Adidas Makes A Case for Slides With Socks
With roots in resort wear, they’re referred to as pool slides for a reason. Heritage sportswear fans will know that the Adilette Slides were first developed in 1972 for a German soccer team which required a shoe that would allow them to go straight from the shower to the locker room. Since then, the style has gone far beyond the cool-down room, the car park, and even the shopping centre.
Resort wear is forever in. That’s the mantra that designers have repeated ad nauseum on international catwalks. And it’s more accessible than you think. Since The Comfort Principle first kicked in at the start of the pandemic, feeling relaxed in your own skin has become a top priority in home workstations everywhere. As the world continues to dip in and out of lockdowns, the one element that major fashion houses have dictated will prevail in a post-pandemic world is dressing for comfort. And the key to optimal comfort, begins with shoes.
Adidashave dominated the on-trend socks and slides combination. A mixture of dad chic and locker room swag brings us the most up-to-date, cross-seasonal footwear look available right now for both men and women.
Adidas Adilette Slides
With the added benefit of unisex appeal, the classic black or navy Adilette Slides feature a lightweight construction for a near-barefoot feel, with maximum comfort provided by a contoured footbed, enabling you to walk out the front door with the confidence that you won’t be limping back home. A patterned outsole gives you increased grip and a synthetic textured bandage upper ensures a durable construction to last you through the seasons. These slides are the perfect option for poolside hangs and evening strolls with cloud-like cushion soles.
Adidas Solid Crew Socks
The Adidas Solid Crew Socks in black or white are the ideal complement to a classic slide with the iconic three stripe design and trefoil logo. Rappers of the 1990s adopted the slides and socks look before it was cool, often pairing them with shin-length socks. More recently, musicians like Tyler the Creator have popularised slides with tube socks or crew socks. The semi-cushioned footbed on this pair means that you can enhance your walking-on-a-cloud experience when worn with a pair of slides.
Adidas Adilette Lite Slides
A logo can go a long way. One of the best-loved trends right now is to wear your slides loud and proud, with striking and recognisable brand logos across the bandage. These pairs provide a clean, fail-safe design which will pair well with just about any outfit and hark back to the rich history of the OG Adidas slides.
Adidas Adilette Slides in Crystal White & Iridescence
Adilette Lite Slides in Pink
If you’re after a narrower fit with a little extra flair, the Adilette slides have been given a fresh and icy update with the iridescent stripes on this pair in women’s sizing. The shoe itself is soft and quick drying with a polyurethane bandage upper and textile lining, meaning that despite the crystal details, you don’t need to be precious with this pair.
For the more flamboyant among us, these Adilette slides come in a clear pink and light pink composite colourway and create a visual point of interest in any outfit. If you’re looking for a way to update your socks and slides look, this new spin on the trefoil logo means you can stand out (comfortably) from the crowd.