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    I Bought My First Pair Of APL Slides And Here's Why They're 100% Worth $100

    Even after consecutive days of all-day wear, they've never given me blisters.

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    Each and every summer, I look forward to a few things: beautiful weather, hours spent by the river/pool/ocean/lake, outdoor adventures with friends and family, and an overall relaxed vibe. And something that plays into all of those things is establishing the ultimate lazy day summer capsule collection. I don't mean "going-out" outfits (though, I love shopping for those, too) but rather the everyday garments I rely on for running errands, showing up to casual get-togethers, and taking Cash (my precious Jack Russell-Chihuahua puppy) out in.

    But then, as fate would have it, my best friend showed up to her bridal nail appointment in a pair of APL slides. And she wasn't the only one — her mom and younger sister were wearing the cult-favorite, admittedly-pricey slides, too.

    After I ordered my much-anticipated pair, they arrived less than a week later and have been in perpetual rotation ever since. Here's why: Unlike so many slides (I have the classic Adidas memory foam slides, the trendy rubber Birks, and a pair of the Ugg Fluff Yeah Slides), the APL TechLoom slides are comfortable all👏 day👏 long👏

    Rebecca Norris wearing the Blue Haze APL TechLoom Slides.

    The incredibly lightweight slides are made with a 3D molded footbed that's covered in antimicrobial fabric — no smelly slides here! On top, the slides feature a soft, slightly padded TechLoom strap, which is truly what makes these slides stand out.

    Of course, given just how popular their TechLoom slides have become, APL just had to capitalize on the cult-favorite status of their slides. So, they released their Shearling Slides, which are sold in four colors and bound to make their way into my closet eventually...

    ...As well as their newer quilted Lusso Slides, which are sold in 19 colors.

    But back to the TechLoom slides. Not quite sold? Perhaps reading a few more 5-star shopper reviews will convince you.

    See, rave review after rave review after rave review (and that's just a handful from the hundreds on APL's site, let alone on other stores' sites who carry the shoes). Because I like to keep it real, though, (and because I didn't see any reviews on the site that mentioned this in the same way), here's where my one notable complaint comes into play (of course, not so major that I'd veer away from my newly beloved slides, but still): Thanks to APL's funky sizing, you can't (or, at least, not everyone can) get their proper sizing simply by checking out the opposite department. Hear me out.

    Rebecca Norris wearing the magenta APL TechLoom Slides.

    Sizing quandaries aside, I'm in love with these slides. So, if you've been hoping for a pair of comfortably convenient slides and have never seemed to find the perfect fit, this is your sign to give APL slides a try. Get a pair of APL TechLoom Slides for yourself for $100 from APL, Nordstrom, or Free People (available in women's sizes 5–11).