On a bright, sunny day, nothing feels better than slipping on a comfortable flip flop —they’re easy, breathable, and effortlessly cool. However, if your flip flops don’t offer good arch support, that cool look is quickly replaced by searing hot pain (or at least mild discomfort). Find best flip flops for your feet by diving into this comprehensive list of supportive and comfortable walking sandals.
Whether you are comparing slippers vs sandals, good arch support is essential, no matter what comfortable sandal you’re wearing. Proper arch support can prevent knee,lower back, and foot pain.<sup<1 It also promotes your body’s optimal alignment. Unfortunately, many regular flip flop sandals don’t have any arch support to speak of—that is, unless you opt for a pair from Vionic.
At Vionic, our orthotic flip flops offer top-notch arch support in a wide range of styles. Below, we’ve put together a list of our ten best flip flops with arch support for women and men.
#1 Casandra Toe Post Sandal
If you want a comfortable flip flop with a feminine touch, the Casandra Toe Post Sandal is perfect for you. It has a subtle floral perforated design on its leather strap, adding a delicate touch to an otherwise highly functional flip-flop.
These flip flop sandals are available in a wide variety of colors, including:
- Light Grey
- Terra Cotta
- Lake Blue
Our Casandra Toe Post Sandals also have a durable rubber sole, so they’ll stand the test of time. Most importantly, these lightweight orthotic sandals have been shown to alleviate heel pain. Thanks to their medium-density EVA midsoles, they’ll absorb shock and reduce stress on your feet, ankles, and knees.
#2 Tide II Toe Post Sandal
If you’re looking for a sleek, versatile pair of beach sandals, the Tide II Toe Post Sandal has you covered. As one of our best-sellers, this pair of comfortable flip flops can be worn all summer long, whether you’re taking a quick trip to the pool or a pleasant long stroll on the boardwalk.
You can find these must-have flip flops in the following Vionic sandal colors:
- Gold Cork
- Pale Lime
- Pewter Metallic
- Bronze Metallic
Thanks to their biomechanically contoured arch support, soft woven toe post, and foam-lined strap, you’ll feel just as good as you look when you put them on. This supportive flip flop also offers outstanding stability, thanks to the patterned tread on the bottom rubber sole.
#3 Tide Aloe Toe Post Sandal
Flip flops may have a casual connotation, but the Tide Aloe Toe Post Sandals are an exception to that rule. These classy arch support sandals are embellished with a striking O-ring and showcase stunning, supple leather. They’re the perfect shoes to pair with your Sunday best or to wear to your chic luncheon. You can dress them up or down, paired beautifully with skirts, capris, dresses—you name it!
This elegant Vionic sandal is available in several neutral shades, including:
It’s rare to find stylish shoes that retain the arch support and overall comfort you need in your daily left. With the Tide Aloe Toe Post Sandal, this is exactly what you get thanks to their signature Vionic Technology, including a built-in orthotic for heel pain and a biomechanically designed arch for full-foot support.
#4 Lucia Toe Post Sandal
What better way to add some sparkle to your day than with bejeweled flip flops? Our Lucia Toe Post Sandal can help you do just that. These stunning flip flops are adorned with eye-catching rhinestones just begging for compliments from the passers-by at the beach, the spa, the mall—wherever these ultra-supportive shoes take you.
They come in the following shades of subtle snake print:
- Blue Teal
- Slate Grey
- Light Grey
While the rhinestones and snake print give these flip flops a glamorous edge, they also have buttery-soft straps to keep your toes feeling comfortable all day long. And don’t worry, the snake print is just a design choice—no animals were harmed in making the Lucia Toe Post Sandal, constructed with durable, man-made material.
Most importantly, these fashion-forward flip flops feature Vionic’s iconic arch support, so you can be stylish and supported with every step.
#5 Kenji Platform Sandal
Try out a new style and add a little bit of a heel. The Kenji Platform Sandal exemplifies this sentiment to a T with its dual-density midsole for optimal comfort and simple, yet tasteful braided accent, you are sure to exude sophisticated style. Whether you’re wearing a sundress or a casual pair of jeans and a t-shirt, these sandals can elevate your look without overpowering it.
