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IPANEMA flip flops are must have travel accessory because they work double duty! These sandals are made with the same materials as your regular “flip flops” but also serve a higher purpose: they’re stylish! Wear them in the shower, on the beach, and for a night out – they do it all.
These hybrid flip flops are the perfect solution to aspiring minimalistas!
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Move over Haviainas! There’s a new Brazilian sandal in sight for female travelers: iPANEMA.
A popular iPANEMA collection is created by Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen. Her designs are sophisticated and stylish but still practical, comfortable, and affordable – comfort is key when it comes to travel packing!
These are my favorite styles:
Ipanema Women’s Maya Thong Sandal
I am absolutely in love with this style. I saw a girl wearing them in Bali and I’ve been obsessed ever since. $13-$28 on Amazon.
Packing cubes make the perfect shoe bags to protect your luggage from your dirty sandals.
These are a super cute alternatives to boring old flip flops. $20.99-$35 on Amazon. Clustered pyramid studs accent the T-strap on these metallic rubber Ipanema sandals.
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Ipanema Women’s Deco Flat Sandal
Ipanema incredibly popular t-strap sandal that features a triangular design finished with a metallic shine and it’s $27.55 – $30.00 on Amazon.
iPANEMA sandals are the perfect flip flops, thongs, sandals – whatever you call them, they’re what you want in your travel shoes for women.
Instead of having a pair of “flip flops” plus a cute pair of sandals, save some space in your bag with iPANEMA sandals. They provide the ideal 2 in 1 travel shoes for every traveler. They truly represent Form, Function, and Fashion.
What are your favorite Ipanema travel must haves? Share in the comments!
For more tips and ideas about travel shoes, please read:
- How to Choose The Best Shoes for Travel
- Travel Shoe Dilemma: Fashion VS. Function
- Fashionable Travel Shoes
- Best Tennis Shoes for Travel
I bought the exact ipanema flip flop/sandal above. They were super cute, but in terms of actual comfort all I can say is that I’m glad I had a backup (tried & true Havaianas). The thong piece hurt like $&@* even when I wore them for a short time! Boo!
Hi Melissa, I am sorry you did not find the sandals comfortable 🙁
It’s a pity. These sandals do not come in my size (11). Do you know of anything similar? I really like the fact that these are a 2-in-1 deal.
Have you tried Havaianas?
Ipanema has tons of different flip-flops in Brazil (where I live) but sadly, there are no sandals. And I don’t know why, since they are made here! So the main option is Havaianas, which has some cool styles and it’s easy to find.
Ipanema and Havaianas are both such popular shoes for female travelers 🙂
I LOVE the look of the GB ETHNIC SANDAL, but seems they no longer make them! Any suggestions on a comparable style? I definitely want to combine the flip-flops/pretty sandal idea, and I really like the wrap on the ankle… thoughts?
Their new collection just came out with dozens of new styles. these are a few of my top picks:
http://amzn.to/1vjBFYP I’m traveling with this one in India right now. The RoseGold color is awesome, it looks a bit like tan so it makes a great neutral!
http://amzn.to/1vjBFYP This is another style I’d love to try out, looks super cute just like another pair I had last year in gold
Hope this helps!
Try OKA B
I came across this search while looking for information on Chaco’s. I bought a pair of the Ipanema Maya sandals in brown (which is actually a pure nude color) and have lived in them ever since. I brought along my pair of Birks but mostly wore the Maya sandals during my entire trip around Canada. I will be going to Thailand in 10 days and am seriously considering the Fantasia Chaco’s in either black or light grey. If you are thinking about getting the Maya sandals just do it! You won’t regret it…after the stretch out and mold to your feet you can slip them on and off and they are perfect for the pool, beach, or dressy enough for a cute sundress at dinnertime!
Thanks Dana, they’re my number one item for SEA 🙂
Are these okay for walking? They don’t look like they would offer arch support
They’re great if you don’t need arch support
And if you need arch support, what would you suggest?
How about one of these?
I’ve just recently found your blog through a search for some new travel sandals.
I’ve had a couple of different pairs of tan leather gladiator style ones and have loved the combination of comfort/style. However, my current pair from Clark’s have started to squeak (!) and I frequently roll my ankle in them, despite the fact they are almost flat.
Anyway, I’ve also been on the hunt for a versatile pair of flip flops that could do double duty as a cute dressy option. I took your suggestion on the gold Maya thong and am really excited to try them on my upcoming trip. Thanks for the recommendation!
That’s great to hear Leisa! I love the gold tone because it seems to dress things up and they’re lightweight and comfy too. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do 🙂
I love my Gisele Bunchen Ipanema’s! So comfy! I have 3 pairs of the same style in black, silver, and gold!
That’s awesome! They’re so cute 🙂 Share some pics!
I just found here and what a lovely blog you have!
I really like redfoot shoes while traveling
Not the cheapest shoes available, but they look pretty and they fit into the pocket when folded.
great tip! do you have any pics of yours? what a great concept 🙂
LOL, mine have holes in them, so no pics. The shops selling these have pretty good pics of them (also folded).
They are a bit expensive, made of soft leather (that breaks quite easily) and they get wet easily as the sole is splitted. But… I still love mine 🙂
I just wish someone would copycat them and made them cheaper and with a bit wider sole. That’s the reason mine get broken easily, my foot is not a perfect match to the sole.
awww, i’m glad you found shoes that work well for your travels. this really is a great idea! i have a question for you, check your email 🙂