25 Apr Make Your Own Havaianas 2016 at the SM City Mall – Celebrating 11 Years of Making Your Own Havaianas
Make Your Own Havaianas (MYOH) celebrated this 11-year annual event by hosting “The Biggest Brazilian Flip-Flop Customization Event in the Country” that only recently concluded last April 22 – 24, 2016, at the Event Center of the SM City Mall.
Since the first “Make Your Own Havaianas” event was conceived 11 years ago, each event always carried a certain theme, such as a Hawaii theme, and even a “space” theme. This year is no different as the theme centers on the Japanese mainland.
This is actually the first time Havaianas returns to the roots of its first launching in 1962 when the first Havaianas slippers was created, inspired by the traditional Japanese slipper called “Zori.” In fact, for this year’s event, customizers will notice that the slippers have the little oblong patterns on the soles that are reminiscent of Japanese rice grain patterns found on the Zori.
This year’s event is commemorated by the “Shibori” collection, taken from the manual dyeing technique in Japan that produces beautiful fabric patterns. The pins that are attached to the slipper straps are all Japanese-inspired, such as the Konnichiwa sign, biru (beer), the Zori, the Japanese empress, a sumo wrestler, a ninja, a bowl of ramen, and a gorgeous pink sakura (cherry blossom).
Aside from MYOH Year 11 being held at SM City Mall, it will also be held simultaneously around the country at selected Flip-Flops stores at SM Malls or at SM Mall activity centers.
For first timers to this event, it’s so simple to make your own Havaianas:
- Pick a slipper sole.
- Choose a preferred strap.
- Grab a pin or two to compliment the slippers and be attached to the slipper straps.
On average, there are normally 20 soles of different colors, 30 straps of different colors, and around 20 or so pins of different designs to choose from.
There is no entrance fee to any of the events happening all over the country. A basic combo-pair is around P800-plus, while an event commemorative pair will cost around P1,000-plus. Pins will vary from P100 to P150.
Anyone can also have a chance to win their own pair of MYOH CDO 2016 commemorative Havaianas slippers. All you need to do is to, first, take a picture of this year’s commemorative pair at the SM City Mall, second, upload or share the photo on Facebook or Instagram, and third, tag @havaianasphils with the hashtag #NYOH2016 and #NYOHCDO2016. The promo ran from April 16 – 21, 2016, concluding with a randomly selected winner that was announced last April 24 at the SM City Mall.
Did you know?
Havaianas is Portuguese for “Hawaiians.” Although it was the Japanese slipper that inspired the creation of the first pair, the main theme of the slipper brand has always been the tropical island of Hawaii because slippers are connected to the tropical paradise and its laid-back vibes. This is why the main theme of last year’s MYOH 2015 event focused on Hawaii.