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Havaianas Flip Flops

Updated on August 4, 2017

Havaianas flip flops are one of the comfiest light-weight styles of footwear to adorn summer feet. Light, durable and soft as butter and the ultimate in rubber chic. Without doubt one of the most comfortable flip flops on the market today.

For those that prefer a lightweight style of footwear - you can't go wrong with these flip flops. Whilst allowing your feet to stay cool in the summer, they somehow manage to look good and almost feel like a treat for your feet.

The following flip flop review is all about Havaianas, the different types, styles and what's so great about wearing and owning them. Plus you'll get to know where they're made and a little about how these fashionable flip flops first came into being.

Havaianas flip flops have been around since the sixties, although they didn’t really hit the world in a global sense until the start of 2000/2001.

Picked up by fashionatas and celebrities alike, the funky flip flop had finally arrived. Since then, they’ve been worn to the beach, to work and simply because they're a great confrot shoe..

For casual and formal occasions alike - Havaianas have even been known to put in appearances at weddings, not to mention the Oscars.

And we all know what happens when a hot and happening famous body - or pair of feet - wanders down the red carpet adorned in the latest new footwear or clothing styles ...

Havaianas Wedding Flip Flops

Apparently, Havaianas wedding flip flops exist - though I believe that it's more likely that women and men buy a style and color that resemble the usual footwear colors found at weddings.

To be fair, as I wear my Havaianas flip flops from sun up to sun down and I can’t fault them. And I'd get married in a pair, should the need ever arise.

From the soft texture to the comfortable ‘no blister’ toe post I've no doubt that Havaianas are the Rolls Royce of flip flops.

They come in an array of different designs, from flats to wedges and are aimed at men, women and children alike.

One of the best things about Havaianas is the fact that they are so customisable. You can interchange the thongs - matching (or not) the thongs to the dizzying array of bases. The thongs come in two styles .- single toe post or sling backs.

The single variety means you flip-flop when walking, the sling back type keeps the base better attached to your foot. On top of that you can add small inexpensive studs - in a variety of different designs - to your flip flops. There are flowers, small gem stones, animals - the array is quite broad.

The range of colours and patterns that you'll find with the havaianas flip flops brand is exhausting – there are block colours, flower patterns, swirls, animal prints and logo designs. My personal favourites are from the Hibiscus range with the Indian print a close second.

When you add the standard designs/ colours to the fact that you can also personalise them, it's fair to say that you can end up purchasing a sandal that's not only of excellent quality - they can also be very very unique.

Havaianas Brasil

The most popular style, Havaianas Brasil, comes in womens and mens as well as a range of various colors. Not a bad style and well within most budgets.

I recently bought a new pair of Havaianas flip flops - a pair of Flash Slim. I spent a happy half hour deciding between the flat or mid-wedge and which colour/pattern.

I ended with a black pair, though I had the new-style ‘urban’ thong swapped for the original design.

Ten minutes later I’d had the saleswoman add a diamante stud to the left flip flop and a flower to the other and I was ready to hit the road.

I put mine to the test last night by wearing them to a night of Abba. Mamma Mia no less. I danced, jigged around and thoroughly abused my feet.

Were they aching? Absolutely not. They were resting on Havaianas secret rubber blend! Although I think I may have been better leaving the original thong in place.

I stepped out of them once or twice …

Havaianas

Having said that, I truly can’t find fault with my Havaianas flip flops. They really are supremely comfortable. You can customise them and bling them up to your hearts desire. They’re original, funky and fun.

And inexpensive. You can clad your feet in a pair of Havaianas flip flops from around £15 - £20 - and Havaianas can be bought online or at shopping malls/ stores.

Go on. Treat your feet

 

Havaianas Baby

NB: I have added this comment, 19/08/09, because I came across one or two negative comments about Havaianas in general. I continue to wear mine on a daily basis. I have trekked up steep, rocky hills in them. Worn them to the beach, general day-to-day living.

I usually wear one pair and I can vouch for their durability. I don't have a share in selling Havaianas, I am not affiliated with them in any way, so I've nothing to gain by recommending them.

I genuinely have walked hundreds upon hundreds of miles in mine. They remain as comfortable today as they did when I first bought them. Don't be put off by negative responses. And also bear in mind that I'm heavy footed and really do put my flip-flops through the grinder!

 

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      honey 6 years ago

      havainas are very colorful more designs, expensive but I think its not worth it, because its not durable and it wont even last for a year.

