World Cup Flip Flops are the Coolest Travel Accessory for Summer 2010
Whether you're staying in a hostel and need 'em for the shower or you're on a business trip and hoping for a little hotel pool time, flip-flops are must-have travel gear. Without a doubt, the hottest pairs to have this season are Havaianas' limited-edition range of World Cup-themed sandals, representing 17 teamsUSA, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Argentina, Spain, The Netherlands, Australia, England, Paraguay, France, Japan, Italy, Portugal, Nigeria and Cameroonand bearing their colors so that you can show support for your team from your soles up.
We first fell in love with Havaianas four years ago, and these nationalistic ones especially, during the last World Cup. Of course the blue-and-white Italia ones were sold out even before the team won, but we happily slipped into a pair of Deutschlands and we'll do it again with a fresh pair this year.
At $24, they're expensive for flip flops, but then you have to remember that Havaianas are completely made in Brazil and the company, which believes in giving back to their community, has successfully thwarted Nike's attempts to buy them out. Plus the sandals are damned comfy, with patented rubber construction. You can score them online at Havaianas.com or Barneys, but hurry because they will seriously sell out before they're even supposed to stop being sold on July 11.
· World Cup Teams Specials Editions [Havaianas]
· Jaunted's World Cup 2010 Guide [Jaunted]
· Travel Gear [Jaunted]