Sure, bags are a good choice if you’re looking to make your first big designer investment, but have you ever considered shoes? A lot of brands carry timeless designs that you can wear over and over again. A great example of this is a sturdy pair of classic slides!
Often crafted with leather, designer slides are very durable and sartorially versatile, as long as you choose a color that will go with most of your wardrobe. Plus, you get the most bang for your buck because you can wear it for everyday jaunts, like grocery shopping or running errands. And when all this chaos blows away, you can dress it up and wear it to brunch out with friends.
A lot of slides are priced under P25,000, making them perfect for your first big purchase. Ahead, we round up the chicest ones!
1. Bottega Veneta Brown Ravello Intrecciato Leather Sandals
Brown Ravello Intrecciato Leather Sandals, €383 (around P22,113.27), BOTTEGA VENETA, farfetch.com
Bottega Veneta is one of the hottest brands today, thanks to creative director Daniel Lee and his modern, often exaggerated takes on heritage design elements like the intrecciato leather weave. However, if you’d rather cop something from that’s trend-proof, consider these slides in the classic intrecciato weave—not oversized, no frills, just a good old woven sandal you can match with any casual outfit.
2. Salvatore Ferragamo Double Gancini Sandals
Double Gancini Sandals, €379 (around P21,882.32), SALVATORE FERRAGAMO, farfetch.com
If you want a pair with a little more embellishment, look no further than this simple pair from Salvatore Ferragamo featuring the brand’s iconic Double Gancini emblem. We particularly love this brown colorway because it works for both summery outfits and office attire, but it also comes in white and black if that’s more up your alley.
3. Bally Buckle Sandals
Buckle Sandals, €342 (around P19,746.05), BALLY, farfetch.com
Swiss luxury brand Bally is known for its quality leather goods so it’s a no-brainer to cop timeless footwear from here. What’s so great about the brand is its ability to adapt to trends while staying true to its heritage—they even carry chunky sneakers now. The same can be said about their sandals! Luckily, we found slides in a streamlined design that’s made quirky with a light pink hue. Wear it with jeans and a tee or dress it up with a slip skirt for fancier occasions.
4. Jimmy Choo Minea Flat Sandals
Minea Flat Sandals, €375 (around P21,649.50), JIMMY CHOO, farfetch.com
Purveyor of all things glam, Jimmy Choo is bringing its signature flair to shoes that aren’t pumps, and we’re all for it! If you love a good statement shoe but would much rather indulge in the comfort of slides, consider this hot red pair that will add a pop of color to neutral-colored outfits or color-blocked ones. We love how subtle the brand’s initials are on the side of the leather upper.
5. Stuart Weitzman Caicos Slip-On Sandals
Caicos Slip-On Sandals, €298 (around P17,204.14), STUART WEITZMAN, farfetch.com
If your aesthetic is classic and you find yourself living in white, black, denim and khakis, this is the pair for you. What’s great about this design from Stuart Weitzman is its all-black colorway that’s so clean and sleek to look at. The gold emblem isn’t overwhelming and adds a touch of luxe to any outfit.
6. Tory Burch Ines Slide Sandals
Ines Slide Sandals, €200 (around P11,546.40), TORY BURCH, farfetch.com
Love the classy, feminine allure of Tory Burch but want something more discreet than that iconic golden logo? Well, the brand creates minimalist slides in fresh hues like nude and ivory, and they all come with a cutout of that recognizable emblem. Featuring leather lining and a leather upper, these sophisticated slides are also equipped with rubber soles for ultimate comfort.
7. See by Chloé Single Strap Sandals
Single Strap Sandals, €205 (around P11,835.06), SEE BY CHLOE, farfetch.com
If your style falls on the sunny, summery side of the spectrum, then you’ll fall for these pretty sandals from See by Chloé. Featuring a hot white hue, this fresh pair reminds us of boat shoes, what with the moulded shape of the leather upper. Look closely and you’ll see gold-tone hardware covered with braided leather, a fine rustic detail that adds a cute, feminine touch.
8. Saint Laurent Nu Pieds Woven Leather Slides
Nu Pieds Woven Leather Slides, HK$3465 (around P21,953), SAINT LAURENT, net-a-porter.com
Elegance comes in the form of these beautifully crafted leather slides from Saint Laurent. Made in Italy from smooth pieces of leather, these Nu Pieds slides feature that covetable woven emblem often associated with those popular Tribute heels. With dramatic all-black finish, it will instantly make any ensemble more chic, be it a white day dress, cigarette pants and a button-down, or denim cutoffs and a tank.