1962- 1st pair of havaianas were made. Havaianas were inspired by the Zori, a Japanese sandal made of fabric straps and rice straw soles. This is the reason that the foot bed of havaianas have a textured pattern.
2006- Havaianas Slim were created. The Slim flip flops have slimmer more delicate straps. These are my favorite!
2007- Havaianas land in the USA for good!