Ditch your shoes this Summer in favor of flip flops and sandals, because Summer is sandals season and flip flops are made for the beach.
The suffocating heat of Summer is no time to keep your feet cocooned inside of sweltering leather boat shoes, Summer is the season when it is perfectly acceptable for you to wear flip flops with chinos to dinner and nobody will question your fashion choice.
I wouldn’t be able to survive down here in the swampy Florida heat without my sandals, and the same rings true nationwide from May through August when temperatures climb into the 90s. Flip flops aren’t just stylish footwear, they are essentially a survival item to help you navigate the suffocating Summer heat.
Here are 9 pairs of the best flip flops for men, all of which are affordable and won’t break the bank.
9 Best Pairs Of Men’s Flip Flops And Sandals On The Market
Rainbow Sandals Men’s Classic Wide Strap
Rainbow Sandals are like the Mercedes Benz of men’s flip flops. They’re classic, dependable, high-performance, and they last for generations. Unlike Mercedes Benz with a price point beginning at just $34.99 Rainbow Sandals are extremely affordable, and they are my favorite choice of flip flops any time I need to re-up with a new pair.
Reef Men’s Leather (Brown, Black, and Bronze Leather) ‘Smoothy’ Sandal
Reef is quite possibly the best known brand name in the men’s sandals industry and for very good reason: they make some of the most quality flip flops on the market. My very first pair of flip flops (that I can remember) was a pair of Reef and I’ve been extremely fond of this brand for years, as I’m sure many of you bros are. This classic leather ‘smoothy’ look is perfect for everyday wear.
Sperry Top-Sider Men’s Baitfish Flip Flops
If you plan on doing any boating this Summer or spending significant amounts of time on or near the water then you might want to consider the Sperry Top-Sider Baitfish as your sandal of choice. These rubber flip flops come with leather trim and a synthetic no-skid sole to keep the boat deck from getting scuffed up and to stop you from sliding on wet surfaces. On top of all that they come from Sperry, one of the most trusted names in footwear, and the ultimate bro brand.
Sanuk Men’s Fraid Sandal
Sanuk has been manufacturing some of the most comfortable sandals on the market since that first flip flop hit shelves. Over the years they’ve put out some designs that didn’t tickle my fancy, but the Men’s Fraid Sandal from Sanuk is a flip flop that I think looks PERFECT for a casual island vacation or just grabbing a drink down at the corner bar. These sandals are as chill as any you’ll find, and yet they somehow have more personality than 99.99% of the other sandals on the market.
O’Neill Men’s Amigo Flip Flop
If you’re like me and prefer a little color in your flip flops then you should consider the Men’s Amigo from O’Neill, one of the oldest and most trusted surf and skate brands around. The synthetic sole of these flip flops will hold up to some serious wear and tear. They are VERY affordable with an entry price of just $11, and the red/white/blue color combination shows that you love America!
Quiksilver Men’s Molokai Flip-Flop
This low-profile sandal comes in a ton of different styles, and it’s perfect if you prefer a thin flip flop that doesn’t make you feel like you’re walking on a bean bag. They’re so light that you practically won’t even notice the Quiksilver Men’s Molokai flip-flops are on your feet, but they are also extremely durable and will treat you right for many Summers to come!
Rainbow Sandals Men’s Single Layer Premier Sandal
If you’re looking for a classic ‘no thrills’ leather sandal then you should look no further than the Rainbow Sandals Men’s Single Layer Premier. It’s the most recognizable offering from Rainbow Sandals, in my opinion, and a single pair might last you an entire lifetime, truly, there are forums where people share photos of these sandals that are decades old.
Sanuk Men’s Tropic Funder Patriot
If you are looking for a pair of patriotic party flip flops you should look no further than the Men’s ‘Tropic Funder Patriot’ from Sanuk, because at just $15-$30 these are the BEST American Flag/Patriotic flip flops on the market. There are other patriotic sandals out there, but they’ll either cost you an arm and a leg or they’ll fall apart in an instant. These will hold up to wear and tear and sit great on your feet.
Teva Men’s Deckers Flip-Flop
Don’t sleep on Teva men’s sandals, they get a wildly unfair wrap for being ‘dad sandals’ due to their river rafting line of sandals, but the men’s flip flops from Teva are as legit as any you’ll find. Firstly, Tevas are some of the most affordable flip flops on the market. Secondly, the Men’s Deckers from Teva are about as comfortable of a sandal as you’ll find anywhere in the world. And lastly, the Men’s Deckers Flip-Flop from Teva come in a wide variety of colors and styles, so at a $11 price point you can afford to pick up a handful of pairs to match your boardshorts and trunks (if that’s something you’re into).
Well, bros, if you’ve come this far and didn’t find that any of the best Summer flip flops on the market are what you’re looking for then you might need to face the facts and recognize that you’re just not a sandals man. In that case you should check out our feature of