MYOH 2013 in Cebu on July 18 to 21
For all Cebuano havaianaticos and fashionistas, the yearly Make Your Own Havaianas starts today, July 18 and will run until July 21 at SM Northwing Atrium (during mall hours). Head to SM City and customize your new pair of Havs now!
My Honest Review
Photo Credit – Jorich Ponio
Since 2010, I’ve been attending the annual Make Your Own Havaianas Special Preview event here in Cebu. Though I’m not a fashionista (and definitely not a brand conscious person), I still enjoy some fine things especially if I don’t need to buy them. (: In all honesty, of all the flip-flops brands I’ve known, Havaianas really has a very good branding, and like some elite brands, a lot of people are more than willing to buy it because it’s chic and highly fashionable. Other than that, who would not dream of buying something that is being worn by famous celebrities and socialites?
Cool and trendy
The cool/trendy factor plays a big role why Havaianas is very saleable. This has been heightened even more by the brand’s annual activity that brings havaianaticos together – the Make Your Own Havaianas (MYOH). The brand pioneers the slipper customization trend which has been wholeheartedly embraced by fashionistas and trendsetters all over the globe. Now, who doesn’t want a pair of his or her own Havaianas?
Cute pins and colorful straps
These accessories bring more life and individuality to each pair of Havs – one of the main reasons why the brand is more appealing compared to other fashionable flip-flops.
Not ideal for everyday use
As the brand suggested, Havaianas is more of a fashion item than normal footwear. When it comes to durability, there’s no guarantee that it will last for a year or two especially when it comes to the flip-flops’ straps. Though its flat soles provide better comfort compared to ordinary sandals, its straps are not that durable, and thus, it is not ideal to wear it regularly. Two of my pairs have already been thrown out because the front straps broke and there’s no way that they can be repaired. ): This is also the feedback I often heard from some of my friends. I hope Havaianas can do something with the straps. The soles are really comfortable and it’s a shame to throw them because of the damaged straps.
I highly recommend Havaianas to all fashionistas and brand conscious individuals out there, but for those ones who are looking for flip-flops that they can wear regularly (more especially to those who love to walk most of the time), then this brand is not for you. (: