Ditch the sneakers and embrace the summer heat with this relaxed, comfortable selection of mules, slippers and slides. We’ve got options that have you covered in every mood, whether it be popping to the shop, beach days or Sunday best for your family barbecue.
YEEZY SLIDE, US$380 (APPROX.) / £270
Kanye West’s Yeezy line debuted the Yeezy Slide back in 2019, and has progressively released more and more colorways of the chunky, one-piece foam shoe.
MERRELL HYDRO MOC, US$50 / £55
Designed for trails that take you in and out of water, the Merrell Hydro Moc is pegged as a rugged, amphibious silhouette with divisive aesthetics. Easy on, easy off, this pair is laid back yet ready for anything.
MERRELL ALPINE SLIDE, US$70 / £55
The Alpine Slide from Merrell is a vegan-made, utilitarian slide featuring a 100% recycled upper giving plastic bottles a second life.
BIRKENSTOCK BOSTON, US$145 / £90
The instagram explore page’s go-to mule comes by way of the Birkenstock Boston, a cork-soled classic, wearable year round due to its sophisticated design cues.
BIRKENSTOCK A640 CLOG, US$110 / £55
Push the boat out with the Birkenstock A640; originally purpose-made as a workwear piece, the durable, block-color clog is popping up in spring fits and no doubt will appear prominently throughout the summer months.
NEW BALANCE NIOBIUM, US$300 / £214 (APPROX.)
A fan-favourite boot for many, New Balance’s Niobium boot is capable of transforming into a slip-on mule through an array of waterproof zip closures around the ankle. Not stopping there, you can remove an inner bootie liner for use as an even more low-key slipper.
STORY MFG. X REEBOK BEATNIK, US$141 (APPROX.) / £100
Reebok’s Beatnik is a staple in the Japanese fashion scene, and since its global revival last year we can’t get enough – you can don this pair with a velcro heel strap or go without for a traditional slipper feel. Brighton-based sustainable brand Story Mfg. took on the model and applied their playful aesthetic, making this a straight classic.
KEEN UNEEK II SLIDE, US$100 / £99.99
This slip on sandal arrives constructed of suede and knotted rope, giving the pair a form somewhere between open and closed toe. The same style is also available with a heel strap, or in premium leather.
ADIDAS X O32C GSG MULE, US$160 / £140
adidas recently rejoined the mule party with a collaborative piece designed by Berlin based 032c. The pair comes in black or sand, and adapts from adidas’ popular GSG combat boot and sits atop a heavy-duty sole unit.
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