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What's with Havaianas?

(24 Posts)
moondog Tue 05-Aug-08 19:52:38

How are they any different to the common or garden flip flop??

meglet Tue 05-Aug-08 19:54:14

i saw something in a magazine that made me think they were softer rubber or something. I'd like some.

moondog Tue 05-Aug-08 19:54:42


meep Tue 05-Aug-08 19:55:38

they are very comfy - i've never had a blister - they are just must have flip flops

moondog Tue 05-Aug-08 19:56:29

hmm hmm

NigellaTheOriginal Tue 05-Aug-08 19:57:41

they are special and the hight of coolth if flip flop wearing.

cocolepew Tue 05-Aug-08 19:58:25

They have the name written on them so people will be impressed that you spent well over the odds for 2 pieces of rubber.

moondog Tue 05-Aug-08 19:58:50

I could buy identical for about 15p in localBangladeshi market.

BrownSuga Tue 05-Aug-08 19:58:56

very, very comfy and soft. can walk all day in them, no sore feet. threw out all my other flip flops when I got mine.

BlueDragonfly Tue 05-Aug-08 20:04:13

i tried on havaianas (sp?) and they hurt! Have some super soft 'rocket dog' ones instead and they are LOVELY

NigellaTheOriginal Tue 05-Aug-08 20:31:37

and you can get teensy weensy baby ones with special heel strap that baby can't walk in butlooks good.

missbumpy Tue 05-Aug-08 21:10:53

I agree with moondog. Total nonsense. They're made from the same rubber as all other cheapo flipflops. In fact, in Brazil they are just that...cheapo flip flops, nothing special. It's only because fashion mags have sold them to us as something cool that will turn us into Brazilian models that anyone over here is prepared to pay the outrageous price for them. Just my humble opinion!

dinny Tue 05-Aug-08 21:12:57

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snotbuster Tue 05-Aug-08 21:16:03

I did think they were total nonsense but found some on sale for far less than the usual £20 so bought them. And they were very, very comfy. The soles are definately thicker and softer than on my usual cheapo ones.
But then I lost them on the beach on my holiday sad.

theexmrsfederer Tue 05-Aug-08 22:07:17

they are of thicker, denser rubber

extremely comfortable and kinda mould to ya feet

can walk forever in em

moondog Wed 06-Aug-08 05:28:56

Twenty quid!!
<has fit>

WelliesAndPyjamas Wed 06-Aug-08 05:48:55

but but but even normal flip flops are comfortable to walk in, right?

theexmrsfederer Wed 06-Aug-08 07:43:05

I LOVE flip flops of all types.

Once May comes around, that is flip-flop time for me until September. I find them very comfy but not everyone does I think.

Yeni Wed 06-Aug-08 16:45:02

I was never able to wear flip-flops until I got some Havaianas and I find them incredibly comfortable. I still can't wear the normal type with the foam sole at all.

Carmenere Wed 06-Aug-08 16:49:40

I have about 5 pairs that I got in Brazil for 2 quid each, they are really, really comfy. but not worth 20 quid. The first pair I bought I got in Paris in a sale for about 7 euros about 3 years ago and they are still the ones I wear most. I do love them, but wouldn't pay London prices for them.

BrownSuga Wed 06-Aug-08 17:03:53

they're CAD17, so about £9. Don't know why the UK rips off consumers so much.

Also just bought a trike for DS here, worked out to be £80 but when we lived in UK I saw the same one there for about £200. angry

theexmrsfederer Wed 06-Aug-08 17:40:57

I paid 13 euros for mine in Portugal. I love them but wouldn't pay full price in rip-off Britain.

BreeVanderCampLGJ Wed 06-Aug-08 17:44:08

Carmenere bought me mine.

She told me she paid a fortune for them. wink

Mum2BabyRoo Wed 06-Aug-08 18:19:14

Rip off prices and give me blisters! hmm

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