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.
Some other helpful DMARGE stories about footwear:
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.
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.
Their flip flops combine rugged durability with quick-drying technology and feature plush polyurethane footbeds for ultimate cushioning.
Available in different styles and neutral colours, a pair of flip flops from Teva will keep you comfy all summer long.
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.
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.
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.
All flip flops are constructed from a variety of premium materials, including full-grain leather, padded pigskin, and high-performance polyurethane for airy durability.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.