Looking for the best flip-flops for summer? You’ve come to the right place.
Flip flops are not known as a particularly high-fashion footwear item; you would never go to work or attend a wedding in a pair of flip flops. But they are a wardrobe must-have, especially in summer.
Perfect for casual wear, flip flops are lightweight and are the next best thing to going barefoot. Flip flops have always had to fend off competition from sandals and slides, but as an inexpensive pair of summer footwear, they remain tough to beat.
Plus, flip flops can actually be quite stylish when paired with the right outfit, and can even give you a laid-back, effortlessly cool look.
Men’s Flip Flops FAQs
Which material is best for flip flops?
Both rubber and leather are excellent choices for flip flops as they are both durable and stylish. Although, if you're planning to wear you flip flops near water (the beach, on a boat, lakes, etc.) you definitely need to go for a rubber pair. The best flip flops for men should incorporate premium materials and easygoing wearability.
Should I size up or down for flip flops?
For flip flops, it is best to buy your regular size or one size bigger. This will ensure that your toes or heels don't overhang; but always check specific brands size guides before purchasing.
How do I style flip flops?
Black, grey and earthy shades are the most versatile color for flip flops. Pair them with jeans and casual tee for a relaxed look. If you're after a more vibrant look, pair a brightly coloured pair of flip flops with neutral chino shorts, a white tee, and a matching colourway short sleeve shirt unbuttoned.
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If you’re after a pair of men’s flip flops, we’ve rounded up the best brands that offer the most comfortable, durable, and stylish flip flops that’ll keep you feeling and looking cool all summer long.
Price: From $20
Material: 100% Rubber
Customer Reviews: “I wear solid white flip flops every day. Wear them all the time for work, at home, shopping, etc. 99 % of the time I am wearing my white flip flops.”
Havaianas has been spreading Brazilian spirit around the world since 1962, with its iconic rubber sole and bright, colorful, and summer-infused designs. Every pair of Havaianas flip flops is still designed and made in its birthplace, Brazil.
Available in almost every colour, pattern, and print you could think of, all of Havaianas’ flip flops are super comfortable with cushioned footbeds with a textured rice pattern and rubber flip flop soles.
Price: From $50
Customer Reviews: “Appear to be good quality; they are a replacement pair when I eventually need them.”
Famous for the creation of the boat shoe, Sperry is dedicated to crafting the tools for life’s memorable experiences — on, off, and by the water. Sperry has a number of sporty flip flops for men that will seamlessly transition you from boat to beach. Sperry’s flip flops have high-grip outsoles and EVA midsoles to provide cushioning and shock absorption.
Price: From $32
Customer Reviews: “Very comfortable size wise spot on .very well made excellent value.”
The Adidas brand has a long history and deep-rooted connection with sport; one of the most recognised and iconic premium sportswear brands, Adidas caters to both professional and amateur athletes. Adidas doesn’t have a huge range of flip flops, but the ones they do have impressively deliver in the comfort department.
Their flip flops combine rugged durability with quick-drying technology and feature plush polyurethane footbeds for ultimate cushioning.
Price: From $34
Material: Recycled EVA
Customer Reviews: “My favorite the Mush line, is absolutely comfortable. I have had my ankle joint and the lower portion of my tibia totally reconstructed.”
Founded in 1984, Teva created the first sport sandal. Today, Teva produces a wide array of footwear and promises their shoes will give people the freedom to roam. Teva’s flip flops are extremely quick drying and feature lightweight EVA-foam outsoles, and topsoles that cushion and form to your feet for amazing comfort.
Available in different styles and neutral colours, a pair of flip flops from Teva will keep you comfy all summer long.
Price: From $60
Customer Reviews: “This is now my go-to company for flip flops, beach, poolside and boat attire. Best flip flops I’ve ever had.”
Founded to pair style & comfort with premium construction & materials, Hari Mari is dedicated to establishing a new standard in footwear and apparel.
Hari Mari has a huge range of flip flops that all feature firm arch support to keep feet in proper position, outsoles that provide extra grip with 100% rubber traction, and a signature ‘Memory Foam Toe Post’ that eliminates the break-in period for instant comfort and wearability.
Their flip flops boast premium materials, bright color pops, classic patterns, and plush textures.
Price: From $32
Customer Reviews: “One thing has always remained constant…not a year has passed without A pair of Reefs under my feet.”
Brothers Fernando and Santiago Aguerre founded REEF in 1984 out of a love for the beach and surfing. Their idea was to create high-quality, super comfortable products that fit the lifestyle they loved; mainly, sandals that could take them to the beach, into town, and wherever they wanted to go – in comfort.
Today, REEF has extremely comfortable men’s sandals and flip flops. All REEF flip flops have arch support, extra cushioning in the heel, and molded EVA footbeds for support and comfort, and come in a variety of beachy colours.
Price: From $160
Customer Reviews: “These are the cutest comfort sandals. Very well made.”
Contemporary footwear brand Camper was founded in 1975, and is a family business based in Spain. The brand has a rich shoemaking heritage that they use to create and inspire their unique footwear designs.
Camper only have one men’s flip flop, but it does come in six different colours. Camper’s flip flop has a squared design as well as memory foam footbeds, and split-toe tabi socks made of embossed organic cotton.
Price: From $55
Material: Polyester, LUVSEAT™
Customer Reviews: “Love these, super comfy but not squishy! I wear them everyday. Will definitely pair these with my suit to the next board meeting.”
Founded in 1989, Chacos is committed to creating the ultimate footwear range for outdoor adventures in and out of water. Designed for optimal functionality, Chacos’ range of flips are comfortable, supportive, and made to last in rugged environments without sacrificing style.
