Table Of Contents
- 1. Birkenstock Gizeh
- 2. Teva Azure 2-Strap
- 3. OluKai Ohana
- 4. Rainbow Single Layer Premier
- 5. Chaco Flip EcoTread
- 6. Vionic Tide II
- 7. OluKai Lala
- 8. Merrell Around Town Thong
- 9. Teva Olowahu
- 10. Reef Leather Uptown
- 11. Vionic High Tide
- 12. Aerosoft Gliteratti
- 13. Wellrox Terra-Austin
- 14. Skechers Reggae-Rasta
- 15. Analysis
- 16. We recommend
Choosing a proper pair of flip flops is extremely important. They can be your best companion on the various trips or your worst enemy, as the wrong shoes can harm your feet. We selected top 14 flip flops in 2017 that are popular among customers. Below you can see comparison table with shoe’s characteristics and an overall mark.
The model Gizeh from brand Birkenstock has very comfortable cork footbed with suede coverage. But the first time you wear these sandals you won’t believe that they are as comfortable as they are described. These flip flops need a break-in period to experience all their advantages because, in the beginning, they seem to be very stiff and hard. But more you wear them more they become soft and adjust to the shape of your feet. In addition, shoes provide nice arch support, which is very important in flip flops. Sandals are very supportive like fully enclosed footwear. Adjustable straps at the upper part will make you feel secure on different terrains, though they make your feet sweat during hot weather. Shoes are not waterproof and they dry quite a long time.
- Comfortable footbed
- Provide support
- Adjustable straps
- Attractive design
- Need break-in period
Teva Azure 2-Strap
These flip flops from Teva are not the comfiest model you’ll find, but they are fine for everyday wearing in the city, but not for some serious adventures. Shoes feature heavy soles with a cushioned footbed, but they are so soft that you can feel every rock under your foot. Straps at the upper part, on the contrary, are very thin and don’t fix the foot properly. And there is no arch support. Sandals have pretty decent traction so you can even wear them for some easy hiking.
- Unstable construction
- Heavy sole
- No arch support
- Dry quickly
Model Ohana from OluKai has a simple sporty look, so you can pair it with your favorite short or sports costume. The upper part is made of leather and soles are made of rubber. The footbed has a special texture that makes you feel like you are standing in wet sand. It also provides great arch support. Bottoms feature construction that prevents slipping on wet surfaces. Sandals don’t dry quickly when they get wet unlike other reviewed models, but they are still pretty comfortable to walk in. Flip flops run a little big, so we recommend ordering them a half size smaller. Also, if you have narrow feet shoes may seem loose. In general, it is comfortable, reliable, durable footwear that will deal with all kind of conditions.
- Comfortable and supportive footbed
- Provide grip
- Made of quality materials
- Sporty look can’t be combined with multiple outfits
- Run big
Rainbow Single Layer Premier
These flip flops have a simple design that can be combined with various outfits. This classic style is loved by many customers. Shoes are made of soft leather at the upper and feature memory foam midsole for comfort and support. They are not waterproof at all but dry very quickly compared with other models. Sandals are very lightweight and breathable, perfect for hot summer weather. All in all, this model is well-made and durable and will last for a long time.
- Soft and comfortable
- Dry quickly
- Lightweight materials
- Provide minimal support
- Run narrow
Chaco Flip EcoTread
These flip flops from Chaco are a great option if you are planning to hike in the wet area. They are extremely easy to clean and water resistant. Shoes will dry very fast, no matter how wet they are. But hardly you can say that it is the softest and cushioned model. They feature a rubber sole and textured footbed that can seem hard when you are not used to such type of footwear. Besides this, flip flops provide nice arch support and they are very reliable. Another advantage is their durability. Sandals are made of extremely durable and quality materials. So, probably it is the most durable model in our review. The traction is good, especially on the land. In addition, sandals are available in a variety of colors.
- Durable materials
- Easy to clean
- Dry very fast
- Not cushioned footbed
Vionic Tide II
The next reviewed model is Tide II from Vionic. This brand is famous for its great footwear and this flip flop is not an exception.
