Thong song Now that chains from Loblaws to Shoppers are hawking classic rubber flips, here's an assortment of decidedly less disposable flats to shuffle around in this summer.
Rough on your feet - and need a pair that will play as hard as you do? Pick up Reef's flip-flops ($55, OverKill , 2130A Queen East, 416-691-4165). You won't be disappointed.
Bring out your inner preppie in these grosgrain ribbon and leather thongs by Faryl Robin ($95, Augustina , 138 Cumberland, 416-922-4248).
When the urge to bedazzle hits, step up to the plate in these faux turquoise and topaz shiners ($110, Labiri Shoes , 531 Danforth, 416-778-6826) by Steve Madden.
Realizing the flip-flop market was far from flopping, walking shoe biggie Rockport stepped out with the Sonja ($50, Rockport , 220 Yonge, 416-597-0646), featuring an easy-on-the-legs rubber outsole and cushiony EVA footbed.
Kick up the glam factor without sacrificing any crunchy goodness in these Silver Gizeh Birkenstocks ($90, the First Step , 6 Alcorn, 416-921-0779).