There’s no shortage of controversy on the topic of guys in flip flops, especially for urban dwellers like myself. But for now, I’m going to skirt that issue entirely, because I’m not looking at this pair from Havaianas and thinking about how to work them into my daily footwear rotation. I’m thinking about how nice a day at the beach sounds. And even the most stringent anti-flip-floppers have to admit that the whole game changes when you’re able to see the ocean. Sand, surf, SPF 70—I’m not exactly the “bronzing” type—and a pair of kicks that are perfectly suited to the situation? I think everyone can get on board with that.