Sanuk is a shoe company founded in 1997 by surfer and entrepreneur Jeff Kelley. The goal of his company is to “spread unconventional comfort to the far corners of the universe.” Sanuk’s founding principles are innovation, creativity and fun – the word “Sanuk” is the Thai for “fun.” The first pair of Sanuk flip flops were made with indoor/outdoor carpet. They are called Fur Real Cozy Flip Flops and they are still popular today. Sanuk is well known for their yoga mat flip flops.
These flip flops are made out of recycled yoga mats and they conform to your foot for ultimate comfort. Reviewers not only love how they feel, but how they look – they are available in varying styles and color combinations for both men and women. I compiled a list of reviewers’ favorite Sanuk flip flops based on how they rated them and what they listed as pros and cons. I hope this list has a pair you’ll love, whether you’ve never owned Sanuk flip flops, or you are looking for another pair.
(There is one drawback that several reviewers mentioned: the yoga mat material is not ideal for wet conditions. The flip flops absorb some of the water and can be slippery. But, if you are looking for comfort, even after hours of walking or standing, Sanuk flip flops are still worth checking out.)
Price: $20.00 – $37.00
These are one of the most popular pair of Sanuk flip flops on Amazon. The straps have a white checkered jersey lining and are available in basic colors, as well as bright hues like lime, aqua and fuchsia. The black yoga mat footbed is comfy and conforming, providing hours of comfortable wear. Reviewers love how cute, comfortable and durable these Sanuk flip flops are. (Several reviewers said sizes run a bit small.)
Price: $25.00 – $43.00
Sanuk’s Sling 2 flip flops are a unique take on the traditional thong design. The straps are made of wide, thin fabric, and a second strip of fabric wraps around the back of your ankle. The cushiony yoga mat footbed is black and the stretchy straps come in a variety of pretty colors and designs. Reviewers said they found them comfortable and they love the way they look. (Many reviewers said to order a size up if you wear a 1/2 size.) Another version, Sanuk Yoga Sling Slingback flip flops, have knit straps and slings if you would like to look at a different material, similar design.
Price: $27.00 – $43.00
The Yoga Mat Wedge flip flops have a total wedge height of 2 inches. They have the same yoga mat footbed and loads of comfort as the other Sanuk flip flops, with a dressier twist. The wedge is made of EVA, a dense material used for its shock absorption properties and durability. The synthetic leather straps come in basic colors: white, black and two shades of brown. Reviewers loved the way they look with different outfits and how good they made their feet feel. (Many reviewers said to order a size up if you wear a 1/2 size.)
Price: $15.00 – $47.00
The Fraidy Cat flip flops get their name from the multicolored, frayed poncho straps, giving them a relaxed, beach look. The footbed is made of durable EVA and is covered in a soft, suede liner. Reviewers find both the straps and footbed to be super comfortable. They also love the laid back look and the color schemes to choose from.
Price: $20.00 – $35.00
The Yoga Spree 2 flip flops are a slimmer, lighter version of the original yoga mat flip flops. They have the same yoga mat footbed, but these Sanuk flip flops have slim, metallic straps and a thinner footbed. The straps come in 11 colors, including gold, silver and ocean, with a black footbed. Reviewers rave about how comfortable these are and they love how they fit. The cute, lightweight Yoga Spree 2 is the perfect flirty flop.
Price: $19.00 – $40.00
Sanuk’s Beer Cozy flip flops are the yoga mat flip flop for men. Like the name suggests, the cushy footbed forms to your foot, for ultimate comfort. The straps are wide and lined with soft jersey in colors like black, navy, gray, green and camp. Reviewers go on and on about how comfortable they are. Returning customers said that they are not only comfortable, but durable. (Many reviewers said the sizes run small.)
Price: $28.00 – $45.00
Sanuk’s Fraid So flip flops have straps with frayed edges, combined with a suede covered EVA footbed. (EVA is popular in shoes because it is durable and provides shock absorption.) There is also a leather insole that provides a little bit of arch support. Reviewers loved how soft, comfortable and flexible these Sanuk flip flops are. Several also said they found them to be a great value because of their durability. (Many reviewers said the sizes run small.)
Price: $20.00 – $30.00
Slacker 2 flip flops have a molded EVA footbed that is durable, but comfortable and soft. They have breathable perforated synthetic straps lined with jersey material. They are available in black, chocolate and tan. Reviewers found them comfortable after hours of walking and standing, and said they were well made. (Several reviewers said the sizes run small.)
Price: $24.00 – $35.00
Sanuk’s Fault Line flip flops have the super comfortable yoga mat footbed paired with dressier nubuck straps. The straps are padded with a jersey liner that are a bit tight at first, but break in really well. The Fault Line flip flops come in black and brown and have Sanuk’s flexible Happy U rubber outsole. Reviewers rave not only about comfort, but also the durability of these Sanuk flip flops. They also love how the footbed conforms to their feet providing a great fit. (Though many reviewers warn that the sizes run small.)
Price: $22.00 – $36.00
The Yogi 3 flip flops have the soft yoga mat footbed with texture, checkerboard woven straps. They also have the flexible sponge outsole and a non-irritating nylon toe post. They come in 4 basic colors: charcoal, neutral, olive and black. People who reviewed the Yogi 3 loved the cushy footbed and the secure fit of the straps. They also said they seem to be well made and a good value for the price. (According to a lot of reviews, the sizes run small. )
If you have a favorite pair of Sanuk flip flops that I didn’t mention, please tell me about them in the comments. Or, if you own a pair on the list, let me know what you think about them.