It seems like all flip flops would be waterproof flip flops since they are a staple of Summer fun. However, we all know it can be uncomfortable and hard to walk in a wet pair of flip flops. Luckily, there are several waterproof flip flops out there that are also comfortable, stylish and durable. The best waterproof flip flops have three things in common:
With all this in mind, I searched for the best waterproof flip flops for men and women on the internet based on customer reviews.
OluKai’s website says they make footwear for the “ocean lifestyle” and “waterman”. Some of their proceeds go to their ‘Ohana Giveback Program, where they do work with the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association and focus on preserving Hawaiian cultural resources.
The Ohana flip flops are worn by the 420+ members of the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association. Reviewers love the Ohana and claim they are among the most comfortable flip flops. They also get rave reviews for having a lot of arch support that alleviates many common foot problems like plantar fasciitis.
Price Range: $50.00 – $90.00
The Sperry Top Sider shoe company was started by Paul Sperry, a sailor who invented the first boat shoe by carving grooves into a rubber sole. Now, all of their shoes use this “Wave Siping” technology, where grooves in the sole redistribute the water underfoot. This helps with traction on wet and dry surfaces.
The Seafish model of waterproof flip flops has a nautical themed appearance and come in a ton of different color schemes. Reviewers say they are comfortable, cute and great on wet surfaces.
Price Range: $25.00 – $50.00
The Santa Cruz is a masculine looking flip flop with durability and plenty of waterproof features. It is also one of the most comfortable men’s flip flops out there, due to its triple layer midsole and great arch support.
Price Range: $35.00 – $60.00
Okabashi manufactures waterproof flip flops made from 15-25% recycled materials and all of their flip flops are in turn recyclable. They can then use their Microplast Recycling Process to recycle their old flip flops that are returned to them to be used in new ones. All of their production is done in Buford, Georgia, with only 2% waste (which is shipped to a partner to be used in non-apparel goods.) All of their flip flops are dishwasher safe, so you they are obviously waterproof. They also have a 2 year guarantee, so they are a great value.
The Maui waterproof flip flops are endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association. They have an ergonomically contoured insole that reviewers found comfortable and very supportive.
Price Range: $19.00 – $28.00
The word Teva is Hebrew for “nature” and Teva’s logo is the Hopi sign for “friendship” and “water”. The company was started by a Colorado river guide in the 1980’s and has become synonymous with sandals and flip flops meant for an outdoor lifestyle.
Teva’s Jetter Thong is a little more lightweight than some of their other flip flops and sandals. Reviewers found them to be extremely comfortable with arch support that is great for someone with low arches. (There does seem to be a bit of a break in period.)
Price Range: $49.00 – $70.00
We all know someone who loves their Crocs. Luckily, for us flip flops lovers, Crocs has moved beyond their popular clog design and now make tennis shoes, flip flops and even heels. For the last ten years, their shoes have had a reputation for being lightweight, durable and comfortable.
These lightweight Unisex Crocs flip flops have a footbed with tiny, massaging nubs and the arch support and comfort Crocs has become known for. A lot of reviewers found relief from back, knee and foot pain while wearing the Modi.
Price Range: $25.00 – $35.00
Do you have a favorite pair of waterproof flip flops? Let me know in the comments!