Adidas Performance Men's Superstar 3G Slide Sandal – A slider is actually a type of footwear distinct from shoes and much like flip-flops. They are backless and open-toed, essentially an open-toed mule. Normally, all slides are sandals. Thongs and flip flops are typically classified independently. Slides might be high-heeled, flat-heeled or somewhere in between, and could cover around the entire foot from ankle to toe, or can have only a couple of narrow straps. They sometimes consist of a single strap or maybe a sequence of straps over the toes and the lower half of the foot to carry the shoe to the foot.