To wear slide sandals is to embrace the ease and lethargy of summer — even when it’s not summer. Celebrities like Justin Bieber and Pete Davidson love to wear them all year round, which is in line with their just-got-out-of-bed style. Bieber has even been known to wear hotel slippers in public. Dakota Johnson’s moody espadrille heel-dragging in the film A Bigger Splash might be the ultimate example of slide-sandal energy. But just because slide sandals are a laid-back shoe doesn’t mean they have to look lazy.
Take this pair by Dolce & Gabbana, for example. They’re a full-blown party: a piñata in footwear form, with colorful tassels and enormous jewels. This is typical Dolce — they never do anything small. It’s easy to imagine one of the brand’s clients wearing these shoes on a yacht in Italy right now. For the rest of us, fun-looking slide sandals can be a nice alternative to slippers, a way to get dressed up without even having to leave the house.