Summer isn’t summer without the slapping and schlepping of flip flops – and with sea, the sand and packed park all conspiring to separate you from your shoes, the jazzier the better. Here are our pick of the fleekest flip flops on the internet that won’t cost you all your holiday spends.
We are SO into faux
Just sneaking in at £24 are these fluffy numbers from Topshop, with just enough fur to tap into this nose-tickling trend without overkilling it. Yes, you can get cheaper elsewhere. But to get 100 per cent leather, 100 per cent style, a guarantee the fur is faux rather than ferret – well, they’re worth every penny.
Shoes with heart and soul
On Boxing Day 2004, a terrible tsunami tore the coast of Sri Lanka apart. Mr and Mrs Forkan, who had moved to the region with their young family only a few years previously, lost their lives that day. In memory, sons Rob and Paul founded a flip flop shop, in order to support their Orphans for Orphans foundation by donating 10% of their profits to children affected by the disaster. The brothers began their mission with the objective to help fellow orphans, as well as to spread the message to people to live life to the fullest. Gandy’s aren’t just substance either: having travelled around the world these guys have buckets of style, and they know their fleek from their flops. Fun, philanthropic and often on sale, there’s a lot to love about Gandy’s shoes and clothes.
Ice cream crush
There’s only one sound more summery than the sound of a flip flop, and that’s the sound of ice cream being slurped on a sunny day. So what could be more peak summer than a flip flop covered in miniature ice cream cones? They’re pretty wipeable incase you drop your mint choc chic all over them, and what’s more, included in the pack are another pair of flip slops with a black straps and soles!
Mad for melon
Jazzy, textured for grip and at £3 almost as refreshing in price as their namesake is in juice, these Forever 21 flip flops tick all the best boxes.
Should you prefer your feet less fruity, more sweet, but still cheap.
All that glitters is not gold
Sometimes it’s the sea. Sometimes it’s your eyes when your crush cruises past. And sometimes – just sometimes – it’s the sort of accessory than can easily take you from day time seaside strolling to evening city rolling. Cue Accessorize rose gold flip flops, with a seagrass sole (looks boho, helps reduce sweaty slippage), sparkling flowers and sequins and, best of all, a For Sale sign. Go go go.