Beach bums rejoice...this is your time of the year! Memorial Day weekend is here, which means the official start of summer is right around the corner. And what says “summer” better than the beach? These carefree beach flip flops
are some of my favorites from Shoebuy, which has everything you need to get your beachcombing days underway.
Whether you have access to vast blue yonder or not, these are some definite must-haves for this fabulous season:
If you want flip flops that are both feminine and athletic, the Aphrodite by Flojos
are perfect. Features a contrast-colored upper, traction patterned sole, arch support (unlike most traditional flip flops), and a hooded strap for comfort. Beware, these tend to run a little on the narrow side, so those with slightly wider feet may find them too snug.
As the latest batch of Old Navy commercials aren’t afraid to point out, Madras plaid is big this summer.
While I don’t recommend wearing contrasting Madras plaid from head to toe (like some of those super perky dancers do), finding a couple of pieces and pairing them with complementary solids is a great way to pull off the look. These cute plaid KangaROOS
work well with a solid bottom and a matching plaid top. Plus, they have a signature ROO change pocket, in case you didn’t have any where else to store your spare change. Shown here in lavender/teal/lime/orange; also available in lilac/tan/white
in sizes 6-11.
The mother of all comfort brands, no list would be complete without a mention of Merrell
. The Bahia, one of our best selling flip flops, is a carnival of color in a thong neatly reinforced to hold its shape and Lycra®-lined for comfort.
Concealed EVA wedge is low-profile loaded, with Merrell Air Cushion® and foot-aligning Q-Form™ technology. Nanette from California says “I bought this shoe because I needed a thong with some support to wear around the house and maybe to the grocery store. My podiatrist recommended Merrell. I love these shoes so much I have hardly worn anything else since I took them out of the box. It's the next best thing to being barefoot!” Shown here in Turquoise; also available in White
, Dark Brown
and Bio Green
in sizes 5-11.
Imagine for a moment the perfect shoe. Sophisticated, casual and stylish yet also lightweight,
flexible and comfortable -- an impossible combination? We don't think so. Let me introduce Privo
, a unique blend of athletic personality, comfort and style. Give your feet a treat for the summer, a slide with the slip-on functionality for easy get-up-and-go. Great for that long walk in the city. Great for the beach or for everyday casual wear around town. And according to a customer who from Wisconsin who bought these a few weeks ago, they’re great for people with high arches. Available in raspberry in sizes 5-10.
Rider Dry II
This ventilated thong is another one that offers both style and comfort.
's exclusive perforated insole technology that allows air to reach your foot, while the mesh screen protects your feet from the elements. A fully lined perforated upper, mesh aeration slides, and soft EVA cushion insole provides optimal breath ability with maximum comfort. Shown here in Pink/Gray; also available in Black/Black, Black/Pink, Blue/Gray and Gray/Gray in sizes 6-11.
Skechers Day Dreams Fantasy Island
Be a trend setter with Skechers
' new Canvas Thong With Dreamer Footbed this season. Features a cutesy, rainbows 'n' butterflies screenprint in the footbed, fashionably frayed canvas thong straps, and a ridged bottom for traction. Shown in White; also available in Coral, Light Green, Natural, Navy, Peach or Turquoise in sizes 5-11.