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If there are some characteristic shoes of every summer, these are undoubtedly flip-flop sandals. As you begin to notice the high temperatures, as we look for shorter clothes and cooler fabrics, also we want to get rid of all footwear which coat the foot too much.

How to combine flip-flop sandals into our looks beyond shorts and bikinis? The answer is easy: with intermediate lengths. Some cropped or ankle pants, for example, are an excellent choice to escape from the beachy facet of this footwear. Fluid dresses are perfect to bring sophistication without a heel. Or A-line midi skirts, a garment that is totally all day long.flip-flop-sandalsflip-flop sandalsComfort, lightness and simplicity of flip-flop sandals have become an essential of our summer wardrobe but depending on how we combine them, our look can get an air too beachy or informal. Therefore, from Horse we propose the coolest designs of the season, those which are trying to go further and giving an innovative approach to authentic flip-flops.



Since 1962, Havaianas is the Brazilian icon, a famous flip-flops brand worldwide recognized. For this summer 2016, the brand has joined other big name of footwear, the designer Charlotte Olympia, in a collaboration that has animals as protagonists how could it be otherwise.

Declared herself as a Havaianas fan since childhood, Charlotte Olympia has said that she wants to “share the collection with women all over the world who want to add a touch of glamour, femininity and playfulness to their beachside outfit”. “Being half Brazilian Havaianas have always been a staple when on holiday. I am so excited to be able to add my creative stamp to a classic summer favorite”, has added the designer.

flip-flop sandalsHavaianas and Charlotte Olympia have launched a capsule collection of flip-flop sandals

One way to transform the flip-flop sandals in a somewhat more sophisticated footwear is closing by the heel. This season Havaianas has incorporated the lines Luna, Luna Animals, Freedom and Flash Urban with rear fastening. In these four models, the rubber strip wraps around the foot, thus presenting innovative and special designs for the city that are more feminine, comfortable and elegant.

The Freedom line is the easiest, with a central strip and the characteristic motifs of rice grains. It is available in five colors, one more than the range of Flash Urban whose strips shaped design with six, manages to surprise in a subtle and chic form at the same time.

Luna sandals stand out for their innovative line-of-eight, which transforms the traditional Havaianas in a much more versatile and combinable shoes for long summer days. Luna Animals version is available in four different animal prints on the sole and, as well as the footwear trend for this summer 2016, in metallic colors.

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Joy Colors

Joy Colors is a new brand of sandals that is going strong this summer. It borns with the mission to offer ultra-comfortable, functional and versatile shoes able to follow fashion trends and to provoke emotions. Noelia López, the Spanish model, presenter and blogger, has already declared a fan of its footwear.sandalias-flip-flopFor the 2016 summer season they have created the Joy Sandals, a product defined as all day long for its comfort and its innovative design. As a main feature they incorporate the super soft high density EVA insole, a real mattress completely adapted to the shape of your feet. And instead of rubber strips, these flip-flop sandals are made of a swimwear fabric of jersey-lycra made in Italy.

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The sandals from Joy Colors are made of a swimwear fabric of jersey-lycra made in Italyflip-flop sandalsThe super soft insole is a real mattress completely adapted to the shape of your feetsandalias-flip-flop Joy Sandals are available in 19 colors and each one conveys an emotion

The versatility of the Joy Sandals lies in a elastic, high quality and ultra-fast drying fabric. With its wraparound design manages to avoid all kinds of chafing and it is ideal for both walking around the city and to enjoy a day at the beach.

Summer 2016 collection from Joy Colors is available in 19 colors and each one conveys an emotion. As Marsala, one of the trendiest of the season, a symbol of happiness and harmony in the style of the Ibizan sunset. Or Kakhi, another fashion color, which is synonymous with excitement, adventure and nature.

flip-flop sandalsflip-flop-sandalssandalias-flip-flop-joy-colors-pajaroJoy Sandals are ideal for both walking around the city and to enjoy a day at the beach


Ipanema with Starck

Brazilian brand Ipanema has made a collaboration with renowned industrial designer Philippe Starck. In their joint collection Ipanema with Starck, they propose a minimalist and elegant style for summer 2016 that they have defined as “sophisticated chic”.

Philippe Starck‘s contribution stands out for a clean design with pure lines which aims to enhance a modern woman with artistic concerns. The color palette is a mix of neutral tones like white, black and pink, with other citrus like acid yellow, orange, and their transparent versions.

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Campaign images from the Ipanema with Starck collection

“The Ipanema With Starck collection explores the territory of high elegance paired with the utmost minimalism. When you reach elegance with a few dollars or euros, this is not longer magic; it is a modern miracle,” says the French designer.

Focusing on sustainability, the collection has been developed with 30% recycled materials that are 100% recyclable.

flip-flop sandalsNeutral and acid tones at the Ipanema with Starck collection

flip-flop sandalsCampaign images from the Ipanema with Starck collection

Once we’ve already presented the most innovative flip-flop sandals of the season, now the question is to choose those that best suit your style and your looks for this summer.