Wear These Chic and Comfortable Flip-Flops Everywhere This Summer

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The 15 Best Flip-Flops to Wear This SummerChristian Vierig

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Are all flip-flops made equal? Anyone who has found themselves with a bad pair knows: No, they most certainly are not. That’s why you’ll want the best flip-flops out there this summer, and we’re here to help you find them. Obviously, no summer sandal collection is complete without a solid pair of flops; the tricky part is finding a pair that is durable, comfortable, and stylish. Not to worry—calvinwe found some incredible options.

You should know that we look for more than just trendy styles; our standards are higher than that. Equipped with advice from stylists, fellow fashion editors, designers, and podiatrists, we know what makes a good shoe. For us, we’re only successful if you look and feel good—bunions, wide feet, and all.

This summer, don’t settle for another cheap pair of flip-flops that can’t support your arches. Instead, toss one of these into your beach bag. Whether they have a slew of 5-star Amazon reviews or they’re recommended by podiatrists (or both), your feet will thank you. Here are the 15 best flip-flops for women.

High Tide II Platform Sandal

Us flat feet girlies know about Vionic. For those who don’t, consider this your godsend. These flip-flops won’t kill your feet (Vionic is a podiatrist-loved brand, and we love that), and they have both medium and wide widths. The platform on this one gives a little height (and cuteness), and we just can’t say enough good things.

Sizes: US 5-12 (with medium and wide widths)

Colors: 7 options

Material: leather, fabric, rubber

Customer review: “I have been wearing this shoe in a variety of colors for about 10 years. 365 days a year! I wear them all day long. Total comfort and the perfect lift for my high arch. People compliment them daily!”

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vionicshoes.com%2Fhigh-tide-ii-platform-sandal.html&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.elle.com%2Ffashion%2Fshopping%2Fg44037251%2Fbest-flip-flops-for-women%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>High Tide II Platform Sandal</p><p>vionicshoes.com</p><p>$95.00</p>

Cushion Sol

These super cute Reef flip-flops feature a wide, flat band and thong that adds some interest and dresses up this sandal enough for a night out. It’s a perfect day-to-night flip-flop (a sentence I never thought I’d write), and a great option to pack if you’re a carry-on only gal (or even if not). A cushioned outsole also gives great support.

Sizes: US 5-12

Colors: Natural

Material: Vegan leather, rubber

Customer review: “Very comfortable. I took them out of the package and wore them the rest of the day!”

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reef.com%2Fproducts%2Fwomens-sandals-cushion-sol-natural&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.elle.com%2Ffashion%2Fshopping%2Fg44037251%2Fbest-flip-flops-for-women%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Cushion Sol</p><p>reef.com</p><p>$50.00</p>

Gizeh Birko-Flor Flip Flop

If you haven’t been converted to Birkenstocks yet, it may be time. These flip-flops come in a number of colors to go with anything, and the raised arch and footbed make it super comfortable.

Sizes: US 5-11.5

Colors: 6 options (plus more in similar styles)

Material: Synthetic upper, leather and textile lining, synthetic sole

Customer review: “I was concerned that I wouldn’t like the look of Birkenstocks, but I love this pair! I wear them every day for long walks with my dog in the city. I wear them with anything—from leggings to casual dresses. More importantly, they have helped alleviate the pain in the balls of my feet and second toes. I’m a believer of Birks now!”

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2F2896753&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.elle.com%2Ffashion%2Fshopping%2Fg44037251%2Fbest-flip-flops-for-women%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Gizeh Birko-Flor Flip Flop</p><p>nordstrom.com</p><p>$99.95</p>

Free Platform Flip Flops

Are you in your Lizzie McGuire era? Then these will certainly fit the bill. Soft and oversized, they’ll definitely make a statement (if you’re up for it).

Sizes: US 5-10

Colors: Black, Nude

Material: Faux leather

Customer review: “They are very soft and comfortable to step into. I’m concerned there will be rubbing with walking but just walking around the house, I found them very comfortable.”

