Update June 4, 2019: Nike Benassi JDI Fanny Pack Slides are back in stock, retailing for $55. New prints available now at nike.com.
Once a fashion faux pas committed by tourists, the fanny pack made a stylish return earlier this year. Thanks to designer styles from the likes of Gucci and Chanel, the practical bag has been well received by the street style scene, so it comes as no surprise that brands are trying out new takes on the trend. Nike just announced that they are releasing a version of the popular Benassi sandals, dubbed the “Fanny Pack” slides, that feature a zipper pouch fixed to the top of each strap.
Slide sandals, also referred to as “pool slides,” are a comfortable and stylish choice for summer, and this unique design will allow you to carry small items on foot. The Fanny Pack pouch looks big enough to stash a key, credit card, and lip balm, which is perfect for lounging by the pool or walking from place to place on vacation.
Available in two colorways — pink/black and blue/lime green — the Benassi “Fanny Pack” sandals feature the molded rubber footbed and are branded with the Nike Swoosh.
Or, you always can keep sporting your thong sandals.