The 27 Best Men’s Sandals to Cop for Summer 2023

From slides to mules and more, we've got selections from every category.

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With sneaker culture being what it is, it’s perfectly natural to see a pair of Jordan 1s or YEEZYs around no matter what the situations is. But sometimes you need your feet to breathe a little. For those times, it’s often best to throw on some sandals. If that sounds foreign to you, perhaps you’re a little behind on what sandals are these days. Those Nike slides you rock at home? Sandals. Those limited-edition Crocs you wear to the grocery store? Sandals. But finding the best men's sandals can be difficult with all the options circulating.

To help bring you up to speed, we’ve compiled a list of 25 of the best men's sandals out there right now. They’re broken down into six categories based on different styles for your ease. Check it out below.

The Different Kinds of Sandals

There are lots of different kinds of mens sandals, so here's some info on the pros and cons of each type.


A lot of people don’t necessarily think of slides as sandals per se, but they technically are and they’ve been a popular trend for years now. They’re comfortable enough to wear around the house but not necessarily so casual that you can’t go outside and go somewhere in them too.

Pros: Slides are far and way the most convenient and easiest to put on of any genre of sandal.

Cons: A lot of slides are made of rubber or other materials that wear down easily. They also are incredibly informal, making them more of an around the house option than something you'd incorporate into an outfit.

Sports Sandals

A lot of people would instinctually go with shoes for something like a hike or water sports, but there are a lot of sports sandals out there that can do the job just as well, while letting your feet breathe a little more at the same time. These sandals are built specifically with durability and hard work in mind.

Pros: Sports sandals are the perfect hybrid shoe. You get some of the ease and accessibility of slides coupled with a more comprehensive construction, meaning you can wear them for more activities.

Cons: Similar to slides, even the nicest iteration of a sports sandal probably wouldn't be too well-suited for a dinner out on the town.

Leather Sandals

Leather sandals are often high quality and protective for you, but they’re also light in weight and of course they can often last for longer. They should be resistant to cracking, splitting and abrasions too.

Pros: Unlike some of the other genres on this list, there are certainly iterations of leather sandals that can be incorporated into slightly more formal settings. Additionally, leather lasts for a long time and ages beautifully.

Cons: Leather sandals are more expensive than a lot of other options.

Flip Flops

It’s a common belief that flip flops can be bad for your feet. While that can be true, as long as they’re firm and have arch support, you should be good. They’re perfect for the hot weather and vacations specifically and this selection below should feature something that’s great for you.

Pros: Similar to slides, flip flops are exceptionally convenient.

Cons: Flip flops are probably the least formal genre on this list. Their construction is often less than artisanal, meaning you could wear through them pretty quickly.


Mules are a specific type of sandal that, just like slides, are incredibly popular now, largely because of how popular crocs have become. They’re somewhat sandals, but somewhat clogs and live in that in between space a little, but generally the front is covered and there’s not much of a back to them. Below are five mules that you can check out with another longer list here.

Pros: Mules are amazing because they're super convenient and easy to put on, while some of them are still relatively formal and able to be incorporated into more aesthetic outfits.

Cons: Some of the leather models toe the line between loafer and slipper/sandal, so it may not fit everyone's wardrobe to include an option that doesn't fully fit either category.

Here's a look at our selections of some of the best men's sandals.

1. YEEZY Slides

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  • A Promising Review: "Perfect fit, excellent quality, reasonably priced, on-time delivery! Will continue shopping here!" - StockX Reviewer
  • Material(s): EVA Foam | Size(s): 4-16 | Color(s): Onyx
  • Sandal Type: Slide

We start off with maybe the most popular kind of slide or sandal out there overall right now. YEEZY had great success with their Boosts and that has been somewhat replicated with their collection of Slides. They’re sold out officially but if you’re willing to dish out the cash, they’re available on sites like StockX and GOAT. You get these for the hype and the aesthetic, not any particular element of practicality, hence the 7.


2. Adidas Adilette Slides

  • A Promising Review: "These are probably the most classic of sandal designs. They're good for pretty much any situation whether out and about or at the beach. I've had 3 pairs of these sandals and really like the fit/comfort of them. This time, I got the red ones to switch things up a bit. Really nice looking and great fitting." - DSW Reviewer
  • Material(s): EVA Foam | Size(s): 4-16 | Color(s): Onyx
  • Sandal Type: Slide

The Adilette was initially revealed as a shower item for the German soccer team but since then, it’s become a fashionable item all round. They have a synthetic upper and a faux leather outsole for durability and traction. With the three stripes on them, people will know you’re rocking Adidas too. These are the blueprint and a no-brainer choice for someone who just needs a pair of slides.

