Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, is just around the corner. Even if you have a trusty pair of sandals, lots of folks (ourselves included) seem to be looking for fun new clothes and shoes to show off as we get back to our normal social lives. But many people understandably want options that will be as comfortable as the sweats and slippers we grew used to wearing around the house all day. These on-sale slides from Dr. Scholl’s seem exactly that: Modeled after the brand’s original wooden clog sandal, they have a verging-on-orthopedic design that promises to be not only comfortable, but stylish. Like our favorite affordable Birkenstocks, these slides are made with a rubbery EVA material that’s lightweight, cushy, and waterproof, making them as wearable on city streets as they are by the pool, beach, or any other body of water. Their single, adjustable strap gives them a look that’s just different enough from those Birkenstocks that everyone has, meaning friends will surely not confuse these with the slides you (maybe) have been wearing every day for a year. At just $20, they seem a very reasonable investment for anyone looking to hit the ground walking (in cool, comfortable shoes) this summer. We’re partial to the kicky red, but they’re available in a bunch more colors for the same price.
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