10 Flipflops That’ll Take You Back to the Early 2000s

Could the slipper trend be making a comeback?

(SPOT.ph) Picture this: It’s 2003 and you’re casually walking around the mall in your brand-new, super stylish, on-trend pair of slippers—and everyone else is, too. Ah, those were the days. Flipflops are probably one of those fads you thought would never return, but with other early aughts trends like animal print, barrettes, and belt bags making a comeback, it looks like it’s only a matter of time. Trendsetters like Kim K (who was one of the first to hop on the recent biker shorts trend) have already been spotted wearing them. Even fashion industry giant Balenciaga recently released a new iteration of the classic thong-style slip-ons. Are you ready for flipflops to make a comeback?

Here are 10 flipflops you can shop now:

Brown Thong Sandals (P1,599) from Charles & Keith

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These flipflops from Charles & Keith will make your feet look elegant yet casual. The soft saddle shade will pair nicely with a boho outfit or some delicate linen pieces. Use a purse with a similar brown tone so your outfit looks extra put-together.

See a list of Charles & Keith branches.

Flat Strappy Sandals (P1,295) from Bershka

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These thong-style slip-ons from Bershka have a cool, modern twist to them thanks to the contrasting colors on the straps and base. They feature a unique square shape on the toe that makes them stand out from your average slippers. Plus, they’ll go with pretty much anything.

See a list of Bershka branches.

Eezay Flipflops (P1,000) from Adidas

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If you thought athleisure looks could only be paired with sneakers, think again. This pair from Adidas will give that same laid-back, effortlessly cool vibe. We love how the white logo really stands out against the black straps—they’re perfect to pair with track pants or boyfriend jeans.

See a list of Adidas branches.

Leather Sandals (P1,690) from H&M

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Though they feature that same forked silhouette on the toe area, the straps on these leather slippers from H&M get thicker around the middle of the foot, allowing for more hold and support than the usual. Their chic snakeskin pattern makes them dressy enough for a day at the office or a Sunday brunch.

See a list of H&M branches.

Flat Leather Thong Sandals (P1,995) from Zara

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As a general rule when wearing flipflops or any open-toed shoes, make sure your feet are spotless. Bonus points if you’ve got a fresh pedicure on. These minimalist leather slippers from Zara will go with any polish or outfit so they’re a great go-to when you don’t want to have to mull over what shoes to wear.

See a list of Zara branches.

Heel Leather Sandals (P2,995) from Mango

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Who says you can’t wear slippers to a fancy event? These white, block-heeled slip-ons from Mango will go with any formal outfit in the same way your fave white sneakers work for all your casual looks. Wear them as a contrasting piece with an all-black or bold-colored outfit if you really want them to stand out.

Available at Mango branches nationwide.

Atlantic Dune Sandals (P1,395) from Under Armour

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Cop these slippers from Under Armour to rock that effortless, just-left-the-gym look. They’ll go great with your cozy, athleisure-style OOTDs. Plus, they come in a ton of cute colors!

See a list of Under Armour branches.

Gizeh Birko-Flor Sandals (P4,850) from Birkenstock

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If you love chunky white sneakers, you’ll love these sandals from Birkenstock. They’ll give you that effortlessly cool normcore vibe, so even your most casual outfits will look like you really put thought into them. The thick soles will give you some added height, so it’s perfect for the, er, vertically challenged. You can slip them on any time you don’t have time to think about what to wear.

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Available at Res Toe Run and Birkenstock branches nationwide.

Dodge Sportswear Flip Flops (P995) from Levi’s

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The red, navy, and white colorway on these flipflops from Levi’s give them a nautical aesthetic that’s perfect for any chill outdoor activities like hitting the beach or even just lounging around outside. The thick strap and rubber sole make this pair extra comfy and durable.

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See a list of Levi’s branches.

Aurora Flip Flops (P1,499) from Neon Island

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Brazilian flip-flop maker Havaianas (who first stole our hearts when the slipper trend first made its rounds in the early 2000s) collaborated with local brand Neon Island to make these gorgeous flip-flops. The bright tropical pattern and metallic straps make this pair a total stand-out piece.

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Neon Island is available at Common Thread in Greenbelt 5 and Power Plant Mall.

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