July 13, 2015

Singaporeans have often been made out to be a nation of sloppy dressers, said to favour a uniform of t-shirts, shorts and flip-flops. If I said flip-flops are of the Havaianas variety, we understand why they would be hard to resist – those are some crazy comfortable rubber soles that our feet feel very much at home on. Yes, there are times when we put ourselves through a day of enduring the most painful of shoes, all in the great name of fashion; but now and then, we just want to lounge around in our trusty pair of Havaianas.

So we shed some proverbial tears of joy when we saw these Havaianas shoes, which basically mean we can lounge around in rubber soles all day while still dressing Orchard Road-appropriate. There’s the Origine, and espadrille design that shares the same sole as the flip-flops and comes in a whole assortment of colours, patterns and textures, down to cute details like multicoloured stitching. And there’s the Ubris, which is essentially a sneaker with a flip-flop sole built in, coming in both mid and low-cut options and classic colourways like failsafe black and white, as well as a navy blue or hunter green matched with pastel yellow. Basically, these are the kinds of shoes that go with pretty much everything, and you’ll want to wear with everything since they’re so darn comfy. Now, someone needs to make stilettos with soles that feel like Havaianas rubber as well.

Havaianas Origine, from $69.90, and Ubris, from $79.90. Available exclusively at the Havaianas store at #B1-38 Takashimaya S.C. en-sg.havaianas.com