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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.,

    Promising review: "I wore these shoes in NY every day for a week. They are super comfy, and pretty darn cute. I’m at an age where I’m starting to value comfort over style, but I got the best of both worlds with these shoes. I’m normally a size 8, and bought a size 8. No discomfort whatsoever." —marcie

    Get it from Amazon for $15.28+ (available in sizes 4-11 and five colors).

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

    Promising review: "I’ve been in excruciating pain for weeks due to plantar fasciitis. I got a cortisone shot in my foot and insoles for my shoes and was still in pain. I took a chance and ordered these and I started wearing them Tuesday and I haven’t had any pain at all. I highly recommend these flip flops!" —Geaux_UL_Ragin_Cajuns

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in sizes 6-11 and 19 colors).

    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

    Promising review: "Usually don’t order leather sandals that are thongs, because I find that they rub between my big toe and second toe. These sandals are fabulous! The leather is beautiful, buttery soft, gorgeous color." —Conscious shopper

    Get it from Everlane for $44 (originally $88, available in sizes 5-11).

    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.,

    Promising review: "These Oofos...I'm in love. I can wear these all day and my feet are so happy. The comfort, the arch support — phenomenal. I love the black/silver color combination — it looks very classy and goes with pretty much anything I wear. Seriously, these are more comfortable than my $200 running shoes. I can't even be barefoot anymore — when I am at home, puttering around and doing chores, I have these babies on. I put them in my work tote and slip out of my dress shoes and wear these at my desk. I simply cannot get enough of them." —liltreeclimber

    Get it from Amazon for $57.68+ (available in sizes 5-11 and 14 colors).

    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
    Amina Abdul Jillil

    Amina Abdul Jillil is a Black woman-owned luxury shoe brand that sells gorgeous boots, kitten heels, and sandals.

    Get them from Amina Abdul Jillil for $215 (available in sizes 6–11).

    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!,

    Promising review: "I had my last pair of Reefs in a previous edition of this model and they lasted me at least seven years. The sole recently started to degrade on those, so I bought these as a replacement. They are every bit as perfect as my last pair, and even moreso. Not least because they have an amazing hidden feature: a bottle opener in the bottom of each sandal!! Honestly, I was ebullient at this discovery. Any beer lover knows that getting to the beach and finding out your brews don't have twist tops is the worst. So these sandals solve that dilemma. They are also just incredibly comfortable for all day walking and so many activities. So...that's it. I love these sandals. Thank you very much." —MariaMaria

    Get it from Amazon for $41.95+ (available in sizes 5-16 and 13 colors).

    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.

    Promising review: "OK, folks, I don't often leave product reviews, but the moment these amazing sandals/flip-flops were placed upon my feet, I swear I could hear my little tootsies SING! I have plantar fasciitis, and so I need supportive, cushy footwear. My feet are also a bit on the chubby side, so I can't wear "normal" sandals because they are always too tight...which means I normally just have to settle for flip flops, which are not always the perfect match for the outfit and situation that I am in.

    These sandals are perfect! They look dressy enough to wear with a nice summery dress out to dinner, and yet not so stuffy that I couldn't throw on a pair of shorts and a T-shirt and head out to the park. They are a DREAM to walk in!!! The 'strap' material is stretchy enough to accommodate moving around and walking, and yet supportive enough to feel like these shoes won't fall off." —Scano the Mano

    Get it from Amazon for $23.11+ (available in sizes 5-11 and 13 colors).

    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.,

    Promising review: "Best flip flop ever! Soft, cushiony, supportive, washable, packable, lightweight. Trust me when I say you can walk 10,000 steps in these and your feet are fine. I love these so much that I have four pairs in different colors and completely wore out my first pair (took about 100 miles). Highly recommend to those who have foot pain." —apando

    Get it from Amazon for $32.21+ (available in sizes 5-12 and seven colors).

    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.


    Promising review: "They fit true to size and the moderate arches provide excellent support. They are extremely comfortable and long-wearing. The foot bed is designed with an attractive beaded pattern that prevents feet from slipping and sliding." —BM-P

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes 5-11 and four colors).

    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.


    Promising review: "They are so comfortable and cute. They match with the blue denim skirt and blue tie dye earrings very well. I love them." —RC55

    Get it from Maurices for $19.90 (available in sizes 6-12).

    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.,

    Promising review: "These fit me perfectly, and are super comfy! I’ve worn these every day for a month now and they have formed to the shape of my foot. I’m honestly thinking of buying another pair in a darker color because I love them so much! The braid makes them more interesting than just the regular Rainbow sandals." —BritBee

    Get it from Amazon for $54.98+ (available in sizes 5.5—11 and nine colors).

    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.,,

    Promising review: "I ordered these because I know they are usually pretty forgiving width wise as I have wide feet. Instead of sizing down I kept the size 41 and the fit was perfect with a little strap adjustment. Very comfy. Good arch support. No problems wearing them right away for hours. Extremely happy with this purchase." —DN

    Get it from Amazon for $35.95+ (available in sizes 4-15 and 23 colors).

