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Where does the Havaianas name come from?

Havaianas means “Hawaiians” in Portuguese, inspired by the namesake holiday destination which perfectly embodies the endless summer lifestyle and is so similar to the Brazilian life-style.  

Where did the inspiration to create the first Havaianas style come from?

The design of Havaianas was inspired by the Japanese sandal model, known as Zori, consisting of thin rice straw sole and fabric straps. To adapt the Japanese model to the Brazilian market, Alpargatas used rubber as a raw material and the rice grain format for the texture of the insole. And so were born the famous Havaianas.