12 Flip-Flops You’ll Want to Buy This Summer, Even If You Swore You’d Never Buy Flip-Flops

Listen, flip-flops catch a lot of flack. That’s a fact. And sure, it doesn’t help much that the shoe shares a name with a type of slippery indecisiveness the very worst politicians are routinely pilloried for, but c’mon—that’s not the flip-flop’s fault. They can hardly help their name. Ease up a bit.

Deep down, the flip-flop knows your disdain is a surface-level distraction, about as authentic as any of the policy positions a candidate embraces in the run-up to an important election. How can you possibly hate a shoe whose very nature and convenience aim to please at every turn?

Well guess what, gentlemen? No longer. It’s time to embrace the flip-flop, whether for shuffling around your apartment or actually wearing outside (and maybe, someday, to the beach or pool). So, whether you’re a longtime fan and owner of dozens of different styles or a recent convert fired up and ready to buy your first pair, I rounded up some of the best options available now. Flip-flops for life. (Or not. Up to you.)

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Top Flip-Flops

Havaianas havaianas.com

$18.00

Havaianas has been making flip-flops for a long, long time and the Brazilian brand still puts out one of the best pairs around. 

Original Mush

Teva teva.com

$25.00

For sandal-lovers looking to forge new friendships. 

Kepa Kai Thong

Nike nike.com

$30.00

The off-court choice of athletes across the globe. 

Base Camp Flip-Flop II

The North Face thenorthface.com

$35.00

An ultra-durable style so comfortable you could almost hike in it (though you absolutely shouldn’t).

Tasmania Flip Flop with Genuine Shearling

Ugg nordstrom.com

$56.15

Shearling done one way… (Keep scrolling.)

OOFOS Edition OOriginal Flip Flops

TAKAHIROMIYASHITA TheSoloist. ssense.com

$70.00

Another summer style from one of the coolest footwear collaborations around.  

Ohana Koa Flip Flop

Olukai nordstrom.com

$70.00

Olukai is a name to know if you’re in the market for a pair of flops, and its Ohana Koa style incorporates an EVA footbed for extra comfort. 

Ulele Flip Flop

Olukai nordstrom.com

$75.00

Another style from Olukai, this time with a wet grip rubber sole for added traction. 

Haston Rubber and Cork Flip Flops

Orlebar Brown mrporter.com

$75.00

No surprise the brand behind some of our favorite swim trunks makes top-notch beach-ready accouterments as well. 

Black Shearling Bryan Sandals

Tibi ssense.com

$171.00

…And shearling done another. (Told you there’d be a payoff eventually.)

Leather and Rubber Flip Flops

Brunello Cucinelli mrporter.com

$295.00

So you can pad around your small Italian castle in comfort. 

Black Tabi Flip Flops

Maison Margiela ssense.com

$322.00

The fashion fanatic’s flip-flop of choice. 

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Avidan Grossman is the Style eCommerce Editor at Esquire, covering men’s fashion, shoes, grooming, and accessories.

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