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The Best Waterproof Flip Flops

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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:

  1. When the footbed gets wet, your feet don’t slip around.
  2. The sole has traction so you don’t fall on your butt.
  3. They are quick drying and/or odor resistant.

With all this in mind, I searched for the best waterproof flip flops for men and women on the internet based on customer reviews.

 

The Best Waterproof Flip Flops

 

OluKai Flip Flops:

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.

olukai ohana waterproof flip flopsOluKai Ohana Women’s Sandals  or Olukai Ohana Men’s Sandals

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

Waterproof Features of the OluKai Ohana:

  • Water resistant synthetic leather strap
  • Quick drying lycra knit lining with neoprene backing (neoprene can withstand a range of temperatures and resists materials like water, oil, grease and wax, as well as problems from weathering.)
  • Non-slip EVA footbed to keep your foot in place (EVA is a flexible, durable, water resistant material with shock absorbing properties.)
  • Non-mark rubber outsole with OluKai’s “razor siping” design that disperses water to aid in traction on wet surfaces

Buy The Women’s Ohana Here

Buy The Men’s Ohana Here

 

Sperry Top-Sider Flip Flops:

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.

sperry top siders selfish waterproof flip flopsSperry Top-Sider Women’s Seafish Sandal

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

Waterproof Features of the Sperry Top-Sider Seafish:

  • Non-marking outsole with “Wave Siping” technology provides great traction on wet/dry surfaces
  • Non-slip EVA footbed to keep your foot in place (EVA is a flexible, durable, water resistant material with shock absorbing properties.)
  • Patent leather upper with thin cloth lining are quick drying (patent leather is virtually waterproof)

Buy Them Here

 

sperry top siders santa cruz waterproof flip flopsSperry Top-Sider Men’s Sport Santa Cruz Thong Sandal

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

Waterproof Features of the Sperry Top-Sider Men’s Sport Santa Cruz:

  • Non-marking rubber outsole with “Wave Siping” technology provides great traction on wet/dry surfaces
  • Non-slip EVA footbed to keep your foot in place (EVA is a flexible, durable, water resistant material with shock absorbing properties.)
  • Oil tanned leather straps are stain resistant
  • Quick drying neoprene liner on leather straps (neoprene can withstand a range of temperatures and resists materials like water, oil, grease and wax, as well as problems from weathering.)
Buy Them Here

 

Okabashi Flip Flops:

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.

Okabashi eco flip flops waterproof flip flopsOkabashi Women’s Maui Flip Flops 

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

Waterproof Features of the Okabashi Maui:

  • Entire flip flop made of Signature Microplast Material, making them easy to clean and dry
  • Combination of grooved sole design and Microplast provides traction on wet/dry surfaces
  • Dishwasher safe; completely waterproof
  • Non-slip, rubber footbed
  • Anti-microbial and anti-odor

Buy Them Here 

 

Teva Flip Flops:

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 Men’s Jetter Thong Sandal

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

Waterproof Features of the Teva Jetter Thong Sandal: 

  • Waterproof leather and suede straps
  • Grippy, “Spider 365” rubber outsole for wet/dry surfaces (Spider 365 is Teva’s brand of sticky rubber they use on many of their flip flops an sandals – especially for bicycling.)
  • Microban anti-odor lining
  • Non-slip EVA footbed to keep your foot in place (EVA is a flexible, durable, water resistant material with shock absorbing properties.)
  • Footbed is covered in microfiber (Microfiber is tough, yet soft, with water repellant and filtering capabilities)

Buy Them Here

 

Crocs Flip Flops: 

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.

Crocs Unisex Modi Flip Flops

crocs modi unisex waterproof flip flopsThese 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

Waterproof Features of the Modi Flip Flops 

  • Slip-resistant, non-marking outsole
  • Made with Crocs “Croslite” material, which is odor resistant, as well as resistant to bacteria and fungus (it is a closed cell resin, not rubber or plastic)
  • Crosslite material does not absorb water

Buy Them Here

Do you have a favorite pair of waterproof flip flops?  Let me know in the comments!

 

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