I own about four pairs of Havaianas, and they are OH-SO-COMFORTABLE. While they may not always be the most stylish pair of shoes (though some of their Swarovski-encrusted pairs are to DIE for), they are the perfect shoes for the beach and any lazy summer day.
If you love Havaianas as much as I do, you’ll be just as excited about this new contest that they’re hosting with Threadless.com (another personal favorite)!
Havaianas, the world’s most stylish and comfortable flip-flop, is collaborating with Threadless.com, the world’s premier online design community, to launch the website’s first ever footwear challenge on March 15th. Six designs will be chosen, manufactured by Havaianas and sold as limited edition sandals this July.
In honor of the site’s 10th anniversary, Threadless.com will be making its first foray into the accessories category with the “Threadless Loves Havaianas” design challenge. “For our first design challenge outside of tees, we’re bringing the talent of the Threadless design community to footwear fashion,” said Threadless.com co-founder, Jake Nickell. Adds James Anstley, Director of Marketing at Havaianas, “Threadless.com and Havaianas both value creativity, cutting edge design and easy going style making this partnership a perfect union. We are delighted to engage the design community with this unique challenge and excited to see the results.”
Contestants can register for the challenge and submit their designs at http://www.threadless.com/loves/havaianas. Havaianas and Threadless will select two designs from original artwork submitted and voted on by the Threadless community. The four remaining designs, featured below, have been selected from the Threadless.com archives. All six limited edition designs will be sold exclusively on the Havaianas website in July for $28. Threadless.com will also produce and sell t-shirts featuring the six designs for $18-20. In addition to having their artwork transformed into sandals, the two chosen designers will share $10,000 in awards.