Havaianas are by far the best rubber sandals in the world. They are designed, marketed and manufactured by Sao Paulo Alpargatas S.A. The ultra-high quality of Havaianas is due to a top-secret rubber recipe created exclusively by Alpargatas. This highly guarded recipe makes the sandals soft as marshmallows, light, and highly durable. There are many knock-offs in the market place, but Havaianas customers know that there is no substitute for the authentic comfort and quality that only Alpargatas can produce.
Since their creation in the 1960s, Alpargatas perfected the Havaianas collections with a large variety of fashionable colors, styles and levels of thickness. Alpargatas showcases Havaianas on fashion runways around the world, as well as at the most prestigious events and retailers.
Worldwide, distributors place Havaianas Sandals at retail, selecting only the most appropriate stores in each market place. These distributors are selected and contracted by Alpargatas to protect the brand integrity and trademark of Havaianas. Retailers must be authorized and approved by each distributor and ultimately by Alpargatas