New “Shoes”! Gold Havaianas flip-flops

If you read my Holiday Shoes post last month, you’ll know that as well as buying a pair of flip-flops while I was on vacation, I also took a pair with me. The last thing I needed, then, was another pair of flip-flops.


For years now, I’ve heard people talking about how comfortable Havaianas are. And while navy and black  are all well and good, I kept finding myself hankering after the more versatile gold flip-flops I’d had to throw out last year, which is how I came to find myself standing in line at Macy’s and purchasing yet another pair of flip-flops.

In my defence, they were only $8 in the sale. And I am crazy.

Anyway, it turned out to be a fairly useful purchase, because I got a lot of wear out of them on holiday, and have been wearing them around the house, too, since I got home. They’re the kind of shoes you can throw on and not have to worry about getting them wet, or hurting your feet, and that, after all, is what flip-flops are all about.

Are they they most comfortable flip-flops in the world? Nah. I mean, sure, they’re comfortable, but as far as I can tell, they’re not much more comfortable than any other flip-flops I’ve owned, which confirms what I’ve long suspected about these shoes. Still, I’m pleased I bought them – there’s always room for another pair of shoes in the Shoeper Shoe Closet. Just don’t tell Shoeperman I said that…


  • Havaianas came to Lebanon this year, and like every other crazy footwear trend (crocs, berkinstocks) everyone started rushing to get one.
    Some of them are pretty (gold, purple), but other ones look like any other cheap pair of flip flops found at the 99 cents store. Yet they were being sold here for $20-$80… which is ridiculous. I tried them on one time, and I agree they’re not all that they’re hyped up to be… not THAT comfortable…
    I would get a pair if they were at the price you got it for (or less), but at the price they’re being sold here… it’s ridiculous I’d rather buy heels.

    • Yeah, I wouldn’t have bought them if they’d been any more expensive – curiosity got the better of me, and I was in the market for a gold pair 🙂 I’ve worn them non-stop this week, though – they make great dog walking shoes!

  • Oh, I saw a photo where I am wearing Havaianas – at the age of 4! Well, they are produced in my country… but that was the last time I guess I wore them. I know people are crazy for them, but honestly… I am not. It was an enormous suprise to see the prices their prices here in Europe… they are much much cheaper in Brazil. No comparison… I wouldn’t pay more than 20 euros for them… anyway, people seem to love them.

  • They are stupidly expensive in Australia and since they’re not better than a regular pair of thongs, that’s what I’d get instead.

  • Lets face it, almost any classic flip-flop that’s built to sandal quality is going to be really comfortable – I’ve been wearing the same pair indoors for the last couple of years (except when the weather’s really cold), and dread the day they’ll eventually wear out! 🙂

    • Yeah, I’ve never really noticed a big difference between different flip-flops. I never know what to say when people ask me for comfort recommendations regarding them – I always just think, “Well, they’re flip-flops, they’re all more or less the same.” My suspicions were confirmed in this case, but because they were on sale they were cheaper than the ones they’re replacing, so I’m happy 🙂

  • Reef flip flops are the most comfortable I’ve found! Had the same pair for years and they wash up nicely so keep looking like new!

  • I like Teva flip flops. Yes, I know, Teva is responsible for the hiking sandal, which, in my opinion, is one of the great abominations of fashion. However, their flip flops have cushy soles and soft, durable fabric straps in a number of patterns and thicknesses. They’re about $30 a pair, so they’re not exactly cheap, but they are pretty durable.

    As for cheapo disposable flip flops, you can’t go wrong with the 2-for-$5 deal at Old Navy. They have pretty much every color in the rainbow.

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