Havaiana Jandals are the worlds (and definitely Kiwi’s) favourite flip-flops.  They’re fun, durable and have been described by many as giving a feeling of walking on clouds.

If you’re not wearing a pair of Havianas yet jump online and grab a pair from our havaianas sale (oh, and they’re a perfect addition to Christmas stockings for the whole family)

I’ve compiled a list of 7 fun facts for you to enjoy..

  1. Havaianas is Portuguese for Hawaiians.
  2. The first pair of Havaianas was born in 1962, based on the traditional Japanese sandal known as the Zori, whose soles are made of rice straw.
  3. Travelling salesmen in their vintage Volkswagen vans would take Havaianas throughout the countryside cities in Brazil and sell Havaianas directly from their vans.
  4. Havaianas were traditionally only available in blue and white. However, a production error produced a batch of green Havaianas, which ended up hitting the marketplace. The reaction was so positive that Havaianas seized the opportunity and started producing brown, yellow and black pairs.
  5. The Havaianas “Top” style was initially only available in 8 different shades, now the Havaianas “Top” style is available in over 15 different colors.
  6. 2006 was the birth of the Havaianas “Slim” style. With a thinner and more delicate strap, women everywhere immediately fell in love with this timeless style.
  7. In Australia, in 2006, Havaianas breaks a Guinness Book record for the longest line formed on the beaches holding rafts in the shape of Havaianas.  Thousands of Australians participate to help break the record.


Grab a pair of Havaianas online today – Loads of colours to choose from and at only $16.99 for Havaianas Tops and $22.99 for the Havaianas Slims you’d be silly not too.