Few shoe styles capture the laid-back feel of summer better than flip-flops. They’re super easy to slip on for trips to the beach or running errands. And thanks to casual trends, it’s now acceptable to wear them just about anywhere — and in any season. While they’ve often gotten a bad rap for being flimsy and unsupportive, many brands are amping up the quality and comfort of their latest looks with features like contoured footbeds and sturdy foam resin materials. To help you wade through all the options, we’ve rounded up the best flip-flops for men to add to your wardrobe now.
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1. Reef Fanning Flip-Flop
Not only are they effortlessly sporty, but they also feature a hidden bottle opener on the outsole that’s handy for summer cookouts and more.
Pros: The style also features a water-friendly nubuck upper and contoured EVA footbed for optimal arch support. An enclosed airbag in the heel cushions your step, while a herringbone rubber outsole helps keep you stable on slick surfaces.
Cons: These sandals may be stiff straight out of the box.
2. Teva Men's Mush II Flip-Flop
The footwear is equipped with sturdy yet flexible canvas and foot-forming cushioning to take you anywhere in ultimate comfort.
Pros: The casual style features contoured top soles to give you necessary arch support. Meanwhile, the grooved outsole offers great grip.
Cons: If these get wet, they may tend to squeak a lot.
3. Crocs Unisex Crocband Flip-Flop
The flip-flops incorporate all the beloved comfort features of the brand’s iconic clog.
Pros: This light-as-air option is made with the brand’s Croslite material, a foam resin that provides plush cushioning underfoot and a flexible fit. Elevated pods in the footbed also give you a mini massage while you walk.
Cons: Some users may find the footbed slippery when wet.
4. OluKai Ohana Flip Flops
Made from lightweight, quick-drying and durable materials, the classic thong flip–flop is designed with vegan-friendly fabrics.
Pros: This beach-ready shoe has a nonmarking rubber outsole with added grip. It also has an anatomical compression-molded footbed so you don’t have to worry about breaking them in.
Cons: These may run small.
5. Fitory Flip-Flops
The canvas flip-flops from Fitory have a cushioned footbed and rubber anti-skid outsole for stability.
Pros: This shoe is designed intentionally with a wide footbed for anyone whose foot runs a little larger. The canvas band is durable compared to plastic options and is deeply sewn to prevent it from coming loose.
Cons: These may not fit narrower feet.
6. Quiksilver Carver Flip-Flops
It has a compression-molded, slip-resistant EVA footbed.
Pros: These shoes offer arch support and blown rubber outsoles with multi-angled logo lugs for added traction. They come in five colors.
Cons: It’s best to not submerge the material in water for long periods of time.