By Sheryl Kraft
If you're like me, you've probably had your fair share of "meh" flip-flop experiences - the kind that leaves your feet feeling as flat as a pancake.
Flip-flops are famous for saving the feet for summer.
They're easy and effortless to use, except for one problem: finding the best flip-flop with arch support.
Most Flip flop sandals can cause discomfort to the feet because they're not designed to cushion soles perfectly.
That's why you must do your due research to find a comfortable option.
Luckily, I've researched, tested, and found the best flip flops that offer unmatched cushion support, and pamper your toes like they're the royalty of your feet.
Top Flip Flops for Flat Feet
So, buckle up - well, not literally, because flip flops don't have buckles, but you get the idea - and let's march (or should I say, flip flop?) into the world of top 11 flip flops with arch supports.
1. OluKai Ohana
The Olukai Ohana Men's Beach Sandals are a supportive flip flop with fast dry lining and a water-resistant strap, so you can comfortably go from the street to the beach.
Slip your feet into these heavenly clouds of joy, and you'll wonder if you accidentally stumbled into a marshmallow factory.
They're so cushy you could probably fall asleep standing up – make sure you're not sleepwalking onto a deserted island!
They're available for pickup in various summer-ready colors that promise to liven up your day.
I once had Arthritis, and finding these was a fantastic experience. They're pretty comfy right out of the box. Plus, they're my go-to for vacations.
Now, durability is the name of the game when it comes to beach sandals, and the Ohana Men's are no slouch in that department.
2. Skechers Women's On-The-go 600-Preferred Flip-Flop
The skechers women's on the Go -600 is an excellent choice for someone who loves to hang out on the beach or by the pool.
I included them in this review because they're sturdy, thick, and durable.
Skechers nailed it with the stylish straps that hug my feet like a comforting embrace. No awkward flip-flop slippage here! And the best part? No annoying blisters or chafing.
They're lightweight and suitable for wearing - their thicknesses ensure that your feet don't feel any gravel or rocks underneath when walking, while keeping your feet light on the floor.
It has soft straps that prevent chafing, and the shoe's thickness ensures it doesn't bend too much. The footbed offers excellent arch support.
They're a little pricey for flip-flops, but you'll get your money's worth.
3. Crocs Unisex-Adult Bayaband Flip Flops
Are you looking for a pair of flip-flops that packs style and comfort? The Crocs Unisex Adult Bayaband Slide strikes a great deal.
This unisex flip-flop blends a textured footbed with a beautifully rough design to provide a secure and comfy foot experience.
Now, I'll admit I was skeptical about the design at first. It's like Crocs met a pair of flip-flops, and they decided to have a baby – and voilà, the Bayaband Flip-Flops was born!
But don't let the unique design fool you; these babies know how to party (and by party, I mean provide unparalleled comfort).
The straps are lightweight, breathable, and adjustable. Feel free to pamper your feet with all-day comfort - thanks to the signature Croslite™ foam cushioning.
This flip-flop is available in various colors and sizes- from Navy to black and lime green.
4. DREAM PAIRS Women's Arch Support Soft Cushion Flip Flops
DREAM PAIRS Women's Arch Support Soft Cushion Flip Flops has a deep heel cup and a thick strap for comfort.
On the bottom of the midsole is a lightweight wave-inspired tread design that provides traction.
These flip-flops are so versatile; they're like the chameleons of the footwear world.
Whether you're strolling on the beach, running errands, or pretending to exercise (hey, walking counts, right?), they've got you covered.
They're supportive, flex with movement, and the straps are designed to support high arches or wide feet.
But don't be fooled by their stylish exterior; these flip-flops are tough cookies.
They've weathered countless adventures, from beach escapades to camping shenanigans, and they're still going strong.
5. Skechers Men's Cobano Relaxed-Fit Reggae Flip-Flop
This flip flop is a fantastic product from Skechers that soothes the feet during warm weather.
Men's Cobano Relaxed-Fit Reggae Flip-Flop features a smooth oiled leather upper for superb breathability and foot comfort.
I love the casual nature of this sandal- more thanks to the thong sandal design and contrast-colored stitching on straps (and strap borders).
These flip-flops hugged my feet like a long-lost friend who couldn't let go.
I could wiggle my toes and do the happy feet dance without a worry in the world.
What's not to love about the memory foam padding in strap lining - ah, fabulous, custom feel.
The footbed is made with top-quality memory foam to provide cushioned comfort on the feet for wherever you wear them to.
The cushioned footbed feels like walking on marshmallow clouds, and the durable rubber sole keeps me steady even when I'm clumsily dancing through life.
The outsole looks classy on the outside, and its flexible rubber component offers unmatched traction that keeps your feet composed when walking.
And it's up for purchase at a decent price.
6. Shevalues Recovery Flip Flops for Women
It's not every day you come across flip-flops claiming to be the saviors of your tired feet, but these funky little slippers surprised me.
The Shevalues Recovery Flip Flops for Women offer unbeatable comfort- thanks to ultimate shock absorption and unmatched cushioning that makes every step feel like you're walking on clouds.
These orthopedic sandals feature ergonomic Arch support for boozy Gait, reduce stress, and relieve common foot pains like swollen feet and Arthritis.
These flip-flops for women are amazingly lightweight, buoyant, and water friendly.
Thanks to their thin design and versatility, feel free to walk on the beach and perform your favorite summer activity on these flip-flops.
Shevalues Recovery features a durable, anti-skid outside with great grip and traction to deliver the best anti-skid protection.
