The summer is right around the corner. Time for our feet to breathe! After our bodies and feet have been wrapped up all winter it is time to get comfy. Flip flops are used in all aspects of a person’s day to day living in the summer. Not only are people wearing flip flops at the beach, flip flops are worn everywhere!
Choosing the most comfortable flip flop is very important to your day. If you will be wearing your flop all day, it is important to choose the right one. Simply stated, your flop can make or break your day. Choose wisely!
Flip flops help our body lower its internal temperature by allowing our feet to release heat. Our precious feet are crucial when it comes to regulating our temperature. Flip flops also encourage a stress free living when it comes to choosing shoes to wear. We simply slide our feet in our flop. No matching socks to find, no shoelaces to tie.. The hardest choice when putting our flops on is which ones to wear.
What are the Best Flip Flops?
Several reasons come into play when choosing the flip flop that’s best for you: Style, comfort, durability, price, material, and support. That’s a lot to think about! So to help you this year with deciding which flop will be suited best for you, I did some homework. I researched three different websites who have chosen the top-rated flip flops for 2018.
There are so many styles to choose from in the design of a flip flop. Some have thick straps, thin straps, a strap in the back, and long straps that travel down the length of your feet. Color also is a big factor affecting your choice. Is an easy black flip flop that matches most outfits best for you or a fun colorful flop that makes a statement?
Comfort, to me, is the most important. The other factors will follow accordingly, but I am a 46 year old, so my priorities are quite different than others. The size of the strap is a factor in comfort. Thicker straps have been rated to provide more comfort and thin straps are known to get thinner with wear and tear. Again, a personal preference.
If you have flat feet a flop with support for your arch is a must. Some flops contour to your feet and give them a nice supported feel. Shop for the flop that offers a comfortable foot bed, high traction, and arch support.
How durable is your flop? After several uses with plastic flip flops you may as well be barefoot! Plastic flip flops flatten to a pan cake with numerous use. Those are the ones you end up purchasing at a gas station because you weren’t prepared for your beach day! Yikes! It is important to choose a flop that has the toe strap sewn directly on the insole, not held together by a button underneath.
There is a lot of various materials used in the construction of flip flops. Rubber, nylon, EVA, leather, and more. Rubber has less erosion on the sole allowing for a better grip. When looking for a flop that will last a while, nylon straps are very hardy. EVA is a popular material used in making tennis shoes. It is safe and many flip flops are made from it. Leather flops are comfortable and are great with those of you who battle sweaty feet. You know who you are. 🙂
When it comes to pricing your flop, you pretty much get what you pay for. The plastic pair can be as cheap as $2 but hence the word, CHEAP! The better the material the better the flop and probably will end up paying a higher price. But, the more durable the material the longer your flop will last. Do the math and see. 🙂
Here are the top ten most comfortable flip flops with the highest ratings.
Clarks has been in business making quality men’s dress shoes for over 100 years. They produce high quality shoes with a wide assortment of styles.
Clarks Breeze Sea Flip Flops is a sporty lightweight flip flop featuring a fabric thong with an adjustable hook-and-loop closure. It’s foot bed is floral print and has a midsole stripe.
The classy sophisticated flip flop has a look that demands attention. Croslite material is used in the footbed and outsole which has circulations nubs for a massage-like feel. The Sexy t-strap is form fitting providing lots of effortless comfort.
Colorful, sporty, and lightweight, the Crocband flop is constructed of a material that makes it easy to clean. Perfect for any outdoor activity.
The ‘Ohana sandals are made with all-natural materials. Contoured footbeds and an anatomical arch support provide instant, lasting comfort. OluKai builds their footwear suppoting the natural dimensions of the foot delivering the perfect balance.
Available in many colors
Reef flip flops is a genuine surf brand that is very compassionate about surfing, the ocean, the perfect wave, and how to find it. Their inspiration harvests a lifestyle that creates authentic, innovative and fashionable products. Reef Slap 3 sandal has an EVA foot bed that is contoured to your foot offering heel-to-toe support.
This Reef Flip Flops classic flip flop from Reef will keep up with any of your outdoor activities this warm-weather season. The leather design features topstitched straps and butted seams for extra detailing, a soft footbed for comfort, and a lightly tractioned sole that will take you wherever the day’s journey may lead.
Sanuk Yoga Mat Flip Flop is a lightweight sandal made from the same foam as a yoga mat. The sole is made from rubber and the thong has a cushioned footbed with a contrasting print on the strap.
Under Armour’s Marbella Thong is designed for extreme comfort. It’s synthetic strap has a soft foam lining, the footbed is built with two layers of performance, and a 4D foam gives unprecedented all-day wear. It’s anatomical contours provide additional cushioning along with an outsole that is sculpted with EVA proving lightweight traction.
A make you feel better sandal with two-toned good looks you can wear all day, glossy uppers, bold colors, and a streamlined silhouette. Featuring oofoam technology and patented footbed design to take the stress off tired feet and joints.
I encourage comments so please leave a comment or question below regarding flip flops. If you purchase a pair of flip flops let me know what you think! Enjoy your fun in the sun!