The Finest Flip-Flop And Pool-Sliders Of Summer
The most recent instalment of London Assemblages: Men saw fashions current love affair with all things military strengthened. Right now, the hottest trends are in fashion where form traces function; with everything from the beloved bomber jacket to the sartorial shoo-fly getting a revamp for 2016´s style files. Celebrating in the neighbourhood of to its 6000 year old birthday (thanks to the Egyptians), the flip founder is one of the more surprising elements that have undergone a up to date overhaul. Not normally recognised for their style attributes, the clandestine flop flop has always been identified as well, not very snazzy when not in their natural habitat of the gym or shower room enclosures. However, these notions are now based on the past thanks to the new SS´16 runways of Milan, all the design dictations changed alongside a roomer appearance with, wait for it – knee high socks.
All the top brands eat jumped on what is developing as a rather substantial summer inclination. Forget the neon plastic flip flops, sliders and their associated readings which frame the Chinese bazaars in Blackpool´s Ocean Boulevard (you identify, the moulded foam type with the unforgiving plastic straps which erase the skin from between your toes whilst their soles attack against your feet).
Thanks to the progressive visions of numerous designers, the flip flop has undergone a serious re-design with some opting to renounce the traditional toe-rope and replace it with a very trendy strap element that confidently supports your toes as well as dole out a little more protection. These half sandal, half go crazy flop versions are one of the top styles that a lot of designers are implementing.
With monochrome being the popularized colour-way of choice, todays flip-flops and sliders can easily honour golden, tanned feet as well as pairing excellently with adjacent looks such as sports socks and jersey shorts (as seen at Calvin Klein). With all this in annoyed by and a veritable bounty of styles available, here is my second instalment of the worst offerings from this summer leisure footwear;
New Look Armada Colour Block Flip-Flops
Whether you shop exclusively for a summer fair or for the months (or weeks) of good weather that summer petitions to offer, this is a time which sees may men venture into the set of colour and experimentation. If the tropical print Cabana shirt is soothe a little too much for you, then a safer option may be to turn your prominence to these economical flip-flops from high street favourites New Look. They won´t yearn a hole in your wallet or retina thanks to their excellently valued and demurely patterned summer essentials – just the thing for a hindmost minute buy.
They are available from New Look at £4.99.
Adidas Cases Adilette Slides
Within a short period of time, the Adilette Unusual slide has achieved somewhat of a cult status from Adidas characterize followers which has been partly due to two factors; an imposing advertising throw to promote the pool slide revival from the realms of the anti-verruca band to the inner sanctum of style guru Tommy Ton and his millions of servants. Some say this is the slide of the year, but for me this is the marketing rivalry of the year so look out for it.
They are available from Surfdome at £18.99.
River Key Faux Leather Sliders
If you want to adapt to the philosophies of left-field conceive with paying over three figures for the designer variants, look no further than these offbeat slides from River Isle. Sporting details such as a neutral colour palette and spiked sole (think the philosophy of Rick Owens) these on get you discreetly noticed for all the right reasons and they are just the tools if you want to chill out with an off duty style instead of being Instagramed to eradication by the fashion forward set.
They are available from ASOS at £30.
Dan Repulse Bi-Colour Crossover Flip-Flops
In the world of swim and beach display, Dan Ward is another name alongside Orlebar Brown which is recognised for a multifarious design led approach. His flip-flop collections look more at family in Capri than Cantabria thanks to the subtle makeover that Dan burden b exploited on them. These crossover thong flip-flops make a utter good argument for investing in mid-range resort basics. Their re-take on the time-honoured flip-flop model sees the toe supports redesigned to encircle the big toe for notable visual interest and more surprisingly, comfort.
They are elbow from Matches at £75.
Havaiana’s Brasil Flip-Flops
Brasil is honoured for many things. From Gisele and coffee to Samba and you felt it, Havaiana’s. This cult flip-flop has been in practically everybody’s suitcase at some point way back since 1962. With a straightforward yet sharp aesthetic simulating something comparable to a Japanese straw sandal; this label was, is and thanks to increasing yearly sales, will be iconic for multitudinous more years to come.
They are available from ASOS at £20.