Sandals have a specific type of comfort, that helps people have to adapt to because they feature special orthotics technology in the footbed. You’ll either like it or not. But anyway this model has the great arch support that is provided by contoured footbed. All used materials are durable, so shoes will look just like new even after a few months of various adventures. They are also water resistant and dry quickly.
Vionic sandals run big, so you’ll have to order this model a half size up for a perfect fit.
- Provide great arch support
- Nice traction
- Not very comfortable
- Run big
This is the most stylish model in our selection. Sandals have a simple and attractive design that is great for various purposes. If you are looking for a model that will be comfortable, stable and slip-resistant, it is a great choice. Molded footbed provides nice support and comfort. The upper part is made of leather, it can be felt slightly stiff at the beginning, but straps will soften after some time of wearing. Though these shoes are great for some wild-nature adventures, we still recommend wearing them casually in the city. Sandals can easily handle any rough conditions, but there is no point to buy expensive shoes to just wreck them. But we want to admit that this model runs small and narrow.
- Attractive design
- Comfortable construction
- Durable materials
- Run narrow and small
Merrell Around Town Thong
These sandals have everything that you need for a trip or hiking. Maybe it is not the comfiest model, because of the toe post, but the footbed is very smooth and pleasant to the touch. These shoes need a break in period because straps are very stiff. But after all, footbed provide great stability and support for any kinds of terrain. The traction is great due to adjustable straps and footbed shape that fixes foot securely. Don’t be afraid to soak these sandals, because they dry very easily. So, in general, it is great footwear for hiking.
- Provide great traction
- Supportive footbed
- Need break in period
- Wear out quickly
Olowahu is just cute, affordable and comfortable sandals for everyday wearing. The footbed consists of soft foam that will conform to the shape of your foot. The support is also great, due to lightweight cushioned insoles. But the durability is not the best in these shoes. They will certainly last for a few seasons of moderate usage. Sandals will dry out pretty quickly after they get wet. The only disadvantage is the complicated construction of upper straps. Not everybody is happy with this design.
- Attractive look
- Affordable price
- Very soft and comfortable footbed
- Not durable
- Not convenient construction of upper part
Reef Leather Uptown
These flip flops feature a minimalistic design with any additional details, so it feels like you are walking barefoot. The soles, upper and footbed made of leather. Thin soles and thin straps don’t provide enough support, but sandals are pretty comfortable for regular wearing in the town. Materials are of a good quality, so shoes are pretty durable. Sandals are resistant to water and dry quickly.
- Minimalistic design
- Dry quickly
- No arch support
Vionic with Orthaheel High Tide Women’s Sandal
Though these flip-flops look clunky and heavy, you will be surprised how lightweight they really are. Not only shoes are comfortable but also look pretty stylish. Mid-height platform that measures approximately 2 inches (5.08 cm) at the heel will add a tiny bit of feminine touch to your favorite summer outfit. That heel will provide you with support and at the same time will make your leg look longer and slimmer. Flip-flops are presented in bright and neutral colors: black, navy, pewter, pink, leopard and white. This versatile spectrum will surely refresh your casual look.
Upper is made of fabric with neoprene lining, but strap near toes are not very comfortable and can cause blisters and rubbing. The platform features molded EVA footbed and textured insole for superior arch support. Bottoms have special construction for additional grip.
This model fits only women with narrow feet.
- Will complement any outfit
- Lightweight materials
- Comfortable platform provides arch support
- Molded EVA footbed
- Textured insoles
- Non-slip bottoms
- Strap between toes can cause blisters
Aerosoft Women’s Gliteratti Sandal
If you want really bright and outstanding footwear for the summer season – Aerosoft Women’s Gliteratti Sandal is exactly what you need. Sparkling glitter upper will make any look fabulous and remarkable. Everyone can choose a pair that will satisfy any taste, as shoes are available in 9 colors: blue, gold, pink, purple, silver, white, black, red and gray. The insole also has a pretty design featuring toe print and spiral element. Shoes feature small and supportive platform which height is 1.5 inch (3.81 cm). Special “Aerothotic” footbed provides exceptional comfort because they conform to the shape of the feet. Bottoms are sturdy yet flexible enough. As for disadvantages, flip-flops work only with narrow feet and straps can be too loose.
