Footwear trends may come and go, but flip flops are a summer staple. These sandals are the next best thing to running barefoot, and they’re essential for travelers, as flip flops barely take up room in your suitcase. Before your next trip, shop for a new pair: here are 15 flip flops for women that will take you from trips to the beach to the errands or brunch in a new city.
Everlane The ReNew strappy sandal
From the front, this Everlane ReNew Strappy Sandal looks like a typical rocker. But these shoes will stay on your feet better than most flip flops, thanks to a back strap that slides around your heel. These flip flops are made almost entirely from recycled materials, in keeping with Everlane’s focus on sustainability. Choose between black and beige shades or bold colors like scarlet and marigold.
Leather sandals TKEES
Think of these sandals from TKEES as the little black dress of flip-flops. These barely there TKEES Foundation Flip Flops just skim your foot and add a bit of elegance even to denim shorts. In addition, these shoes are so minimal that they are easy to put in the smallest carry-on. Neutrals are the main color scheme here, with TKEES in shades of blush, black, white and metallic (though there are bolder options too, like animal print).
Havianas Slim Palette flip flops
Flip flops from this beloved Brazilian brand are specially designed for beach vacations. With soft rubber soles, Havianas Slim Palette flip flops are fun to walk on and very well made considering they only cost around $30. For your next warm weather trip, opt for a pair in a fun print.
Old Navy Sugar Cane Blend Flip Flops
The price is right for these Old Navy Classic Flip Flops, and that is why they are ubiquitous. On sale for just $2.50, these sandals can double as shower or pool shoes for trips — and if you accidentally leave them in your hotel room, it’s not the end of the world. Find classic flip flops in assorted colors like silver, white and dulce de leche.
Flip Flops Gizeh Birko-Flor
Over the past decade, Birkenstock has shed its crisp, hippie reputation as the German brand transitioned into high fashion (we’re talking runway collaborations). Birkenstock’s focus on comfort hasn’t changed one bit though, with plenty of arch support and a forgiving cork and latex footbed. In addition to the essential two-buckle sandal, Birkenstock offers a thong version: try the Flip Flops Gizeh Birko-Flor with an elegant leather strap.
Flip Flops Asportuguesas Base
There’s a lot to like about the Flip Flops Asportuguesas Base: the sustainable, Portuguese-made brand uses a mix of rubber and renewable natural cork for its soles, which makes it a flip-flop with a negative carbon footprint. The flip flop itself also looks cool, with unique grippy treads.
Women’s Indosole ESSNTLS Vegan Flip Flops
The B-certified company Indosole had a brilliant idea: to recycle old tires destined for landfills and transform them into extremely ecological tires. Women’s Indosole ESSNTLS Vegan Flip Flops. Not only are these sandals waterproof and non-slip, but they also provide arch support. Indosole’s color options include cool two-tone varieties.
The North Face Women’s Base Camp Mini II
If you like your flip flops on the sporty side, try The North Face Women’s Base Camp Mini II. The outdoor brand designed them to be lightweight and durable, with a footbed that features anatomical arch support. In shades of mint, pink and basic black, these sandals are ideal for camping or weekday errands with the kids.
Hoka Women’s One One Ora Recovery Flip Sandals
The soles on the Hoka Women’s One One Ora Recovery Flip Sandals are extremely thick, just like the brand’s maximalist running shoes. The end result is a sole that makes you feel like you’re walking on cloud. Although they look a bit quirky, these flip flops designed especially for tired feet are so comfortable you might be tempted to wear them everywhere.
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Rag & Bone Parker Thong Sandals
These Rag & Bone Parker Thong Sandals are very sophisticated when it comes to flip flops (with the price tag to match). This adult sandal prioritizes comfort as well as style, with leather straps and a memory foam footbed. The contrasting two-tone leather is also a nice touch.
Rainbow Narrow Strap Sandals
The more often you wear a pair of Rainbow Narrow Strap Sandals, the more comfortable they are, as the spongy rubber soles mold to your feet. You’ll be wearing them a lot, as these flip flops are virtually indestructible, with a sturdy leather sole and straps held together by bonded nylon thread. The iconic sandals are available in practical hues like black and sierra brown.
Beek Seabird sandals
Beek’s shoes are designed in California and handmade in Mexico from soft, creamy vegetable-tanned leather. Beek Seabird sandals feature a molded arch for some support while you walk, and rubber bottoms in case you head to the pool or beach. The beige version with shimmering peony straps is particularly pretty.
Mr. Gemi Le Medio
Handcrafted in Tuscany, Italy, The Medioh by M. Gemi is a flip-flop with European flair. The Nappa leather upper adds a sophisticated touch to your summer look and the small heel (10mm) gives the sole extra support. It is available in three metallic colors and six additional matte options.
LLBean Women’s Maine Isle Flip Flops
These preppy LLBean Women’s Maine Isle Flip Flops are intended for barbecues and long days at the pool. The wide nylon straps are decorated with stripes or polka dots in different colors, and these flip flops have a sturdy rubber sole.
Keen Kona Flip
You can basically hike in Keen sandals: that’s how sturdy these shoes are, and the Keen Kona Flip is no exception. The molded sockliner is designed for comfort and the treads are super grippy. No wonder Keen calls it the “SUV of flip-flops”. The classic tie-dye strap is a fun option.
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