These Olukai Ohana Flip Flops Are Proof Sandals Can Be Comfy and Supportive—and They’re on Sale

“No other sandal comes close to the comfort and support your feet will have in these.”
By Braelyn Wood
August 20, 2020
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We should all be cherishing the end of summer with days spent swimming, sunbathing, and sporting our favorite sandals. And if you’re missing out on the last one, it’s not too late to find the perfect pair. In fact, Nordstrom shoppers have you covered with the Olukai Ohana Flip Flop ($47, nordstrom.com ), a lightweight slip-on sandal with more than 1,000 perfect 5-star reviews. 

Currently marked down in Nordstrom’s 2020 Anniversary Sale , the sleek style is being called the “most comfortable flip flop” by reviewers. That’s because the lightweight design is made with a plush EVA base that provides cushioning, shock absorption, and, most importantly, arch support. It’s pre-molded to conform to the foot, but compresses over time for an even better fit (although the arch support stays fully intact, shoppers say). 

A hand-crafted strap rounds out the construction. It’s thick enough to ensure the shoe feels sturdy against your foot, but not so chunky that it ruins the aesthetic of the design. It’s also water-resistant, like the rest of the shoe, with a fast-drying lining that won’t uncomfortably rub or chafe against the skin post-swim. 

You can also forget about slips or falls in these comfy kicks. The rubber outsole has razor-siped edges, a.k.a. a bunch of tiny slits that add traction for even slipperiest surfaces. Reviewers say they’ve safely worn the sandals in a variety of places, including on wet coral and sharp lava rocks, without any incident.

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To buy: Olukai Ohana Flip Flop , $47 (was $70), nordstrom.com

Better yet, the chunky sandals arrive ready-to-wear without any break-in time. That means you can treasure the last days of warm weather in your new shoes without fear of blisters. In fact, shoppers say you can comfortably wear the shoes for up to 14 hours of walking—which is probably why so many people admit to owning multiple pairs of the Ohana flip flops

“I love thongs but my knees and feet couldn't take it anymore,” wrote one 5-star reviewer . “My feet pronate and I can't wear many flat shoes, including cheap flip flops. Then I found the Ohana sandal. It has excellent arch support and is a dream to wear all day long. I bought one pair and wanted one in a fun color, so I chose the turquoise and love them even more than my first.”

Another agreed : “No other sandal comes close to the comfort and support your feet will have in these. Amazing arch support and [they] seem to alleviate joint stress. I slip these on (have 4 pairs!) when I get home or on the weekend. I would wear them all the time if I could. Simple, and simply the best.”

And while you’ll typically have to cough up almost $100 for a pair of these supportive flip flops (which reviewers argue are worth the money), you can score them for 33% off right now. That makes your hardest choice deciding between the 6 vibrant colorways. But don’t take too long: The sale ends August 30, taking this unbeatable price with it.

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