Why You Should Trust Us
This review is brought to you by the expert duo Matt Bento and Brian Martin. Matt was a member of Yosemite Search and Rescue for several actions packed seasons, and before that, he spent a lot of time on the road, driving all over the US to different climbing destinations. This kind of lifestyle can, and has, equipped Matt to recognize the finer points of flip flop design and performance. He is joined by Brian Martin, who is also a Yosemite Search and Rescue alum. Tough days on the job were inevitably followed by equally intense days of relaxation by the Tuolumne River wearing, you guessed it, flip flops. Besides mountain adventures, Brian spends his time sport climbing and bikepacking anywhere he can in the mountainous west.
Before we wore any of these sandals, the work of this review began with market research. Each season, we look at close to 50 models from various manufacturers before deciding on the strongest and most promising contenders to include in our review. Once we’ve narrowed it down, we wear each pair through water, scrambling across granite slabs, and through all manner of city streets. These warm-weather kicks got passed around to multiple testers for various opinions over several months, with key performance areas identified and scrutinized in the process. The result is this comprehensive review, which you can now use to get into a pair of comfortable and functional flops for yourself.
Analysis And Test Results
Footwear is a critical connection between your body and the earth. The quality and comfort of the flip flop you choose is something that will affect your whole body from the ground up. To help you zero in on the pair that will best suit your body and needs, we have broken our review into multiple sections. Some folks wear flips from their bungalow to the surf break, while others bring them for critical foot respite during long thru-hikes. Regardless of where you fall on this spectrum, there are things that every pair should do well. Below you will find a breakdown of the metrics by which we judged each model, making it easier for you to find the perfect match.
Best Flip Flops Of 2022
We’ve been testing flip flops for 11 years, with 14 of the very best in this review. In order to understand the nuances of each pair, we tested them head-to-head, paying close attention to their fit, comfort, style, and overall performance. We wandered around town, camp, and across unstable surfaces to explore the limits of every design. In this review, we compile all the details to give you a thorough, big-picture perspective on which models will be best for you. For such minimal footwear, we believe quality and comfort are paramount to having the best time in your summer kicks.
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The Michael Tilden Collection
We are proud to announce that Michael Tilden has come aboard as an official brand partner of Flip Flop Shops. Michael Tilden is a lifelong surfer, and his unique art style reflects his love for the ocean and the beach lifestyle. We are featuring Michaels Tilden art throughout our shops, social media, and upcoming product releases.
See his one-of-a-kind art pieces below: