CARIRIS (pronounced “cah-ree-ress”) is the name of the indigenous Indians from the northeast region of Brazil. Fortaleza is the capital; a legendary coastal metropolis renowned for its stunning climate with year-round beach tanning (hot and dry in the Northern winter), tropical sea breezes, surfing, sailing, beach bars, nightclubs, music festivals and yachting regattas to make this one of Brazil’s best kept secrets for intrepid travelers.
The CARIRIS rubber sandal factory was founded in 1963, named in homage to the origins of their land and catering to the new tribes flocking to Fortaleza’s beaches to worship the sun. Almost five decades on and CARIRIS is still a family-owned business making 100% Brazilian rubber flip flops.
Why is this so special? Today there are thousands of sports and fashion flip flops on the market but almost all of these brands are manufactured in Asia from EVA or PVC plastic. This makes your feet sweat and smell. Mix this nasty combo with water and plastic flip flops dry up, harden and eventually crack and split which is just not fun on your wallet or your feet.
Go on, have a squeeze and you’ll find that both Asian and budget Brazilian brands on the market are not pure rubber and are nowhere close to the soft 100% rubber feel of CARIRIS. In a Brazilian nut-shell we believe CARIRIS rival Havaianas on quality, heritage and price, made since the happy-hippy days and still can claim to be designed as the originals were intended – authentic, hip, high quality 100% rubber flip flops that are ultra-soft and springy.
Simply put… Original Brazilian Sandalias Since 1963 is just what CARIRIS do!
CARIRIS is a unique Brazilian brand that rivals the best flip flops in the world with integrity of heritage, design and quality. Flip-Flop Arabia™ is proud to be the exclusive distributor of CARIRIS throughout the Middle East and North Africa.