Forget Flip Flops: Why You Should Slide Into a Pair of Slides This Season

When the bling on your feet is bigger than the one on your finger

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Flip flops have always been a summer go-to. They’re easy to slip on, pretty comfy and enable you to flaunt your pedicure in all its glory. On the flip side, they’re usually flimsy and easy to slip out of. Lucky for all of us wanting to air out our feet now that the weather has finally turned, flip flops have now been kicked aside in favor of stylish slides.

Rihanna first introduced her now almost-sold-out bow slides to much shopper acclaim as they were relatively inexpensive and more stable than flip flops. The singer/actress/designer/Comme des Garçons champion is also set to bring back our childhood-fave jellies in the near future. Another blast from the past, Steve Madden has decided to resurrect its go-with-anything black Slinky platform.

While no title has been officially bestowed (we’re not quite sure who decides on these rankings, anyway), Who What Wear is questioning whether Miu Miu’s pearl-accented slides (both of the furry and fur-free variety) are the It shoe of the year. Not surprisingly, Miu Miu’s Fall 2016 slip-ons cost a pretty penny — 75,000 to 95,000 pennies, depending where you shop — and we’re guessing you’d rather save some funds to add a few extra pairs of sandals to your spring/summer repertoire.

With that in mind, we searched high and low to find stylish (read: no pool- or dorm bathroom-appropriate ones here) slides shoes for every budget. Whether you’re into fancy accents and embellishments, more reasonably priced furry friends or old-school Birkenstocks, we’ve got you (and your feet) covered.