Fashion

Slides as a comfort footwear - 5 reasons why Nigerians prefer slides

There was a time when crocs were considered to be ugly and only worn by doctors on call, we also thought they would fade out soon. News flash, they didn’t , in fact they are so common these days , almost everyone owns a pair of them.

By Adora Nwachukwu

August 24, 2022

Slides as a comfort footwear - 5 reasons why Nigerians prefer slides

Slides are the perfect footwear for you if you are into remaining comfortable while maintaining beauty. When I say slides, I don’t mean the ones Emeka by the railway convinced you to buy for 800 Naira, I’m talking about the ones from popular brands we know. Even if they are fake, they still look good. There was a time when crocs were considered to be ugly and only worn by doctors on call, we also thought they would fade out soon. News flash, they didn’t , in fact they are so common these days , almost  everyone owns a pair of them. 


 

As someone who doesn’t follow trends, I couldn’t help being pulled into this one and I don’t even get offended when I see people wear the same slides as me. If you do not have one in your closet, then you cannot be influenced by anything in this life, because this slide  trend is having its iconic moment all over the world. 


 

Nigerians are trend hoppers and here are 5 reasons we love the slides trend. 


 

It is an ashawo slippers 

Who doesn’t want a footwear that can go with anything and can be worn to work or casual events? We don’t like stress in this country and anything that can take that stress away, we are definitely paying for it.


 

It is affordable 

When a fashion item will improve your appearance and not break the bank, please buy it, it’s an investment. If you can’t afford the original, there are quality counterfeit you can find in any market. 

It is trending 

There is nothing Nigerian love more than following trends, wear yours out and you would be sure to find someone wearing the exact colour and design as you. Don’t get offended, everyone just wants to be as comfortable as you. 


 

It comes in different designs 

Brands are getting creative by producing decorated and bejewelled ones. Especially for our Yoruba people who love accessorising. 


 

It is comfortable and stylish 


 

I kind of understand why medical professionals wear crocs at work. It is comfortable and with the new designs, it can easily be swapped with your sneakers. Making it comfortable and stylish at the same time. 


 

There is really no excuse for not following this trend. It fulfils everything.