If you’re in the midst of packing the perfect carry-on case for the upcoming Eid break, there ought to be a pair of slides high on your shoe list. Firmly securing its fashion credibility on the SS17 runways of Miu Miu and Dolce and Gabbana, the throwback flat has come a long way from simple rubber uppers and a hygienic way to avoid locker-room floors. Yes, they’re perfect for the beach, but this season sees embroidery, embellishment, and gemstones taking center stage, creating fun styles that work just as well with your evening outfit as they do with your swimsuit.
Celebrity-turned-designer “It” girls Kendall Jenner and Rihanna have both included slides in their summer collections, and are regularly spotted wearing the designs as their go-to airport shoe. A 15kg limit on hand luggage? No problem. Whether you want to keep it simple for poolside or swap your heels for a more practi-cool evening choice, browse the gallery, below, of statement slides available to buy now.