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..
- Havaianas is Portuguese for Hawaiians.
- 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.
- Travelling salesmen in their vintage Volkswagen vans would take Havaianas throughout the countryside cities in Brazil and sell Havaianas directly from their vans.
- 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.
- The Havaianas “Top” style was initially only available in 8 different shades, now the Havaianas “Top” style is available in over 15 different colors.
- 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.
- 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.