Nike Benassi Swoosh Kids Slide Sandals – A slider is a type of footwear distinct from shoes and much like flip-flops. They’re backless and open-toed, primarily an open-toed mule. Usually, all slides are sandals. Thongs and flip flops are typically classified independently. Slides can be high-heeled, flat-heeled or somewhere between, and may cover nearly the whole foot from ankle to toe, or can have only one or two narrow straps. They typically include a single strap or possibly a sequence of straps across the toes and the lower half of the foot to carry the shoe to the foot.