Best Overall Flip-Flop Sandal
OluKai Ohana Sandal
The runaway winner for our Editors' Choice award is the OluKai Ohana Sandal
. It is comfortable, supportive, durable, offers great traction, and doesn't look too shabby at that. While it is the most expensive of the flips we tested, you truly get what you pay for and the Ohana will last you a long time and can be worn in almost every situation.
Best Bang for the Buck
The Best Buy award goes to the Reef Phantoms
which cost $33 (MSRP) and score well in every category considered. The Phantom's are well constructed, are comfortable and fit nice and snug to your feet. These sandal's are very durable and although a bit thinner than some of their competitor's, have had almost no reports of breaking or wearing out in a short amount of time. They are simple and stylish, and offer an exceptional overall value for anyone that desires savings over a little extra comfort or functionality.
Top Pick for Overall Comfort
Sanuk Yogi 4 Sandal
We understand that your eyes may have glossed over with all of this talk of hiking or river walking in flip flops. We get it, and to respect those who prefer specialized equipment for specialized activity we award the Sanuk Yogi 3 Sandal
the Top Pick Award for overall comfort. When wearing the Sanuk you are walking on an actual squishy Yoga mat. The surface adjusts nicely to your feet: memory foam meets sandal. These are incredibly soft and squishy, these were the flips we reached for on the lazy days, and the ones that we wore when our feet could simply not take another day of pounding. They are so squishy you can't really do much intense activity in themů which is exactly the point.