Best Summer Shoes: Slides, Slippers and Flip-Flops

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Hunt for the best summer vacay shoes

Are you on a hunt for the best summer vacay shoes?

Keep reading to find out the best choices from Valentino, Chanel, Stuart Weitzman, D&G, Hermes, #21 and Aquazzura.

When it comes to selecting a perfect pair of summer shoes, the "quick slip-on" criterion doesn't cut it anymore. We all look for making a statement even with our flip-flops. So, let's dive into the sea of options.

By the Pool

Valentino sandals

Some of the best looking flip-flops for summer are the Valentino Rockstud PVC Toe Post sandals, that come in a hot pink shade and are bedazzled with famous Valentino studs.

These flip-flops are surely a luxury take on a basic thongs.

They are perfect for pool – bar – pool stroll.

However for a walk outside they are not the best option, as they do not offer any support and feel slightly wobbly on the feet.

For wider feet you might experience your feet slipping of the side of the shoe.

Valentino Rockstud PVC Toe Post sandals
Valentino Rockstud PVC Toe Post sandals
Valentino Rockstud PVC Toe Post sandals

Dolce&Gabbana slippers

Dolce and Gabbana Rubber Slippers with Embroidery are perfect option for those who prefer a traditional Adidas or Nike slides but want to pump up their game with a fashionable statement.

The D&G slippers' sole is made out of rubber which makes them perfect for the pool or beach.

The leather part is steady enough to manage some humidity from your feet, as long as you don't dive in them.

Dolce and Gabbana Rubber Slippers with Embroidery
Dolce and Gabbana Rubber Slippers with Embroidery
Dolce and Gabbana Rubber Slippers with Embroidery

This summer season there are plenty of brands who carry the revamped slides options.

The important thing to remember that if you plan to swim, the shoes shall be made of rubber. This is safe and more practical.

Lounge Chill-Out

Best Summer Lounge Chill-Out

Valentino sliders and sandals for lounge chill-out

WOW, this season's options for the chill-out slippers and slides are overwhelming and you are sure to find a pair for any occasion.

Valentino Soul Rockstud Slider is a very understated and elegant way to slip on some comfortable footwear and look fashionable.

These sliders are comfortable for a short stroll around the garden or paved sea-strip.

The leather is very soft and sole provides a bit of cushion.

Valentino Soul Rockstud Slider
Valentino Soul Rockstud Slider
Valentino Soul Rockstud Slider

Valentino Rockstud Slide Sandals, on the other hand, are definitely more attention grabbing due to being embellished with Valentino signature studs.

If you love the Rockstud Pumps, you will surely appreciate the look and comfort of this pair.

These slides are well-padded and the leather is extremely soft, however watch out not to ruin it with a salty or chlorine water.

Valentino Rockstud Slide Sandals
Valentino Rockstud Slide Sandals
Valentino Rockstud Slide Sandals

Valentino Flat Slide Sandal is another fashion inspiration of the traditional Adidas slides.

They are catchy and very comfortable, like two pillows for your feet.

They are made entirely out of the calf leather and are easily stained with water.

Salty water and sunscreen leave the permanent stains on the light blue leather, so stay away from water in them.

Valentino Flat Slide Sandal
Valentino Flat Slide Sandal
Valentino Flat Slide Sandal

#21 slippers and mules

#21 Embellished Leather Slippers are sparkly-sparkly foot candy!

Not practical even for a stroll but will definitely make your feet standout with the bedazzlement.

The sole of the slippers is not flexible enough for the comfortable walking and some can find it a bit slippery due to highly polished insole.

#21 Embellished Leather Slippers
#21 Embellished Leather Slippers
#21 Embellished Leather Slippers

#21 Fuchsia Satin Flat Bow Mules and Embellished Green Satin Flat Bow Mules are all about a big statement bow on your feet.

If you prefer to make a statement by footwear and accessories – these slides are the ones to go for.

In addition they are more walk-friendly than a pair above.