All flip flops are constructed from a variety of premium materials, including full-grain leather, padded pigskin, and high-performance polyurethane for airy durability.
Price: From $70
Customer Reviews: “This is the slipper for you if you have problems with your feet.”
Renowned podiatrist, Phillip Vasyli had a genuine passion for making orthotic treatment more affordable and accessible to people in need of pain relief, which is why Vionic was founded; to create stylish footwear with essential stability and addictive support.
Vionic flip flops are extremely lightweight, have good arch support and grip, and feature a biomechanically designed footbed for all day support. Available in a variety of styles and colours, a pair of Vionic flip flops are perfect for everyday comfort.
Price: From $80
Material: Suede, rubber
Customer Reviews: “They look heavy, but they are actually lightweight and easy to walk in.”
An industry leader in premium materials, and famous for their comfortable and supportive footwear, UGG is dedicated to long-lasting quality and enduring designs that transcend trends.
UGG has a few flip flops in their range that all feature their signature ‘Treadlite’ proprietary compound which increases cushioning and traction for a supremely lightweight, ultra-durable sole. Available in classic colours, UGG’s flip flops are as sophisticated as you can get in the flip flop department.
Price: From $75
Material: Vibram® Megagrip
Customer Reviews: “Very comfortable. Sizing was correct. A little heavy.”
Since 1981, Merrell has been a top provider of performance footwear, helping people combat the elements and conquer their summits. Merrell only have one pair of flip flops in their range, but it is available in four different colours. Featuring a woven web upper, contoured EVA foam midsoles for stability and comfort, ‘Vibram’ megagrip sole, and 5mm lug depth, Merrell’s flip flop is perfect for any water-based activity.
Price: From $35
Customer Reviews: “Brought these for my husband for our trip to Central America and he loved them! He wore them every where, he rant and raved about the comfort.”
American fashion house, Kenneth Cole was founded in 1982. Kenneth Cole only has one flip flop style in their shoe range; available in an extremely sleek grey. The pair of flip flops feature cushioned contoured footbeds with extra padding for comfort, and are perfect for everyday wear.
Price: From $40
Customer Reviews: “Birkenstock shoes are my go-to shoe. These sandals are my absolute favorite! They are so comfortable and I love the support they give my feet!”
Famous for their slides, Birkenstock also make extremely stylish and comfortable flip flops. They feature intelligent construction of the footbed, for arch support and ultimate stability even on uneven surfaces.
The deep heel cup cradles your heel and keeps your natural cushioning right under your heel bone where it belongs, and the raised toe bar at the front of the footbed encourages the natural gripping motion of your feet, exercising your legs and stimulating circulation. If you’re after true comfort, Birkenstock is the only way to go.
Price: From $35
Material: EVA Foam
Customer Reviews: “Love these flip flops. I have had numerous different Columbia flip flops. These are my favorite.”
You should be familiar with the Columbia brand name. Famed for its range of outdoor technical gear, covering everything from clothing to footwear to equipment, the Oregon-based company produces apparel and equipment to go up against any challenge (and win).
Their range of men’s flip flops is on the smaller side, but they all have arch support, fantastic traction, contoured and cushioned footbeds, and are perfect for adventures in and out of the water.
The North Face
Price: From $39
Material: Recycled P.E.T., recycled polyester
Customer Reviews: “I wear it indoors or when i am on relaxation.Needs some air on my feet.”
The fundamental mission of The North Face brand has remained unchanged since its inception in 1966: to provide the best gear for athletes and the modern day explorer, support the preservation of the outdoors, and inspire a global movement of exploration.
With only one pair of flip flops on offer, The North Face’s version features lightweight tri-lug outsoles for extra grip without the extra bulk. Hyper-durable and ultra-comfortable, The North Face’s flip flops are tough enough for anything!
Price: From $60
Customer Reviews: “It’s a treat to my husband who works all day and deserves only the best comfort when he comes home.”
HOKA’s goal is to inspire people to move; therefore, they create shoes with innovative technology to meet the running, walking, fitness, and outdoor needs of a wide variety of users. HOKA’s Ora Recovery Flip Flops are perfect for tired feet; they hug the feet and provide sleek comfort and support.
They feature a soft top layer of EVA foam for immediate step in comfort, jersey textile straps that are moisture wicking, and strategic groove placement for optimal comfort and traction.
Price: From $22
Customer Reviews: “My husband likes his comfortable under armour atlantic flip flop sandals very much!”
Sportswear and activewear brand, Under Armour has one goal; to inspire you with performance solutions you never knew you needed and can’t imagine living without. Under Armour’s range of flips flops have been specifically designed to be worn after a workout; but they’re so comfortable and stylish, they really can be worn whenever and wherever.
With memory foam that is cushioning, Under Armour’s flip flops not only feel great but also help eliminate the pressure on your feet after a gym session.
Price: From $5
Customer Reviews: “These are the best flip flops!”
One of the largest apparel brands in the world, Old Navy believes in the democracy of style. They provide trendy and high-quality garments at an affordable price, because they believe everyone deserves access to good fashion.
Old Navy’s range of flip flops have the classic flip flop silhouette and are available in a variety of classic block colours, and playful vibrant prints. Extremely affordable, Old Navy flip flops are perfect for holidays or trips to the beach.
Price: From $45
Material: Faux leather
Customer Reviews: “My husband loves them. He can adjust them however he likes.”
Everything Dr Scholls does, is done with heart; simply put, they make great shoes with style and comfort for days, using sustainable elements that show the Earth some love.
Dr Scholls’ flip flops feature insole technology with anatomical cushioning, comfort, and support, and their lightweight, flexible construction moves with you. With classic style and versatility, Dr Scholls’ flip flops will add an effortless masculine look to your summer wardrobe.