TikTok Pillow Slides Review: Am I The Only One Who Hates Them?

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Seriously… Am I the only one out there who hates those squishy, jello-y, TikTok-famous pillow slides? 

Everyone is going wild over this type of slides this summer! Or at least it feels like “everyone” to me. Called by many names: TikTok slides, cloud slides, pillow slippers, marshmallow slides, cushion slides, gummy slides…you guys know the ones. They’re soft and rubbery and get bazillions of good reviews on Amazon — well, maybe not bazillions but definitely lots and lots.  

When folks (even the super-young and hip ones) start talking about comfortable shoes, I get very interested. 

TikTok Made Me Buy It: Pillow Slides (Spoiler…I’m Not A Fan)

I ordered two brands of cushiony, rubbery pillow slides (BRONAX and Joomra) and then one pair of leather slides — from my beloved comfort-shoe brand, FitFlop — that have a sort of similar vibe (currently on sale!) 

This video takes a look at what I like about each pair of slides as well as what I don’t…but I guess the title of the article kiiiiind of gives away at least part of the results. More details in the video. 

Also, make sure to check out Laura’s recent post on the J/Slides version of these pillowy, marshmallow-y, cloud-like sandals. Maybe J/Slides has created the perfect pair? Wouldn’t be surprising, J/Slides cushiony winter boots are pretty dreamy. Laura…plan a visit to Philly soon, so I can try yours out!

But for now…details of the three pairs I tried.

Shown in Video:

0:49 BRONAX Cloud Slides 

2:14 Joomra Pillow Slippers

3:34 FitFlop Nubuck SlidesAt Nordstrom | At Zappos | At FitFlop

Wearing in Video: Cropped Denim (29) | White Tee (XS) | Hoodie (S)

I would, of course, LOVE to hear from you guys about the topic of pillow slides. I know I might be in the minority here, and everyone else may LOVE them — like the rest of Amazon and TikTok — but you guys know my feet have VERY strong opinions that they like to express. Would love to hear your thoughts and what your feet think of them!

-Linzi

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  1. You are not alone! I am sure they’re comfy, but I absolutely loathe them. They look like a cross between bedrooms slippers and pool shoes, neither of which screams “office appropriate” or “professional” or “over 25” or “elegant,” or any of the other words I might wish to be associated with so yeah, let’s hate them together!

  2. I just bought a pair of OOFOS to wear around the house, as they are pegged as ‘recovery footwear’ and I work retail and my feet need recovery, lol. I don’t feel like they are stable enough to wear for walking, very bouncy, which I assume is what people like about pillow slides (didn’t watch the video). I’m skipping the trend.

    • Oh interesting! OOFOS were on my list to try for a more supportive, but similar slide….interesting that they don’t feel super stable either. My “recovery” shoes are 100% FitFlops with the thick wobble-board sole…they’re what my feet crave after a day of being on my feet in new shoes.

  3. I love them…for my 13 year old daughter. I’m down with a good trend, but realize this one is for the under 25.

  4. I’ll skip the plastic slides, too. Not only do they look awful, but I can imagine them sticking to my feet on a hot day and making smacking sounds while I walk. A local boutique is selling designer pairs for over $100, but I can’t imagine investing more than $25 in a short-lived trend even if I did like them.

  5. 34 year old here 🙋🏼‍♀️ I’ve had bunions and a bad back since high school from sports and I’m constantly looking for shoes relieve daily foot, knee, and back pain from standing and walking. These popped up on in an Instagram ad and a bought them immediately. I had never heard of them before, and I’m the type of person that NEVER buys things from ads. That should say something right there, but let me tell ya…these sandals provide more support and relief than any shoe I’ve ever owned, ever. I wear them any chance I can, even just doing chores around the house because of the relief they provide. I bought them in several colors and use the nude pair to switch into during certain parts of my workday (I’m a teacher). No they can’t be worn to meetings, etc but they can be worn when I’m walking my class to specials and down the halls to wherever (large school with concrete floor- lots of walking). The nude blends with my attire enough to be appropriate in those situations. So, whether a trend or not I’m a huge fan of pillowslides due to the amount of physical support they’ve provided to my joints and daily aches. I hope this provides some perspective. 🙂

  6. I am not a happy customer also. Have to wait over three weeks to get them, they’re way too small and narrow, hated it. Threw them out!

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