Our 8 Favorite Flip Flops That Won’t Flip Flop Your Budget
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Summer? Is that you?!
If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a pedicure lined up now that warm weather has finally arrived. And what goes hand-in-hand (er… foot-in-foot?) with pedis — flip flops! We asked the Hip2Save team and readers for their absolute FAVORITE pairs that’ll give you happy feet all summer long even on a budget.
As you likely know, not all flip-flops are created equal, so while you can score them for a buck at Old Navy and Dollar Tree, it was our goal to give you higher end options that’ll be much more comfy and long lasting than the cheapest options on the market!
Read on for our foot and wallet-friendly picks!
Reef Stargazer Flip Flops | $28
These flip flops hold up to anything! While they’ll cost a bit more than your average flip flop, they’re sure to last a couple years, saving you some cash in the long run.
Best place to find them on sale: Nordstrom Rack
“I bought a brand new pair for our week-long trip to Disneyland and they were amazing! Still have them 3 years later and they are still so comfy.” -Sabrina
“I live in FL & wear my sandals daily. I buy a new pair every year, though I could probably go every 2 years. They’re usually between $20-50 depending on your style, but they’re always comfy & give great arch support.” -Tracey
“They fit your feet & once they are broken in, I can walk for miles in them… Mine lasted 5 years before I literally wore a hole in them.” -Travis
“All day, every day… I have had mine last up to 3 years and are the absolute best! Living in Florida, you tend to know all about flip flops.” -Crystal
Crocs Kadee II Flip Flops | $25
Nope, not the clogs you already know, but flip flops! Made with the same cushiony material, Crocs flip flops give you all the comfort of the shoes you know and love but in a summer-ready silhouette!
“I have the Crocs Sanrah sandals and wear them everywhere. Even as a plus-size gal, they look like they have barely any wear, and I’ve had them for years. The soles have a little bounce to them which makes them amazingly comfortable. Besides our four days of winter here in Texas, I pretty much wear them the other 361 days of the year.” -Stacy at Hip2Save
“I buy Crocs all the time. I can walk for miles and my feet never get tired.” -Maria
“I can wear Croc flip flops for full days at Disney, no prob!” -Nicole
Sanuk Yoga Sling 2 | $38
Crafted from REAL yoga mats, Sanuk Yoga Sling sandals are as comfortable as they are cute! The flexible cushioned sole with stretch knit sling straps make your feet say “Namaste” alllllll day.
“Sanuk all the way! It’s made with squishy yoga mat material – so comfy! More expensive but I get them on Zulily, Ross, TJMaxx.” -Lina at Hip2Save
“I just got a pair of Sanuk for $14.99 at Costco and I’m in love!” -Elizabeth
“Sanuk all the way. Get them on Amazon.” -Candy
Nike Ultra Comfort Flip Flops | $35
A Hip2Save team favorite, Nike Ultra Comfort flip flops feature memory foam soles and soft straps to ensure ultimate walking comfort.
Best place to find them on sale: JCPenney
“They’re great for people with neuropathy or foot issues!” -Angela at Hip2Save
“Another vote for the Nike Ultra Comfort Sandals. I live in those things.” -Liza at Hip2Save
“I wear Nike, they are most comfortable for me.” -Jami at Hip2Save
Havaianas Slim Sandal | $26
The classic flip flop. Havaianas are known for their bright prints and colors and comfortable rubber strap. They may not offer as much support as other brands, but they’re so easy to slip on for the beach and poolside!
“Soft flexible strap doesn’t cut my foot, comfortable, and comes in such cute styles.” -Lori
“Totally worth the price and sooo comfortable!” -Amanda
Teva Olowahu Flip Flops | $25
Hip2Save team member, Paige, loves these – can ya tell 👆?! Teva Olowahu flip flops provide support through a thick sole and multi-strap upper that comes in a wide array of colors and designs!
Best place to find them on sale: Amazon
“I have about 20 pairs of Teva flip flops – I am NOT kidding! They are my favorite shoes 🙂” -Paige at Hip2Save
“I love my Tevas!” -Michelle at Hip2Save
7.) Knockoff Slides
Don’t shell out $60-80 on Birkenstocks when you can get an identical pair for so much less! We love the Mad Love slides from Target and the Faded Glory sandals from Walmart, though you’ll have to check your local Walmart for similar ones since they’re currently out of stock online.
How cute is Erica in her knock-off Birkenstocks?! Check out all of the details on her “Walmart Wednesday” look here!
“I love my knock-off Birkenstocks from Walmart!” -Amber at Hip2Save
“I LOVE WALMART’S knock-off Birkenstocks! I wear them everyday!” -Erica at Hip2Save
FitFlop iQushion Flip Flop | $32
Want to give your feet a well-deserved cushiony hug? Then check out these sandals that are ergonomically designed and have up to triple-density soles to ensure your feet stay comfortable as long as possible.
“FitFlops are the best quality and are good for your feet. They’re pricey but they last and are worth every penny. I just watch Amazon for deals on them in the off-season.” -Justine
“These are my favorite brand of shoes!! I have been wearing FitFlops sandals for over 7 years now. I wore them every day until we moved away from HI. Then they introduced sneakers and a whole new line. I love them. I have walked through DC in these and never felt it in my back or hips. These really are worth the investment!” -MAG
Written by Emily for Hip2Save. Emily lives in Buffalo, NY where she spends her time drinking lots of coffee, scouring the internet for deals, and tackling DIY projects. She’s a big believer in self-care and living the fullest life possible, all while saving money of course.