In addition, for the perfect fit, you should buy this model one size bigger.
- Sparkly glitter upper
- Bright and pretty colors
- Supportive platform
- Cushioned footbed that provides excellent comfort
- Flexible and sturdy bottoms
- Probably won’t fit wide feet
- Straps can be too loose
Wellrox Women’s Terra-Austin Casual Sandal
If you want something completely, new try this pair of Wellrox sandals with toe separation for all fingers. If you have never worn yoga sandals before, it will take some time to get used to them. But once you get this experience, they feel fantastic. It is recommended to wear them when you need recovery after sports activities or a long working day on high-heeled shoes. Sandals feature molded footbed and heel cup for better support. Special toe separation technology redistributes your weight more evenly and adds grip, relief, balance, and support. Model is available in 10 colors: Ocean, Black, Fuchsia, Taupe, Olive, Tiger, Gold, Zebra, Leopard, and Red. They run true to size and will fit wide and narrow feet.
- Special toe separation technology
- Can be used as recovery shoes
- Cushioned footbed
- Provide excellent support, comfort, and balance
- Variety of colors
- Will fit every type of feet
- Quality materials
- Durable construction
- Probably it will take some time to get used to this unusual construction
Skechers Women’s Reggae-Rasta Thong Sandal
Model Reggae-Rasta Thong Sandal from well-known Skechers has a special construction that will allow you to wear these shoes even during adventures in the wilderness. Adjustable strap with Velcro and toe thong will keep foot securely on the place even during different activities. The upper part is made of fabric material that will let your feet breathe and feel comfortable. But the straps can irritate your skin. The sole provides great traction and superior arch support. Shoes are available in a great variety of colors for all kind of tastes. The perforated footbed is breathable and prevents feet sweating. They are easy to wash, but shoes dry not very fast. All materials are of a great quality and construction proves to be durable and reliable. In addition, sandals are true to size and will fit even wide feet.
- Special construction for secure fit
- High-quality materials
- Flexible sole with great traction
- Perforated footbed
- Great variety of colors
- Provide superior support and comfort
- Adjustable strap
- Durable construction
- Materials dry not very fast and can irritate sensitive skin
We have analyzes all models in next categories – comfort, support, style, durability, water resistance and traction. And in which we defined one or few leader who showed the best result.
The comfiest model
The comfiest model in our selection is Ohana from brand OluKai. These shoes feature a soft molded footbed that gives a feeling of barefoot walking on the wet sand. The second great option is Gizeh from Birkenstocks, but they provide maximum comfort only after you break them in. Sanuk Yoga Chakra, Tide II, and Rainbow Premier also have shown decent results in this category.
Shoes that provide maximum support and stability
Gizeh sandals proved to be the most supportive and stable in usage. They hug the feet securely and provide great arch support. Models Tide II and Merell Around Town also got a high mark in this category.
Model with maximum durability
Flips flops from brand Chaco that feature a hard rubber sole and high-quality upper straps will serve you for a long time and even after some rough adventures will look like new.
What shoes provide great water resistance?
In this category, we can define two leaders – Reef Leather Uptown and Rainbow Single Layer Premier. They feature minimalistic design and made of leather, though sandals can deal with water very well. Both flip flops dry pretty quickly and have decent traction in the water.
Sandals with the best traction
Sandals Around Town from Merrell are the best choice for hiking and active rest. They provide the best traction among all reviewed models. As well shoes have supportive adjustable straps that will help you feel confident on any kind of terrain.
The most stylish flip flops
Lala from OluKai has the most versatile and attractive design. These shoes can be paired almost with anything. But they are not only great for urban usage but for active adventures as well.
The best choice is Birkenstock Gizeh because these sandals combine all characteristics that are important for perfect flip flops. They are comfortable, stable, provide great support and traction.
Size Charts by Brands
Birkenstock Women’s Shoe Size Chart
Teva Women’s Shoe Size Chart
OluKai Women’s Shoe Size Chart
Chaco Women’s Shoe Size Chart
Vionic Women’s Shoe Size Chart
Merrell Women’s Shoe Size Chart
Reef Women’s Shoe Size Chart
Skechers Women’s Size Chart