Cushioned Slides: My Honest Review

It’s almost cosy season! And with the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your gift list. 

With many of the shops being closed, the risk of lockdowns ever-looming, and COVID-19 variants Grinch-ing up the joint, many are turning to online stores to get their holiday shopping done. But when holiday shopping online, it’s important to start early so your gifts all arrive on time.

At Sleepbo, we are obsessed with all things comfy and cosy. We spend all our time researching tips, tricks, and products to ensure you and your loved ones get the best night’s sleep possible. 

So, without further ado, we’d like to introduce our holiday blog series: Honest Reviews. Our team researched this year’s most popular cosy gift items and wrote their honest opinions on them so you can make smart purchases from reliable companies this holiday season.

My honest review of Cushioned slides

As Sleepbo’s token young person Research Assistant Intern, I was tasked with researching the best gifts for Millennials and Zoomers and giving my honest opinions on them.

So, while researching products to review, being the professional that I am, I went on TikTok to see what was trending.

One thing I kept seeing everywhere were these super comfy-looking cushioned slides. And it wasn’t just TikTok, celebrities were wearing them too, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Beiber. I just knew they would be a top trending Christmas gift for 2021, so of course, I had to try them for myself.

Choosing and ordering

Because of their viral popularity these past few months, there are many sellers of cushioned slides. And honestly, with all the demand, it’s still pretty difficult to get your hands on a pair. They were sold out at a lot of the places I was comparing, including my favourite home comfort brand, kuddly

Luckily, as a Sleepbo Research Assistant, I am subscribed to kuddly’s mailing list and I got notified that they were restocking for their massive Black Friday sale. So, while I normally debate about my purchases for a long time, this time I know I didn’t have that luxury.

I already know and trust kuddly, having purchased and reviewed their products before. Here are a few reasons why I love them:

  1. They are a UK-based brand: I always buy local when I can.
  2. I trust their quality and customer service: Since I work for Sleepbo, I’ve researched a few other kudd.ly products. I already know what a great company they are.
  3. They were having a really good sale: Full disclosure, I got reimbursed for my purchase by Sleepbo, but I love a good sale so I wanted to pick something affordable for you, reader!
  4. They have a 30-day money-back trial period: So you can’t come for me if you don’t like them (you’ll like them, trust me. But you can never be too safe).
  5. Bonus: They have the sliders in my favourite colour: yellow! 

And if you need more convincing, take a look at these 5-star reviews, sourced from their TrustPilot profile.

So, after a quick review, I took the plunge and hit “purchase” on a pair of sunny yellow Kloud Slides. I figured, with the money-back guarantee and free shipping, there really was no reason not to just try them!

First Impressions - 4.5/5

After reading all the amazing reviews on their Trustpilot, I had high expectations for how quickly my package would get delivered. Many people reported getting their packages only the next day after ordering! So, when mine came 4 days after I placed my order, I felt like it had been ages! 

I definitely think this has to do with the increase in parcels during the holiday season, which means this problem will only get worse for all online retailers! For that reason, I highly recommend getting started on your Christmas shopping early this year.

*Stocking Stuffer Alert* At the time of writing, kuddly is having their annual Black Friday event. Get a pair of Kloud Slides for as low as £16.25 each when you buy multiple pairs.

Before I opened the package, I was pretty shocked at how lightweight it was (I also ordered some other things from kuddly to review, and they were significantly heavier). I knew they were supposed to be ultra-light materials but it felt like the box was nearly empty! 

When I opened it, my first thought was: the colour is so cute! Then I took the cushioned slides out of their packaging and instantly understood why people were so obsessed. 

These things are:

  • Lighter than a feather 
  • Completely waterproof and washable
  • Durable
  • Super cushioned, 4cm thick athlete-grade insole
  • Available in 6 trending colours

Not to mention, they’re just really, really cute. I couldn’t wait to throw them on with a cute pair of trousers, or a pair of clean Nike socks and my trackies.

Daily use - 5/5

The kuddly website says that the material they use to make their Kloud Slides is athlete grade. Once I started wearing them on the daily, I could totally tell what they meant. 

These things are next-level comfy. They feel like pillows on your feet. Once I put them on, they instantly became my go-to shoes!

I got a tonne of compliments at the grocery store and the beach. A girl at the gym even asked me where I got them from.

My sister loved them, too. She’s still in high school and doesn’t have an income to buy her own, so I bought her a pair for Christmas in her favourite pink colour!

final results - 5/5

Here are a few of the changes I’ve noticed since I bought these cushioned slides:

  • Happier feet and joints: I hadn’t really realized that my feet were uncomfortable, to be honest, but after a few weeks of wearing these, I realized how comfortable my feet could feel!
  • A ton of compliments: Everyone seems to want a pair of these slides.
  • A comfy upgrade to any ‘fit: I don’t know what it is about these but they match with so many different outfits!

Conclusion - 5/5

I honestly think these Kloud Slides are the perfect gift for any Zoomer or Millennial on your list! They’re so cute, comfy, and versatile.

They get a solid 5 stars from me, just make sure to order early to avoid the holiday rush!

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Other trending kuddly gift items

If you’re planning on buying Kloud Slides for Christmas this year, check out some other popular gift items from their site that my colleagues and I reviewed as a part of this series. 

*I reviewed these too and if you’re shopping for teenagers, you NEED to check them out!

You could cross multiple people off your list in one virtual stop. And the sooner you get your shopping done, the sooner you can slip on your comfy Slides and enjoy the holidays.

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Maddie Hopkins

Maddie Hopkins

Maddie is a Research Assistant Intern here at Sleepbo. She lives in Brighton and loves to walk her fur baby Leonard along the pier.