These are the easiest shoes in my closet, the ones I reach for when I have to take the dogs for a spin, or for walking all over the city. They don’t add much in the way of height, but you can’t beat them for comfort, and they’re a nice way to show off a good pedicure. This crisscross pair is so bright and happy.
You can’t go wrong with the classic pool slide from Adidas.
Here is a color that would pretty much go with everything.
I like the muted metallic on this one, and the fact that it’s super-cheap. It comes in white too, which is worth considering as the smart money is on never spending a fortune on white shoes.
I like to think of army green, like on this double-buckle slide, as a neutral.
How adorably loud are these Vans slides?
I remain intrigued by the notion of Dr Scholl’s: they’re hell to walk in, but I’ve always thought they were great-looking.
At this point, I think we can call German orthopedic Worishofers classics, and they’re like walking on a cloud. Perfect for travel.
This striped number is so beachy and fun, and well-priced too.
A spendy choice from Isabel Marant that couldn’t be a whole lot cuter.
The stone hue of these Birkenstocks lightens them up a bit, I think.
OK, this is somewhat silly, but I feel like it would always put a smile on your face, and how much footwear can you say that about?
A slightly modish silver pair that could be dressed way up if you were in the mood.
Just a good, basic black slide (it comes in a few other colors too)
This is a pretty much perfect option for dresses.
And this woven pair will look fantastic once it’s a little broken in.
How snappy is this red, white, and blue striped pair?
Maybe as cute as this braided one.
I love the tweedy fabrication here.
And this Mexican-inspired slide is so graphic.