These grippy, hard-wearing flops had us ditching shoes daily, thanks to a compression-molded insole with a supersoft (but still supportive) foam top layer. They're the best case for spending a few more bucks on a sandal. [$70; olukai.com]
Photograph by Michael Pirrocco
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