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.
Havaianas and Reefmake excellent flip flops that do really well when submerged in water. Consider these if you are often in and around water.
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 2 Sandal, Bungee Cord, 11
$75.60 in stock
- Plastic buckle closure gets you in and out quickly, Easy hook-and-loop closure comes on and off quickly and gets the fit just right, Elastic gore makes for a quick and easy slip-on entry
- A lightweight EVA-foam midsole adds extra cushioning for maximum comfort, Nylon shank stabilizes and supports your foot on uneven terrain
- Rugged Spider Rubber outsole, designed to work in wet conditions, is extremely durable and supplies great traction
- Water-ready quick-drying synthetic upper for any adventure
- Best for: Day hikes
Birkenstock Unisex Arizona Soft Footbed Sandal, Mocha Suede, 43 N EU/10-10.5 2A(N) US Men
- Original BIRKENSTOCK soft footbed; anatomically shaped
- Surface material: suede
- Lining: suede
- Soft Footbed - Contoured cork footbed conforms to the shape of your foot and features pronounced arch support with an extra layer of super soft foam cushioning; a deep heel cup and roomy toe box; lined with suede
- Details: strap with two individually adjustable metal pin buckles
Rainbow Sandals 301ALTS Mens Single Layer Premier Leather Dark Brown Leather X-Large / 11-12 D(M) US
- Single Layer Arch
- Embossed Rainbow Logo
- Double Stitched
- Nylon Toe Piece
- Box X Toe Construction
Chaco Flip Ecotread Flip Flop - Men's Moab, 12.0
|Is Adult Product|
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 Sandal, Stepped Navy, 11
$55.87 in stock
- Polyester jacquard webbing upper wraps around the foot and through the midsole for a customized fit toe loop for secure fit adjustable and durable high-tensile webbing heel risers injection-molded ladder lock buckle
- Men's specific LUVSEAT PU midsole vegan-friendly construction
- Non-marking ChacoGrip rubber compound 3mm lug depth
Havaianas Men's Brasil Logo Flip Flop ,Black,41/42 BR (9 M US)
- Flip Flops for Men: These summer sandals have a thong design that makes them the perfect beach or pool shoe
- Safe Pool Shoes: Cushioned footbed sandals with rice patterns will keep you from slipping while playing at the waterpark in the summer
- Waterproof Sandals for Men: These flip flops have sleek black straps and a slip-resistant rubber sole that can be dressed up for a casual summer party or a fun beach day
- Men's Summer Shoes: The thong-style rubber sandals will be your summer vacation essential; available in multiple colors
- Havaianas Flip Flop Sandals: Spreading Brazilian spirit around the world since 1962 with our iconic rubber sole and bright, colorful, summer-infused design
Reef Men's Leather Fanning Sandal, Brown, 13 M US
- Leather Fanning men's sandals: REEF's best selling flip flops for men with a bottle opener in the sole of the sandal. They are handcrafted with a comfortable footbed and anatomical arch support.
- Bottle opener: Use the church key bottle opener integrated into the rubber outsole giving you thirst quenching technology (TQT) on the go. REEF is the only men's sandal with a bottle opener.
- Arch support: Anatomical arch support flip flops for men give you a refreshing feel of satisfaction every time you slip your feet into your Fannings.
- Footbed and Airbag: Shock absorbing men's sandals with contoured compression molded EVA foam footbed and 360 degree heel airbag enclosed in soft polyurethane. Padded jersey liner
- Beach Freely with Reef: We are encouraging people around the world to embrace the fun, freedom and spirit of the beach while living life by one simple rule: Beach Freely. Our products are designed to make you feel comfortable, relaxed and free in any environment, whether you're at the beach or not.
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