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Best Clogs/Slippers for Your Next Trip to the Beach

Clogs and slippers for beach trip
James Francisco

For many sneakerheads, the pain is worth the gain—dreading the discomfort of coveted silhouettes just to take a couple of fit pics to populate their respective feeds. Retreating to the tropics, however, entail embracing a different aesthetic, one slated with linen tops and stylish trunks, as footwear, more than not, is left out of the limelight.

Unquestionably, there aren’t many options that align with the themes of utility and style, although donning a couple of classic clogs and slippers would never miss. Whether trotting along the city streets or through the sand, footwear remains catalytic for style culmination—it all just comes down to which speaks multitudes to the individual.  

It’s common knowledge that not all (if most) sneakers aren’t fit for the beach, given their fragile materials when immersed in the naturals. Despite this, some alternatives breathe flavor and expression, even while walking along its shores.

Birkenstock Arizona EVA ‘Metallic Anthracite’/’Black’

Where to buy (Men’s): Lazada

Where to buy (Women’s): Lazada

Price: PHP 3,411

Braving the centuries, Birkenstock reaps timelessness rooted in its intricate and ethical manufacturing processes. The Germany-manufactured sandal relevance seeps into the present with its timeless design and utility. Its ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) material drapes across an array of silhouettes—from Arizona to Tatacoa, providing a water-friendly alternative to the classics, grounded on comfort, durability, and flexibility components.

Crocs Classic Clog ‘White’

Where to buy (Unisex): Lazada

Price: PHP 3,083

The 00s saw the rise, demise, and resurgence of the Croc, providing a reformation of sorts to its clog origins. Its chunky mold populated with holes on the upper invites the creative within to integrate a dash of personality through the brand’s variety of Jibbitz (or Crocs charms) widely available. Posing similarities in texture to rubber, the 21-year-old brand integrates CrosliteTM—a proprietary resin material produced in-house. Brimming with elastomeric qualities, the Boulder, Colorado release promotes ease of wash and flexibility through their silhouettes. 

Havaianas Unisex Top One Piece Flip Flops ‘Rust’

Where to buy (Unisex): Lazada

Price: PHP 1,649

Undisposed to the changing times, slippers or flip-flops (locally referred to as tsinelas) are a prominent component of Filipino culture. Whether used for walking on various terrains, as a primary tool for games, or (even at times) a weapon of mass destruction, its heritage dates back centuries—with Havaianas pioneering its rubber-based movement in the present. Inspired by Japanese zori sandals, the 1962 footwear manufacturer emphasizes its ultra-durability and quality, seeing a spectrum of colors, textures, and collaborations throughout its existence. 

Best suited for the inner Bartolomeos, the ‘Rust’ rendition pays tribute to the extensive ongoing 1064-episode anime, with a Monkey D. Luffy-inspired pair from the series.

Merrell Hydro Moc Elements ‘Air’

Where to buy (Men’s): Lazada

Where to buy (Women’s): Lazada

Price: PHP 2,940.00

A surging competitor to classic clogs, Merrell’s outdoor utility meshed with a clog-like structure brings shivers down the industry’s spine. The Hydro Moc incorporates a sleeker and narrower composition (similar to Converse versus the world) compared to industry stalwarts though the comfort and ergonomic foundation amplify the capabilities and lengths of the Rossignol ski company design. Merrell’s clog integrates lightweight IMEVA construction for “weightless comfort,” quick drying, and the secure slip-on ease with the strap on the rear. The Merrell silhouette’s value proposition is rooted in its price and accessibility, being relatively affordable and accessible nationwide.

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