This “Ugly” Sandal Trend Has Finally Become Pretty for 2017

Pool slides were arguably the most divisive shoe trend in 2016, as these rubbery, sporty sandals became the latest "ugly" shoe to go mainstream. While you might be certain that you will never ever wear a pair of sporty branded sliders (often paired with an obligatory white sports sock too), 2017's take on the idea might make you change your mind about them altogether.

This season, they've had a complete makeover, with the likes of Balenciaga, Topshop, No.21 and more creating satin sliders with bows on the toes. This sandal is no longer limited to ugly ridged rubber soles and sports brand logos; slides 2.0 are adorned with feathers, embellishments and pretty touches. Comfort + decoration = the dream footwear combination, right?

Scroll through the gallery below to shop our edit of the nine best pool slides.

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Emma Spedding