These effortlessly stylish sandals come in the following colors:
- Terra Cotta
- Lake Blue
As you strut your stuff in these sandals, you’ll appreciate their fantastic traction, exceptional arch support and the extra bit of height.
#6 Bella Toe Post Sandal
If you want flip flops with a dainty delicacy to them, the Bella Toe Post Sandal delivers just that. These feminine comfortable flip flops feature an adorable bow front and center, making them the perfect complement to your favorite summer dress.
Whether you want a pair in a sleek black or a pretty pastel, the Bella Toe Post Sandal comes in a beautiful range of colors. The options include:
- Royal Blue
- Black Tropical
- Cameo Pink
- Gold Cork
- Pale Blush
- Posy Green
- Light Grey
- Electric Green
- Dragon Fruit
- Rose Gold
- Silver Brown Embossed
- Army Green Embossed
Despite their daintiness, the Bella Toe Post flip flops offer serious support—that includes Vionic’s super comfy shock-absorbing footbed, built-in orthotic arch support, and solid sole tread. In turn, you can wear this sandal all summer long without sacrificing your comfort.
#7 Elijah Toe Post Sandal
Women aren’t the only ones looking for good-looking walking sandals with even better feeling arch support. Luckily, Vionic has outstanding men’s sandals, too.
Our top pick is the Elijah Toe Post Sandal. Made with rich premium leather; this men’s flip flop is sophisticated yet simple. You can get a pair in black or brown—both are versatile options that go with just about everything.
Despite their dapper look, these walking sandals feature ultra-durable outsoles. You can wear them everywhere where you go without wearing them out. Best of all, the Elijah Toe Post Sandal comes with our innovative podiatrist-designed technology, so you’ll enjoy orthotic support, pain relief, and stability all in one.
#8 Gracie Toe Post Slipper
It would be irresponsible to talk about supportive flip flops without mentioning the Gracie Toe Post Slipper—a revolutionary addition to the house shoe landscape. This pair of flip flop-style slippers is ideal for a cozy, relaxing day at home or a serene trip to the spa.
Made of plush terry cloth in either light grey or black, these shoes will make you feel like you’re walking on a cloud. They’re even treated with antibacterial, odor-resistant Ecofresh to keep them smelling fresh as a daisy.
You may assume that Vionic slippers don’t offer the same level of support as our sandals, but this isn’t the case. The Gracie Toe Post Slipper, along with the rest of our line, features podiatrist-designed arch support and deep heel cups. In turn, you can enjoy all of the benefits of arch support, even as you lounge at home.
Vionic: Arch Support And Style All in One
With Vionic flip flops, you can be stylish and supported. Whether you suffer from plantar fasciitis or simply struggle to find supportive shoes, Vionic will make your shoe shopping experience a whole lot easier by offering the kind of built-in orthotics necessary for alleviating foot pain.2
Our cushioned shoes offer the stability, comfort, and arch support you need to move through the day painlessly. They’ll promote your body’s optimal alignment, whether you have flat feet, high arches, or something in between. Thanks to our exceptional orthotic technology, our shoes have a seal of approval from the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).
If you’re new to the sandal-wearing community, you might want to know how to prevent smelly sandals or to learn more about the age-old slippers vs. sandals debate. Vionic has comprehensive resources to help you not only find comfortable shoes but also match them with stylish outfits, keep them clean (and smelling fresh), and pick the right pair for your lifestyle.
While you’re browsing our site, go ahead and place your order for your new favorite pair of genuinely supportive flip flops, from Vionic!
- Steven Yeomans. “How Foot Orthotics Help Low Back Pain”. Spine Health. Nov 3, 2014, https://www.spine-health.com/wellness/ergonomics/how-foot-orthotics-help-low-back-pain
- Christine Case-Lo. “Everything You Want to Know About Plantar Fasciitis”. Healthline. Updated on Nov 8, 2019, https://www.healthline.com/health/plantar-fasciitis