Study: Sports Slides Are Guys Favorite Summer Shoes

It’s no secret that footwear, and just fashion in general, has been getting much more casual over time. Even rigid dress codes in the workplace have caved to the demand for athleisure clothing. It’s become the norm for people to wear suits with sneakers, rather than dress shoes or loafers.

Naturally, slide sandals are making a comeback as well. According to a new study by market research group NPD, sales of sports slides have gone up 34% in the last year. These, along with sneakers, are shaping up to become the shoes of the summer.

If you could never imagine yourself wearing slides, fear not. There are options a plenty. And for those who like a shoe with a little more substance, Nike just released a pair with fanny packs in place of where the slide should be—perfect for stashing stuff on the go. Just make sure to wash your feet beforehand.

In other sandal-related news, these furry sandals are an itchy nightmare. Read why here.

Shop the our favorite men’s summer slides and sneakers, below.


DUNHILL

Leather Slides - Brown

$470



BALLY

Bonks Slides

$295 $206.5



BRUNELLO CUCINELLI

Ribbed Rubber Slides

$345 $165.6



BRANDBLACK

Aura Sneaker

$200



REEBOK

Classic Leather Sneaker

$74.95



VALENTINO GARAVANI

Bounce Sneaker

$845


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