iPANEMA was created in 2001 to challenge and revolutionize the flip-flop sandal market. The variety, unique styling and feature list of iPANEMA have always set the brand apart from competition. This innovative collection has been made possible by marrying the efforts of a highly creative design team with ultra-modern production technology. Being socially and environmentally responsible without sacrificing quality, iPANEMA recycles and reuses 100% of the PVC waste generated by its factories and invests in environmental programs and social responsibility. These unique characteristics have made iPANEMA a world wide success story.
Inspired by one of the world’s most charming beaches, of the same name, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Ipanema Beach was first made famous by the bossa nova rhythms of the 1960s. Now, it is known for its elegance and social life, where the young and beautiful hipsters congregate. iPANEMA is a brand that perfectly expresses Rio’s casual and relaxed beach spirit while still maintaining the latest fashion trends in its details, prints and chic styling. iPANEMA has long been one of Brazil's hottest sandal brands and has seen huge success in recent years with brand launches throughout Europe, Asia and South America.