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Havaianas - are they worth it? Has anyone had any success with the fake ones on the High Street?
I love Havaianas. I bought mine in Brazil in 2004 and literally live in them every summer and they're still going strong, although a little thinner in the front. Well worth the money. They have black and white plain ones on Asos right now for £14.75
Another vote for Havaianas - and I was very sceptical untill I actually bought a pair (Amazon special, £8). They are somehow more comfortable, feel more substantial, and don't wear out so quickly. Oh and for some odd reason they don't make the area in between your toes sore!
it's the rubber they're made of, Im not sure, but that's why they dont rub, wear out quickly or squeek when you wear them. I doubt you'd get 5+ years of use out of a cheap pair. Everyone, from rich to poor wears them in Brazil.
i have just bought my third pair off ebay for £12. i think they are real, i dont really know how to tell the difference but bought one of the pairs with the heel strap and they are the same as the others i got for £12 too. i am 29 and only jsut trained mt feet to wear toe post ones, and am over the moon now i can. i have a bit of a fetish!
i tihnk the confyness( if thats a word) comes form what they are madeo f and where the strap ends at the side of the foot. i have them where it goes too far under my foor iyswim and they rubbed
i just bought a violet pair, cant wait to get them!