Editor’s Pick: Embellished Slides

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Our latest Editor’s Pick for the summer are shoes we grew to love: slides embellished with fringe, flowers, and more

I remember perfectly well how strongly, how loudly – and yes, how publically! – I criticized slides. That was back around 10 years ago, or in other words when slides were mostly reserved for lifeguards and your grandpa.

Fashion changes, opinions change – in fact, when it comes to change, the only thing that doesn’t is closed-minded people. And I can proudly affirm that slides have been growing on me for around two years now, or basically since we first started seeing the famous Adidas slides back on the streets.

Now that slides have once again achieved a cherished status (and not just by “Bob,” your old swimming instructor), many designers and brands are completely revisiting the footwear, moving away from their former sporty look and adding elegant features in the form of sparkles and other embellishments.

Sometimes “less is more” isn’t the point: My top picks for this week are below, including fur, feather, fringe, flowers, and a loooooot of shine.

French and Swiss, Oriane moved to Berlin to pursue her interest in all things creative. She loves art and photography and does a lot of yoga, also to balance out her passion for great cuisine - a real foodie so to say. And of course, she is obsessed with fashion, which you can tell from her weakness for peplum cuts and ruffles. At hey woman! Oriane is responsible for shooting, producing and styling as well as editing and collage design.