How to Tell the Size of Havaianas

by Gisela Chavez ; Updated September 28, 2017

Havaianas on sale inside of store.

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Havaianas are a brand of flip-flops available in more than 60 countries. The sandals feature a distinctive textured rice pattern on the sole, and come in a wide variety of colors and styles. The sandals originated in Brazil, and are often sold in European sizes, which requires a quick conversion from U.S. shoe sizing.

Start with your regular U.S. foot size, or have your feet measured at a shoe store.

Find your U.S. foot size, if you aren't sure of it. Place your foot on a piece of paper and trace around it with a pencil. Measure the distance between the two longest points using a ruler. Reduce the number by 1/5 inches. This is the number of inches you will use to determine your shoe size.

Use a detailed shoe sizing chart to determine your U.S. shoe size. If your measurement is 9 1/16 inches, for example, you will find on the chart that your shoe size is a U.S. size 7.

Convert your U.S. size to a European size. Havaianas are often sold in European sizes. A U.S. size 7, for example, is a European size 38. European sizes are not usually available in half sizes. Use the larger size if you normally wear a half size in the U.S.


  • For determining Havaiana sandal size, measure your foot without a sock.

    Visit a local footwear retailer if you want your shoe size to be determined by a trained professional.

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About the Author

Based in Colorado, Gisela Chavez has been writing and editing since 2004. Her editorial experience ranges from editing technical documents to editing for “The Bloomsbury Review.” She earned a professional writing certificate from the University of Colorado, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish.