Flip flops are a staple of any summer vacation whether you’re heading off to the pristine beaches of Hawaii or hanging out in your backyard grilling up something delicious. But there are too many guys who don’t consider flip flops to be a necessary part of their summer outfit, and this is a problem. The best men’s flip flops are more than just a convenient way to get around the beach or pool area. They are also safe, comfortable, and even stylish.
We all know how socks and sandals do not go together, but you also don’t want to be that guy lounging around in his Yeezy’s or AirForce 1s while the rest of the world is busy sunning themselves and making a splash in the water. You want to get in on the fun, whether it’s grabbing a drink at the hotel bar, taking a walk along the pier with the sea breeze rushing through your hair, or chilling out with the boys and a few beers. For these instances, flip flops are vital.
The Best Men’s Flip Flops
Our pick for the best choice of the best men’s flip flops is the Reef Men’s Fanning Flip Flop, which is available in 15 colors to suit both the beach, pool, and backyard BBQ, and with anatomical arch support, it’s one of, if not the, most comfortable flip flop you can find. This arch support combines with the comfortable footbed and shock-absorbing features that ensure easy walking across a variety of surfaces. The 360-degree heel airbag also eases pressure and reduces the chance of blisters.
The coolest feature though (at least as far as we’re concerned) is the built-in bottle opener, which Reef have dubbed Thirst Quenching Technology. Some might wonder why you need a bottle opener on a flip flop, but we would challenge you instead to consider why not?
Anatomical arch support
360-degree heel airbag
Padded jersey liner
- Weight1 pounds
The Teva Men’s Mush II Flip-Flop has plenty of sizes to choose from, and while it only comes in 2 colors, it’s about much more than dynamic and eye-catching style. This flip flop is comfortable, with a dual-density EVA midsole that is soft on the soles and heels.
The mixture of the canvas and cotton webbing upper ensures durability while also guaranteeing a lightweight feel to give you those relaxed vibes you need. The grippy traction outsole means they are secure on slippery surfaces to keep you safe, and the durable synthetic sole means they will last through many summers to come. They are a simple, no-nonsense option that won’t win any points for style, but they don’t need to.
Canvas/cotton webbing upper
Fabric thong strap
Dual-density EVA midsole
Grippy traction outsole
- ModelMush II-M
- Weight6.4 ounces
If you’re someone who needs the premium option when looking for the best men’s flip flops, the Skechers USA Men’s Bosnia Flip-Flop could be the ideal option for you. It is available in 3 colors and made from 100% canvas, with a synthetic sole offers excellent grip and traction on wet surfaces. The flip flop is flexible and bends with the foot, but isn’t so flexible that you worry about it snapping in two.
The plush padded footbed gives your soles some respite after a long day and this adds a level of comfort that regular EVA foam options cannot provide. The frayed edge adds to the style, while the thong sandal design makes it easy to slip on and slip off for any beachside or backyard occasion. For more amazing footwear for summer, check out our selection of the best slides.
Plush padded footbed
Thong sandal design
Frayed edge strap
Flexible rubber outsole
- Weight1.25 pounds
For those looking for a flip flop option that boasts perhaps too much variety, the FITORY Men’s Flip Flop will certainly catch your eye. You can pick from 24 colors with this true-to-size option so there’s enough variety for every month of the year, and then some. Alternatively, you can buy a pair for all your friends and start some kind of flip flop club.
The variety is just the beginning, though. You’ll also enjoy the wide thick sole and superb arch support that means you can wear them all day without feeling the strain. The flip flops are also easy to care for and maintain, while the rubber bottom sole is lightweight but also durable and ensures you don’t slip when climbing over wet rocks at the beach.
True to size
Wide and thick sole
Easy to maintain
Rubber bottom sole
Durable and comfortable
Another option with superb variety is the NeedBo NDB Men’s Classical Comfortable II Flip-Flop, which is available in 15 colors that delivers a customized fit directly to you. The EVA cushioned footbed is soft on the soles, while the optimized EVA strap mold around the shape of your foot to give you a secure fit that doesn’t rub or cause abrasions and this provides an extra dimension of comfort to ensure satisfying all-day wear.
The sole boasts excellent traction to help you keep your feet even though you’re unlikely to be moving at more than a snail’s pace in your new relaxed environment. The all-purpose design also makes these a pair of flip flops that are acceptable for almost all social occasions throughout the summer. You may also be interested in some of the best hiking sandals from our list, so be sure to check them out.
EVA cushioned footbed
- Weight10.7 ounces
Quiksilver is a brand that needs no introduction and the Quiksilver Men’s Carver Suede 3-Point Flip-Flops are a superb, reliable, and above all comfortable option for the modern man. They are available in 4 colors and combine leather with suede to deliver a durable design that is sure to last you for many summers to come.