Shop now at Zappos, $34.85

3. Nike Benassi JDI

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  • A Promising Review: "Bought these as a Christmas gift and the receiver loved them! Size is perfect." - Nike Reviewer
  • Material(s): Synthetic Leather | Size(s): 7-15 | Color(s): White/Black, Black/White, Black
  • Sandal Type: Slide

These Benassi JDIs by Nike are one of the most popular slide designs around, especially the black pair with the white strap. The lining of the strap is incredibly comfortable due to the soft fabric its lined with and the slides are generally pretty durable, as long as you don’t try hooping or hiking in them.


4. Gucci Pursuit Trek Web Rubber Slide

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  • A Promising Review: "Slides are great my son loves the quality and they look smart" - Flannels Reviewer
  • Material(s): Rubber | Size(s):6-11 | Color(s): White
  • Sandal Type: Slide

If you’re in the mood for something even flashier than Nike, Adidas or YEEZYs, these slides by Gucci take the classic style and add a little to them. The sole has more of an outdoor look with its chunky tread. The classic green and red stripes means no-one could ever confuse them for anything but Gucci too, but the white base means you can style them with a lot of things.


5. Crocs Classic Slide

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  • A Promising Review: "I love my Croc slides! They are so comfortable and fit perfectly! I love the anti-slip bottoms too!" - Guinevere W, Amazon Reviewer
  • Material(s): EVA | Size(s):2-15 | Color(s): Black, Atmosphere, Blue Bolt, Bone, Flame, Juice, and 20 0thers
  • Sandal Type: Slide

You’ve heard of the standard Crocs that are mules (which we’ll get to a little later), but how about these slides in the same style? They’re 100% thermoplastic and have the same comfort and flexibility of regular Crocs. Not only that, but they’re designed to channel water away too. We gave these a slightly lower rating just because of the supremacy of the original Croc clog.


6. KEEN Newport H2 Sandals

  • A Promising Review: "So far, the Keen Newport H2 Sandals are fantastic. I picked the right size, they fit well. They are very easy to walk in. Looking forward to many miles in these sandals." - REI Reviewer
  • Material(s): Rubber and EVA | Size(s): 7-14 | Color(s): Olive Drab/Canteen, India Ink/Rust, Magnet/Nasturtium, Monochrome/Steel Grey, Navy/Grey, Raven/Aluminum
  • Sandal Type: Sports Sandal

These sandals from KEEN have protection for your toes and webbing that dries quickly. The EVA insoles provide arch support for your feet and there’s even an anti-odor aspect to the material which will keep these fresh. You’ll be able to hike through land and water in these and won’t need to worry. Their practicality would be a 10/10, but there's no denying their questionable value from an aesthetic perspective.

BUY NOW AT REI, $129.95

7. ECCO Multisport Outdoor Sandals

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  • A Promising Review: "I have an old (2yrs) pair I have worn out but resist getting a new pair because they are my favorite go-to shoe." - ECCO Reviewer
  • Material(s): Rubber | Size(s): 6-16.5 | Color(s): Marine, Black, VETIVER, Tarmac, Espresso, RETRO BLUE, LION, MOREL
  • Sandal Type: Sports Sandal

These outdoor sandals from ECCO are made from a mixture of leather and textile with a rubber sole that’s perfect for grip. The footbed is soft and light in weight for comfort and covered in a microfibre layer. What’s great about this pair of sandals is that they’re available in a very wide variety of colors, including but not limited to black, blue and green.

BUY NOW AT ECCO, $119.99

8. Chaco Z/1 Classic Sandals

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  • A Promising Review: "Solid grip. Soft comfortable straps. Easy adjustments" - Chaco Reviewer
  • Material(s): Rubber | Size(s): 7-15 | Color(s): Squall Green, Shear Navy, Sushi Brown, Sushi Ocean, Sushi, Magenta, Earth Grey, Teal Avocado, Split Grey, and 5 others
  • Sandal Type: Sports Sandal

For long walks and water sports, the Chaco Z/1 Classic Sandals are great. They’re a simple pair made up of only 8 components and adjustable straps that can fit to the shape and size of your feet. The polyurethane footbeds provide long-lasting comfort and the material features odor control. These are available in blue, black and gray too.


