As I’ve gotten older (I’ll be 22 for the 10th time on my next birthday) I’ve begun to better understand the necessity in spending a little extra money on quality and investing in a product that will last. The fact will always remain that you get what you pay for, and it’s a lesson that I plan on instilling in my children.
Everyone at some point or another makes a particularly regretful purchase. I had a decidedly frightening experience the other day: While attempting to close my curtains, the $9.00 curtain rod that I’d purchased from a “big box” retailer came down and attacked me after I’d given it a gentle tug. An even better example? Who can forget being in grade school, and while attempting to make a run for the bus, the strap on the $3.00 flip flops that your mom bought for you at the local drugstore pops mid stride sending you tumbling in a flurry of arms and legs. Attack of the “cheaps”!
This brings me to my friends over at Havaianas – A retailer that pride themselves on making quality sandals and shoes from the finest of materials. They’re the ultimate retailer for the uber flip flop lover.
Founded all the way back in 1962, the shoe was inspired by the typical Zori Japanese sandal. They were trendy, and much sought after – so much so that by 1990 everyone in the notoriously sexy and stylish country of Brazil was wearing them; thus, their then aptly penned slogan “Havaianas – Everyone wears them”. They were worn by everyone from the kiddies to the retirees – and so is the case today.
Havaianas is known for having made popular the trend of turning the plain white side of their flip flops downwards, leaving a colorful (and even customizable) pattern facing upward. In 2004 the sandals had become so popular that a special edition was created that featured an 18 karat gold finish.
Customizations and gold embellishments?
Havaianas are by far the Cadillac of flip-flops, and it would seem that you truly haven’t “arrived” until you own a pair.
If a high quality product is something that’s important to you and your family, Havaianas shoes and sandals are definitely the way to go. Spending a little more for something that will endure is always a wise decision.
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