Best slides and sandals for men

17 Best Slides and Sandals to Rock This Summer

Summer is here and its time to put away the sneakers and pull out the best slides and sandals you can find. Whoa there, before you get too excited, you might want to check those bad boys you’ve been hiding in the back of your closet are still in working condition. The odds are they’ve been sitting around since last year, so it might be time for an upgrade. Thankfully, we’ve got the best slide and sandal guide for you. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your flip flops to something a little more stylish or you’re just looking for a new pair for the beach, we’ve got it all covered. Give your feet a break, and make that upgrade to show everyone exactly what you’re made of this summer!

Its time to let the toes breath, but before you do, make sure you check out our list of the 17 best slides and sandals for men.

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adidas Adilette 

1. adidas Adilette

It might be common knowledge at this point, but the adidas Adilette is undoubtedly the best all-around slide on the market. You simply can’t beat this slides price point and level of comfort it provides for the money. This slide will give you a little bit of everything, decent looks, comfort, and durability that other slides just can’t. These flip flops are great for the beach and if you’re really desperate, you can even wear them casually. Do us a favour though, don’t wear them to the pub.

Best for: These are the best all-around slides on the market, you can wear them casually every day.

Made in: Italy
Sole: Rubber 100%
Lining:
Nylon 100%, Rubber 100%
Outer:
Rubber 100%
Price: $50

adidas Adilette 

Gucci Pursuit 72

2. Gucci Pursuit 72

Call them Gucci flip flops if you must, these slides are some of the most famous on the planet. If you’re looking for compliments and neck breakers, you found the slide for you. Expect every person you come across to start singing the words to that very catchy song that you’re probably singing in your head as you read this. One-hit wonders aside, the original Gucci flip flop’s aren’t available anymore. The brand changed the design recently and is now offering the ‘Pursuit 72’ which is a traction heavy look for summer.

Best for: Flexing at a pool party, showing off while you duck to the shops.

Made in: Italy 
Sole: Rubber 100%
Lining:
Rubber 100%
Outer:
Rubber 100%
Price: $400

Gucci Pursuit 72

Birkenstock Boston

3. Birkenstock Boston

If you want comfort then we’ve found the best slides for you. the Birkenstock Boston is a favourite among chefs, if they’re good enough for those who are on their feet all day, they’re probably good enough for a stroll on the weekend. These are a great slide for wearing semi-casually. They’re one of the only slides on the list that you can wear with trousers and not look totally confused. With the trend of dad sandals this year, they’re also a very trendy pair of slides for men.

Best for: These are the comfiest slides on the market, there’s a reason they’re a favourite amongst chefs.

Sole: Rubber 100%
Lining:
Suede 100%
Outer:
Leather 100%
Price: $179

Birkenstock Boston

Nike Benassi

4. Nike Benassi JDI

When you think of ‘slides’ or flip flops, these are probably the first pair example that jumps into your head. While adidas takes the cake for an all-around slide, these are not too far behind. The Nike Benassi JDI is perfect for the loyal Nike head who’s worst thought is putting on a pair of the three stripes. They’re also great for wearing before and after a sports game, you would hate to match those Nike socks with adidas slides now wouldn’t you.

Best for: Wearing before a sports game, too and from the basketball court. Also great for the beach.

Sole: Rubber 100%
Lining:
Nylon 100%, Rubber 100%
Outer:
Rubber 100%
Price: 

Nike Benassi JDI

Marni Fussbet

5. Marni Fussbett

Now the essentials are covered, we can get stuck into the meat and potatoes of the slide and sandal world. If you look around the streets of the trendy town you’ll likely see a heap of Marni Fussbett inspired sandals. What we’re trying to say is, you’ll see a heap of copy cats that aren’t nearly as good as the original. If you’re like us, you’ll want the real thing, price point aside. These sandals can be dressed up or down and worn with just about anything, mainly because they’re Marni.

Best for: Wearing on the weekend, they can even be dressed up for the casual office environment.

