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Havaianas, are they really comfortable?

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Virgil Thu 04-Oct-12 17:56:17

We're off to Disneyworld and I have nothing to wear on my feet. The ancient hush puppy flip flops I took last time have given up on me. My colleague has said Havaianas are super comfortable but they look a bit flimsy.

does anyone have the freedom style or the ones with the slight wedge?

aVentingAngel Sat 06-Oct-12 08:42:56

Consider Reef sandals or flipflops, which you might be able to buy more easily in the USA, especially at the beach. They are less slippy and have a softer (EVA) footbed than Havianas, and have soft fabric thongs.

thenightsky Fri 05-Oct-12 23:27:16

Just come home from Cuba. They cost approx £7 there so stocked up.

for Disney I found by the 2nd day I needed proper supportive trainers with cotton ankle socks.

Meggles76 Fri 05-Oct-12 23:23:09

I have never got on with flip flops and a friend told me to try these. I went for the slight wedge ones as I am short. They are very comfy and I spent most of the summer in them. The only time they rubbed was when I did a 7 mile trek over rough ground.

HoopDePoop Fri 05-Oct-12 23:15:13

This is a nice change from all the boots threads grin

I find them v comfy, yes.

DaPrincessBride Fri 05-Oct-12 23:13:45

My havaianas saw me around Australia, NZ and various parts of Asia - and are still going strongly 5 years on. Love them!

BerthaKitt Fri 05-Oct-12 22:57:37

I would go for Birkenstocks. I have these and have walked for miles on pavements, dodgy Achilles tendon and all, with no discomfort.

ihatethecold Fri 05-Oct-12 22:45:36

I love my haviiana flip flops. So comfy. Last years but I would go for Birkenstocks that have a strap higher up on your foot to hold them on securely.
I wore mine last year at Disney and will do again this yr.

shopalot Fri 05-Oct-12 22:34:20

When we went to Florida I wore my haviannas and they were fine until it rained and then I struggled as I slid in them and they were really uncomfortable. Just a thought to consider.

mamalovesmojitos Fri 05-Oct-12 21:51:20

They are amazing and i wear mine as much as possible. They are very flat which doesn't suit everyone but it suits me.

Bluestocking Fri 05-Oct-12 21:46:56

I should confess that I would not, under any circumstances, be able to bring myself to wear Havaianas - the town I live in is chock-full of braying students, every single one of whom seems to wear them rain or shine, so I have developed an unreasonable dislike of what I am sure is a perfectly inoffensive flipflop.

eurochick Fri 05-Oct-12 15:06:14

They are comfier than other flip flops although mine do rub in one place on top of my foot. I've had them for ages and they last really well, but every year I get the same sore spot from them!

Personally, for a lot of walking, I would buy some light Converse or similar. Somthing like this:

I have a similar pair and they are light and breathable and perfect for walking on flat surfaces (they are no good for rough terrain though, as the soles are so thin).

SewCrafty Fri 05-Oct-12 09:22:21

I love Rocket Dog Sunset ones. Sooo, comfy. They shape to your feet, Thong bits fabric. I'm on my second pair in about 5 years. Otherwise I walked around Disney this year in Birkenstocks.

2blessed2bstressed Fri 05-Oct-12 08:23:58

I too love my havaianas, and have 4 pairs in varying degrees of decomposition, they are so much comfier than other flip flops!
Having said that, if I was going back to DisneyWorld then I would probably be taking a pair of Birkenstocks to wear for walking round the that I've counted up, I realise I have 4 pairs of them as well! I think they are more supportive for your feet when you're walking a lot.
Have a lovely time grin

roughtyping Fri 05-Oct-12 08:16:46

I wore mine walking round Disney/Universal this summer. Soooo comfy. As a PP said though, wear them around the house first so your feet are used to them.

I'm also weird and like flip flop tan lines - the only part of my body that tans is my feet!

BobbiThePanda Fri 05-Oct-12 08:07:10

I've got 4 pairs of Havs . I've been wearing them to death every summer since about 2003 so nearly 10 years and as each pair dies I replace them. I have the ones with a slight wedge because I'm short. They are super comfy (for flip flops). Having said that I'm not sure I'd wear them to walk round Disneyworld for a full day.
I haven't tried the Freedom style you mention but would share the same concern about that back strap rubbing.

theDudesmummy Thu 04-Oct-12 18:23:39

Havaianas are great and longlasting (including in and out of the sea, on rocky beaches for two summers in a row etc)

Bluestocking Thu 04-Oct-12 18:22:31

I love Fitflops flipflops and they put plenty of cushioning between your feet and the street.

Virgil Thu 04-Oct-12 18:20:13

I'm struggling to find anything. There are lots of sandals and flip flops in the sales but they all seem to have hard wooden soles which will obviously be useless.

We went a couple of years ago and I lived in a pair of hush puppy flips flops and they were fine. Can't find the same/similar style now though.

I have two weeks so if I order some and wear them around the house I can see whether they hurt I guess. The is a style called freedom which has a strap around the back but I'm not sure whether they would then rub.

JamInMyWellies Thu 04-Oct-12 18:18:46

Super comfy I wore mine to traipse around Disney this Summer and they were fab.

Or you can be like all the Americans who wore gym gear and running trainers. Which to be honest some days I wish I had gym gear to wear. All that hot sweaty weather in lovely clothes or wear gym stuff with the dry sweat wicking stuff. Not too stupid.

QuickLookBusy Thu 04-Oct-12 18:12:12

Yes they are very comfortable and would stand up to walking miles. I wear them a lot but not for long walks.

Dd wore them constantly on a school trip to France this summer. They did a lot of sightseeing and she said they weren't very supportive and got sore ankles after the second day.

Would you be better off with something more like a light trainer or a sandle?

DonaAna Thu 04-Oct-12 18:08:33

I have many pairs and wear one right now - comfy yes but wear them for a few days around the house first, you need to make sure they will not hurt you (the thong bit is critical).

Folicacid Thu 04-Oct-12 18:07:05

I once walked 10km in a pair an survived. Wouldn't do that again though.

Folicacid Thu 04-Oct-12 18:06:02

They are the fliplops of the Gods. Super comfy, don't rub. I have lots of pairs of flat ones.

If you are going to be walking for miles though, you may want to go for sandals with cushioning.

Annianni Thu 04-Oct-12 18:05:54

I wear the normal style, they are very comfy and last really well too.

Virgil Thu 04-Oct-12 18:05:35

Hot not not !

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