11 luxe pairs of slides that'll change the way you see shower shoes

Your college faves come out of the dorm room.
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As strange as it sounds, ugly sandals have been a trend for a few years now. Intentionally geeky, clunky or just unapologetically comfortable-looking shoes have been en vogue, with Birkenstocks and Tevas getting upscale updates. But this summer, it looks like the shower slide is the runway favourite – and actually, it's a lot less ugly than its predecessors.

When Gucci makes rubber sandals, you know it's a trend. Of course, these are made with hibiscus red, G-embossed leather, but they're still shower slides. Wear them with only your fanciest sweatpants.

Gucci Signature slide sandal, $355, Gucci.com

A pretty alternative to flip flops, these monogrammed Aldo slides feature a colourful spring print atop their subtle logo.

Aldo Chaerien sandals, $30, aldoshoes.com

Gucci not quite in your price range? These golden slides give off the right amount of label envy without the hefty price tag.

Michael Kors metallic slide, $68, littleburgundyshoes.com

Adidas's 45-year-old slide got a makeover. In luxe-looking faux ponyhair, these slides, exclusive to Aritzia, will take you way beyond the pool.

Adidas Pony Hair Adilette, $75, aritzia.com

Boudoir slippers, shower slides or streetwear? You decide. These fluffy sandals would certainly add excitement to any ensemble.

Little Burgundy Sophie sandals, $145, littleburgundyshoes.com

A little satin and a soft bow add a feminine touch to these sporty, green slides.

Puma Bow slides, $110, brownsshoes.com

Dramatic black-on-black rhinestones make these designer slides a must-have for formal affairs when you just can't bring yourself to wear heels.

Marc Jacobs slides, $295, brownsshoes.com

Add a little animal appeal to your swimwear with these embellished, leopard print flats.

Steve Madden patches slide sandal, $70.12, nordstrom.com

Valentino has made studded slides so expensive-looking, taking out the trash will be the most glamorous thing you do all day.

Valentino rock stud slide, $465.25, nordstrom.com

Want comfort and height? Zara's added a platform to these shower slides, so the water doesn't even have to touch your pedi in the public shower.

Zara platform slides, $69.90, zara.com

Floral beads and bling take these rubber slides from the beach to the high street.

Zara floral slides, $49.90, zara.com