Made in: Italy 
Sole: Rubber 100%
Lining:
Leather 100%
Outer:
Polyester 100%
Price: $855

Marni Fussbett

Havaianas Mania

6. Havaianas Mania

Did we mention the essentials were taken care of? Evidently not. When you say flip flops we say Havaianas. These are THE staple flip flops or ‘thongs’, and you’ve almost definitely owned a pair of these at least once in your life. Perfect for wearing to the beach, just don’t be that guy that shows off his lack of creativity by wearing them all day every day.

Best for: Wearing to the beach.

Made in: Brazil
Sole: Rubber 100%
Lining:
Rubber 100%
Outer:
Rubber 100%
Price: $35

Havaianas Mania

Bottega Veneta BV Slides

7. Bottega Veneta BV Slides

If you’re desperate for a pair of open-toe slides that you can wear to the beach and then to the restaurant after, these are the best slides for you. The Bottega BV slides are a great alternative to the Gucci slides, for one, you won’t have a bunch of people asking “are those Gucci flip flops”. Secondly, you’re guaranteed to fly under the radar to all but those who know when you wear these slides for men.

Best for: Going to the beach and then the seafood restaurant.

Made in: Italy
Sole: Rubber 100%
Lining:
Rubber 100%
Outer:
Rubber 100%
Price: $510

Bottega Veneta BV Slides

Malibu Colony Classic

8. Malibu Colony Classic

Malibu is the new kid on the block when it comes to slides and sandals for men. They’ve made waves with their woven take on a classic wedge style slide. These slides for men are as happy by the water as they’re at a casual Sunday afternoon kickback. What differs Malibu from the competition is their attention to detail and use of quality material. Even going as far as optimising the footbed and midsole to be anatomically correct.

Best for: Going to the beach in style and comfort.

Sole: M-Grip Traction Rubber Outsole
Lining:
Anatomically Correct EVA Footbed & Midsole
Outer:
26 Strap Hand Woven Nylon Upper
Price: $130USD

Malibu Colony Classic

Reebok Beatnik

9. Reebok Beatnik

Sitting in the same realm as the Birkenstock Boston and the Malibu Colony, the Reebok Beatnik is a highly debated and discussed clog. The look of this clog is extreme, to say the least. With a jagged outsole and fabric upper the Beatnik is better suited to the streets then the beach. If there’s one thing to say about this clog, it definitely turns heads, and whether that’s a good thing or not is up for discussion.

Best for: This is the best sneaker alternative, it’s great for putting together with a streetwear outfit.

Sole: Rubber 100%
Lining:
Rubber 100%
Outer:
Suede 100%, Fabric 100%
Price: $165

Reebok Beatnik

Birkenstock Arizona

10. Birkenstock Arizona

The Birkenstock Arizona begins to make an appearance around town as the weather begins to warm up. These are a great alternative to traditional options from the likes of Havaianas and Nike. While the look is an acquired taste for some, these sandals can truly be worn under all circumstances all summer long. They’re a truly timeless classic and they provide comfort and durability that far outweighs the modest price tag.

Best for: Wearing casually.

Sole: Rubber 100%
Lining:
Leather 100%
Outer:
Leather 100%
Price: $122

Birkenstock Arizona 

Suicoke Moto-Cab

11. Suicoke Moto-cab

Suicoke’s are traditionally reserved for only the most fashion informed fans. If you’re a fan of the technical aesthetic of Nike ACG, Acronym, and Mountain Research these are certainly the best slides for you. The Moto-cab is just one of many slides and sandals that Suicoke has on offer, but these are the best for summer. The double strap up top provides security and the midsole has unrivalled comfort in this form factor.

Best for: When you need a comfortable slide with all the tech styling.

Sole: Rubber 100%
Lining:
Rubber 100%
Outer:
Suede 100%
Price: $449

Suicoke Moto-cab 

Merrell Hydro

12. Merrell Hydro

The Merrell Hyrdo will certainly get you noticed, maybe even more so than the infamous Gucci flip flop. If you’re the type of guy that likes to go for a long walk before your day at the beach and you only want to bring one pair of shoes, these are for you. Don’t criticise us for throwing these on our list, yeah they might not be a proper slide or sandal but wow what a wild specimen they’re. If you really want to flex your ability to pull off even the most flagrant footwear on the market, pair these with some Marni trousers and an Our Legacy bowling shirt and don’t forget to post your fit on Instagram after.

