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Adidas Comfort Sandals, $30
Adidas Comfort Sandals, $30
Graphic: Ana Luisa Suarez

For something everyone loves, sandal slides don’t get much respect.

Sure, people have them, but there’s no consensus on their value. They’re essential, yet ignored. Ratty, summer-camp slides linger beyond their expiration dates under beds worldwide, smells cooked in.

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Still, wearing slides doesn’t have to be a defeat. It can be a celebration.

The Adidas Comfort Sandal proves it.

First, let me address the price: at $35 (now $30!) you can find cheaper slides on the internet. But you can’t find a better value.

See, the Adidas Comfort Sandal does several things right. The first, most noticeable feature is how thick they are: they’re made for comfortable wearing and more than sturdy enough to support a stroll outside, an invaluable feature for anyone faced with the dilemma of getting cozy at home and wanting to run a small errand.

Pajamas and these slides make a walk to the local bodega easy, comfortable, and accessible. Get that candy bar. You deserve it.

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While these sandals are strong enough for external living, they’re also comfortable enough to feel more like slippers than anything else. These slides offer easy-to-wear comfort with something called “Cloudfoam Plus” for a super-soft yet supported feel.

Here’s another perk I noticed: the band of the sandal itself is generously wide and soft, with a contoured footbed preventing the weird edge-of-the-foot chafing that comes standard with lesser slides.

Finally, while the feel is unrivaled, the quality superb, and the durability unquestioned, they also look damn nice: I got this pair in White/Silver Metallic/Grey, and the sheer coolness of these sandals make me 20% less embarrassing than I would be otherwise.

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So: treat yourself and get the slides that deserve to be worn, all f or less than half the price of an inexpensive shoe.

Your feet will thank you.


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