9. Teva Terra Fi 5 Universal Sandals

  • A Promising Review: " These are the most comfortable sandals ever. They'll go anywhere you want, except maybe upside down. I'm replacing a pair that was a gift to me 5+ years ago. The sole is wearing through after many miles and memories." - Teva Reviewer
  • Material(s): Recycled Polyester Mesh | Size(s): 7-14 | Color(s): Ravine Total Eclipse, Madang Blue, Wavy Trail Black, Flooded Dark Olive, Shifting Layers Teak
  • Sandal Type: Sports Sandal

The webbing upper on the Teva Terra Fi 5 Universal Sandals dry very quickly. They’re also surprisingly durable and made out of recycled polyester. The moulded polyurethane midsoles provide cushioning and support over long periods of walking and the bulky rubber outsole means that you won’t feel the bumpy ground underneath you and you’ll have good grip.


10. Teva Flintwood Sandal

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  • A Promising Review: "These shoes are wonderfully supportive. I was surprised how they solved several foot problems. I have tried many shoes for support but none come close to these." - Zappos Reviewer
  • Material(s): Synthetic, EVA | Size(s): 7-14 | Color(s): Dark Olive, Black, Turkish Coffee
  • Sandal Type: Sports Sandal

Last up for the sports sandals are the Teva Flintwood sandals. You’ll notice when you look at them that they have a sneaker look to them, which might be something that you’re looking for if you don’t like the general look of sandals. They’re synthetic and have a a EVA Midsole.


11. Birkenstock Arizona

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  • A Promising Review: "Whether the footbed is EVA or cork, there’s something about the Birk fit that just can’t be duplicated. I picked these up for a summer beach trip as an easy off and on/end of day shoe that I could dress up or down. The reality is that they have become my rental house shoes, my recovery shoes after hikes, and still are my going out to dinner shoes." - DSW Reviewer
  • Material(s): Synthetic Leather | Size(s): 6-15.5 | Color(s): Birkibuc Mocha
  • Sandal Type: Leather Sandal

The Birkenstock Arizonas have an oiled leather upper (that can sometimes be waxy) and adjustable buckles on both straps. The footbed of the sandal is made from cork that is completely renewable and sustained. The flexible EVA outsole provides support and helps absorb shock. The shape is also great for your foot, with a deep heel cup and a raised toe bar.


12. Dr. Martens Gryphon Sandals

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  • A Promising Review: "Very comfortable and stylish as well, great purchase" - Dr. Martens Reviewer
  • Material(s): Leather | Size(s): 6-14 | Color(s): Black, Brown
  • Sandal Type: Leather Sandal

You’ll know Doc Martens from their classic boots, but they do all kinds of footwear. Their Gryphon sandals are made entirely from leather and feature three straps, two of which are adjustable. There’s also a textile lining that’s soft and breathable and a rubber sole that helps grip the ground.


13. Dr. Scholl’s Gaston Sandal

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  • A Promising Review: "Have a pair and they are awesome and have had them now for three years." - Dr. Scholls Reviewer
  • Material(s): Leather | Size(s): 7-13 | Color(s): Black, Briar Brown
  • Sandal Type: Leather Sandal

These Gaston Sandals from Dr. Scholl’s are in a fisherman style with a round toe. There’s an adjustable instep strap with a Velcro closure. The cushioning memory foam insole is comfortable, but be wary about wearing them for long periods of time because you won’t get as much support on your foot. You can get these in black or briar brown.


14. Yuketen Alejandro Huarache Sandal

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  • A Promising Review: "I think an 8 will work so will try again. They would be a 5/5 shoe because they look great and I can tell that if they fit they would be really comfortable, but they run HUGE." - Todd Snyder Reviewer
  • Material(s): Leather | Size(s): 8-13 | Color(s): Natural
  • Sandal Type: Leather Sandal

These sandals from Japanese-American brand Yuketen have a really unique look that would stand out just about anywhere. Each of the leather strips have shaved off edges so that you don’t get the tough feel of it against your foot. The high price point is because of the quality of the leather and the fact that they’re hand-cut and hand-woven.


