* The best adventure-ready flip-flops
* Go straight from the pool to the trail to the resort bar
* From sandal experts like Keen, Teva, and Merrell
We’ve all been there: your beach flip-flops can’t get the job done when you’re hiking to that remote beach or walking across town. Of course, you could wear sneakers, but then you’d have nothing to relax in at the pool or the beach. Luckily, there are a handful of high-quality flip-flops that provide the best of both worlds: trail-ready construction and flip-flop comfort.
1. The North Face Base Camp Flip-Flop
These North Face flip-flops feature a solid, slightly chunky construction that won’t give out or wear down like cheap sandals. They utilize an injection-molded EVA sole for that all-day comfort, and come with a reasonable price tag of just $35.
2. Columbia Tango Thong III
Columbia is renowned for their hiking and adventure gear, and these flip-flops are no exception. They feature a design that provides real arch support, and an outsole that will grip everything from concrete to dirt.
3. Keen Kona Flip
These flip-flops come from the sandal experts at Keen, and also feature a supportive, durable construction. They also feature a treated mesh lining that won’t get stinky after months of hiking.
4. Teva Pajaro
An oversized strap on these Teva flip-flops ensure that they won’t slip out from under your, no matter the terrain. This, combined with a supportive frame and a rugged sole, make the sandals trail-ready.
5. OluKai Kohana Sandal
We like these OluKai flip-flops because they’re slightly more sophisticated than other hiking-ready sandals. They’re made of a rich full grain leather that gives them a premium island look you can wear on the trail or to the resort bar.
6. Teva Voya Flip
These Teva Voya flip-flops feature a rugged construction and a cushioned sole that provides all-day comfort wherever you take them. They also have a polyester toe post that dries extra fast, so you can go straight from the beach to the restaurant.
7. Keen Kona Flip
A low-key design and durable build makes these Keen flip-flops ready for just about any vacation activity. They also utilize a treated hydrophobic mesh lining to keep the sandals fresh after extended use.
8. Columbia Santiam Flip
Columbia’s Santiam flip-flop showcases a rugged style with a neutral colorway. The large strap is also a major plus, as it keeps the sandals securely on your feet.
9. Chaco Flip EcoTread
These Chaco sandals are closer to a regular beach flip-flop, but they have an EcoTread outsole that makes them capable on rougher terrain. They also come in a few different colors to fit your vacation style.
10. Merrell Siren Flip Q2
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better hiking flip-flop than these Merrells. A unique cross strap combines with nubuck leather and a rugged sole for a flip-flop that can take on just about anything – and still feel relaxed at the pool.