Singaporeans love their flip flops, and it’s easy to see why. We’re in the thick of a sweltering summer season all year round, so it’s hard to find a suitable pair of covered shoes that don’t leave your feet sweaty and uncomfortable by the end of the day. However, considering the decidedly un-fashionable reputation that this type of footwear has, it’s a mean challenge to find versions that are stylish and chic.

But, here’s the good news — gone are the days where flip flops were restricted to standard rubber versions that Aunties wear. In recent seasons, designers have been introducing a fresh crop of styles that are tres chic, comfortable and even glamourous!

Here are 12 pairs that we know you will love.

1. Thora Sandals in metallic snake skin, $230 from Tory Burch

2. Miller leather sandals, $305 from Tory Burch

3. Salvatore Ferragamo Mare Thong Sandals, $490 from Shopbop


4. Rene Caovilla Swarovski crystal-embellished sandals, $1,533 from Net-A-Porter


5. Isabel Marant Alexia leather sandals, $441 from mytheresa

6. Valia gabriel Cabarete braided leather sandals, $185 from Net-A-porter

7. Horsebit-detailed leather sandals, $630 from Gucci


8. Gold detail sandals, $46.90 from Charles & Keith

9. Metal toe ring flats, $46.90 from Charles & Keith

10. Valentino PVC Lace Flip-Flop Sandal, $423 from Neiman Marcus

11. Aileron + Gareth Pugh Flip Flops, $100 from Melissa

12. Pollen special II flip flops, $99 from Melissa

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