Atta Ikede

June 3, 2009

People do notice what brand your flip flops are

Filed under: Uncategorized — attaikede @ 7:07 pm

One of my coworkers pointed at my sandals when we were going out to lunch. I was wearing them on a typical SF day – sunny but cold enough that full coverage footwear is advisable. The conversation went along the lines of :

coworker: “oh, you’ve got havianas!”

me: “My sandals? Yeah! i got them in Australia! They’re super comfy! They’re the best sandals ever!”

coworker and other coworker: “no, the most comfortable sandals ever are brand <I’ve never heard of it>!”

Amazing what people notice.

Further research about the brand indicates that Havianas are a noted trendy brand. Geez. Who knew ?? I never noticed them here! I bought into the trend in Australia cuz they were everywhere in Sydney. I thought it was suspicious to pay almost $30 (australian) bucks for sandals but i had my eyes on a silver pair with pink letters.  I love them. Made in Brazil too!

Here‘s one of many fashion websites I found documenting the trend.



  1. I have havanas, bought them because I was wearing uncomfortable shoes and was on bloor, where 20 dollar sandles are the cheapest buy. Love them, was so addicted to them I wore them everywhere. And there is a difference because I own flipflops from Old Navy and Payless. But in Brazil they are sooo cheap.

    Comment by Julie — June 4, 2009 @ 12:41 pm

  2. There is a difference! I agree. The old navy flip flops just don’t do it for me anymore.

    Oh. They’re cheap in Brazil, are they? I’m not a global citizen like you are Julie. I’m a small town girl. You know that ;)

    Comment by attaikede — June 4, 2009 @ 3:34 pm

  3. I know for a fact you’ve travelled way more then I have. You may be from a small town but you’re going to fess up to being a cosmopolitan. Anyways they’re from there, that’s why they are cheap.

    Comment by monkeyinthemiddle — June 4, 2009 @ 6:36 pm

  4. Sorry about the nickname. Was playing with the settings.

    Comment by Julie — June 4, 2009 @ 6:45 pm

  5. hehe. monkey in the middle??

    Comment by attaikede — June 6, 2009 @ 9:23 am

  6. I create a lot of junk email accounts and userids, sometimes the settings save on my computer.

    Comment by Julie — June 7, 2009 @ 4:14 pm

  7. Check out Sanuk sandals!

    Comment by Sanuk Footwear — June 11, 2009 @ 10:10 am

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