Originally inspired by Japanese sandals called zori, which are made of fabric straps and rice-straw soles, flip-flops became hugely popular starting in 1962, when the company Havaianas was founded. Today the company makes a nearly limitless array of flip-flops for men, women, kid... Read Mores, and babies, as well as limited-edition products and flip-flops you can customize yourself. To design your own custom sandals, you choose the category, sole, and straps, and then can select decorative pins that attach to the straps. Some designs have a back strap for less noise while you walk. The flip-flops are made from soft rubber and have a flexible sole so they're comfortable on your little one's feet. With their signature open toe, they're well suited for sunny days at the beach or in the backyard. Havaianas also makes espadrilles for kids, if you're looking for a sturdier shoe that covers more of the foot while still offering casual comfort.