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Fabulous Flip Flop Styles

We love summer because in the warmer months, socks come off and toes come out to play in the sun! To celebrate the arrival of flip flop season, we checked out the hottest thong sandal styles and came up with our seven favorite, most comfortable, durable and stylish.

Havianas

Missoni HavianasMissoni HavianasCourtesy of Zappos

Designer Missoni and Shoemaker Haviana have teamed up to create a fabulously zigzagged, super stylish and eco-friendly flip flop. According to fashion reporters at WWD, "the signature Missoni zigzag pattern on each sandal is crafted from rubber leftover from the manufacturing process and each pair is packaged in recyclable material within a Missoni knit bag." Plus, rumor has it they're on A-list star Ashlee Simpson's hot list this season, too.

Crocs

Crocs Capri IVCrocs Capri IVCourtesy of Zappos

When you hear crocs, you probably think of the rubbery clogs with holes for Jibbets, but think again. These flip flops with comfy suede nubuck straps feel as fabulous as they look. With a molded rubber base and raised toe box, they hug your sole in all the right places. Pick your color, pick your size, pair it with anything you please, just wear them every day and you may find true shoe bliss.

Keen

Keen La Paz Thong Keen La Paz Thong Courtesy of Zappos

Keen shoes are known for their sheer simplicity -- a few straps tie a sole to your foot and you're good to go. The new La Paz thongs are hot because they're not just simple, they're stylish, colorful and comfy, too. Like most Keen shoes, they have adjustable nylon straps and a molded footbed to provide all-day comfort and support for people who like to get moving and look good, too. 

Birkenstock

Birkenstock SpartaBirkenstock SpartaCourtesy of Zappos

Put down your tambourines and patchouli. These are not the Birkenstocks from a bygone Hippie era. New and improved styles feature the same singnature Birk cork footbed (100% renewable and sustainable, for those of you keeping eco-score), adjustable leather buckles, and shock absorbing contoured sole for foot health and comfort. This particular design, Sparta, fits the flip flop description with it's thong toe, but takes the lead in support. Put these on for another reason to want summer to last forever.

Sanuk

Sannuk Yoga Mat Sannuk Yoga Mat Courtesy of Zappos

The manufacturer, Sanuk, calls it "a vacation for your feet", and we must say where these stylish cuties are concerned, they deliver on comfort. For one thing, they're made from real yoga mats. How cool is that? If you're still keeping eco-score, they're also vegan and vegetarian, since the leather-like straps are actually fake leather. Pick a color -- this one comes in 10 different shade combos -- and see foryourself why reviewers say they feel like they're walking on air.

Teva

Teva Olowahu ComfortTeva Olowahu ComfortCourtesy of Zappos

For after a hike or a stroll around town, these cute strappy wedges are a great fit. Pair them with a long, flowing skirt, shorts and a tee or your favorite sundress, they will make your feet look good and won't let you down in the comfort department, either. Built to last, these classic sandals won't go out of style so you can keep tossing them in your weekend bag, beach bag or camp suitcase until you grow out of them.

Volcom

Volcom CreedlersVolcom CreedlersCourtesy of Zappos

These super cute, oh so stylish and mostly comfy flip flops top our list for style points and get an A for effort in the comfort department. The only shoes in our top 7 list that are completely flat, there's not much you can do with a pancake sole when it comes to comfort and support. But Volcom does their best, with a polyurethane footbed for softness and a thin knotted faux leather toe strap. Best of all, they're cute, they're sassy, and they go with everything.

Have Your Say

What's your favorite flip flop style? Does the strap between your toes ever bother you, or do you barely notice it? Tell us in your comments below!

 

 

