Do a Google search on “summer’s hottest thongs” and the majority of your results will be way NSFW. We’ve helped you out by starting a list of the trendiest flip flops to set your toes free this summer. Below are my four favorites, but the list won’t be complete without your input. Can’t spend a day at the beach without a particularly pretty pair of thongs? Tell us all about ‘em in the comments section.
1. Cole Haan’s Air Haylee thongs ($175) combine golden glam with ultimate comfort. They may look simply chic, but hidden beneath those gold leather insoles is strategically placed Nike Air cushioning so you can strut all day.
2. Uggs don’t immediately spring to mind when you think of summer shoes, but the same sheepskin that keeps your tootsies warm in the winter acts as a moisture wicking agent in these Laguna Thongs ($80). So instead of being suffocated, your toes will stay dry when warm weather hits.
3. Emilio Pucci's Patent Thongs ($395) are like flamingos in a flock of pigeons. The vibrant, pearly swirls of salmon and magenta ensure that your shoes will stand out when paired with a simple, breezy dress or a swimsuit and sarong.
4. Old Navy's Flip-Flopsare a staple of laid-back summer wardrobes. Buy your favorite color in bulk or stock up on pairs in every color of the rainbow. At $3.50 a pop or $5 for two pairs, it’s practically a summertime crime not to buy as many pairs as you can fit in your beach bag.