why? You may ask. Well, we’ve tracked the humble pool slide from its first appearance in the fashion world all the way to its new found title of ‘must-have shoe silhouette of the moment’. Remember our post last year about 2016’s summer must-have? Think of this as your S/S ’17 pool slide update and our second chance to persuade you; they’re officially cool again.


As much as the fashion elite tried to get this divisive trend off the ground, celebrities and A-listers like Rihanna and the Kardashians wearing the comfy footwear staple everywhere from nights out to running errands really put them on the map and made them popular with us working class. They quickly became a staple of summer 2016 and are ‘sliding’ their way straight through into 2017.

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Staying popular thanks to the likes of Fendi and Givenchy, we thought we’d give you a ‘wear with’ update to keep your look fresh and on point this season. Gone are the days of pairing your pool slides with thick pristine white sports socks, a trend made popular by David Beckham, nonetheless (sorry babe!). The sports obsessed mood of fashion in 2016 has somewhat eased and 2017 is all about fishnet, glitter or frilly socks to give a much more feminine finish to those plastic slides.

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Thanks to another fashion re-think, the un-inspiring plastic pool slide has been transformed this season into more elegant silhouettes, with embellishment or embroidered prints, holographic or iridescent finishes and even fur! So if socks and sandals is just one step too far for you, these bold designs speak for themselves and can be worn barefoot with any look. However, for some serious fashion points, kit yourself out from head to toe in your favourite brand in true 90’s revival style and brand yourself silly.

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Street style superstars like Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner have been spotted pairing the slides with off-duty styles like mom jeans and bomber jackets as well as working with a smarter look. Yes, you can now pair the more luxurious pool slides with wide leg, tailored or loose-fit trousers and pant suits. Comfort at every occasion.

However you choose to wear, get that effortless cool this season and shop our range of pool slides now!