    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.,

    Promising review: "I originally purchased these as shower shoes for when we camp but ended up loving them so much that I wanted to wear them all the time. They are comfy and soft and are molded, so the straps won't break. I ordered the light green (seafoam) color and just think they are so cute that I actually ordered another navy colored pair to wear outside." —Shredder

    Get it from Amazon for $19.08+ (available in sizes 4-11 and 13 colors).

    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.


    Promising review: "Loved these flip flops. I have wide and flat feet so when I wear those Old Navy style flip flops that have the plastic straps going through the sole I step on the plastic pieces and it causes blisters, pain, and calluses. I picked these because the shoe is entirely one rubber piece with straps going around the feet. Comfortable and pain free." —Melinda B.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in sizes 5-10 and four colors).

    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
    American Eagle

    Get it from American Eagle for $19.95 (available in sizes 5-11).

    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.

    Promising review: "How is it possible that a fantastic orthopedic flip flop shoe can be this cute?? This shoe is amazing at solving all my foot issues, of which there are a’plenty. Super high arch in need of support and plantar fasciitis are completely eased while wearing these babies!! Seriously, I got three different pairs because I plan on living in them. Get ‘em, you’ll most likely not be sorry!" —Chiaro

    Get it from Amazon for $54.59+ (available in sizes 6-12 and five colors).

    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

    Promising review: "The Clarks brand of thong sandal has an extra shock absorption in the heel area and this works great for my feet with arthritis and a heel spur - the extra cushion really helps with the tendonitis as well...I'm thankful to be able to wear sandals each summer and I use them as my go to slippers most of the year as well." —Pastor Jean

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in sizes 5–12 and nine colors).

    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.

    J.Crew Factory

    Promising review: "The gold sandals are true to size, beautiful and comfortable. I’ve worn them about six times now and they still look bright and great." —ColoSpngsMom

    Get it from J.Crew Factory for $8.95+ (available in sizes 5-12 and 12 colors).

    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.,

    Promising review: "LOVE THESE FLIP-FLOPS! I have Clarks boots and always thought they were one of the most comfortable pairs of boots I've owned. When I saw they made flip-flops I used the try before you buy feature and wasted no time buying them. They are soooo comfortable. We have tile and hardwood floors and if I'm not wearing good shoes, the pads of my feet and ankles hurt by the end of the day. These are like walking on pillows without being bulky (just good soles) and the feet my feet like a glove. Just ordered me another pair." —Bonnie Wagaman

    Get it from Amazon for $25.49+ (available in sizes 5–12 and 39 colors).

    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.,

    Promising review: "I have been dealing with Plantar Fasciitis in my right heel for over nine months. I am a hairdresser and was seriously considering retiring because the pain has been unbelievable...I couldn't walk by the end of a long shift on my feet. I have tried everything....Inserts, special orthotics, Walking Store special shoes, special padded floor mats, stretching, rolling my foot on frozen water bottles...EVERYTHING.

    As a last resort I bought these Clarks flip flops....within 10 mins of wearing them my heel started to feel better. I started to get relief almost instantly. I have worn them everyday for the last two weeks and the pain has completely disappeared. COMPLETELY. I can work an 8+ hour work day on my feet without a break and I feel completely fine. The pain is totally gone. I am in utter disbelief!!! I was so consumed by the that it's gone I feel like a completely new person. I can't recommend these flip-flops enough!!!!!" —Wendy

    Get it from Amazon for $26.82+ (available in sizes 5-12 and 32 colors).

    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

    Get it from Boohoo for $16 (available in sizes 5-9).

    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

    Get it from Revolve for $59 (available in sizes 5-10).

    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

    Promising review: "I love these sandals. They look super high quality and have nice padding in the bottom. I even have arch issues and they haven't bothered me when I wear them. I highly recommend them." —Zoomer12

    Get it from Amazon for $14+ (available in sizes 6–11 and 34 colors).

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

    American Eagle

    Get it from American Eagle for $28 (available in sizes 6-12).

    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.


    Promising review: "I was worried because the leather strap was a little snug but as the day went on it relaxed and fit my foot perfectly. The arch support was great and the little rubber insert for the heel and arch was awesome. My feet didn't hurt or get tired from wearing them all day." —Jenn

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in sizes 4.5-10.5 and six colors).

    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.


    Get it from Revolve for $60 (available in sizes 6-10).

    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

    Promising review: "Got these yesterday and have hardly taken them off. Almost like going barefoot, which I do most of the time at home. Very comfortable and feet feel supported and secure in them. They don’t slip off to the sides or back. This morning, because I have very dry skin on feet, I’m wearing them with oily lotion on my feet and feet still secure (though oily feet feels a little weird :-) Also wore them with split toe socks yesterday and still felt comfortable. So happy with the look of these flip flops, too." —Cee Dee

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes 5–13 and 10 colors).

    The mood all summer 2021:

    Universal Republic

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