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News flash: Not all flip-flops are created equal.
The popular summer sandal style may have a reputation for being cheap and uncomfortable, but contrary to popular belief, there is such a thing as a comfortable pair of flip-flops — and a bunch of them are on sale right now at Zappos.
Just in time for summer, the retailer marked down the prices on some of the most comfortable, well-made flip-flop styles from brands like Clarks, Saunk and FitFlop. These best-selling sandals get high praise from shoppers thanks to designs made with shock-absorbing materials and comfortable arch support.
It’s time to ditch those sneakers and let your feet feel the fresh summer air!
Score a pair of comfortable flip-flops you can wear all day long, on sale at Zappos now.
Sanuk sandals are known for comfort, and this cushy flip-flop style is no exception. Made with actual yoga mat materials, the footbed is as soft as it gets without compromising support
“Not only do they feel like you're walking on a cloud, but they don't make your feet smell gross like a lot of cushy flip-flops do,” notes one 5-star reviewer.
These flip-flops may look like an average pair of rubber sandals, but don’t let the simple design fool you. The ergonomically designed FitFlop style is made with the brand’s signature iQushion material, which helps with shock absorption, and features a foam footbed so you can comfortably walk in these all day long.
“My foot doctor recommended I buy the Fitflop brand to help with plantar fasciitis and arch discomfort,” wrote a happy customer. “I was concerned they would be too tight because of my wide foot. To my surprise they fit perfectly and are so comfortable. There is no discomfort and the best part is, I don’t have to wear my orthotics! Love them so much, I purchased three other FitFlop styles!”
Not only are these flip-flops fit for comfort, the EVA-cushioned sandals have an adjustable hook-and-loop closure for a secure fit. Who can say no to a pair of flip-flops that combine a cushy feel and stability? Not us!
“I just got back from seven days at Disney World, Universal and Sea World. Walked over 70 miles in seven days, wore no other shoes other than my Clarks Sea Breeze and feet felt great the entire time,” raved a fan. “Best flip-flops ever. I am 64 years old and can't believe I was able to walk that far in sandals. I will be ordering more in other colors for sure.”
Nike thought of everything when the brand designed these cushy flip-flops. The running-inspired outsole provides the stability you need while the memory foam footbed molds to your foot to deliver a comfortable, custom fit.
“I wore out one pair of these while on vacation in Chile. I ordered a replacement pair immediately after returning home. They are very comfortable, especially when they have been worn a while,” noted a happy customer.
If you’re a fan of Crocs, then you’ll love the brand’s upgraded flip-flop style (formerly known as the “Sexi” sandals). Made with soft, flexible material, the straps offer a secure slip-on fit, while the EVA outsole makes for a durable sandal.
“They stretch slightly, and fit perfectly. The result is a shoe I can literally run in ... very stable,” explained one reviewer who says they can be worn for a full day of walking. “In this new version, the extra thickness in the sole does feel a little comfier, but also makes the shoe slightly bulkier-looking. Still looks quite streamlined, and works great with everything from swimsuits, to shorts, to dresses.”
These podiatrist-designed sandals are almost too good to be true: The breathable, microfiber-covered footbed is made with Orthaheel technology, which provides orthotic support and stability and helps align feet for all-day comfort. Plus, they’re incredibly lightweight and stylish and feature shock-absorbing EVA material in the midsole.
“I love this shoe. These are my first Vionics and I am incredibly impressed with support (and style) I get from these shoes,” wrote a happy customer. “I have plantar fasciitis that I need to be mindful of, so flats are not much of an option. But these are incredibly comfortable.”
If you’re looking for simple, versatile and durable styles, these slip-on sandals are your answer. The rubber outsole has enough tread for a stable feel while the inner EVA-molded footbed and Clarks Cushion Plus material keeps feet comfy for hours on end. Plus, the sleek design makes it easy to pair these with a dressy outfit for a night out.
“I wore these to Disney World for four days. After being on my feet for 12-plus hours every day, I can honestly say these are the most comfortable flip-flops I've ever owned!” raved one reviewer. “My feet never hurt for the entire trip and they have become my go-to flip-flop this summer.”
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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