With humble beginnings, the first pair of Havianas was born in 1962. Back then, the sandal was based on the traditional Japanase sandal known as the Zori. The Zori's rice straw sole inspired a continuing theme in Havaianas sandals, with rubber soles that are textured like rice grains. By 1964, practically every worker in Brazil wore a pair, and it wasn't long before these sandals were even listed by the Brazilian government as a fundamental product - just like rice and beans!
As the brand has grown, so has the expansion of colours and patterns - giving Havaianas fans the opportunity to show off their personality through their footwear. One of the most notable styles can be found in the Brasil flip flops, with the Brazilian flag proudly flown across the strap. In recent times, Havaianas have paired up with the Ecological Research Institute to create the IPE line. When a pair of IPE flip flops is sold, Havaianas have guaranteed 7% of the sales will be donated to conserve the flora and fauna of the Atlantic Rainforest, Amazonia and Pantanal.
Evidently, this brand has a rich history that is full of forward-thinking fashion and innovation. These flip flops are truly a summer favourite, and as Havaianas often say themselves:
"It is always summertime somewhere in the world!"