The Mush II by Teva from The Best Flip-Flops and Sandals of 2014
The Best Flip-Flops and Sandals of 2014
The Mush II by Teva
This no-frills flip-flop is all about comfort with a sturdy decorative strap, a slight arch and a thick foot bed. The treads on the outsole make this flip-flop a great choice for your next adventure.
Find them here for $25.
The FOIL by Freewaters
Made for the shore, this Vegan-friendly flip-flop was built to withstand water, sun and sand. The nylon strap, “hyper-contoured” midsole and gripping outsole are made to last. And as a bonus, a portion of your purchase will go to building wells, which help people around the world access clean water.
Find them here for $30.
The Adissage Supercloud Slides by Adidas
These classic slides are a favorite of athletes everywhere. Featuring an ultra-comfortable, quick-dry foot bed, and an adjustable strap, these sandals are a simple and essential sport accessory for summer.
Find them here for $35.
The Original Universal by Teva
Teva is celebrating 30 years by re-releasing one of their first and most famous sandals ever. The first sport sandal makes a comeback with traditional nylon webbing, triangular outsole grips and the same design that originally made it famous. The initial concept, a Velcro watch strap attached to a flip-flop, has grown into an international symbol for adventure.
Find them here for $40.
The Reef Movement
These stylish sport sandals feature a foot bed made with recycled materials, straps with jersey lining and a slight arch for added support.
Find them here for $46.
The Reef Phantom Player
Reef designs sport sandals for water and the Phantom Player is no exception. The lightweight design incorporates grip on both the bottom and the top of the sole, a slight arch for added support and there’s even a bottle opener, which should come in handy at the beach.
Find them here for $48.
The Yumi by Spenco
These supportive and comfortable flip-flops boast an impossibly slim profile. With a contoured foot bed, excellent grips on the outsole and antimicrobial odor control, Yumi flip-flops are set for summer.
Find them here for $50.
The Tide II Toe Post Sandal by Vionic
Vionic is the only footwear brand recommended by both the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and the famous integrative medicine doctor, Andrew Weil, MD. The difference in their shoes is in the foot bed design, which is said to help relieve leg, knee and back pain. The Tide II is one of the most popular models, featuring leather trim, an updated tread pattern and, of course, their famous foot bed. The firm but comfortable sole supports the arch and cups the heel, making this a great choice for those with flat feet and those looking for extra support.
Find them here for $65.
The Wave Toe Post Sandal by Vionic
Outfitted with the same Orthaheel Technology, which is said to relieve leg, knee and back pain, the Wave is a great choice for men with flat feet or those looking for extra support and comfort. Jersey-lined straps, a nylon toe post and a patterned tread have helped this lightweight sandal score great reviews and a 4.9 out of five star overall rating.
Find them here for $65.
The Holomua flip-flop by OluKai
Named for progress, The Holomua is the product of a yearlong research and development period with the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association. The flip-flop is new this year, featuring adjustable straps, grips on both the insole and outsole and a water resistant design. OluKai outfits the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association with 450 pairs of flip-flops each year and a portion of each Holomua purchase goes to the HLA Junior Program.
Find them here for $90.
The Gallatin CNX by Keen
The Gallatin CNX sandals offer maximum protection without slowing you down. Weighing in at a mere 7.5 ounces, these sandals feature complete toe protection, rugged tire-tread outsoles and a no-slip bungee lacing system. Designed for watersports that are tough on your feet, they are the most comfortable and effective shoes we’ve tested. From paddling to camping, these sandals are ready for whatever your summer adventures may entail.
Find them here for $110.
The Hema flip-flop by OluKai
These flip-flops, made with vegetable tanned leather, premiered in January 2014 and are expected to be among the most popular OluKai models this summer. The hand-knotted toe post secures the straps, which are set far back, offering maximum comfort and control. Two rubber sections provide traction on the bottom of the shoe and the hard leather outsole ensures lasting durability.
Find them here for $125.