The Adilettes are the OGs of the pool slide revival. It’s the brand’s massive ad campaign that turned slides from a way of not catching verrucas into a way for catching Tommy Ton’s camera. Bravo, marketing team.
Available priced £18.99.
Orlebar Brown Watson Flip-Flops
Orlebar Brown is to swimwear what Heinz is to condiments – a classic done right. These Watson flip-flops provide a punch of colour, without throwing in any unnecessary ingredients.
Available at priced £35.
Calvin Klein Intense Power Pool Sliders
Despite sounding like a fragrance, Calvin Klein’s sliders are as smart and minimalist as the brand’s mainline sportswear. Which means you can wear them for lounging by the pool, and into the bar once you’ve swapped your swim shorts for actual shorts.
Available at priced £37.
Havaianas Brasil Flip-Flops
Brazil’s biggest export besides samba soccer has been the first thing in suitcases since 1962. Crisp, clean and designed to resemble Japanese straw sandals, Havaianas are perhaps the only poolside brand you can truly call iconic.
Available at priced £20.
River Island Faux Leather Sliders
If you want left-field design without designer branding (or price tags), these offbeat slides from River Island put their best foot forward.
A jagged sole and neutral colour palette nod to Rick Owens, without getting too weird – perfect if you want to recline on a sun lounger without looking like an art installation.
Available at priced £30.