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


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


For sandal-lovers looking to forge new friendships. 

Kepa Kai Thong

Nike nike.com


The off-court choice of athletes across the globe. 

Base Camp Flip-Flop II

The North Face thenorthface.com


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


Shearling done one way… (Keep scrolling.)

OOFOS Edition OOriginal Flip Flops

TAKAHIROMIYASHITA TheSoloist. ssense.com


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

Ohana Koa Flip Flop

Olukai nordstrom.com


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


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


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


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

Leather and Rubber Flip Flops

Brunello Cucinelli mrporter.com


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

Black Tabi Flip Flops

Maison Margiela ssense.com


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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