Best for: Showing off your ability to pull off even the strangest footwear.

Sole: Rubber 100%
Lining:
Rubber 100%
Outer:
Rubber 100%
Price: $102

Merrell Hydro

Under Armour Ignite V

13. Under Armour Ignite VI

Okay, so you really can’t make your mind up between adidas and Nike. Lucky for you, there’s a great third option that offers more adjustability and comfort then both. Introducing the Ignite VI by Under Armour, this slide incorporates new levels of technology in the sports slide market through its 4D performance footbed and heatgear lining. This slide for men offers unmatched technology for the price if you can get over its ‘dad-slide’ styling.

Best for: A great alternative to the Adidas and Nike Models, these provide great adjustability

Sole: Re-engineered EVA outsole with durable traction pods in heel for lightweight cushioning & comfort
Lining:
Adjustable synthetic strap with HeatGear lining
Outer:
Footbed built with two layers of Performance 4D Foam
Price: $50

Under Armour Ignite VI

Hoka Recovery Slide

14. HOKA One One Ora Recovery Slide 2

You ever wanted to know what it’s like to walk on pillows everywhere? We promise you haven’t experienced comfort quite like the Hoka Ora Recovery 2. This slide for men is the best slide for post-workout comfort. It achieves these levels of comfort by offering a dual-layer outsole that incorporates a soft footbed and resilient outsole for longevity. Let’s face it, not every slide has to be for the beach and if your feet want that extra cushion, they probably deserve it.

Best for: Post-workout comfort, these are like a massage for your feet.

Sole: Early Stage Meta-Rocker offers a smooth ride
Lining:
Soft top layer EVA for immediate step-in comfort
Outer:
Dual-layer construction incorporates a soft top layer and resilient midsole/outsole
Price: $99.95

HOKA Ora Recovery Slide 2

Nike Offline Menta

15. Nike Offline

Nike is always one for innovation and the Offline is just that. The brand designed the Nike Offline in the wake of the global pandemic when staying at home became mandatory. Whether you’re looking for the best house shoe, or you’re looking for the best COVID footwear, this is the slide you need in your collection.

Best for: Wearing around the house.

Sole: Rubber 100%
Lining:
Polyester 100%
Outer:
Polyester 100%
Price: $149+

Nike Offline

Croc Classic Clog

16. Crocs Classic Clog

Ok so a clog isn’t quite a sandal or slide, but the classic croc can give you the best of both worlds thanks to the innovative use of heel strap. To convert your croc from clog into a slide, simply raise the heel strap and you’re in 2WD mode, ready for the beach. If the tracks start to get a bit more serious, put these bad boys into 4×4 mode by lowering the strap, containing your heel with ease. You can wear the crocs wherever you want, but let’s be honest, you’ll probably be too embarrassed to wear them outside the front door.

Best for: Cruising around town with the heel strap up, you can activate 4×4 mode by pulling the strap back down.

Sole: Rubber 100%
Lining:
Rubber 100%
Outer:
Rubber 100%
Price: $59.99

Crocs Classic Clog

TEVA Original Universal

17. Teva Original Universal

Like many technical sandals for men, the Teva has become a staple piece of footwear for the adventurous and the stylish. We don’t recommend you swap out your beach flip flops for these, but if you’re looking for quality sandals to put some miles on this would be it.

Best for: Exploring the unknown.

Sole: Rubber 100%
Lining:
Rubber 100%
Outer:
Fabric 100%
Price: $57

Teva Original Universal

General FAQ

Who popularised Gucci flip flops?

The toxic king Future began the Gucci flip flop trend when he rapped about them on the song 'Thought it was a drought' off DS2. On the track, he asserted his masculinity when he states that he would fornicate with your wife or girlfriend while wearing Gucci flip flops.

Who made the song Gucci Flip Flops?

Rapper Bhad Bhabie wrote the track Gucci Flip Flops. The song featured rapper Lil Yatchy, and it peaked at number 3 on the Billboard 100.

What are the comfiest slides for daily wear?

The Hoka One One Ora Recovery Slide 2 is the most comfortable, however, it isn't the best looking slide on the market. If you're looking for an all-around slide try the adidas Adilette or the Suicoke Moto-cab.

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