Dsw Womens Slide – A slider is a type of footwear distinct from shoes and similar to flip-flops. They are backless and open-toed, essentially an open-toed mule. Generally, all slides are sandals. Thongs and flip flops are typically classified independently. Slides can be high-heeled, flat-heeled or somewhere between, and could cover around the whole foot from ankle to toe, or can have only a couple of narrow straps. They usually consist of a single strap or perhaps a sequence of straps across the toes and the lower half of the foot to carry the shoe to the foot.