I know this post is going to potentially piss off a lot of people (mainly people I know IRL) but my heart is telling me I need to share this opinion with you all.
I hate fluffy sliders that aren’t being worn as slippers.
There we go, I feel better for saying it already and I’m sorry for my friends and family that are fans of the ugly things (in my defence I’ve probably already said it to your face). But I cannot fathom what purpose this form of footwear has. We wear fluffy things in the winter when it’s cold, but I’ve seen girls out in force, stomping around with them on their feet in the summer months and quite frankly, it’s about time someone bloody said something.
I’m not a fan of many things that don’t serve a purpose, so these fluffy sliders being up in my face all summer is really getting my goat. In preparation for today’s post, I headed on over to Twitter to ask my followers in a quick poll whether they love the fluffies or whether they should chuck ’em in the bin (unfortunately only 8 of my almost 1,900 followers answered, so let’s just say it isn’t very representative lol). Of the eight people that answered, the opinion was 50:50 – I wasn’t too sure what to make of this as I haven’t really asked anyone IRL that I haven’t seen wearing them whether they’re a fan or not (except for my husband, who said “they’re fucking awful.”)
I like sliders – I can’t say I own a pair due to my very strict criteria when it comes to finding shoes to wear in the summer (anything that will make my feet sweat is a no go – long story, but let me know if you’d like to hear more about that in the comments), but I always admire others that don’t have a complex about their footwear like me.
A quick Google search brings up hundreds of sites flogging the hideous things – no joke, I tried to find some sort of blog post that I could link to that shared my opinion, but I came up with sweet fuck all. Just hundreds of stores trying to sell sell sell or videos showing you how you can you create your own – what is this world?
Let me know if you share my opinion in the comments below, or alternatively if you’re a huge fan and think I’m being a bit of an arsewipe.
Give me a good old pair of Birkenstocks and I’ll be well away.