Text: Anna Eliseeva
The same slates returned to the catwalk, which were popular in the 90s and 2000s, with a jumper between the thumb and second toe. Although there are many opponents of such shoes in the city, it is enough to look at the fashion instructions and reports from the catwalks to make sure that it looks harmonious with any casual wear. In the end, these slippers are really comfortable and practical, and high-quality models will last for more than one year. In our selection - twenty options for all occasions.
On the platform
Perhaps the most fashionable in the 90s and 2000s were platform slippers. Then, casual clothes were boldly chosen even for special events, and therefore stars regularly appeared on the red carpet in such shoes. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow combined classic black platform slippers with a laconic dress, and singer Gwen Stefani successfully mixed flip flops with a fur bikini and blue hair. Actresses Hilary Duff and Melissa Joan Hart showed the typical fashion looks of those years: platform flip-flops, tops and skirts or low-rise trousers. You can safely follow the example of celebrities and combine open shoes with straight skirts, knit and denim suits and slip dresses. Fashion bloggers also fell in love with this model - you can peep actual combinations from them.
If you're looking for flip-flops that can be worn with everyday clothes in the city, pay attention to laconic models - discreet colors and without unnecessary details. For example, simple slates can be mixed with suits (monochromatic oversized two-pieces in pajama or business style will look spectacular and harmonious), linen sets and relaxed combinations of wrap-around skirts and loose shirts. You can experiment endlessly, the main thing is not to be afraid to try new combinations.
Rubber slippers can be safely worn in the city, and the fact that many models are made in a sporty style is only a plus. Choose options for juicy or even neon shades - light green, fuchsia, blue - to combine them with printed T-shirts, sports and denim shorts, bicycles, oversized jeans and more. It is rubber models that are especially wear-resistant and last longer than others, and therefore it is not scary to invest in them. On the other hand, quality slippers can also be found at an affordable price - for example, in a regular sports store.
Slates with decor also became fashionable in the 2000s. Today brands remember that time and create slippers decorated with rubber flowers and real stones, yarns of different colors, made of leather, with animal prints, adding pearls, shells, rhinestones and other details. When choosing such models, it is worth weighing the pros and cons: it may be worth considering more versatile and budgetary options that, even if bored, will come in handy at home or in the country.
In this category, two micro-trends coexist: slippers with kitten heels heels and slippers with unusual heels. Kitten Hills was one of the first to introduce the Totême brand - now such laconic models are also produced by the mass market, for example, Zara. Cult Gaia, on the other hand, relied on models with a heel in the form of a transparent ball - we are sure that the craze for these shoes will not disappear next summer. Such a pair will look great both with a linen-style skirt and with bicycles.
PHOTOS: famousfootwear, Net-a-Porter, Rocket Dog, Farfetch, ASOS, Need Supply Co., Zara, Hari Mari, H&M, Crocs, Sportmaster, Fit Flop, Lamoda, Totême, Topshop