Which Flops Do You Flip For?

By Katie Moosbrugger

It’s that time of year again! Time to let the toes out and show off those fresh pedicures! Unfortunately, when it comes to finding flip flops, I’m always at a loss for what to wear. Unfortunately the kind I should wear (to support my old lady feet) are not always that cute. A friend once posted this same dilemma on her Facebook page and asked people to chime in with their favorite flip flop brands. Below is the list that resulted (with the most popular choices at the top) along with some commentary associated with each brand.

My friend’s post was really useful as it helped me find my new favorite pair of flip flops. I’d love to hear which ones are your favorites too (even if you don’t have bad feet!), as well as if you’re able to find the following brands at stores not listed below (especially stores with deals!)

*Note: Most of the information below on where you can find these flip flops came directly from the manufacturer’s web site (other information came from the Facebook post I mention above, or through Google searches). You may want to call the store to confirm they still carry the brand before you go. Almost all of these brands can be ordered online through the manufacturer (click the brand name to go directly to its web site) or through sites like Zappos and Amazon.



~ Priced between $60 and $100
~ Can be found at BE Shoes (WS), REI (GSO), Village Outdoor Shop (WS), Hush Puppies (WS), Great Outdoor Provision Company (WS and GSO), Birkenstock Feet 1st (WS and GSO), Ski & Tennis Station (WS), The Shoe Market (GSO)
~ “They are wonderful”
~ “I have several colors! Really comfortable – great support.”
~ “I have really high arches and this is the only brand I’ve found that keeps my feet comfy since it has extra support. But still cute!”
~ “Olukai are the best. I have them in black and brown.”
~ “I have never had Olukai flip flops, but I have their loafers and LOVE them, so I’m sure their flip flops are awesome too.”


~ Priced between $25 and $40
~ Can be found at Ron Jon shops, Great Outdoor Provision, Maui Nix Surf Shop (Hanes Mall), Hip Chics, Savage Tan (HP), Houser Shoes (GSO), GB Shoes (GSO)
~ “I love my Sanuk sandals!”
~ “Just got a pair of Sanuk. They’re made from yoga matting, and I love them!”
~ “I got a pair a few years ago and now I’ve acquired quite a few!”


~ Priced between $80 and $130
~ Can be found at Birkenstock Feet 1st (WS and GSO)
~ “I bought a pair of Birkenstock flip flops for this exact reason.”
~ “Takes a while to break in, but I can live in them.”


~ Priced between $50 and $150
~ Can be found at Marshalls, Birkenstock Feet 1st (WS and GSO), Arthur’s Fine Shoes (GSO), Shoes ‘N Stuff (Mt. Airy)
~ “I own 3-4 pairs of FitFlops. Unfortunately they are $$$”
~ “I love FitFlops!”

Crocs Flips

~ Priced between $30 and $50
~ Can be found at Birkenstock Feet 1st (WS and GSO), Journeys (WS and GSO), Dillards, Belk, Dick’s Sporting Goods (WS, GSO and Burlington), Saf-Gard Safety Shoe Company (GSO), Gander Mountain (GSO), Blue Ridge Mountain Sports (GSO)
~ “Crocs actually has some cute and practical flip flops. I live in mine.”


~ Priced between $15 and $45
~ Can be found online at Zappos or Amazon
~ “So comfortable and cute! I have the white leather Gracie ones and I want to get black ones.”


~ Priced between $25 to $60
~ Can be found at Shoe Carnival (WS), Ski & Tennis Station (WS), REI (GSO), Rack Room Shoes, Belk, Dillards, Sears,
~ “I have jacked-up old lady feet and I love the double arch Rainbows.”


Vionic (with Orthaheel Technology)

~ Priced between $65 to $130
~ Can be found Belk, BE Shoes (WS), Pro-Fit Footcare (HP), Darr’s Bootery (Thomasville), Natural Foot Care (WS), The Shoe Market (GSO), Good Life Outfitters (Mount Airy), Arthur’s Fine Shoes (GSO), Triad Orthotics & Pedorthics (WS), GSO Podiatry Association
~ “I really like my Vionics (formerly Orthaheel). They have some really cute ones and they are so comfortable.”



~ Priced between $69 and $79
~ Can be found at REI (GSO), Fleet Feet (WS), online at Orthotic Shop and Zappos
~ “They also do orthotic inserts.”

Skechers Flip Flops

~ Priced between $14 and $55
~ Can be found at Skechers Factory Outlet Store in Mebane
~ “They are comfy and have the cushion on the heel.”



~ Priced between $25 and $150
~ Can be found at Nordstrom, Macy’s, beach stores in NC or mainly online

Nike Comfort Flip Flops

~ Price $32
~ Can be found at Kohls, JC Penney, Dick’s Sporting Goods (WS, GSO and Burlington), DSW (GSO)

Teva Flip Flops

~ Priced between $25 to $60
~ Can be found at Birkenstock Feet 1st (WS and GSO), Gander Mountain (WS and GSO), Great Outdoor Provision (WS and GSO), Sports Authority (WS and GSO), SRI Shoe Warehouse (GSO), Recreational Equipment (GSO), Shoe Biz (GSO), Good Life Outfitters (Mount Airy)

Which are your favorites and why? Let us know!

3 thoughts on “Which Flops Do You Flip For?

  1. KK

    Crocs Athena are my absolute favorite summer flip flop. Super comfortable and 100% water ready. Perfect for summer!

  2. RLR

    I have had PF flare-ups and I wear Vionics all summer long! I hate to admit, but I have five pairs (thank you, end of season clearance sales!).


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