15. Pikolinos Tarifa

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  • A Promising Review: "I've been searching for the perfect sandal for YEARS and these are finally it. Super comfy and soft. Enough support. Easy to slip on and off. They don't don't flip flip as you walk (no noise). They dress up or down. I wear them nearly every day now." - Zappos Reviewer
  • Material(s): Leather | Size(s): 7.5-12.5 | Color(s): Black, Cuero
  • Sandal Type: Leather Sandal

This entry from Pikolinos is a great option for those who want something simple to wear, but with a more elevated aesthetic than a rubber slide. They are relatively expensive, but the leather is built to last and they'll morph to fit the wearer's foot over time.


16. Rainbow Classic Rubber

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  • A Promising Review: "I buy a new pair of Rainbows every year, for me and a pair for my mom, it’s kind of a long tradition but after maybe 12 or 13 years I have never been dissatisfied or disappointed in 1 pair I’ve bought this whole time" - Justin Taylor, Amazon Reviewer
  • Material(s): Rubber | Size(s): 7.5-15 | Color(s): Black/Grey, Blue/Black, Brown, Limited Edition, Black
  • Sandal Type: Flip Flop

This is a classic-style flip flop from Rainbow Sandals, a trusted brand in the space. It’s made with recycled materials, like the rubber strap and the nylon thread. The bottom is non-slip and the company’s logo appears on the strap where the strap and the toe post meet. These are more durable than your average pair and shouldn’t feel useless when they’re wet.


17. OluKai Hokua Beach Sandals

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  • A Promising Review: "They go well, weather I’m just cruising or going out to eat" - Olukai Reviewer
  • Material(s): Synthetic | Size(s): 7-15 | Color(s): Black, Tan, Pavement, Kona, Dark Wood
  • Sandal Type: Flip Flop

Just from the form of these beach sandals from OluKai, you can tell they’re made with strength and durability in mind. The company’s own website says that this pair of flip flops is inspired by the strength of the sea. It has water-resistant synthetic straps and a rubber outsole for traction.


18. Oakley Super Coil Sandal 2.0

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  • A Promising Review: "You want advice from a world renowned flip flop expert? You’ve found your guy. I’ve owned them all, From Reef to Cobian to damn near all others. Most have redeeming qualities in one way or another. These Oakley flip flops, however check pretty much every box for the flip flop buyer" - Amazon Reviewer
  • Material(s): Rubber | Size(s): 7-14 | Color(s): New Dark Brush, Stone Grey, Blackout, Canteen, Camo, Black, Spicy Red, Iron Red
  • Sandal Type: Flip Flop

Oakley are mostly known for their sunglasses, but that same level of high quality goes into their other products too. These Super Coils are a particularly good pair of flip flops to wear in the heat because they’re constructed from quick-drying materials and shouldn’t stay wet for too long. They’re also built with a variety of surfaces in mind, so they’re a good vacation pick.


19. Under Armour Fat Tire T Flip Flops

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  • A Promising Review: "These are great for heavy outdoor/somewhat rough terrain use, as well as indoors or by the pool just lounging around. They are quality built throughout. Best sandals I've ever owned. Liked so much, just ordered another color." - Under Armour Reviewer
  • Material(s): Synthetic | Size(s): 7-15 | Color(s): Black 007, Khaki
  • Sandal Type: Flip Flop

Like Oakley, Under Armour is another brand that is known for specific types of products, but also do flip flops. These Fat Tires have an outsole that is made from the same rubber as Michelin tires are made from, so you know they’re tough. Despite that toughness though, you’ll still feel an immense amount of comfort while wearing them.


20. Gucci Leather Thong Sandal

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  • A Promising Review: "I love these Flip Flops! Very well made, very comfortable, very stylish." - Saks Fifth Avenue Reviewer
  • Material(s): Leather | Size(s): 7-13 | Color(s): Nero
  • Sandal Type: Flip Flop

Flip flops can often be a long term buy so if you feel like splashing out the cash, here we are once again with a pick from Gucci. Their Thong Sandal is a very luxury option, with its subtler black on black design with the brand’s iconic logo at the top of the toe post. If these become wet, you’ll want to dry them for preservation, so it’s best to wear these in dry conditions. We gave these a slightly lower score just because spending $450 on a pair of flip flops can definitely dissuade some people.


