Faux-fur slides: On paper, they sound inherently comical—a style no one would obsess over. Yet somehow, this niche trend was thrown into the stratosphere with A-list endorsements aplenty and every facet of the retail landscape scrambling to create their own iteration in time for summer. Heck, there are brands who are almost solely dedicated to making them: See Avec Modération and Brother Vellies, for starters.
Essentially, we're talking about sandals with a strip of material that's reserved for keeping you really warm. It's the ultimate in oxymoronic footwear. Don't let that deter you from what is arguably the biggest sandal trend in years because fur slides are genuinely selling well. Remember, fashion loves out-of-the-box pieces from time to time, and these are definitely strange—strangely covetable.
Thanks to Rihanna's Fenty Puma faux-fur sandals (which are, you guessed it, still sold out), this was one of the surprise hits of last summer, and it's set to continue in 2017 with a host of high-street and designer labels creating their own fluffy slides. Prices range from the super affordable to the more costly, meaning you can go hard or go home and put your feet up in a fast-fashion fix. Oh, and if you do get your hands on the Puma pair, be sure to dedicate many Instagram posts to them. Keep scrolling to click through our gallery of the best faux-fur slides around now.