Sorry to hit you with the cold, hard truth like this, but flip-flops are rarely cute. How often do you look at a pair of “toe thong” sandals and think, “Those are chic!” (Hint: almost never.) We’re willing to bet that most people wearing flip-flops are doing so out of convenience rather than for the aesthetic. And we get it — summer sandals should be no-fuss, but would it be too much to ask for them to be stylish, too? Enter the Vionic ‘Pippa’ Flip Flop.
Vionic, the super-comfy shoe brand specializing in orthopedic-approved footwear (they're Oprah’s fave, by the way), made a pair of actually cute flip-flops that won’t ruin your outfit nor your feet. The Pippa style is made with Innovative Orthaheel technology to provide orthotic support, meaning these shoes are ultra-comfy and perfect for anyone looking for plantar fasciitis relief. (And yes, they have the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance, so you know they’re good.)
Just ask the reviewers on Nordstrom.com. User susankathleen writes, “Vionic sandals are the only ones with a firm enough and high enough arch for my feet. They are keeping me from getting plantar fasciitis. I’m glad they finally have some attractive ones. These are cute, and the leather is very soft.”
TJinChicago loves them for their stylish design, writing, “Another flip flop that combines the ultimate in comfort with fashion forward style. The rose gold has just the perfect amount of shine without being obnoxious and feel super soft.”
The Vionic Pippas come in three different colorways (clean white, black leather, and rose gold). Take them with you to the beach or for a nice stroll through the park in your favorite sundress. We can see it now: These flip-flops are about to become our go-to summer shoes.
Oh, and did we mention the white leather colorway is on sale at Nordstrom right now? You can grab yourself a pair for 35% off — just be sure to shop them before they sell out. We can’t promise a deal this good will stick around much longer.