Best Mens Slide Sandals – A slider is actually a kind of footwear distinct from shoes and similar to flip-flops. They are backless and open-toed, basically an open-toed mule. Generally, all slides are sandals. Thongs and flip flops are commonly labeled independently. Slides might be high-heeled, flat-heeled or somewhere in between, and could cover around the entire foot from ankle to toe, or might have only a few narrow straps. They sometimes include a single strap or a sequence of straps through the toes and the lower half of the foot to hold the shoe within the foot.