I know very few people who won’t wear flip-flops at all, but RF and I have an ongoing debate about wearing them anywhere but the beach. Surprisingly, I’m on the side of anywhere, anytime – especially in the summer! RF, however, is shocked that I would wear flip-flops on NYC subways and, well, anywhere that isn’t sandy. Who’s the bigger weirdo?
Regardless of your answer, here are some fun pairs from a few of my favorite brands…for wherever you’re willing to wear them. I mean, at the very least, you should have something cute when you get a pedicure. Right?!
Havaianas are my fave. A Brazilian brand, “havaiana” is Portuguese for Hawaiian. They have a pretty interesting history, but all you need to know is that their rubbery soles are super cushy. Not supportive in the slightest, but the best basic flip-flop out there…IMO.
OluKai makes more supportive, but still pretty options. A Hawaiian company (I think I’m spotting a trend…), OluKai believes in combining durability with style, comfort, and craftsmanship.
Reef is a bit of a crossover of sporty and stylish. Based in California, but made in Brazil, their shoes epitomize the surf lifestyle. Reef also has a strong philanthropic program to support coastal communities around the world.