Havaianas is Portuguese for Hawaiians and in 1062, in Brazil, the first pair of Havaianas was born! Havaianas are based on the traditional Japanese sandal known as the Zori, whose soles are made of rice straw. The texture of Havaianas' rubber soles is like rice grains, one of the many details that make Havaianas unmistakable. Havaianas invented flip flops and patented the design in 1966. Made from natural rubber which is bio-degradable and non-slip unlike other plastic jandals on the market. Havaianas make the best jandals out there, we promise your feet are going to love them.