Havaianas – A Pioneer in Flip-flop Trends

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Havaianas Malaysia is a fashion footwear brand that is very popular among Gen Z. The company was established in 1962 in Brazil, inspired by the Japanese Zori sandal. While the original sandal was made from woven rice straw soles and cloth straps, Havaianas substituted the straw soles with premium Brazilian rubber. You can still notice the rice grain design on Havaianas sandals as a reminder of its origins. 

The brand name Havaianas is derived from the Portuguese word for Hawaiians. Interestingly, it was the first rubber flip-flops to be patented. This is why other flip-flops in the market are considered a knock-off of the novel Havaianas. Havaianas slippers are famous for their comfort. It is because the Brazilian rubber soles used in the flip-flops are super lightweight, durable, non-slippery, and heat-resistant.

Since the 1990s, Havaianas shoes have dominated the flip-flop fashion scene and have frequently graced fashion magazines with their latest arrivals and new designs. Through the years, the brand has established a strong presence with its unique styles and patterns. 

Havaianas styles- Innovation at its best

In the beginning, Havaianas featured white insoles with colored straps and outsoles. The original color scheme for their slippers was white and blue. Due to its low price range and availability, nearly everyone in Brazil owned a pair of Havaianas.

The company continued to evolve and introduced inverted soles in the 90s so that the colored outsole faced upwards. This created the appearance of a monochrome slipper. Later, the brand grabbed celebrity attention with its line of eight solid-colored flip-flops called Havaianas Top. 

The turning point for Havaianas was its product line that was launched before the 1998 World Cup. Featuring the Brazilian flag icon in the strap, the flip-flop designs were a hit among consumers despite the Brazilian team losing the championship. 

The brand came up with its Top Mix line when customers started buying two pairs to mix and match the footbeds and straps. The flip-flops from this line had a dual-colored strap that created unique colorways. The Top Mix continues to be one of their best-selling lines.

Havaianas launched its Slim flip-flop style, especially for women. The slippers have a narrow footbed and slimmer straps for a more feminine look. This product line has the most styles and designs, including prints, flatforms, popping colors, metallic, and even Swarovski charms.

Size guide- How to choose your Havaianas

Havaianas uses Brazilian sizing for its flip-flops. Most slipper styles are created so that each size comfortably fits two conventional sizes. Since Brazilian sizing is different from European and US sizes, it’s best to refer to the Havaianas size chart to find your perfect fit.

Since the brand is available worldwide, you might notice different sizes listed on your Havaianas. The company uses Brazilian sizing as its base for all conversions and comparisons. This is why you will find the Brazilian size encircled on your Havaianas.

The method is pretty straightforward if you want to measure the size of your Havaianas flip-flops. You should measure it diagonally from the center of the heel to the big toe. Measuring the underside of the sole is recommended to avoid the straps from getting in your way.

Havaianas slides and espadrilles are a larger make, so if you are planning to buy one, we recommend going down a full size. So, if your usual size is 33/34 in Havaianas in flip-flops, you should go for size 33 for the two mentioned styles.

FAQs about Havaianas

  1. Where are Havaianas made?

Havaianas flip-flops are made or designed in Brazil.

  1. How can I clean my Havaianas flip-flops?

Havaianas flip-flops are made from Brazilian rubber. Therefore, you should clean them with a mild detergent and avoid using harsh chemicals such as bleach. The best way to get rid of dirt is to immerse the flip-flops in warm soapy water for a few minutes. After soaking, use a soft cleaning sponge or brush to scrub away any dirt or grime. Finally, rinse your Havaianas flip-flops and flaunt them as soon as they dry out.

  1. How long do Havaianas shoes last?

Havaianas products are durable, but their resilience depends on factors such as frequency of use, product care, type of use, and type of ground, among others.

  1. Where can I buy Havaianas in Malaysia?

You can visit the Havaianas Malaysia store for in-store purchases or buy Havaianas online.

Here are the various locations where you can find Havaianas stores in Malaysia.

  • KL- Mid Valley Megamall
  • KL- Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
  • KL- Sungei Wang Plaza
  • KL- Sunway Pyramid
  • KL- Sunway Velocity Mall
  • Putrajaya- IOI City Mall

Havaianas is one of Atome’s partner merchant

Havaianas isn’t your ordinary flip-flop. It is made from premium Brazilian rubber that offers maximum comfort and durability. Due to the material used and the originality in styles, Havaianas are priced higher than standard flip-flops on the market. To make it easier for consumers to buy its products, the company has partnered with a buy-now-pay-later service called Atome

With Atome, consumers can buy Havaianas shoes using easy interest-free monthly payment plans. Read on to learn how Atome’s services work and how you can pay for your Havaianas.

How does Atome work?

Headquartered in Singapore with over 15,000 partnered merchants and available in 10 markets, Atome offers its users the choice and convenience of flexible payment options for a variety of products and services. The app allows shoppers to split their purchases over three interest-free monthly payments by scanning a partner retailer’s in-store QR code or upon website checkout. By splitting their payments, Atome users will be able to better manage their budget while making quality products and services more reachable. 

Scan QR code to download the Atome app
Scan QR to download the Atome app

You can even keep track of your payment schedule under “Bills” in Atome’s app

Download the app now to get a welcome voucher of RM15 that you can use on your first purchase. 

How to pay at Havaianas with Atome

  1. Scan the QR code from Atome’s app for purchases in-store.
  2. Select Atome as your preferred payment medium when checking out of Havaianas’ online store. 
  3. Enter your user details when redirected.
  4. Pay the 1/3rd of your Havaianas bill and defer the remaining payment.

Shop Havaianas for trendy flip-flops

Havaianas are perfect for a day out on the beach or a summer luncheon. Get your hands on a pair of stylish Havaianas for an effortlessly chic look. Don’t forget to pay with Atome to enjoy monthly payments. Now you can be a fashionista without breaking the bank or overspending your monthly budget.

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