Even in the deep recesses of Northern California, where the beach is a good half-days drive away, when summer starts hitting, a pair of solid flip flops isn't just a good idea, its an obligation. Around here, dudes even wear flip-flops well into the winter, with jeans, with suits; there's a few dudes I know that wore flip-flops at their wedding, and I'd imagine will probably wear them to their funeral. And why not? Flip-flops are like the boiled down essence of a shoe, the least shoe-like shoe possible. But that being said, there's still a world of difference between good flip-flops and bad. Maybe you've never indulged in a decent pair of flip-flops. Maybe you've never indulged in flip-flops at all. Maybe you indulge in both on the reg, and are just looking for your next victim. Whatever the case, you definitely won't go wrong with a pair of Vans Surf flip flops. Like their skate shoes, sneakers, clothing, and pretty much anything else they put their name on, Vans flip-flops are crafted not just for solid style but for ultimate comfort. If you're into the classic leather look, the Chandler Sandals (above in Khaki Blanket) feature the leather upper with manmade sole and beach-appropriate woven blanket detailing. For maximum comfort, the Nexpa Sandals (below in Black/Blue) feature Vans PLUSfoam footbed, for an ultra-cushioned ride all summer long. Find the latest summer sandals from Vans online now at Trucker.