Wear the original flip flop from Havaianas!!! Yes, this Brazilian brand gave the world flip flops back in 1962 when they created the design based on the Japanese sandal called the Zori, made of rice paper. You will notice that the texture of the Havaianas rubber soles feels like grains of rice! The name "Havaianas" means Hawaiian in Portuguese. Today there are various brands that make flip-flops, but when you wear a pair of Havaianas, you're wearing the authentic flip-flop!