WEEKEND READING // The process behind the product.

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WEEKEND READING // The process behind the product.

How we made 'The Magic' luxe leather leather slides so radically comfortable.

You wouldn't know it but our leather slides really are made from perseverance and Magic.

Here's why...

Radical Yes Pool Slides

First, we worked from the ground up.

We spent a lot of time researching new insole boards. We knew what we were looking for - super padded, molded through the toe pad and built from TPR (thick pack rubber) to ensure optimum comfort and easy summer wearing.


We also kept an open mind on sizing, opting for a new, simple 'S/M/L/XL' system that reflects the relaxed and flexible nature of this slouchy silhouette.


Radical Yes Pool Slides

Then, we obsessed about quality & feel.

Spending a lot of time thinking about how the padded upper could give the simple slide a luxurious twist. But we also had to make sure the density of the foam padding was still breathable and of a weight that would feel like clouds wrapping around your feet.

Radical Yes Pool Slides

In the end we picked a 3mm luxe sheepskin leather for both the upper and the lining. Not only because they are colour rich, meaning our teal was the perfect pitch of blue, and the red was the perfect pitch of red - but also because it feels so wearable.

Radical Yes Pool Slides

Then we persisted till perfection.

It took our maker 3 rounds of samples to get it right, but in the end we think it was worth it. Made in limited quantities of only 70 pairs each, The Magic Pool Slides literally are that. Just Magic.

Radical Yes Pool Slides

And it's something we think is quite radical yes. We hope you've enjoyed this small insight into our considered production process, working to bring you the most radical shoes we can.

Radical Yes Pool Slides

Read more about our approach to making shoes here.
Photography by radical collaborator Holly Graham of @siystudio

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