Whether it’s a vacation to the beach or a trip around town, we all love the freedom of sandals and flip-flops during the warm summer months. Our toes are feeling the sweet liberation from those long winter months of closed-toed shoes and boots.
Here are our favorite men’s summer sandals to get you from now until Labor Day and beyond.
Chaco Bears Ears Z/2 Classic $130
Take a stand for public lands with this limited edition version of the classic Z/2 adventure sandal. Make a statement on or off the water this summer with 100% of the net proceeds from these sandals going to fund the fight to defend the Bears Ears National Monument.
Teva Alp Premiere $80
This modern adaptation with a throwback strap design will have you ready for any adventure. This water ready sandal is certain to become a staple for off-road and urban excursions.
Bedrock Cairn Adventure Sandals $98
Think adventure sandal meets off-road flip-flop. This minimalist design allows for greater ground feel and traction while the footbed conforms to your foot. And when the sole starts to wear out, they can be resoled to continue the adventure.
Keen Rialto Open Toe $120
According to the company website, this sandal is born on the water and tested on the trail and we couldn’t agree more. The adjustable heel strap, secure fit lacing system and a removable molded PU foam footbed ensure dialed in comfort for all day adventures.
Combat Flip Flops AK-47 $50
Designed by former Army Rangers, all Combat Flip Flops are made in Bogota, Colombia. The company has created what they call a ‘weapon for change’ in that the product itself is creating jobs and every pair sold funds a day of secondary school for an Afghan girl. Did we mention that they are stylish and comfortable?
Astral Filipe $75
What began as a company creating lifejackets for the active enthusiast has naturally evolved to include other waterspout’s products. The ankle strap may very well make this the most versatile flip flop we have ever worn.
OluKai Po’okela $175
You can’t say the brand name with thinking about some exotic tropical destination. Made of vegetable-tanned Italian leather with laser etched native Hawaiian artwork, it’s no stretch to say that this is the highest quality sandal in the roundup.
Sanuk Fraid Not $43
As the name implies, it’s unlikely you will find a more comfier sandal that the Fraid Not. The frayed strap edge gives the sandals that well worn look while the super soft footbed ensures a comfortable ride on your first outing.
Featured image credit: Tommy Lei of @mybelonging for Teva