If your idea of the perfect flip-flop is something light and minimal that dries quickly when wet and isn't overly contoured, then the Reef Leather Uptown is a great shoe to consider. While we find it a bit pricey for what you get, it's a well-made sandal that can handle a lot of use. The simple design is stylistically versatile, pairing easily with everything from a swimsuit and shorts to a casual dress for drinks out on the town. While it's not the appropriate choice for complicated terrain or long hikes, the Leather Uptown is great for the beach, pool, or simple urban adventures.
Very similar in design but slightly more plush and moldable is the Rainbow Single Layer Premier. If you want to go even cushier and spend less dough, the North Face Base Camp Lite, our Best Buy for Sporty Adventures, is a fantastic option for just $35.