Now it’s only right that we cover the best flip-flops for men. (And, guys, we’re sticking to just men’s flip-flops here, no sandals, as we know that’s what you’re looking for in this post. See our post on the best travel sandals for men and women if you want sandals.)
Now in case you’re wondering, George (the male half behind this blog) has given his manly seal of approval to the following recommendations.
Best flip-flops for men
For many men (especially George), the most important factor when choosing flip-flops is how comfortable they are.
Walking around in a pair of flip-flops that pinch or don’t cushion your feet makes for a long day!
So as we combed through all the many options, comfort was a top priority on our list.
Yep! This post is all about the most comfortable flip-flops for men.
Where do we find all these different styles of flip-flops? Amazon of course!
Most comfortable men’s flip-flops? Check the construction
When hunting for the good summer footwear, you’ll find that different flip-flops are made of different materials.
Cheap flip-flops are fashioned from inexpensive rubber or plastic. They break down quickly – and you’ll end up tossing them in the garbage sooner than you’d like.
Better quality flip-flops are made from natural products like cork or leather, as well as high-performance synthetic materials. They offer good anatomical arch support, often through an EVA footbed.
Say what? What’s an EVA footbed?
EVA stands for ethylene vinyl acetate. It’s a rubber-like plastic or foam, very durable, that provides excellent cushioning and shock absorption in the sole.
All of which is a fancy way of saying that your feet will thank you if you pay attention to the quality of your footwear!
18 Top-rated flip-flops for men
Okay guys, here are the best flip-flops for men that we found – comfortable flip-flops for walking all day.
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Hawaiian-inspired, OluKai is always a top contender for the best flip-flops. But these ones, in particular, are super comfy and durable!
Kick a ball, scramble across a rocky shoreline or climb up a hill. Yep, you can do it in these OluKai flip-flops!
The durable rubber outsole at the bottom gives them lots of grip, and they’re quick-drying if you want to wear them near water. Made from high-quality synthetic materials, they’ll last a long time.
They also have a molded EVA midsole. So the best feature is that people who have leg and back pain or foot problems report being able to wear these flip-flops for long periods of time (all day, in fact!) without any discomfort.
Note: Make sure to check the size comparison chart as these Olukai men’s flip-flops run a little small.
Compared to the Mush II (see #3 above), these Tevas are much sportier and provide better support. The material is more rugged as well and built so you can walk long distances and even do some easy hikes too.
They have a rubber sole with wide straps that won’t rub the top of your foot.
And while these are not water shoes, they dry quickly if you get them wet.
Note: Do not leave the Teva Pajaros out in direct sunlight.
Do you suffer from foot problems? Well, these are the absolute best men’s flip-flops with arch support.
One of the key features of the Walk Hero flip-flops that makes them so kind to your feet is the compression-molded EVA foam footbed. The thick footbed also contains tiny holes, so they're breathable on hot days.
Plus, these flip-flops look great. (Always important, right?)
Tip: Got wide feet? The Walk Hero brand is ideal for your tootsies.
These are just about the perfect flip-flops for everyday wear.
The upper strap is made from a soft synthetic Nubuck (i.e. leather-looking substitute). It’s thick, with extra padding. And there’s good arch support, so you won’t get tired from wearing these summery men’s sandals all day. They’ll take you everywhere – from around town to the pool and beach.
In fact, Reef is promoting “Beach Freely with Reef” so you know that these are water-friendly. No worries kicking about on beaches!
Really, you simply can’t go wrong with the men’s Reef flip-flops. Summer days are a breeze in these.
You may not think of Oakley right off the bat when you think of flip-flops, but if you’re familiar with their sunglasses, then you know Oakley makes a quality product.
These sandals have thick straps with lots of padding for maximum comfort.
With a footbed constructed from quick-drying materials, they’re one of the best men’s sandals for warm-weather wear – so they’re a particularly good summer shoe. The footbed takes a few days to break-in but will eventually mold to your foot.
If you’re looking for the perfect shoe to wear on all surfaces, these Oakley flip-flops are a good pick. No matter whether you’re on the beach, walking down a street or climbing over rocks, the tough rubber outsole holds up to the challenge.
Coming from a brand that built its reputation on making moisture-wicking T-shirts to keep athletes dry and sweat-free, it might be a bit of a surprise to learn that Under Armour is also in the sandals biz. But then again, maybe not. They do make sneakers.
The Fat Tire flip-flops feature a tough outsole made from the same rubber as Michelin tires, giving them amazing traction on slippery pool decks.
These sandals will stand the test of time and hold up to wear and tear. They can take you places most flip-flops can’t. The strong and durable rubber outsoles mean you can easily hike along rocky terrain.
And have we mentioned you’ll feel like you’re walking on memory foam pillows?
They’re a bit pricier than some of the others, but the price reflects the quality, and these are one of our top picks for flip-flops.
Freewaters is a special company because 1% of their sales goes toward providing clean drinking water in areas that need it. To date, they’ve been involved in clean drinking water projects in Haiti, Kenya and the Philippines.
The materials for these flip-flops are sustainably sourced. Ever heard of Therm-a-Rest? They make one of the most popular camping pads, and the same material is used for the footbed.
Not only is the footbed incredibly comfortable, but it has ridges which help with airflow around your feet. Every time you walk, it feels like a mini-massage.
The straps are comfortable and quick-drying, so these are also the perfect shoes for watersports and a day near the water.
Luxury travel journalists and SATW, NATJA and TMAC “Best Travel Blog” award winners, Janice and George are the owners and founders of Sand In My Suitcase. Between them, they’ve traveled to all 7 continents.