fanny pack slides are the ugly summer shoe we need
Nike hops on the hybrid train with the Benassi “Fanny Pack” slides.
Fanny packs are back, slides are back, so it was only a matter of time before someone merged the two into summer’s must-have footwear. Sure enough, following Memorial Day weekend and the official hot season onset, Nike has come through with the goods: a release of Benassi “Fanny Pack” slides featuring tiny zippered pouches on the toe straps. True, you probably can’t fit more than a lipstick and house keys in these bad boys, but it’s the look that counts, and a look this is.
If you’re just stepping into the ugly-cool shoe trend, the black and grey Benassi colorway is a comparatively safe bet, while neon mash-ups are available for more seasoned fans of out-there footwear. Not that summer’s short on other mash-up shoe options. Ugg is back in full force with the Holly sandal, a classic chunky flat layered with a fluffy sheepskin fur. Meanwhile, Jonathan Anderson is trying hard to make toe shoes — complete with three-dimensional toenails — happen. No release date has been announced for the newest Nike Benassi, but don’t be surprised to see fanny pack-toe shoe hybrids spring up in the meantime. Balenciaga, you listening?