You can’t hit the beach without your favorite footwear. Discover your favorite new pair in this 2020 guide to the hottest summer flip flops!
For most people, style shouldn’t have to come at the expense of comfort and wearability. For this reason, flip flops are an enduring summer trend that we wouldn’t be without once the temperatures rise.
While cowboy boots, chunky ‘dad’ sneakers, and kitten heels have all had their moments in recent years, they’re hardly suitable for wearing to the beach. Summer flip flops, in contrast, work just as well for pounding the city streets as they do for strolling along the sand.
But what are the best flip flops for this coming summer season? Keep reading to find out the looks you’ll need to pack for the beach and beyond!
White and Woven
Nothing makes your tan pop better than a pair of white sandals.
For the 2020 beach season, we’re big fans of these Navida flip flops in white. The hand-woven upper straps add interest and provide a unique natural quality to these sandals. What’s more, the faux suede tan base contrasts well with the white while also offering optimal arch support.
For extra comfort, the toe thong is lined with nylon, while the TPR outsoles ensure superior grip and traction on both wet or dry surfaces. So there’ll be no slipping into the pool in these beauties, unless you want to of course!
Other styles that have caught our eye include these Harper flip flops in ivory for a more subtle take on the white sandal trend. Or, these Elena sandals in white are perfect for a bolder, brighter look.
And, if you’re worried about your white beach flip flops getting dirty, never fear! Just follow these great tips to ensure that your favorite white sandals stay sparkling clean.
If you love the look of beach flip flops but need a little more height then these Olivia Vintage wedge sandals are the ones for you.
Once you slip your feet into these, you’ll see why they’re our most popular wedge sandals. The contoured footbed cups your foot for ultimate comfort while the burnished faux leather upper strap makes these sandals look super stylish.
For something more colorful, these Olivia Serape wedges feature a Mexican-inspired serape upper strap. Available in tan, brown, and black, these wedges are perfect for dressing up a flowing beach dress or for combining with some cute cut-offs.
While many of us stick to boring black and dull gray during fall and winter, summer calls for an injection of color.
And what better way to add some color to your summer footwear collection than with these Hula flip flops?! The multicolor fabric serape strap screams fun and will ensure that everyone notices your perfect pedicure. Plus, these beach flip flops include so many colors in the design that they’re sure to match perfectly with everything in your closet.
The same goes for the Juno weave flip flops, which come in three different color combinations for an eye-catching summer look. These stylish sandals are also some of the most comfortable flip flops around. This is thanks to their sleek silhouette, nylon toe thong, and footbed made from an authentic yoga mat.
Alternatively, if you want to add a single pop of color to your summer sandals then these Serenity sandals in rose or mint metallic are ideal. Playful yet classic, these are the best flip flops for pairing with both casual beach outfits and evening looks.
Inspired by Nature
Most of us prefer spending the cooler months wrapped up indoors. But as soon as summer rolls around again we tend to seek inspiration from the outdoors for new ways to enjoy our time and accessorize our looks. As a result, natural textures in neutral colors are often key looks for warmer weather.
If you’re looking for the perfect neutral sandals to go with all your summer looks, these Aura sandals are the best flip flops for you. The soft macrame strap is ideal for combining with soft cotton dresses, linen pants, and silk camis for an all-natural bohemian look. Plus, you can choose between a brown or a natural-colored footbed for optimal style and comfort.
For a simpler look, we also love these Fiesta 2.0 Vintage sandals in denim for beach flip flops inspired by the color of ocean waves and endless blue skies. Likewise, the taupe version of these same flip flops makes for a great neutral alternative that is sure to match with all your summer looks.
Sleek and Sporty
Available in gray or black, these flip flops are perfect for adding a summer vibe to a sporty ensemble of cycling shorts and a loose gym tank or yoga pants and a cropped t-shirt. And, you won’t have to sacrifice the comfort of your favorite sneakers either as the EVA footbed on these flip flops ensures that every step is like walking on air.
Another option is the Blair 2.0 model, which has a similar sporty feel but comes with an egg crate finish footbed for added sole support.
Or, you might prefer to keep things classic with the best beach flip flops around, the original Flojos. These timeless unisex rubber sandals come in sleek black or bold ivory and are still as stylish as they were back in the 1970s.
Your Guide to the Best Summer Flip Flops
If you thought summer flip flops were basic and boring, you couldn’t be more wrong. As this guide shows, there is no end of colors, materials, styles, and details to choose from.
And, while this selection showcases some of the most stylish beach flip flops, they’re also sure to be the most comfortable sandals your feet will have the pleasure of wearing this summer.