Havaianas releases new styles for Spring Summer 2012

For flip-flop lovers, one can never have too many pairs of this casual shoe. One pair for walking around the office in, one pair for the pool, one pair for chi-chi beach parties … the list goes on.

Clearly, this is why Brazilian footwear brand, Havaianas, has managed to win over legions of fans all the world over, simply by churning out year after year what it does best – gaily-coloured rubber flip-flops.

In 2012, Havaianas continues to give customers what they want – and expect – from the brand; a whopping 80 new designs are slated to arrive in Singapore stores come summer.

First there’s the “Slim”, a relatively new design that was so well-received by fans when it was launched three years ago that it is now a part of the Havaianas stable of products. The range of “Slim” sandals this year is mind-boggling, with over 16 “Slim” designs for customers to choose from.

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(Left, from top) Slim Dragonfly in ocean green, black and rose

The highlight of the “Slim” designs is the elegant Slim Dragonfly series, which sees a crystal dragonfly perched on the straps of the flip-flops. Pretty and exquisite, these will be worth flaunting at an upscale poolside BBQ party.

A great pair to add to your ever growing collection will be the Freedom range; these are more thong-like sandals than typical Havaianas slippers, as they have “Slim” straps that encircle your ankles.

Havaianas releases new styles for Spring Summer 2012

These will also be available in five fantastic colours – aqua, orange, grape, champagne and black.

There’s even more variety for those who prefer sticking to tried and tested, classic designs like the Brasil Logo and the Top – as well as the basic Slim – will be available in 35 brand new colours.

If you’re the kind of lady who likes a little bit of sparkle in her life, don’t miss out on the Holiday Sparkle collection that was introduced in November last year.

For the ultimate in glamourous flip-flops, there’s the Swarovski Luminous style collection, think clear and turquoise Swarovski crystals adorning straps. These go for a hefty $239.90, but are worth every penny for the impressive number of crystals that adorn these rubber beauties.

Havaianas releases new styles for Spring Summer 2012

Don’t have that much cash to splash? There are more affordable options which are just as glitzy, like the Slim Crystal Bow, Slim Crystal Flower, Slim Crystal Peace and Metal Mesh; these are still available in the Takashimaya and Raffles City stores, but hurry as they won’t be restocked once sold out. They go for $89.90 a pair.

We don’t usually get excited over rubber thong slippers, but simply looking at the assortment of Havaianas on offer for Spring Summer 2012 is enough to get us excited for the rest of the year. So many flip-flops, so little time.