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My parents have always been aggressive and abusive and I only just noticed it a couple months ago. Over time they've gotten worse (specifically my mother). Whenever she gets mad she'll yell at us and if she gets mad enough she'll hit and push us around. Whoever we get into arguments it's always one- sided and she always wins, even if she knows she is wrong. An argument we had not to long ago was about me not taking care of myself. She looked at my hair and started to touch it and told me "Your hair isn't soft why is it so dry, it's probably because you aren't taking care of your hair." Then she goes on to tell me that she's going to cut it and all of this other stuff when she knows I'm conscious about me looking like a boy ( Used to get called a boy for having short hair). As the argument goes on, I start to tell her things that she knows she is wrong about. She proceeds to yell at me then grabs me by the face and say "If you don't lower your tone and listen to what I'm saying I'm going to knock you in the head." Then she goes on to tell me she remembers nothing I was saying and that it's a lie. She also hit me when I didn't clean the laundry room correctly and whenever she gets fed up. I'm constantly having to watch what I say and do, because I'm scared that I'm going to end up hurt. She also likes to degrade me and tell how bad I'm doing. She's said plenty of thing like when I didn't have my bed covers tucked in she yelled at me and hit me and I said "Do you expect me to just stand here and take this", and she replied saying "That's what you are supposed to do you are the child and I am the adult, you take whatever I do until I'm done." Another time is when I had my band concert and I had to pick out the right attire. When we went shopping to get the clothing I chose slacks when she liked a skirt better, we went on to fight in the store and she bought the slacks. When we got home she said to me that real girls wear skirts and dresses and boys wear slacks and pants. This hurt me because she knows I have a past with people telling me I look like a boy etc. Another time I started to sleep on the floor, because I was practicing a minimalist life. When I left my pillows on the floor she found it and questioned me on why they were there. I told her it fell of my bed when really I left it there. Later when I told my dad, he told her and she got mad because I was getting cat hair on my pillows. She then proceeded to ask why I lied and I told her sometimes lying is better then the truth (I knew she would get mad that I was sleeping on the floor so I lied) then she told me that I was never going to have a relationship, a job, or friends ( This hurt me because I don't have friends now). She's also said that I don't take care of my body because I ate two sweets in one day which lead her to banning me from Doritos and now I have to ask to get chips and any other snack. She's told me I don't take care of my teeth because I have yellow spots from using whitening toothpaste with braces on. She's told me I don't take care of my hair so I can't wash it or do any hair style or then a bun. She had lead me to starving myself (Unless she makes me eat) and cutting myself. I've just stopped caring, because what ever I do is always wrong. I never get a choice in my activities, she controls my life in fact she me just in a different body. But what is even worse is that she's turning my dad into her. Now I have a scheduled time to eat breakfast and lunch, and to go onto my electronics. I feel like I'm in a prison with my parents constantly watching over me, in fact yesterday when I was pouring my milk my mom got out a measuring cup and poured my milk into the measuring cup and said "Why isn't this a full cup" and I replied saying "Because I don't measure my milk." Then she got angry at me. There's so much I could say about her, but I'll stop. Anyways my father is always sarcastic and he doesn't realize how much it hurts me. Today I was cleaning out my bag for next school year and my dad came in and said, "Wow, you aren't even dress yet and I had to come up here to tell you how sad." Just little things like that hurt me. My little sister got mad at me last week for sitting in a certain area and she said " Why are you sitting there," and I didn't reply because I didn't want to speak to her and she then said, "Probably because you are too stupid to answer." I wanted to break down crying then and there, but I kept it in. I've limited my talking to her, because all she does is break me down. Like when there was a Proactive commercial and she said, "Ha, you need that." That hurt me because just the other my mom was telling me how I don't take care of my face and that's why I have acne. My older sister and I barely talk, because whenever I try to talk to her she's mad for what ever reason and when my parents were talking about hitting my sister she was in the corner laughing. My cat Preston is very young and I got hi,abo a year ago. I get very sad and often cry, because I've seen him turn out scared and aggressive just like me because he's been through what I have. One time he pooped in a clothes basket (It's right next to his litter box) my mom grabbed him by the neck and hit him while she smothered his face in his poop, all while yelling at him. I was going to call the Animal Protective Services, but I got too scared and I realized how lonely I would be. Please help me I'm not sure what to do anymore. Also sorry for the very long post!
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Error101
Error101 posted in Family Issues:
Dear Kkmr324, I hope you get to feeling better as time goes on.  It does get better but like you said you can't actually get over it.  Losing someone to cancer is awful and I have never lost a friend and I hope I never will and I am so sorry that you did, but I have lost family to cancer and it is horrible.  I hope your okay. :(
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Kkrmr324
Kkrmr324 posted in Family Issues:
A few months ago,my friend Kendall died of cancer. It was really hard to "get over it"; because really you dont just get over it. One thing i did was find a bunch of pictures of me and Kendall and remembered all the fun we had together. And it helped! I still miss her, but good friends and family helped with that.
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Kkrmr324
Kkrmr324 posted in Family Issues:
A few months ago,my friend Kendall died of cancer. It was really hard to "get over it"; because really you dont just get over it. One thing i did was find a bunch of pictures of me and Kendall and remembered all the fun we had together. And it helped! I still miss her, but good friends and family helped with that.
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Tennis123
why are you allowing that to control your happiness? why can't you have true happiness instead of chasing some dream for momentary satisfaction? You're 12. This is when your core beliefs, values, and outlooks on life start. Don't mess it up choosing to be sad over something like that.
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