Would You Spend £175 On A Pair Of Flip Flops?

Would You Spend £175 On A Pair Of Flip Flops?

Valentino has collaborated with Havaianas, and it comes with a price tag to match

Valentino has collaborated on a collection with Brazilian flip flop brand, Havaianas. And the price tag might just make your eyes water.

The beach sandals loved by many has come a long way in the 51-years it has been in existence. Starting life as a humble utility brand in the 1960s, when it provided footwear to some of Brazil's poorest people, Havaianas had a fashion overhaul in the '90s. Since then, it has been the only label of flip flops to wear on your feet on holiday.

To date, Matthew Williamson, Missoni and Sass & Bide have all collaborated with Havaianas, and now it's Valentino's go.

The Italian fashion house has designed both a men's and women's range, which will be available from January. The men's collection, first debuted on Valentino's Spring Summer 2014 catwalk, and come in a sophisticated palette of purple, dark green, taupe and navy. A pair will set you back £155. Meanwhile, the crocodile skin version come in at a cool £530

The ladies can choose from neon pink and yellow pairs, or more muted grey and baby pink all on a camo background. The women's collection are slightly more expensive, at £175 a pair.

Although we love Valentino, and Havaianas, can we really justify spending that much on flip flops?

By Olivia Marks

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