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.shopbop.com%2Ffree-platform-flip-flop-melissa%2Fvp%2Fv%3D1%2F1537953184.htm&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.elle.com%2Ffashion%2Fshopping%2Fg44037251%2Fbest-flip-flops-for-women%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Free Platform Flip Flops</p><p>shopbop.com</p><p>$89.00</p>

OOlala Flip Flop

If you haven’t tried OOFOS yet, I’m begging you to. These flip-flops will be the most comfortable pair you own, and as the pioneer of “recovery footwear,” your feet will thank you. A double-stacked midsole amplifies the comfort of this foam-cushioned flip-flop, which is designed to reduce the stress on your feet and joints.

Sizes: US 5-11

Colors: Black

Material: Synthetic upper, lining, and sole

Customer review: “These shoes have changed my life! I have been wearing these for about three weeks and am happy to say my foot is so much less bothersome even when going without these wonderful shoes.”

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2F5794413&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.elle.com%2Ffashion%2Fshopping%2Fg44037251%2Fbest-flip-flops-for-women%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>OOlala Flip Flop</p><p>nordstrom.com</p><p>$69.95</p>

Linques 2 Flip Flop

These super chic options come in a slew of colors and finishes for just the right look. You’re sure to receive a ton of compliments, and they look great paired with anything, from a sundress to an LBD.

Sizes: US 5-11

Colors: 6 options

Material: Synthetic materials, leather

Customer review: “I was a little skeptical about the gold circle rubbing my foot but it didn’t at all. Looks great on. Wore it for hours the first time and had no weird rubbing or blisters (my skin is sensitive). Very pleased and got many compliments.”

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2F6835831&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.elle.com%2Ffashion%2Fshopping%2Fg44037251%2Fbest-flip-flops-for-women%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Linques 2 Flip Flop</p><p>nordstrom.com</p><p>$129.95</p>

Tasiah Sandals

Looking for something with a little more oomph? These should fit the bill with their 1.4-inch kitten heel and supportive footbed. Add a few inches (particularly for long trousers and maxi dresses), and elongate the leg with these.

Sizes: US 5-13

Colors: Black Leather, Bone Leather, Grey Embossed Leather, Light Tan Leather

Material: Leather, recycled synthetic

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dolcevita.com%2Fproducts%2Ftasiah-sandals-black-leather&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.elle.com%2Ffashion%2Fshopping%2Fg44037251%2Fbest-flip-flops-for-women%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Tasiah Sandals</p><p>dolcevita.com</p><p>$115.00</p>

Platform Flip-Flop

These super cushioned flip-flops have an easy slip-on style, are great for all-day comfort, and also feature a durable shock-absorbing rubber outsole. Basically, this pair is a must-have.

Sizes: US 4-13

Colors: Black, Ginger Shortbread

Material: Leather, CMEVA

Customer review: “These are just adorable and extremely comfy. Dress them up for dinner or take your beach outfit to a new level.”

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.toryburch.com%2Fen-us%2Fshoes%2Fsandals%2Fplatform-flip-flop%2F149717.html&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.elle.com%2Ffashion%2Fshopping%2Fg44037251%2Fbest-flip-flops-for-women%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Platform Flip-Flop</p><p>toryburch.com</p><p>$148.00</p>

Crude Flip-Flop

You can’t neglect the classics. After all, this timeless basic style has remained popular for so long with good reason.

Sizes: US 5-11

Colors: Black, Chic Cream, Luggage, Silver

Material: Synthetic

Customer review: “Very nice and super comfortable, they exceeded my expectations.”

<p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BPJ8DYGD?tag=syn-yahoo-20&ascsubtag=%5Bartid%7C10051.g.44037251%5Bsrc%7Cyahoo-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Crude Flip-Flop</p><p>amazon.com</p><p>$21.50</p>

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Leather Flip-Flop Sandals

Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons? That’s a winning combo, as showcased by this thong, which reimagines the house’s archival styles.

