Jillsabs has a scholarly and very well-written article about that age old flip flops question– which is better, the Philippines’ Beach Walk slippers or Brazil’s Havaianas?
She compares these titans of tsinelas along different criteria– availability, style, comfort, durability and price. This astute observation of hers even made me laugh out loud:
That these local Beach Walk slippers have a tendency to “become the default slippers for the rest of the household when we can’t be bothered to look for our own slippers.“
Her review also includes such gems as:
“It didn’t feel cool on my feet, rather it felt like, um, rubber. ”
“The sole has started to grow thin in parts (or pudpod na for lack of a better term) and I’ve noticed that I tend to slip more while wearing that pair. I guess with pudpod also comes a loss of traction.“
Want to know which pair wins? Read her conclusion here.