Nike Women's Benassi Solarsoft Slide 2 Sandal – A slider is a form of footwear distinct from shoes and similar to flip-flops. They are backless and open-toed, basically an open-toed mule. Typically, all slides are sandals. Thongs and flip flops are typically categorised separately. Slides can be high-heeled, flat-heeled or somewhere in between, and may cover approximately the entire foot from ankle to toe, or may have only a few narrow straps. They usually 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 within the foot.