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The Best Women's Sandals And Flip Flops For Your First Vacation

Keep your feet comfortable and your style on display while enjoying the beach.

Before you even think about packing that old pair of plastic flip flops for your first beach vacation, hear us out. A decent pair of sandals or flip flops should not just check the boxes of being stylish and affordable but should provide all-day comfort on even the hottest of beach days.


After all, no one wants to trudge around on hot sand in flip flops that don't stay firmly put on your feet—or even worse, suffer blisters between your toes that tend to happen when wearing a cheaply-made pair of sandals. From arch support to premium materials, your feet will thank you when you slip into one of these pairs.

Birkenstock Unisex Arizona Essentials Sandals
Comfort and durability in the same style is always a bonus. | Birkenstock

Your feet will have extra breathing room in these sandals, which allow more room for toes, promoting better balance and foot alignment. The raised toe bar encourages the natural gripping motion of your feet, while a contoured footbed ensures even weight distribution and proper posture.

Crocs Men's and Women's Athens Flip Flop
Joke all you want, but this style does everything that matters. | Crocs

Your feet will stay blissfully supported with these flip flops that feature double-cushioned soles and an extra soft footbed. Specially designed circulation nubs give the wearer a massage-like feel while the water laps at your toes.

Tory Burch Women's Miller Patent Thong Sandal
If you want your feet to feel and look good, you've found the pair. | Tory

This "grown-up version of your favorite flip flops" is perfect for wearing right from the beach to the nightclub, with fashionable leather construction and a sturdy rubber sole. Best of all, they come in a wide variety of colors and styles so you can flaunt your personal style.

Teva Women's Voya Flip Flop
Even when you want the sand between your toes, you have to keep the rest of your feet safe. | Teva

These super comfortable, smart flip flops are perfect for the beach or just day-to-day wear. The water-ready polyester webbing is extremely durable and dries quickly after getting wet, while the sole cushions and forms to your foot to provide incredible comfort.

Flojos Women's Elena Flip-Flop
A versatile style can often be all you'll ever need. | Flojos

These stylish leather flip flops feature detailed stitching and an eye-catching woven strap, making them a must-have for your wardrobe. Comfortable microfiber and a durable EVA insole ensure long-lasting wear for the beach and beyond.