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Top ten best quality durable sandals and flip flops for women

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Women’s flip flops. They can be had for $5. But you really get what you pay for here. Too often do women have to choose between style and comfort. And most of the time even expensive footwear for women is poorly made and simply does not last very long. That why we decided to do a list of the top ten best quality durable sandals and flip flops for women. You’ll find a nice mix of sporty and and more casual options below.

First up is one of our favorite BIFl brands around. Teva. The Teva Mush II flip flops are simply awesome. Light, comfortable but really well made. They are incredibly comfortable even for long walks and the fabric strap does not chaffe between the toes or the top of your foot one bit. If sandals are more up your alley, Teva makes their Original Universal Sandal. The hook and loop webbing on these is top notch and, again, it is very comfortable to wear for long periods of time.

Next up is a classic. Birkenstocks are well-known for both their comfort and their super durable construction. While they used to really only be pretty clunky looking, we love the newer models for women. The Birkenstock Mayari Sandal is a great example of this. They are a bit more modern looking and have more feminine straps to them. But they still have that excellent Birkenstock quality and their footbed will still mold to your feet after you wear them for a while. If you have the budget for them, the Birkenstocks may just be your last pair of sandals. Likewise with the Birkenstock Gizeh Birko-Flor Thong. These again have a very modern look and just generally kick ass.

Rainbow and Chacos are some other really great sandal/flip flop companies. The Rainbow makes their “basic leather sandal” which is just that. It’s basic. But it is about as durable as you will find in the sandal business. Chacos has the sporty side covered. Their EcoTread sandal is perfect for those that spend time on the oceans or do a lot of active lifestyle stuff. Again, simple, but really well made. The Chacos Cordova sandal is a pick for those of you that want something a bit fancier and less sporty. They will outperform almost anything out there in the leather multi-strap category though.

The Havaianas Women’s Slim Sandal Flip Flop are another solid choice if you are on a budget. At just $14, these things are an absolute steal. Reef makes a nice women’s flip flop in their Sandy sandal that has solid treads on the bottom for water sports and outdoor lifestyle. They are a bit more expensive, but still very reasonable for a brand that prides itself on solid, well-constructed and comfortable footwear.

For those of you wanting to do some actual hiking or more hardcore walking consider the Keen Rose Sandal. Keen’s experience in the shoe space crosses over here and results in one of the most bomb-proof sandal models around.

Overall, any of the below sandals and flip flops will be light years ahead of most of the summer footwear out there for women.


Teva Women's Mush II Flip Flop,Fronds Black,9 M US

$25.00  in stock
5 used from $22.04
Free shipping
as of June 27, 2022 1:14 pm


  • The logo embedded on the sandal may be different from what's depicted on site.

Teva Women's Original Universal Sandal, Black, 8 M US

$54.93  in stock
21 new from $54.93
1 used from $25.30
Free shipping
as of June 27, 2022 1:14 pm


  • NOTE: 'W' mentioned on the product box and product denotes 'Women's, not width
  • Classic athletic sandal featuring hook-and-loop webbing straps with padded heel strap
  • Contoured EVA footbed and midsole
  • Fresh zinc-based lining
  • Durabrasion rubber outsole

Birkenstock Women's Mayari Sandal,Mocha,39 M EU(6 M US Men's/8 M US Women's)

$86.41  in stock
15 new from $85.00
Free shipping
as of June 27, 2022 1:14 pm


  • Slide sandal featuring adjustable straps with buckle closures, contoured footbed, and cork midsole

Birkenstock Gizeh Birko-Flor Thong,Golden Brown,39 M EU

$125.00  in stock
as of June 27, 2022 1:14 pm


  • Synthetic Birko-Flor upper with an adjustable strap for a custom fit
  • Supple leather liner with Cork and latex footbed for a more shock-absorbent sandal
  • Added arch support with deep heel cup, and raised toe bar, creating a natural walking motion for your feet
  • The contoured footbed encourages foot health and proper posture
  • Durable and light elastic EVA outer sole is flexible and offers great traction Please be advised that Regular accommodates Regular to Wide. Birkenstock Narrow width accommodates both traditional narrow and medium widths.

