Birkenstock Arizona Scuba Coral Eva Sandal--Unisex, two strap design in a variety of colors, waterproof, odor-neutral, ultra lightweight for easy foot motion; $40, Dick's Sporting Goods

Flip-flops and slides are the quintessential symbol of summer fun. The tootsies are out and getting some much needed air and all seems carefree and easy foot-wise. The summer footwear is good-to-go after a simple slide of the foot–no laces, buckles, or even socks are necessary. When life seems hard and fraught with stuff we have to do, flip-flops and slides evoke simplicity and ease.

We found some hot summer flip-flop and slide picks that will totally free you from formality and feel good on your feet!


Oofos–Men’s flip-flops featuring OOfoam that absorbs 37% more impact than traditional footwesr to reduce foot and joint stress, moisture and bacteria resistant; $50,


Vegan Kinderz–Men’s flip-flop crafted with a water-resistant vegan leather footbed and podiatrist-designed sole that mlds to your feet; $45,


Cabanas–Women’s global festive styling, cotton canvas upper, podiatrist-designed sole, water resistant with arch support and heel cup; $35,  


Ooahhh Sport Slide–Women’s sandal with Oofoam technology abosorbs 37% impact when walking which helps to destress feet and joints; lightweight which enables more natural foot motion; $60,


Telic Energy Flip-Flop–Unisex sandal, lightweight and waterproof, heat-sensitive Novalon material molds to the shape of your foot, eliminating pressure points and cushioning each step, like walking on air; $36,


Finn Comfort Hollister–Women’s sandal, soft leather upper with buckles that adjust, soft footbed of natural cork and contoured to provide metatarsal and arch support, removable footbed for cleaning or replacement, lightweight; $150,