The controversial shoe will be a huge trend this summer.

By Alexis Bennett
Jun 07, 2019 @ 11:15 am
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It's extremely hard to make flip-flops look chic. No matter the context, rubbery thong sandals don't exactly look fresh off the runway. But when the minimal silhouette is combined with a sleek heel, they are elevated into what's about to be summer's next big shoe trend.

Several brands are leaning into the design, from the Kate Middleton-approved label Gianvito Rossi to the Instagram-famous brand Cult Gaia. And Kendall Jenner, always an early adopter of trends like fanny packs and Matrix-inspired sunglasses, was out and about today in a pair of heeled flip-flops.

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Some of InStyle's editors are definitely on the fence about this trend, but I can't lie. Heeled flip-flops are speaking to my soul. The early 2000s Britney Spears within me can't wait to wear a pair this summer. I mean, how could you say no to the cute designs below?

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Shop It: Simon Miller Beep Sandals, $370; net-a-porter.com.

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Shop It: Cult Gaia Jasmin Leather Sandals, $390; net-a-porter.com.

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Shop It: Gianvito Rossi Calypso Sandals, $695; net-a-porter.com.

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Shop It: Jeffrey Campbell, Brink Kitten Heel Flip-Flops, $88; shopbop.com.

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Shop It: Calvin Klein Monty Thong Sandal, $48; nordstrom.com.

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