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Furry slides - wtf?

(45 Posts)
FlyMaybe Wed 13-Jun-18 07:24:08

Just that really. Although I veer towards a more classic look, I like to keep an eye on fashion trends. But furry slides - WHY??? I just don't get it.

WanderingTrolley1 Wed 13-Jun-18 07:26:29

Nor do I. It’s “fashion”, do they’re everywhere, and truly awful.

lornathewizzard Wed 13-Jun-18 07:26:39

I've seen a few people with these on and assumed they were slippers!

FlyMaybe Wed 13-Jun-18 07:28:17

Exactly lorna

endthefarts Wed 13-Jun-18 07:30:48

They’re horrible! They look like
Slippers and the furry stuff will get all dirty at matted from being worn outside. Ridiculous!

SporkInTheToaster Wed 13-Jun-18 07:49:30

They were everywhere last year too.

Teen DD insisted on a pair to wear around the POOL on our summer holiday last year. hmm

Loonoon Wed 13-Jun-18 09:28:39

I was out and about yesterday and saw several young people wearing them. To me they look like slippers, the ones the housekeeper in the Tom and Gerry cartoons used to wear.

Gruach Wed 13-Jun-18 09:36:22

Difficult ... They often look (to me) really rather fine in photos - but every single person I’ve seen wearing them in real life looks irredeemably ... wel, not good.

BarefootHippieChick Wed 13-Jun-18 09:36:55

Haha I saw a woman wearing these on the school run the other day. Wtf? She looked ridiculous. I nearly asked her where her pyjamas were.

FlyMaybe Wed 13-Jun-18 09:56:04

I think it's the 'slippers' thing that bothers me. My very proud working-class mum insisted that only a slut Certain Sort Of Woman wore slippers in public. Unless on a hospital ward, obvs.

HildaZelda Wed 13-Jun-18 10:01:11

They're hideous, and everyone I've seen wearing them (male or female) seems to wear them with white socks too making them look even worse.

Kenworthington Wed 13-Jun-18 10:01:28

Ha I’ve got some. I bought them last year. I luffs them. I do occasionally get looks but I care not. They’re ace. I call them my muppet shoes

frasier Wed 13-Jun-18 10:16:34

I assumed these were slippers for months!

Fashion is one thing, but when what you’re wearing ends up looking like you are doing something incongruous - leaving the house in something you’ve slept in (those pyjama trouser suits) or as if you’ve not bothered to get dressed properly - it’s lazy design and looks ridiculous.

foxtiger Wed 13-Jun-18 10:21:41

Yes, WTF! I know someone from another country who bought a pair of these in England and seems very impressed with their "English stylishness." I'm thinking, "No, they look daft!"

BootyO Wed 13-Jun-18 10:30:20

I have a pair I got for about a fiver in a sale last year. I would never wear them in public out and about but they're good to pop on if I need to go out into the garden and i would probably wear them on a beachy type holiday.

They're not comfy for walking far as they sort of slip off.

There are also mega cheapo ones that seem to be made of feathers which look hideous and moult.

I object to the fact that the models wearing them on eg the Puma website wear them with knee length sport socks envy (not envy)

IJustHadToNameChange Wed 13-Jun-18 10:33:42

There are young girls and teenagers wearing fake fur or marabou feather slides with trackies or leggings.

They look like they've left the house with their grandmas' house mules.

MassDebate Wed 13-Jun-18 15:06:59

I blame Love Island

AsAProfessionalFekko Wed 13-Jun-18 15:09:54

Like these?

FlyMaybe Wed 13-Jun-18 15:22:31

*Fekko
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gringringrin

FlyMaybe Wed 13-Jun-18 15:35:43

Picture of furry slide storage unit wink

foxtiger Wed 13-Jun-18 15:43:47

I saw some in the window of Select today with more of a curly sheepskin texture. What next?

GingerLDN Fri 15-Jun-18 20:53:39

What next you ask? These. Awful.

dementedma Fri 15-Jun-18 20:57:02

i am so unfashionable I don't even know what "slides" are. I thought you meant things that go in your hair!!

BeyondThePage Fri 15-Jun-18 20:58:35

My boss wears them at work. She looks very stylish though - Chanel shift dress and an impeccable pedicure - a naturally elegant lady envy

(she'd look good in a sack though, whereas I look like I'm wearing a sack in anything)

frasier Fri 15-Jun-18 21:01:46

Some days f these “fashionable “ items are a joke. They just put them in the shops for a laugh and see which suckers buy them.

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