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By now, you’re well aware that men’s slides have made a fashionable return to our closets, designating these sandals a casual shoe must-have. And, lucky for us, the best men’s slides of today aren’t just comfy as hell, but they’re versatile enough for easy, all-around wear.
Sure, this type of footwear is still fit for the locker room, pool, and beach, but the idea that they should only belong there is a pretty outdated one. Thanks to designers getting in on the game—and OG slide makers stepping up their own efforts—the best men’s slides can add so much more appeal to any guy’s wardrobe.
To guide you in your search for this popular open-toe footwear style, here are ten of the best men’s slides for every budget and need.
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Arizona Essentials EVA Slides
The German footwear brand is a favorite among fashion editors and athletes alike. This classic two-strap Arizona sandal is constructed from lightweight and flexible EVA material that makes it waterproof and shock absorbing.
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Adidas was credited with introducing slides as we know them today when it unveiled the Adilette in 1970 as a shower shoe for Germany’s national soccer team. The iconic three-stripe slides boast a contoured footbed and quick-dry lining.
Benassi JDI Men’s Slides
A pair of slides by a sportswear manufacturer naturally makes them an ideal fit for any active types. What separates the good from the great, though, can be seen with these Nike sandals, which feature flex grooves and a soft, towel-like fabric that lines the foot strap.
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Men’s 100 Sport Slides
If you’re looking for sandals that are reliable, straightforward, and extra easygoing, a pair of sporty slides are foolproof. The soft EVA construction is as light as a feather and does all the hard work so you don’t have to.
Reaction Men’s Arie Slide Sandals
As part of Kenneth Cole’s Reaction collection, which creates functional footwear with a modern feel, these slides—which are made from vegan leather with a soft footbed and lightweight sole—find the sweet spot between smart and casual for any dressier moments.
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Humberto Suede-Trim Rubber Slides
A clothing company inspired by a city as diverse as Rio de Janeiro is bound to produce pieces suited for various events. Slip on these suede-trim slides to go from the pool to brunch to the bar (and everywhere in between).
Ora Recovery Men’s Slides
Presenting your ultimate post-workout companion: Hoka One One’s slides make use of a dual-layer construction that, basically, is heaven for your worn-out feet. Plus, futuristic-looking footwear is such a style flex. We say wear them everywhere.
Padri Flat Slides
Cult-status Japanese label Suicoke gained recognition for its functional outdoor footgear. These slides have a minimalist-yet-fashionable vibe that will no doubt have you standing (and so comfortably, we might add) out from the crowd.
Men’s Ansa Fixed Slides
A hard day’s training at the gym warrants some pampering for your tired dogs—which is where Under Armour steps in. The sports-apparel company has you sorted with a pair of slides that features a drop-in EVA footbed to cushion feet underneath, while the extra foam on the fixed strap comforts you from above.
Men’s Web Rubber Slide Sandals
Gucci’s take on the humble pool slides includes brandishing its iconic green and red web motif across the foot strap. Once again, the Italian fashion house, under Alessandro Michele, shows it can elevate any basic staple to a luxury necessity.
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