If the women here aren’t teetering in the highest of heels (which they love) then they are doing the complete opposite with a pair of comfy, colorful flippy floppy’s.
Havaianas were born in 1962 and claim to be the “World’s Best Flip-Flop”. From shopping malls to gas stations, you can find this colorful footwear everywhere you look.
iPanema’s were born in 2001 to capture the beauty and style of Rio de Janerio’s famous Ipanema Beach. These too are widely available across Brazil.
The best news is that both are ridiculously affordable starting as low as $15.
I am fortunate to own several pairs of each brand and can say the both offer serious comfort. I’m inclined to pick Havaianas over iPanema’s only because I enjoy variety of styles better. You color and combination choice are endless.
However, I am now a devoted follower of both and cannot imagine ever buying another pair of Old Navy flip-flops again. Sorry Justin Guarini.