These flip-flops come in all sorts of fun colors and patterns.
I opted for the zebra stripes because who doesn't want to feel like a fierce fashionista while running errands?
It's also easy to clean with water and dries off as fast as possible. However, be sure not to expose them to high temperatures or too much sun.
7. Reef Men’s Phantoms Thong Sandal
These USA-made reef Phantom flop flops are suitable for a hot summer day at the beach. They're lightweight, waterproof, and fit perfectly enough not to strain your feet.
The footwear is designed with an intelligent construction, the brand uses Nubuck for the outer layer, and the lower area is embedded with the EVA footbed.
This flip-flop blends a comfort-inducing feature to give you a snug and secure feel on your feet.
Do you know how flip-flops can sometimes sound like two coconuts clapping together? Not these,my friend!
These flip-flops were whispered quietly. I could sneak up on anyone, just like a flip-flop ninja!
I won't lie; I had too much fun scaring unsuspecting beach-goers as I approached silently from behind. Sorry, not sorry!
I love that this flip-flop doesn't require a break-in, period. Plus, the strap perfectly separates the toes and doesn't cause blisters.
The high-density outsole and mid-density midsole ensure that you don't lose your shoes along the way.
8. Crocs Women's Kadee II Flip Flop
The Crocs Women's Kadee 2 Flip flop features a super soft footbed and lightweight construction, making it the perfect wear for a summer stroll.
Gone are the days of unsightly rubber flip-flops that make you look like you borrowed your grandpa's footwear.
The Kadee II Flip Flops have a sleek design that says, "I'm relaxed, but I still got my fashion game on point!"
These flip-flops are up for anything! Whether I was strolling along the shore, grabbing ice cream with friends, or just lounging by the pool, the Kadee II Flip Flops were my trusty companions.
The standout feature of this flip-flop is its lightweight design. This is a super fit for someone who likes traveling light.
Oh, and did I mention they are water-friendly? No more fear of soggy flip-flops after an impromptu splash in the waves. They dry off in a jiffy, ready for the next adventure.
9. Reef Women's Cushion Breeze Flip-Flop
These cozy flip-flops by Reef are a suitable fit for fun activities and water adventures. This flip-flop's rubber sponge outsole and cushion breeze protection provide durability and comfort all day long.
This footwear features stitch detailing and rubber sponge integration, making it a low-maintenance flip-flop for different events.
Moreover, the faux Nubuck strap ensures you can wear it for a more extended period at the pool or on the beach.
No more squishy, soggy flip-flops slowing you down. These bad boys are as reliable as your best friend when having fun in the sun.
10. Vionic Women's Tide Perf Toe-Post Sandal- Supportive Flip Flops
The Vionic Women's Tide Perf Toe-Post Flip Flops feature a detailed upper and sturdy outsole to provide traction on any surface.
The footbed provides stability, and the flexible and lightweight EVA midsole reduces stress on the knees, ankles, and feet while absorbing shocks.
Plus, the perf toe-post design adds a touch of elegance to your foot parade, as if you're a foot model walking down a runway (and who wouldn't want to be a foot model, right?).
Vionic blends the latest trends and innovative biomechanics to provide style and support.
They could use a few more color options if I had to nitpick.
Don't get me wrong, I love my classic black pair, but I wouldn't mind a neon pink or zesty lime green option to spice things up a bit. Vionic, take notes!
11. Chaco Women’s Lowdown Flip
With summer here, you need footwear that looks good, makes you feel confident, is easy to wear, and matches an array of your favorite seasonal fashions. Flip flops immediately spring to mind as the shoe of choice. But traditional flips are total flops.
They’re considered the absolute worse choice of sandal by many medical professionals because they give little to no support and cause all sorts of health issues from plantar fasciitis to migraines.
However, the Chaco Women’s Lowdown Flip is far from a traditional flip flop. Fabric uppers in an assortment of colors and patterns can easily compliment the trendiest summer styles. The footbed provides arch support and comfort not found in the generic flip flops at your favorite discount store. LUVSEAT design properly aligns the feet and body, creating stability. And the lug-style sole grips ensure continual safety so you always feel as good as you look.
Do Podiatrists Recommend Flip-Flops?
Podiatrists don't recommend traditional flip-flops without arch support and cushioning, to people with existing foot problems and those looking to promote good foot health.
All the flip flops in this review have a decent amount of arch support and cushioning, indicating that they can be useful for people with flat feet and heel pain like plantar fasciitis.
It's always best to consult with a podiatrist or a foot health professional to determine if a specific Flip-Flop is suitable for your unique foot conditions.
When and Where Not to Wear Flip Flops
While I love my FitFlop flip-flops for their comfort and support, there are a few situations where I choose not to wear them to take good care of my feet:
Hiking or long walks
When I plan to be on uneven or rough terrain for an extended period, I opt for sturdy, closed-toe shoes to protect my feet from potential injuries or sprains.
Intense physical activities
If I'm engaging in activities that require quick movements, running, or jumping, I go for athletic shoes that offer better stability and reduce the risk of slipping or tripping.
I adore my flip-flops for casual outings, but I prefer more appropriate and sophisticated footwear when attending formal events like weddings or business meetings.
Wet or rainy weather
On rainy days, I avoid wearing flip-flops, which can become slippery and may not provide enough traction to prevent accidents.
Construction sites or workshops
If I work with tools or machinery, I prioritize safety and wear closed-toe shoes with protective features to safeguard my feet from potential hazards.
Always prioritize comfort and safety to keep your feet happy and healthy!