#21 Fuchsia Satin Flat Bow Mules
#21 Fuchsia Satin Flat Bow Mules
#21 Fuchsia Satin Flat Bow Mules

Bows and bedazzlement on the footwear were all over the catwalk SS17.

To consider yourself a fashionista – opt for a pair of #21 slides.

D&G Slippers

Dolce and Gabbana Slippers in Lace with Crystals are perfect for a romantic look or Moroccan vibe.

Very feminine and stunning slides will get you admirable looks, no doubt.

The sole is slightly padded. The unusual cut of the top part with two indents or curved cut-outs on the sides makes it easier to walk in otherwise a bit stiff slides.

Dolce and Gabbana Slippers in Lace with Crystals blue
Dolce and Gabbana Slippers in Lace with Crystals white
Dolce and Gabbana Slippers in Lace with Crystals red

Stuart Weitzman slippers

Stuart Weitzman Buttoncandy are, undoubtedly, another most comfortable slippers option after Valentino.

They are more cushiony than D&G or #21 similar models and have a better grip around you foot.

This pair can easily transition for a short stroll.

Stuart Weitzman Buttoncandy slippers
Stuart Weitzman Buttoncandy slippers
Stuart Weitzman Buttoncandy slippers

Aquazzura flats

Aquazzura Tropicana Slide Flat, Flora Slide Flat, Wild Thing Flat are the gorgeous options that will make you stand out!

Delicate and exquisitely executed flowers are the perfect summer vacay decoration.

The slides fit quite wobbly, however, and do not have much sole cushion.

But they are perfect for chilling out and strolling along your hotel premises.

Aquazzura Tropicana Slide Flat slippers
Aquazzura Flora Slide Flat slippers
Aquazzura Wild Thing Slide Flat slippers

Chanel sandals

Chanel Metallic Calfskin Sandals

Chanel Metallic Calfskin Sandals
Chanel Metallic Calfskin Sandals
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Out and About

Hermes Oran Sandals

Hermes Oran Sandals have already become a cult slides of the House.

Practical, reserved and comfortable. All you require from the slides to be comfortable and make a statement.

They sit well on your foot and provide you with enough comfort to walk in them for hours.

The leather is very soft.

Go for a new studded model of this season or a bright solid color.

Hermes Oran Sandals red
Hermes Oran Sandals white
Hermes Oran Sandals black

Valentino Sandal with Woven Motif

Valentino Sandal with Woven Motif is another Valentino take on the classical slides. These slides are so extremely comfortable.

If you plan to invest only in one pair of designer slides – go for these in any color.

The wide strap makes them even more comfortable than the similar Valentino Flat Slide Sandal with the studs.

You will get great amount of wear as they pair beautifully with dresses, jeans and even night out wear.

Valentino Sandal with Woven Motif will take you from pool side to sightseeing and running errands.

Valentino Sandal with Woven Motif
Valentino Sandal with Woven Motif
Valentino Sandal with Woven Motif

Stuart Weitzman Edgeway

Stuart Weitzman Edgeway is a perfect option to match denim outfits.

Cushiony enough they provide you sufficient comfort for several hours walking.

A twin sister of a Buttoncandy model with a more universal color.

If you looking for a bright option, opt for a Buttoncandy model.

Stuart Weitzman Edgeway
Stuart Weitzman Edgeway
Stuart Weitzman Edgeway

Stuart Weitzman Sliderules

Stuart Weitzman Sliderules are a slightly dressier sliders.

Bright and feminine they will make a great accent to any basic outfit.

As well and take you on a night out styled in a boho style or Moroccan vibe.

The curved cut on a top band of the slider makes them fit your foot well and stay put during walking.

Stuart Weitzman Sliderules
Stuart Weitzman Sliderules
Stuart Weitzman Sliderules

Sightseeing

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If you are on foot – chose a more comfortable and stable footwear.

If you are by car – you can opt for any option from the Lounge Chill-out or Out and About sections.

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