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      \Brenda Scully 8 years ago

      yeah do that I think it would be better

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      Andria 8 years ago

      Brenda - I'll see if I can put a link into the article. Makes it easier I think :)

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      \Brenda Scully 8 years ago

      well they look good enough for me too, may click also, loved the hub..... seems you can get anything from Amazon these days

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      Andria 8 years ago

      Cris - hey :) My last pair were the slingbacks - but I had the thong swapped to a normal toe post. I like the flipping flopping feel. Having said that, I'm after a semi-wedge in black, with the slingback thong. For nights out dancing ... dinking ... you know!

      ralwus - heyyyy nice one! As Cris says, they're pretty darn tough. I hope she loves them!

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      ralwus 8 years ago

      Well Froggy, you made some money off of me through a click, Wee One ordered hers. thanks

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      FD

      I have a pair (black with slingbacks) and it's been with me for at least 5 years. Yeah, they're some of the toughest around.

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      Andria 8 years ago

      Christoph - Now that's a pity! I think some of the mens are fab - a little more confy looking in my opinion.

      And no lol, two will do ;)

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      Christoph Reilly 8 years ago from St. Louis

      I don't wear flip-flops, but if I did, I'd get some of these because you sold me!

      P.S. Do you have to wear 4 at one time?

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      Andria 8 years ago

      Candie - lol no sleepovers! No room at the inn. And a distinct lack of marmalade! And just once. Havaianas. Tis easy for me. Another talent I have ...

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      Candie V 8 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Ok, so change of venue... all to Frog's home to stay and shop!! So frog, how many times do you type the word havaianas and have to go back and retype? FP- we would have been wonderful house guests!!

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      Andria 8 years ago

      Candie - lol I don't know if you'll like my cooking. But I'm sure you'll love the Havaianas!

      Fortune - ye of little faith lol!

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      Feline Prophet 8 years ago

      Wait a minute Candie, I didn't mention anything about cooking and cleaning! I'll take you to where the best flip flops are but for the rest you will have to pray for a miracle! :P

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      Candie V 8 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      We'll all go to FP's home, and stay for , like an entire month, and buy a pair of flip flops and let her cook for us and clean up after us!! It'll be great! Thanks for inviting us FP!!

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      Andria 8 years ago

      Jerilee - I hope they're all over Florida feet ... Havaianas are what rubber was invented for ;)

      Feline - now I've had a pair of Indian flip flops or two in my time. Have a few friends that hail from your neck of the woods!

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      Feline Prophet 8 years ago

      Come to India if you gals want really attractive and reasonably priced flip flops! :)

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      Jerilee Wei 8 years ago from United States

      I'm sure they are everywhere here in Florida and I just didn't notice. I'll be checking them out. Thanks for keeping me enlightened.

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      Andria 8 years ago

      Candie - yep available online. Everywhere pretty much!

      fortune - easy to buy online and available in the USA, UK and Australia ... plus lots of smaller suppliers :)

      Janetta - I hope so, they're brilliant. And cool. And chic. Don't got Havaianas? Don't got nothing ... lol ;)

      Naz - they're better, basically. Tougher and more comfortbale. They use a special rubber blend that cheaper flip flops don't contain. And you can customise them in hundreds and hundreds of different ways!

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      nazishnasim 8 years ago

      I'm still confused; what's the difference between Havaianas flip flops and flip flops? *scratches her helmet*

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      Janetta 8 years ago

      Geez frog--I think you started something here!

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      Candie V 8 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Dori - google the name and there's an official web site, I just found it!! crazy!! I want one of each!

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      fortunerep 8 years ago from North Carolina

      can you give me a link to purchase them, I like the gold ones.

      dori

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      Candie V 8 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      I want a pair like the black and the gold ones at the end!! Love them! Are they available on line or what?

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      Andria 8 years ago

      ralwus - cleverly spotted ... it's Portuguese for 'Hawaiian'. Top marks :)

      Janetta - that would be an affirmative. I just adore flip flop feet! And Good Frogdroplet - flip flop feet are part of the uniform ...

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      Janetta 8 years ago

      Something tells me you like flip flops lol

      I do too! I wear mine all the time! My husband makes fun of them, but it doesn't stop me-- I have them in every color. Of course mine are from Old Navy, but they're generally the same ;)

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      ralwus 8 years ago

      Havaianas, is that Spanish or Potuguese or what?

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      Andria 8 years ago

      ethel - seriously, if you get the chance, try a pair out. I know you can buy flip flops a lot cheaper but these really are worth paying a bit more for. And you don't have to buy loud and colourful ones - there's plenty of block-coloured one's too :)

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      Eileen Kersey 8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Shall have to look out for these. My poor old feet need comfort these days.