Sizes: US 5-11

Colors: Black

Material: Nappa leather

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.modaoperandi.com%2Fwomen%2Fp%2Fprada%2Finfradito-2%2F612027&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.elle.com%2Ffashion%2Fshopping%2Fg44037251%2Fbest-flip-flops-for-women%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Leather Flip-Flop Sandals</p><p>modaoperandi.com</p><p>$895.00</p>

Hannah Thong Ecru

You’d be surprised how helpful it can be for your shoes to fold. Whether you’re saving space in your carry-on or storing these in your evening bag to change into on the dance floor, these are definitely worth the investment.

Sizes: EU 36-42

Colors: Black, Ecru, Silver

Material: Vegetable and nappa suede, leather, rubber

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fkindredlabel.com%2Fproducts%2Fhannah-thong-ecru&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.elle.com%2Ffashion%2Fshopping%2Fg44037251%2Fbest-flip-flops-for-women%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Hannah Thong Ecru</p><p>kindredlabel.com</p><p>$250.00</p>

Flirty Braidy Sandals

Here at ELLE, we believe in taking good care of your feet. And that includes shopping for shoes with arch support, like these sandals from Rainbow.

Sizes: US 5.5-11

Colors: 15 options

Material: Leather, rubber

Customer review: “If you have never owned a pair of Rainbows, you’re missing out. They are so comfortable (once broken in), last for years and are cute. While breaking in, you will get blisters. Once broken in, they form to your feet and are so comfortable.”

<p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LGF8TAQ?tag=syn-yahoo-20&ascsubtag=%5Bartid%7C10051.g.44037251%5Bsrc%7Cyahoo-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Flirty Braidy Sandals</p><p>amazon.com</p><p>$60.99</p>

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Flirty Braidy Sandals



Flip Flop Sandals

Whether you struggle with finding shoes that accommodate your arches, suffer from Plantar Fasciitis, or are just trying to improve your posture, Archies is the brand for you. These are your quintessential rubber flip-flops, just with a little added support.

Sizes: US 5-16

Colors: 14 options

Material: EVA, foam

Customer review: “These have become the only shoes that I enjoy wearing. They actually cured my knees by straightening my legs out with their great arch support. They are so cushiony that I never get tired walking in them. I even wear them around the house in the wintertime. I love them and have been wearing them for several years now.”

<p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BKBKR23K?tag=syn-yahoo-20&ascsubtag=%5Bartid%7C10051.g.44037251%5Bsrc%7Cyahoo-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Flip Flop Sandals</p><p>amazon.com</p><p>$40.00</p>

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Flip Flop Sandals



Tulum Flip

The only people who don’t love Crocs are people who haven’t tried them. If you can’t get on board with the classic clog style, perhaps this stylish black thong is your gateway.

Sizes: US 4-9

Colors: Black, Tan, Pink Clay Metallic

Material: Thermoplastic, EVA, TPU

Customer review: “I love them and ordered an extra pair. They’re lightweight, sleek, and very flattering.”

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zappos.com%2Fp%2Fcrocs-tulum-flip-black-black%2Fproduct%2F9826269&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.elle.com%2Ffashion%2Fshopping%2Fg44037251%2Fbest-flip-flops-for-women%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Tulum Flip</p><p>zappos.com</p><p>$23.19</p>

’Aka Flip Flop

No one does sandals quite like islanders. So, leave it to OluKai to provide your new favorite pair of thongs. While the price might seem a bit steep at first, a portion of the proceeds from every purchase go to the Ama OluKai Foundation, which works to preserve and protect Hawaiian culture.

Sizes: US 5-11

Colors: Black, White, Citron, Cloud Blue, Pink Plumeria

Material: Synthetic, polyurethane

Customer review: “These are my FAVORITE black OluKai flips. They’re a little uncomfortably tight out of the box but the more I wear them, they warm and loosen. I really like them!”

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zappos.com%2Fp%2Folukai-aka-white-white%2Fproduct%2F9939163&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.elle.com%2Ffashion%2Fshopping%2Fg44037251%2Fbest-flip-flops-for-women%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>’Aka Flip Flop </p><p>zappos.com</p><p>$70.00</p>
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