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    27 Pairs Of Flip-Flops That Will Actually Last Through The Summer

    Because the $2 pair you bought last year are about to break at any minute.

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    1. A pair of super lightweight Crocs with a handy ankle strap so they won't go flying off your feet while you're gallivanting around the beach.

    2. A durable design with a flexible insole to help relieve foot and back pain without looking like a super clunky orthopedic shoe.

    3. A unique pair from Everlane that trades the usual rounded toe for a chic square design and an extra wide strap to keep them firmly in place during all your summer shenanigans.

    Model wearing Everlane leather thong sandal

    4. A sleek pair made of special cushiony "OOfoam" that absorbs 37% more impact than traditional footwear foam, because you shouldn't need a foot massage after a full day of wearing flip-flops.

    5. Jelly flip-flops made with a sturdy leather sole and an adorable bow detail for anyone looking to add some retro-fabulous flair to their summer looks.

    model wears pink jelly material flip-flops with bow detailing

    6. A pair of Reefs with a boucy heel airbag for anyone who loves flip-flops but needs a little extra arch support. If you flip them over, you'll find something that should honestly be in every pair of flip-flops ever: a bottle opener built into the outsole!

    7. A pair of Sanuk Yoga Slings, which are basically like little wearable hammocks for your feet. The footbed is made with real yoga mat material, so you'll feel slightly more zen with every step.

    8. A pair by Skechers that features the brand's high-rebound insole, so it's basically the sneaker and flip-flop hybrid you never knew you needed.

    9. A pair of feather-light Dawgs with tiny massaging bumps on the insole so your dawgs won't be barking after running errands in them all day.

    10. A stylish design with extra thick straps and a cute bow detail that proves the tie-dye craze is still going strong in 2021.

    11. A pair of ever-popular Rainbow sandals, which were probably all the rage in your high school — and for good reason. The cushy leather footbed molds to your feet after a few wears, and this version has a cute braided strap for a dainty twist on the classic Rainbow design.

    12. A comfy pair of Birkenstocks with the brand's signature deep heel cup to keep your feet perfectly aligned, which will be a life-saver for anyone who constantly slips and slides out of their flip-flops.

    13. A simple yet chic option that proves Crocs can be way more stylish than you think. These are made with the same lightweight Croslite foam that makes the brand's clogs such a comfy yet fashionably questionable classic.

    14. An anti-slip design so you can quickly power walk from the beach to the car when an unexpected rain shower totally ruins your one day off.

    15. An Instagram-worthy style with crochet detailing on the straps that are equal parts durable and ~aesthetic~ at the same time. They feature a thick thong-style strap for a little extra cushion and some extra durability.

    Top view of American Eagle AE Crochet Flip-Flops

    16. An ultra-cozy design with sequin-covered straps that prove orthotic shoes can actually be cute. These have the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance thanks to the concealed arch support and flexible midsole.

    17. A super summery pair with a flower detail on the strap that is honestly just too cute for words. The straps are also adjustable so you can customize them to your preferred width!

    Reviewer wearing blue Clarks flip-flops with flower detail

    18. A durable yet streamlined design from J.Crew Factory that are so surprisingly affordable you might just be tempted to pick up several of the vibrant colors available.

    19. A pair by Clarks made with ~Cloudstepper~ foam that bouces back with every step and will have you feeling like you're walking on air.

    20. Or a similar pair of Clarks with the same Cloudstepper insole and a thick fabric upper if you're looking for something even more cozy.

    21. A pair of platform flip-flops so you can channel your inner Baby Spice and literally elevate your sandal game to the next level. The super thick synthetic leather straps will be much more durable than your typical flimsy plastic ones.

    Model wearing white Chunky Toe Post Sporty Flip Flops

    22. Or a pair of Steve Maddens that put a flip-flop twist on the brand's absolutely iconic platform sandals. If your aesthetic is all things '90s, this needs to be added to your summer wardrobe like yesterday. The extra wide strap will stay firmly in place and the super thick platform sole means they won't wear down as quickly as the typical cheapo flip-flop.

    Side view of black Steve Madden Better Sandal

    23. A pair of stylish leather sandals that over 2,800 Amazon reviewers think is a good bang for your buck and looks way more expensive than it actually is.

    Reviewer wearing brown Pierre Dumas flip-flop

    24. A set of Havainas with a funky asymmetrical strap and a durable ankle strap to keep the flopping to a minimum.

    25. A wedge sandal for anyone who isn't quite ready to give up on florals once spring is over. These even have a massaging footbed to keep your heel and arch stimulated and comfy as you soak up some sun.

    26. A subtly chic design from Sam Edelman so you can add a metallic edge to all of your lounging-by-the-pool outfits. The straps might look dainty, but they're actually made of sturdy nappa leather that won't unexpectedly break on you.

    27. And a pair of New Balance sandals that combine the comfort you know and love from their sneakers with the lightweight design of your go-to flip-flops. It also has a molded footbed to provide some extra support as you get to stepping.

    Reviewer wearing New Balance flip-flops in Black/Clear Amethyst/Silvery Metallic

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