The anatomically correct arch support system reduces pains and strains, perfect for all-day wear even if you only move between the deck chair and the pool, while the slip-resistant footbed prevents any accidents when walking back from the bar with a tray full of drinks. The contrast striped midsole adds a touch of style and makes them stand out more than block-colored counterparts, although this is still modest enough not to seem garish.
Anatomically correct arch support
Contrast striped midsole
- Weight6 pounds
The Alpine Swiss Men’s Flip Flops are our pick for the best value mens flip flops you can find. While they are affordable, they are also high quality, and make a perfect choice for those who don’t wear flip flops enough to justify spending too much, but also understand they will need them at some point.
The suede construction is lightweight and comfortable, and you have 11 colors to choose from. There is also soft EVA foam that welcomes the foot with open arms and this both durable and supportive to prevent blisters. It’s flexible, and the classic design makes it easy to slip on and off when arriving at pool parties or backyard barbecues, saving you the effort of fiddling with your shoelaces.
Soft EVA foam
Durable and supportive
- Brandalpine swiss
- ModelBy Alpine Swiss
- Weight8 ounces
While Crocs may once have had a bad reputation, you can’t argue that they have taken this reputation and transformed it for their benefit. The Crocs Unisex Classic Flip Flops are exactly what you’d expect from the brand, simple and unassuming, but massively effective.
Take your pick from seven colors and enjoy the 100% Croslite construction with a texture footbed to keep your feet secure when wet, while the non-slip sole also offers protection when treading over damp piers to admire the sunset. They may not be as stylish as other options, but they’re comfortable, with foam cushioning and a cushioned step, and for some, that’s all that really matters.
- Weight5 ounces
The Quiksilver Men’s Molokai Sandal comes in 4 colors and boasts 100% man-made materials to ensure quality in every step of the process. The flexible rubber thong strap style makes these flip flops easy to remove, and there is also a texture footbed that prevents your feet slipping out while walking.
The synthetic sole is durable and the whole flip flop is true to size, so you won’t suffer discomfort if you select a size that’s just on the cusp of your feet. The contrast logo lets everyone know the brand, but it’s not so large that you feel like a walking ad. Instead, you can kick back and relax with a drink and take in the fresh breeze under the beach umbrella without a care in the world.
Flexible rubber thong strap
Non-slip textured footbed
True to size
- ModelMOLOKAI SANDAL-M
- Weight6 pounds
The Hammer Anvil Men’s Flip-Flops Summer Sandals are one of the best-looking options we’ve selected and they combine the breezy attitude of the beach with a cool, easy style that makes them perfect for more than just lazing around on a deck chair. They are available in 8 colors and boast excellent comfort, with flexibility and durability that guarantees satisfying wear whether you have them on all day or just throw them on to run to the store for breakfast supplies.
The 5/8″ foam sole offers plenty of support without being too weighty, and the lightly treaded outsole gives you the purchase you need for wet ground. To keep your feet in place, there is also a texture footbed that helps your feet grip them, and the thong sandal style contributes to this by keeping everything firmly in place.
Flexible and durable
5/8″ foam sole
Lightly treaded outsole
Lightly textured footbed
- BrandHammer Anvil
- Weight10.1 ounces
With injected Phylon midsole and lightweight cushioning, the Nike Men’s Solay Thong Sandals are exactly what you’d expect from such an iconic brand.
The circular footbed delivers traction for your soles and the thing, soft rubber straps are comfortable on the top of your feet. They keep them secure without causing discomfort and the synthetic sole with grooved lines provide confidence when treading across slippery surfaces. You can pick from 4 colors that are not over-the-top, meaning they can match with just about anything in your summer wardrobe, including your stylish sunglasses.
Injected Phylon midsole
Circular footbed traction
Thin and soft rubber straps
- Weight4 pounds
Our final flip flops for men are the cool and effortless Mio Marino Men’s Flip Flops. These come with a choice of 6 colors and a 1” foam outsole that provides protection from the hard, pebbly ground while still maintaining an easy and lightweight feel.
The memory foam top sole reacts to your foot shape to provide optimal comfort and they are both shock- and waterproof to ease further stress on your feet. The faux leather toe strap adds a touch of style, and the flexible and comfortable design means you can wear them on short walks to the beach with no need to stop to give your feet a break every 20 steps.
Memory foam top sole
1” foam outsole
Shock- and waterproof
Faux leather toe strap
Flexible and comfortable
- BrandMarino Avenue
- How to Wear Men’s Sandals - ShoeZone