The Best Men’s Flip-Flops: 7 Pairs to Wear This Summer

It's time to bare those toes.

by Donna Freydkin
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There are few types of men’s footwear as seasonally mandatory as the flip-flop in summer. Made legendary by Jimmy Buffet in “Margaritaville,” they’ve come to epitomize casual, effortless style to the point of a uniform. But take it from us, with men’s flip-flops, there’s little uniformity. Whether you’ve stepped on pop top or just want to freshen up last year’s wares (feet, we admit, can turn thongs stanky), our list for this year is a breath of salt air.

But what should you look for in a good sandal? Before you start shopping, there are a few things to keep in mind, courtesy of the American Podiatric Medical Association: Make sure the flip-flop bends at the ball of the foot, and also make sure that your heel doesn’t hang off of the edge. Buy new ones regularly because these babies wear out, fast. And this sounds obvious, but because of the risk of injury, don’t do yard work, play sports, or operate heavy machinery while wearing a pair.

Aside from comfort, the best flip-flops for men are capable of taking you to the beach as well as on casual errands or strolls around your neighborhood. In other words, they’re versatile. If you’re looking for hiking sandals, look elsewhere. Our choices below are not appropriate for long, hard hauls. For everyone else, here are the best mens flip flops to check out.

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