Bringing Joy to your feet since 1962. The name Havaianas is Portuguese for Hawaiians. The first pair of Havaianas was based on the traditional Japanese sandal known as the Zori. The texture of Havaianas’ rubber soles are like rice grains, one of the many details that make Havaianas unmistakable. Havaianas invented the flip-flops in 1966 the brand’s greatest invention and are now known to be the most must-have summer essential flip flop, with the recommendation that you need at least two pairs in your footwear collection!