I guess it really depends on what I am doing. If I am going to be out for a while I would prefer a good pair of sandals. If I am just taking the trash out or making a quick errand I will gladly put on a pair of flip flops. Even on cooler days I have been known to where toe socks with flip flops. I am particular about the style of the sandal though, I will not take a real flat sandal. If that were the case I would just wear flip flops.