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Sliders With Pom-Poms. Really?
Lauren Beesting, Features Writer
HOOT Faux Fur Sliders from TopShop
When summer was in full swing, or at least on those occasional days where we had blue skies and everyone brought out their summer clothing, it quickly became evident just how many people were wearing sliders.

For a moment, I thought I had time warped into the 80s.

Sliders are like flip flops but with a single chunky strap across the front.

They have been going around for ages. Like most trends they seem to be making a popular reappearance recently with designer brands such as Gucci and Adidas bringing out exclusive and new styles.

IMHO wearing sliders for anything, other than for the comfort of airing out your feet, is a no-go.

That rules out wearing them as an accessory to your outfit, thinking you are making a fashion statement. It's more like a fashion faux pas.

Wearing the cheap ones for holidays and the warm weather is acceptable, but wearing expensive ones just for the look? I'm saying no.

The chunky look of the sliders can ruin a perfectly good outfit. Throwing sophistication and elegance out of the window and replacing them with such absurdity.

How about the adaptations of the sliders like the ones with huge obnoxious pom-poms on the strap? Horrendous. Why would you want to walk around with two huge pink ferrets on your feet?

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I'm sure in the rainy weather those pom-poms just look like drowned rats, how about that for a fashion statement?

What about wearing them with socks?

Please. Let's not go there.

Has nobody heard of socks and sandals being an embarrassing dad trend, so why bring them into your wardrobe.

Kids these days decide to follow the embarrassing dad trend of socks and sandals.

Where is the sanity in that?

Maybe kids these days are older than their times or just don't know what real fashion is.

A Point of Despair

The uprising of sliders is a mystery to me, I despair at the person who brought it back into fashion.

Nowadays young and impressionable pre-teens decide to follow these trends. Perhaps this is why we see waves of teenagers strolling down the road in large groups of identical outfits, sporting the occasional adaptations such as a different coloured slider, or a different brand, but the same style.

I am aware I sound like a bore who isn't open to the new trends, but I'm what people may call 'independent in my style' and so I always adapt the new trends to style myself in a different way. This helps me avoid looking like a clone.

Social media is full of teenagers finding their individuality and not being afraid to stand out in a large group.

To those who aren't afraid to go against the current trends I tip my imaginary hat.

Sliders With Pom-Poms. Really?, 4th September 2017, 9:13 AM