21. Merrell Hydro Moc

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  • A Promising Review: "This is my third pair of these, I use them for around town but also for house slippers with socks on. They are about 1/3 of the thickness of crocks and molded to encourage forward motion, feeling more like a light weight tennis shoe.." - Amazon Reviewer
  • Material(s): Leather | Size(s): 7-15 | Color(s): Black
  • Sandal Type: Mules

The Merrel Hydro Mocs are designed with ease in mind, so they’re perfect to slip into and out of. The foam upper is water friendly and durable. The rear heel sling is made of translucent rubber which is 10% recycled. Being environmentally friendly is a big part of this sandal’s construction. 93 litres of water is cleaned and restored to the environment with each pair.

BUY NOW AT AMAZON, $37.95-59.95

22. Classic Clog Croc

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  • A Promising Review: "I kinda hate that I’m writing this review right now.. ever since crocs came out I thought they were the ugliest thing, vowed never to wear them & made fun of those who did…. Now I’m a total crocs convert." - Jillian, Amazon Reviewer
  • Material(s): Rubber | Size(s): 7-17 | Color(s): Black, Limeaid, Pepper, Navy, White, and 7 more
  • Sandal Type: Mules

Crocs has been one of the biggest names in footwear in recent years, somewhat surprisingly. They’ve been like marmite to a lot of people – you either hate them or love them. These are their Classic Clogs, which are loved because they’re comfortable, easy to put on, come in a lot of colours and easy to clean.


23. Birkenstock Super-Birki

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  • A Promising Review: "I like these and will re-order in smaller size. Good dog walking shoes" - Zappos Reviewer
  • Material(s): Polyurethane | Size(s): 6-15.5 | Color(s): Black, White, Brown, Yellow
  • Sandal Type: Mules

Birkenstock are a great brand when it comes to sandals – their Arizons appeared earlier on this list – and these are the Super-Birkis. It’s an extremely minimalistic design regardless of the colourway you get. The Super-Birki is made from faux leather and footbed is removable and is made from cork-latex. They’re water-resistant and dirt-repellent too, so no worries about taking them outside. These are great kicks, just might not fit everyone's aesthetic.


24. Reebok Beatnik

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  • A Promising Review: "Love them!! So cute & the perfect mule for the summertime" - Reebok Reviewer
  • Material(s): Textile and Rubber | Size(s): 9-12 | Color(s): Oatmeal
  • Sandal Type: Mules

These Beatnik Sandals from Reebok are an increasingly popular choice. They’re great for both indoor and outdoor use, with their comfortably and earthy design. There’s a textile upper and a heel strap that makes these very easy to throw on. These are available in a nice range of colours and because of the natural dye process, each one looks a little bit unique from the next. Similar to the above Birks, these are an exceptional option for a select few, but might not be everyone's cup of tea.


25. Birkenstock Boston

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  • A Promising Review: "I actually bought these in a size 6 and 7 in Taupe to see which ones fit better. For Birkenstocks you do not want them to be loose, they have to fit your foot exactly or else the shoes will slide and take longer to wear them in. " - Zappos Reviewer
  • Material(s): EVA | Size(s): 6-13.5 | Color(s): Black, White

Last but not least is our third and final selection from Birkenstock – the Boston. It’s a pricier option than most other mules, but for those extra bucks, you get what looks like a luxury design. The upper is made from a very smooth Amalfi leather, making it nice to wear in different weather conditions. The footbed lining is suede and the footbed itself is cork-latex. 


26. Vans Slip-On Mule Track Shoe

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  • A Promising Review: "Yes, I would recommend to a friend." - Vans Reviewer
  • Material(s): EVA | Size(s): 8-13 | Color(s): Grapeleaf, Burnt Ochre, Black, Gray, Marshmallow, Plein Air, Hot Pink

Featuring an improved fit and function, the Vans Slip-On Mule is one of the shoes for the summer as they are versatile, stylish, and comfortable. There's multiple colors to select from, and the shoes can be worn in multiple environments.


27. Kane Revive Shoe

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  • A Promising Review: "These are by far the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. Ever." - Jael Rucker, ONE37pm Staff
  • Material(s):  RestoreFoam | Size(s): 3-16 | Color(s): White, Black, Stone, Heather, White/Pacific Speckle, and 10 others

The most comfortable shoes we've ever worn, Kane Revive is everything you can ask for in a shoe. The Kane Revive is molded for active recovery, and comes in tons of different colors. Trust on this one—this is an excellent investment to make.

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