Welcome to 2021, the year of vaccine passports, that TikTok baked feta pasta, mom jeans, bold brights and…rubber Gucci heels? Yep, you heard me right, these pretty pastel Gucci slides are not only taking over social media, but they’ve taken up space in my heart as well. With summer on the horizon I’ve got my eyes set on beach days, rooftop nights, park picnics and everything else in between. Of course, that means I’m building a catalog of outfits I’d like to wear in my head. That also means I’ve got my eyes on a few new pieces I’d like to splurge on this spring. And one thing that I cannot get out of my head is these adorable pastel slides.

I first came across these slides on Instagram’s popular page and since then they seem to be following me everywhere I go. And yes, that includes TikTok (confesssion: I’ve become addicted to a pre-bedtime feed lurk). One TikTok’er after the next is debuting the slides and I’ve seen reviews, unboxings and everything in between having to do with these sandals on my For You page. The more I watch them the more the algorithm shows them to me, which I guess means I am my own worst enemy here people.

I know, I know, $350 is a pretty hefty price tag for a pair of rubber sandals, but hear me out. These sandals aren’t just the ones for me, they’re the ones for you too! With a chunky heel and platform outsole, I’d be able to wear these even though I can’t really wear heels anymore. Word on the street is they’re pretty comfortable, and I’ve been on the lookout for a fun summer shoe with a bit of height that won’t kill my feet.

Now I know that justifying something as being fun and cute is not a reason enough to drop some major cash on a pair of shoes, but there’s something else about these that I adore.

Maybe it’s that the colorful, jelly look reminds me of the shoes I used to love as a kid or maybe it’s that I can imagine wearing them with everything from flirty floral dresses to light wash jeans and a white tank. Nonetheless, the thought of owning (and strutting the streets), in these beauties makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, and after a very hard year we could all use a little bit of that! Shop now via Gucci.

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