I'm not a massively brand driven consumer, but have to admit that Havaianas are much better quality than any other flipflop I've ever purchased. The ones I bought 2 years ago are still in great shape but I wanted a darker pair for slightly more dressed holiday occasions. What I like a lot about these flipflops is that it has a slightly thicker heel, which is great for absorbing impact when pounding the pavements. The black & silver work well, the fit is great and sizing spot on. I'd expect to pay about £27 in the shops for this so this is great value!