Gucci Channels a Retro Dr. Scholl’s Style With Its Latest Slide

Shoe styles with retro vibes have been trending all summer long — and Gucci has a sandal slide that totally fills the bill.

Modeled after an archival style from the ’70s, the sandal features a wooden footbed and a rubber sole. The vintage silhouette, part of the Italian label’s pre-fall ’19 collection, is modernized with the house’s logo in mixed metals.

Gucci leather slide sandal with interlocking G
Gucci leather slide sandal with interlocking Gs.
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While Gucci’s style sells at a designer price point ($630), Dr. Scholl’s offers a very similar style for much less: $90.

Celebrating its 60th anniversary, Dr. Scholl’s Original Sandal features a wooden sole and a leather upper with buckle fastening. The under-$100 style is available in a variety of colorways on the brand’s website.

Dr. Scholl's Original Sandal
Dr. Scholl’s Original Sandal.
CREDIT: Dr. Scholl's

The classic Dr. Scholl’s slide — the comfort brand’s best-known shoe — found approval among “It” girls of the ’60s, including Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton. The silhouette gained additional traction in the ’90s when Carrie Bradshaw embraced it on “Sex and the City.”

Dr. Scholl's Original Exercise Sandal
Carrie Bradshaw wearing Dr. Scholl’s Original Exercise sandal.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand

Today, Dr. Scholl’s is staying relevant among the millennial set through a collaboration with Urban Outfitters. The UO version of the slide gets a modern update with PVC detailing. It’s available on Urbanoutfitters.com for $49.99 (marked down from $78).

Dr. Scholl’s UO Exclusive Original Sandal
Dr. Scholl’s UO Exclusive Original Sandal
CREDIT: Urban Outfitters

In the past, Dr. Scholl’s has teamed up with Anthropologie, Athleta and J. Crew on shoe styles.

Watch the video below to see Iris Apfel weigh in on shoe trends.

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