Rainbow Basic Leather Sandals - Expresso Med

$55.99  in stock
2 new from $54.95
Free shipping
as of June 27, 2022 1:14 pm


  • The Original sandal from San Clemente CA since 1974
  • Single Layer Arch
  • Non-Slip Rainbow Bottom
  • Double Stitched
  • Tripled Glued

Chaco-womens Z1 Ecotread Sport Sandal, Penny Coral, 5 Big Kid US

$59.95  in stock
6 new from $59.95
Free shipping
as of June 27, 2022 1:14 pm


  • Polyester jacquard webbing upper wraps around the foot through the midsole for the ultimate customized fit
  • LUVSEAT polyurethane midsole
  • Slip-resistant classic diamond pattern
  • Kids Classic outsole of non-marking EcoTread of 25 percent recycled rubber compound with 2 millimeter lug depth
  • Adjustable and durable high-tensile webbing heel risers. Vegan-friendly construction

Chaco Women's Cordova Sandal, Black, 6 M US

 out of stock
as of June 27, 2022 1:14 pm


  • Thong sandal featuring strappy leather upper with elastic inset at side
  • Non-marking outsole with 2-mm lug depth

Havaianas Women's Slim Sandal Flip Flop, Black, 39/40 BR/9-10 M US

 in stock
13 new from $17.32
Free shipping
as of June 27, 2022 1:14 pm


  • HAVAIANAS WOMEN’S SLIM FLIP FLOPS: Classic summer sandal for women with a slim silhouette
  • ULTRA-COMFORTABLE SANDALS: Beach sandals with a low-profile design and padded footbed keep your feet feeling great
  • DURABLE & VERSATILE: Lightweight, waterproof sandals pair well with everything from board shorts to polo shirts
  • RUBBER CONSTRUCTION: Marshmallow soft yet highly durable to last all summer long
  • MADE IN BRAZIL FOR OVER 50 YEARS: Slip into a more colorful life with Havaianas

Reef Women's Sandy Sandal,Black/Black,10 M

$29.95  in stock
6 new from $29.95
Free shipping
as of June 27, 2022 1:14 pm


  • SOFT FLIP FLOPS: Reef's best-selling flip flops for women are handcrafted for both comfort and adventure. The timeless design and versatility of the Sandy means you can seamlessly go from beach to blacktop and back again.
  • WATER-FRIENDLY + DURABLE: Sandy flip flops are water friendly with a synthetic nubuck and leather combination upper, so you can go from deck chairs to waves seamlessly.
  • NO BREAK-IN PERIOD: Packed with the comfort and support of Reef’s anatomical arch support, the Sandy sandal will keep your feet comfortable no matter where they take you.
  • WOVEN STRAP: The soft woven strap ensures your whole foot is comfortable in the Sandy sandal. No matter your style, the variety of coastal colors available means you can find the perfect pair.
  • BEACH FREELY: REEF encourages people around the world to embrace the spirit of the beach while living by one simple rule: Beach Freely. Our products are designed to make you feel comfortable in any environment, whether you're at the beach or not.

KEEN Women's Rose Sandal, Gargoyle/Raven, 8 M US

$119.95  in stock
10 new from $89.99
Free shipping
as of June 27, 2022 1:14 pm


  • WATER-RESISTANT: Washable polyester webbing featuring quick dry lining for active use in and out of the water; Environmentally preferred durable water repellent helps shed water and prolong the quality and life of the material
  • SUPPORT & COMFORT: Adjustable ankle strap for custom fit; Compression molded underfoot support for enhanced cushioning
  • FIT: Built on a women specific foot form that is wider than the industry norm for improved fit and comfort; Non removable footbed with added arch support for all day comfort
  • TRACTION & TOE PROTECTION: Wave grip pattern provides superior grip on slippery and wet terrains; Non marking rubber outsole leaves no imprint when walking indoors or boats
  • CARE TIPS: KEEN water sandals are machine washable; Use a small amount of detergent wash on gentle cycle and air dry
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