Temperatures are starting to climb all across the country and with the rising heat comes the uneasy task of finding just the right footwear accents for each occasion. Thankfully, we’ve put together a flip-flop round-up to assure you have enough options to keep your feet cool in the heat.
We’re not talking about the cheap plastic sandals you can snag from a display at your local 7-Eleven. The best flip-flops for men can work in both casual settings and outdoor explorations. We made sure to select options that will keep your footwear game at a high level for summers to come.
The North Face Base Camp Flip-Flop Sandal
The North Face offers a pair of lightweight thongs that are ideal for kickin’ it around camp after a long day of hiking, a trek along the beach, or a simple grocery store run. The Base Camp sandals are crafted with a rubber outsole for added outdoor protection and EVA egg crate footbed cushions, which give your feet the arch support they need.
Volcom Recliner Flip-Flop
Much like the Base Camp sandals above, Volcom equips its Recliner flip-flop with a cushy construction for constant EVA arch support and superb comfort. Other specs include a soft padded Lycra lining with a synthetic Nubuck upper for added style, as well as a webbed toe post and non-scuff molded outsole to provide the lasting support you desire.
Astral Filipe Flip-Flop
This heel-strap flip-flop was made for backcountry adventure. Not only does it offer dual support with an adjustable heel strap, but it’s also presented with a sticky rubber outsole and footbed that provide secure footing on everything from slippery rocks to a slick deck. Furthermore, the cushioned support offers enough comfort for these sandals to be worn casually and stylishly, everywhere from the campsite to the outlet mall or even lounging around the house.
OluKai Alania Kai
If you live in Hawaii, days spent near the ocean are just normal life. Seeing as Hawaii-based sandal makers OluKai is immersed in this lifestyle, it makes sense for us to feature the Alania Kai sandals. This pair of thongs is lightweight and water-friendly, meaning it will give you support and comfort whether you’re trekking through sand on the beach or over coastal rocks. OluKai’s flip-flops feature a synthetic strap with quick-drying jersey lining, an anatomically molded footbed with micro-texture traction for support, and subtle kapa-inspired design and pod on the strap for personalized island style.
Havaianas Top Flip-Flops
Maybe it’s tough to justify dropping a bunch of money on a new pair of flip-flops. If that’s the case, you can still find options that are chic, comfortable, and cost-effective. Havaianas’ best-selling design comes in an array of versatile color options, offers wide straps for every foot figure, and features its signature cushioned footbed, textured rice pattern, and stouthearted rubber sole for ultimate comfort and support.
Reef Voyage Lux Flip-Flop
The Voyage Lux flip-flop from Reef is both rugged and refined. In addition to its award-winning Swellular technology, Reef takes these sandals even further with a seamless pigskin liner, ISA lite waterproof full-grain leather upper and footbed, and an insanely soft cushioned EVA footbed under the premium, water-friendly leather footbed.
Orlebar Brown Rubber and Cork Flip-Flops
Flaunting a spongy cork- and foam-based footbed, Orlebar Brown’s sandals are among the most comfortable beach companions you can find in our flip-flop round-up. With this comfort comes a heap of versatility that makes the Orlebar Brown sandals a great pick for casual walks around downtown or the local promenade. It also sports a durable, white rubber strap to keep your feet firmly in place.
Lacoste Croco Flip-Flops
Summer days aren’t the same without a flashy, foolproof pair of flip-flops. Lacoste’s Croco sandal sports a V-shaped construction, toe-post design, and a sleek textured footbed, all of which contribute to the shoes’ bold summer look. Other components include the brand’s iconic logo on the thong strap and a molded tread that guarantees their lifespan to be a long one.
Eastland Shane Sandal
The Eastland Shane is not quite a flip-flop, but it’s also not not a flip-flop, either. These sandals boast a diagonal strap design and a lounge-worthy memory foam footbed for a fresh tilt from your everyday thong design, offering more comfort and a bold uptick in style. The buckle closure is adjustable as well, allowing any foot size or shape, and its design is topped off with a rugged leather upper and manmade sole.
Asos Hawaiian Print Flip-Flop
If you need to snag a quick pair of sandals for the beach, an island vacation, or you simply just want a stylish pair of flip-flops to thrash around during the summer months, Sosfeatures an insanely affordable and snazzy pair of sandals with a beach-ready Hawaiian print design, a flat footbed, and a trendy textured thread.
Hari Mari Brazos LX Flip-Flop
Made with water-friendly, soft-squeeze foam; a water-repellent leather strap; and memory foam lining, Hari Mari’s Brazo LX sandal design is one of our favorites from the flip-flop round-up. Not only are they as dapper as Dan, but these thongs are also offered in three fashionable yet minimal color combinations while providing all of the arch support you need for a comfy all -day wear and the grip you need to prevent slipping entirely.
Cole Haan Zerogrand Thong Sandal
Last but not least, Cole Haan’s flip-flops are absolutely stunning. Crafted with a sleek and smooth leather upper, the Zerogrand sandal is as stylish as they come. It boasts optimal specs such as comfortable cushioning, a breathable design, and a light-weight construction to make sure you strut with confidence, whether you’re heading to the beach, to the pool, or even embarking on a summer night trek around town.
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