Flip flops might be a summer staple, but they aren’t known for being the sturdiest, most supportive sandal around. We’re here, however, to put an end to the stereotype. So we put on our thinking shopping caps and got to work scrounging up the most comfortable flip flops on the market. (Remember that flimsy pair you wore in your college dorm’s shower? Yeah, these are sooo much better.) We’re talking durable designs that will last for years, styles with arch support and cushioned footbeds, beach-ready, waterproof options and cozy picks featuring added benefits like non-slip tread and shock-absorbing technology. Basically, if you’re hoping to snag some flip flops that will look good and help your feet feel even better, there’s a pair for you on this list. Here are 11 of our favorites.
The 11 Most Comfortable Flip Flops to Keep Your Feet Happy All Summer Long
Most Comfortable Flip Flops At A Glance:
- Best Overall: Havaianas Slim Flip Flops
- Best Waterproof: Crocs Crocband Flip Flip Flops
- Best for Wide Feet: Naot Tahoe Sandals
- Best Designer: Tory Burch Miller Sandals
- Best for Arch Support: Birkenstock Gizeh Sandals
- Most Durable: Rainbow Wide Strap Thongs
- Best Cushioned Footbed: Sanuk Yoga Mat Sandals
- Best Budget-Friendly: Reefs Ginger Sandals
- Best Ergonomic: FitFlop Iqushion Ergonomic Flip Flops
- Best Wedge: Aerosoles Delia Wedge Flip Flops
- Best for Walking: Vionic Tide II Flip Flops
1. Havaianas Slim Flip Flop
Havaianas secured its place as *the* quintessential summer flip flop long ago—and for good reason. The textured footbed offers excellent traction (no slipping and sliding found here) and the rubber construction, despite starting off relatively firm, is pliable, molding to your foot over time for a unique, customized fit. One reviewer raves, “As someone who comes from a country where [flip flops] are basically part of our national dress, Havaianas are the only [pair] you'll ever need! They're classic, affordable, come in every color you could want and last for years.”
2. Crocs Crocband Flip Flip Flips
Whether you love them or hate them, you have to admit that Crocs makes some dang comfortable shoes, and its flip flops are no exception. With an impressive size range (these are offered from size 6 to 15 in women's, FYI) the Crocs Crocband flip flop is versatile, easy to clean, waterproof and, most importantly, cozy. It’s equipped with a massage-pod footbed, stellar cushioning for your feet’s soles and reviewers claim that they’re durable and easily withstand the test of time.
3. Naot Tahoe Sandals
Best for Wide Feet
For those of us with wider feet, finding a solid summer sandal that fits correctly can be…tricky. That being said, it isn’t totally impossible. Take, for example, these bad boys from Naot that were built specifically for medium- to wide-footed people in mind. With a cork and latex footbed and an EVA sole that molds to your foot’s shape, the Tahoe sandal is also commended by the American Podiatric Medical Association for promoting good foot health. Plus, they don’t skimp on style either and are offered in fun colors ranging from a charcoal black to an iridescent purple.
4. Tory Burch Miller Sandals
Hoping to get your hands on a pair that have a more elegant and refined feel? Then we recommend investing in this sleek option from Tory Burch. A fan-favorite, these combine fashion and function for a chic style that features a cushioned insole and soft, full grain leather that can hold up well with daily wear and tear.
5. Birkenstock Gizeh Sandals
Best for Arch Support
Over the years, Birkenstocks has obtained its street cred for delivering sandals that are not only comfortable and cool, but also keep your feet healthy. Best known for their iconic cork footbed, each pair of Birks is equipped with a deep heel cup, unparalleled arch support and a high toe bar for better grip. Translation: These look good, feel good and are good for your feet.
6. Rainbow Wide Strap Thong
If you’re searching for flip flops that will last for years, this pair featuring an extra-wide strap from Rainbow is your best bet. They’re immaculately constructed with a leather upper and nylon thread that practically guarantees long-lasting wear. Writes one rave reviewer, “The strap is a little wider, so it never felt like it was digging into my feet and there was little to no break in period. They also lasted forever, so I was able to wear the same pair years.”
7. Sanuk Yoga Mat Sandals
Best Cushioned Footbed
Let’s cut to the chase: You want shoes that max out on the comfort factor and let us tell you, these flip flops from Sanuk are here to deliver. The footbeds are crafted from the same spongey material as yoga mats, so each step you take is met with padded, bouncy support. Oh, and they’re also anti-chafe, washer-friendly and vegan. As one reviewer write, “I love how comfortable the squishy sole is. They're durable and come in so many colors, styles and strap widths so it's easy to add several to your cart.”
8. Reefs Ginger Sandals
More than just your basic pair of flip flops, these puppies are a great wear-around-the-pool shoe that provides a touch of arch support thanks to their padded soles. They also come at a price point that’s plenty friendly to your wallet. “I've bought these every year for like ten years,” one happy customer writes. “They're inoffensive looking but have good cushioning for sad feet like mine that need it.”
9. Fitflop Iqushion Ergonomic Flip Flop
The list of reasons why these should be added to your collection is lengthy, but we’ll try and keep things brief. Not only have they been bio-mechanically engineered to give your soles all-day support, but they’re also crafted with a micro-bubble foam footbed that provides shock absorption, are lightweight and flexible, come with built-in arch support and are equipped with slip-resistant tread for added stability. TL;DR: You’re going to be able to wear these from the dog park to the store to home and then back again, with your feet feeling cozy throughout it all.
10. Aerosoles Delia Wedge Flip Flop
The last year saw quite the resurgence of Y2K and 90s-inspired fashion, and along with it, the return of the platform flip flop. So if you want to step into the trend (without twisting an ankle, of course) this pair of wedged sandals is here to save the day. The thick toe strap prevents the material from biting into the skin and the style comes in a padded leather or cork option, both of which providing padding and support for your feet.
11. Vionic Tide Ii Flip Flop
Best for Walking
You might be thinking that flip flops are not a decent walking shoe, but this pair from Vionic is here to prove you wrong. Firm yet cushiony, they’re crafted with a medium-density EVA midsole that aids in minimizing impact shock as you take your daily stroll. (Read: They’re knee and ankle-friendly.) Beyond that, they’re proven to alleviate heel pain, while also cradling and offering plenty of support for your arches and have received a Seal of Acceptance by the American Podiatric Medical Association—they’re that good.
12. The Original Cloud Slides O.g. Cloud Slides
OK, so these technically are not flip flops per say, but they are sandals and as such, we think they count. Not to mention, they’re just too comfortable not to include. Aptly named the Cloud Slides, they feel like walking on, well, a cloud, and provide some serious (and we mean serious) padding for your soles. They feature a therapeutic cushion that helps to compress and relax your foot as you walk and aid in balancing the pressure placed on your feet and hips to relieve joint, ankle and knee pain. And in case you need further convincing, these sole-savers have garnered more than 5,000 online reviews, all of which have given them 5-stars.