sandals that won’t flip or flop

a firm stance on flip-flops.

We know that flip-flops have been phased out and are only to be worn at the beach, on vacation, and the occasional laundry day. But with so many different styles out there beyond those $3 dollar Old Navy flip-flops from middle school, they deserve a place on your summer radar. Don't worry—we aren't suggesting the platform flip-flop, just a sleek, colored one will do. Check out the gallery for some inspiration.

Sanuk, Yoga Sling 2, $36, available at Sanuk.

Sam Edelman, Treva, $70, available at Sam Edelman.

Marc by Marc Jacobs, Slim Kick Flip-Flops, $39, available at Shopbop.

Rebecca Minkoff, Fiona Flip-Flop, $68, available at Revolve.

Forever 21, Faux Leather Thong Sandal, $8.90, available at Forever 21.

Mel, Flower Sandals, $50, available at Topshop.

Reef, Premium Twyst, $50, available at Reef.

Tkees, Tribal, $80, available at Tkees.

Tomas Maier, Fringe Flip Flops, $330, available at Barneys New York.

Havaianas, Slim Paisage, $32, available at Havaianas.

Gap, Leather Flip-Flops, $24.95, available at Gap.

M Missoni, Printed Flip-Flops, $75, available at Zappos.

Volcom, Forever Sandals, $23.95, available at Pac Sun.

Yosi Samra, River Two Tone Flip-Flop, $61, available at Revolve.

Aldo, Flair, $35, available at Aldo.