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In Praise of Marais’s Perfect Summer Slides

Marais yellow slide sandals Photos: Marais USA

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Like artisanal sno-cones and off-the-shoulder tops, suede slide sandals are everywhere this summer. The sophisticated and socially acceptable cousin of the flip-flop, slides — and their cool older sister, mules — are universally flattering (no ankle straps!) and great if you’re feeling lazy (no ankle straps!) They very well could be the most chill shoes you own.

Marais, the Los Angeles-based shoe brand, has a few great pairs right now that are almost half the price of most Mansur Gavriels. The black, pink and yellow slides are $168; the classic mule in black patent leather is $198; and the blue and yellow suede mules are $225.

Stockists in New York City include Reformation, Concrete and Water, and Clare Vivier.