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10 Twisted and Knotted Slides To Elevate Your Style Without Stepping Into Heels

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There’s no denying that slipping into a pair of heels can transform just about any outfit. Whether it’s a casual dress, paper-bag shorts, leggings, or even bike shorts, heels have a way of upping the ante. The problem is, heels aren’t always the most comfortable, and, as such, they’re not always the first choice. Rather than reaching for your classic white sneakers or closed-toe-flats, we’re here to put one very trendy silhouette on your radar: the knotted slide sandal.

It seems summer 2022 is the summer of the knotted slide sandal, a slightly more sophisticated alternative to the classic rubber slip-on shoe. Where some twisted slides are just that—slides with a twisted strap—others twirl it a step further and feature a whole knot. Whichever iteration you put on, two things are for certain: You’ll look positively fashion-forward and you’ll be much more comfortable than if you were wearing 3-inch heels. A shoe style that can make an entire outfit without adding any height (or straining sensitive arches)? We’re here for it—and think you will be, too. Keep reading to uncover 10 pairs of twisted and knotted slides that will instantly update any outfit.

10 knotted slides 'knot' to be missed

yaya light gold
J/Slides Yaya Leather Knotted Slides — $128.00

Available in: Sizes 5-11, with half sizes.

These light gold slides are some of my personal favorites. Whether I’m wearing a sundress, maxi skirt, or bike shorts and an oversized button-up, I can count on these cozy, puffy slides for an added glam factor. Not a fan of gold? They’re also sold in silver, black, tan, and white. They have a slightly cushioned footbed, but are admittedly very flat, so if you have ultra-high arches, they may not be your best bet.

seychelles simply
Seychelles, Simply the Best Sandal — $109.00

Available in: Sizes 6-11, with half sizes.

Cue Tina Turner because these shoes are simple the best. One look at these faux leather knotted slides and we’re already making room in our closets. Available in nine colors—including a tantalizing tomato red—these cushy flat sandals offer comfort with each and every step.

palento sandals
Vince Camuto, Palento Sandal — $99.00

Available in: Sizes 5-10, with half sizes.

For a more relaxed, less puffy silhouette, check out Vince Camuto’s popular Palento Sandal. Sold in five colors, these sandals feature an ergonomic footbed and half-inch heel for a bit more arch support, with a touch of lift. The square toe offers a more retro vibe, too.

sam edelman garson
Sam Edelman, Garson Slide Sandal — $36.00

Available in: Sizes 5-10, with half sizes.

Sam Edelman is never one to blend in, so when the brand debuted their rendition of a knotted sandal, it made them especially unique with a square knot. Needless to say, shoppers are swooning over the style. One thing to note is that the Garson slides are only sold in neutral colors, so if you’re hoping for a pop off color, these sadly aren’t it.

chinese laundry anita
Chinese Laundry, Anita Casual Slide — $40.00

Available in: Sizes 5-11

On a budget? Check out these knotty sandals. This pair of twisted slides has a smoother silhouette that makes it slightly more formal. They’re sold in four shiny colors and at just $40 a pair, you may very well want to buy them all.

circus ida slide
Circus by Sam Edelman, Ida Strappy Slide — $55.00

Available in: Sizes 5-11, with half sizes.

Forget about one knot, these slides, which are sold in three colors, feature a row of five. They’re giving fishtail braid in footwear form, and we can’t stop staring. As if the upper isn’t enough to make you swoon, the square-toe tip is lined with faux croc, giving these slides a touch of texture that makes them even more stylish.

odells puffy slide
The Odells, Puffy Slide — $220.00

Available in: Sizes 5-10

ICYMI: Metallic leather (and faux leather) is very in right now—so The Odells knotted slides are nothing short of a no brainer. Not just metallic, these shimmering slides feature a snake print texture, too. (Something to keep in mind: The Odells lists their shoe colors individually, so while this link only shows you the stunning magenta pair, there are 11 other colors to choose from.)

steve madden mentor flat
Steve Madde, Mentor Flat Sandal — $85.00

Available in: 6-10, with half sizes.

These highly-textured faux leather, square toe knotted slides look straight off of Instagram—and not just because influencers are wearing the silhouette all over the grid. The texture itself is reminiscent of the popular two-piece crinkle cloth ensembles dominating TikTok and Instagram.

journee serlina slide
Journee Collection, Serlina Slide Sandal — $50.00

Available in: Sizes 6-12, in half sizes.

Designed to mimic that much-more-expensive Loeffler Randall Daphne Slide Sandals, these gorgeous Journee knotted slides from DSW are sold in four colors (including two metallics) and feature a foam insole and stacked half-inch heel. They’re cozy and chic, and hard to beat.

loffler randall daphne
Loeffler Randall, Daphne Slide Sandals — $250.00

Available in: Sizes 5-11, in half sizes.

If you’re someone who loves a brand name, you can’t go wrong with the original Loeffler Randall Daphne slide sandals, which are available in four colors, including a baby blue hue. They’re designed with 400 pleats to look detailed and delicate. One thing to keep in mind is that they run small, so size up if you decide to add them to your summer wardrobe.

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