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So many to choose from, with every outfit a different color. Proudly made in Brazil, exported to all kinds of countries. I'm wearing a pair now, (though I bought mine in Sao Paulo of course), those bright orange ones that you can see behind the man, the cheeper ones without the Brazilian flag. I also bought the blue ones that he is looking at, they have the flag on it, and are the best quality you can get.
Taken in a supermarket in Sao Paulo, where Isabel and I had a lot of fun, a bit of camerashake, as we were not allowed to shoot, I get nervous ;-). Well, Isabel couldn't shoot, she left the CF card at home ;-).

Here are some figures on havaianas, with many thanks to Elena.
And check out their cool website:
5 pairs a second,
210 million sandals per year.
2,2 billion pairs made and sold since they started operating in 1962.
All size 37 in a line would circle the globe 50 times.
Every 3 Brazilians, 2 of them buy 1 pair of havaianas per year!!

price ranging from (in Brazil of course):
U$2 at any supermarket here, basic 1 color, rainbow of colors to chose from...
U$4-10 for newer models, models with special features like combination of colors, thicker sole ...
U$100 at Galleries Lafayette in Paris embroidered with plastic beads
U$4000 white sandals embroidered with gold,
U$22,000 black sandals embroidered with gold and diamonds, these last two sold by the very well known brazilian jeweller H.S.Stern.

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