Let’s face it guys – we all know that sandals and flip flops aren’t the most stylish summer gear in your wardrobe.
However, there is no denying just how great it feels to have a pair of your favorite open-toed flip flops (or sandals) on when drinking an ice cold beer while grilling in the middle of July.
We wanted to put together this post of some of the best sandals that are not only comfortable, but do actually look pretty damn good as well.
But before we go into the list – just a few things to note:
Open vs. Closed Toe Sandals
While we do feature a few closed toe sandals below, most of the products in this post are of the open-toe variety?
Well you see, closed-toe sandals are usually best for hiking or water play.
They are constructed in a way to protect your toes when traversing for miles on end but still require the flow of oxygen that you wouldn’t otherwise get in a typical hiking boot.
We feel that this design is a bit too rugged for those summer causal days.
With open-toed sandals you enjoy all the benefits of not having to worry about your feet smelling like a putrid mess that would rival the horrible smells of NYC sidewalks in the middle of summer.
Backstraps? Yay or Nay?
Some sandals will have a single strap on the heel to keep the sandal fastened to your feet.
Whether or not you want this is largely down to personal preference.
Generally speaking – if you plan on wearing your sandals for hours on end and don’t need to slip them off every hour or so – then a sandal with a backstrap will probably be better.
However, if you have pretty strict rules in your house where you need to take your shoes off before galavanting on the carpet – then the slip on/off varieties might be a bit better for you.
Therefore, give a minute or two to think about the scenario on when you would be wearing sandals to see what design makes sense for you.
Best Sandals & Flip Flops For Men
Here is a list of some of the top-rated sandals and flip flops that are available for men this summer: