It’s summer time again! And that means you want to ditch the socks and shoes and wear some nice flip flops or sandals on a patio or beach somewhere. But what brands actually make decent quality summer footwear that won’t fall apart in a couple years? Well, we’ve listed our top ten favorite durable sandals and flip flops for men below.
We are huge fans of a company called Teva who makes excellent sandals and flip flops. I own a pair of the Teva Mush II flip flops and haven’t looked back to crappy disposable quality ones. They have a super comfy foam construction, quality fabric straps and actually pretty decent grippy soles. For those of you into more sport hiking or heavy walking, you might want to consider the Teva Omnium sandals which feature a unique closed toe construction. Either way, these are some of the most durable summer footwear around.
Speaking of durable, nothing beats a good ole pair of Birkenstocks. The Birkenstock Unisex Arizona Soft Footbed Sandals are a classic. Awesome buckles and a footbed that contours to your foot over time make these an amazing investment. There’s a reason why people swear by them for comfort and durability.
Other favorites in the flip flop side of things are the excellent Rainbow leather flips flops and the many models from Chaco. Chaco is a real favorite of sporty folk who also want a pair of quality, durable flip flops. We like them so much that we put three of our favorites on our list, including the Chaco Ecotread, the Chaco Kirkwood flipflop, and their signature classic Chaco athletic sandals.
And lastly, if you’re feeling like something that makes a bit of a statement, consider the Piper leather sandals. Sure, they give off a bit of a biblical feel to them, but they are super high quality.
Top ten best quality durable sandals and flip flops for men
Teva Men's Mush II Flip Flop,Brick Black,7 M US
- Cozy, beach-ready sandal with patterned textile thong
- Dual-density EVA midsole
- Note: An update on the Teva logo was made in January of 2017. Orders may ship with "old" or "new" logo".
- Grippy traction outsole
Teva Men's Omnium Sandal,Brown,11 M US
- Closed-toe sandal featuring bungee lacing system, quick-release buckle, and adjustable hook-and-loop heel strap
- Encapsulated shock-absorbing ShocPad heel
- Integrated toe protection
- Non-marking outsole
Birkenstock Unisex Arizona Soft Footbed Sandal, Mocha Suede, 43 N EU/10-10.5 2A(N) US Men
- Classic two-strap sandal with signature anatomical footbed
- Traction EVA outsole
- Dual adjustable buckles
Rainbow Sandals 301ALTS Mens Single Layer Premier Leather Dark Brown Leather X-Large / 11-12 D(M) US
1 used from $ 28.32
- Premier Leather
- Single Layer with Arch Support
- Rainbow Original
- Rainbow Guarantee
Chaco Men's Flip Ecotread Flip Sandal, Links Orange, 10 M US
- Polyester jacquard webbing upper with high tensile webbing toe post
- Durable, women's specific luvseat polyurethane footbed
- Topographic-inspired texture on footbed
- Non-marking Eco tread 25 percent recycled rubber compound with 2 millimeter lug depth
Chaco Men's Kirkwood Flip Sandal, Dark Earth, 11 M US
- Casual sandal featuring layered leather strap with cross stitch accents at toe post
- Textured leather footbed
- PU midsole with SPR foam layer
Chaco Men's Z2 Classic Athletic Sandal, Picado Blue, 11 M US
- Polyester jacquard webbing upper wraps around the foot and through the midsole for a customized fit with toe loop for secure fit
- Adjustable and durable high-tensile webbing heel risers
- Antimicrobial property for odor control
- Luvseat dual density pu midsole
- Non-marking Chaco grip rubber compound with 3.5mm lug depth
Havaianas Men's Brasil Logo Flip Flop ,Black,41/42 BR (9 M US)
1 used from $ 13.83
- Please don't consider the EU sizes on the sandals, kindly follow the BR sizes.
Reef Men's Leather Fanning Sandal, Brown, 13 M US
- Flip-flop with bottle opener on outsole and layered thong strap featuring logo at toe post
- Compression molded footbed with arch support
Piper Sandals Adult Original Style Black Leather 8
- Adjustable all one piece strap.
- Arch support
- Orthopedic foam innersole forms custom footprint
- Rubber bottom sole. Water will not hurt the sandals
- Straps replaced free and resoling available $60 pair