Ipanema Shoes from Gisele Bundchen

By Angel | August 13, 2007 2:53 am |

Gisele Bundchen with Ipanema Grendene ShoesShoes must be comfortable and pleasant-looking! It is main motto of the Brazilian shoes manufacturer Grendene. First manufacture from Grendene was opened in 1971 (Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) and, surprisingly to us, they were making plastic wine bottle covers and step by step they became main shoes-manufacturer in the whole country. This happened due to the talented and far-looking founding-fathers, named Alexandre and Pedro Grendene Bartelle. Nowadays, Grendene has a lot of lines: for kids, adults, men and women. All the equipment of this company is new and qualitative. according to the designers words, they want to make Brazilian country culture popular, to show to the whole world, that is why, they are looking for inspiration on the streets, while going out, having walks in park and in nature. There are 113 people that work in Product Development department. By the way, shoes-designers in Grendene, are not just shoes-designers, they are mostly engineers, economists, lawyers, stylists, businessmen and so on. So, these shoes are a combination of different cultures and styles of life. They are a perfect mixture to your tired feet. Almost all shoes are made from the flexible PVC. Only Grendene has made a technology, which makes shoes comfortable, flexible and gorgeous. There are 5 main brands in Grendene: grendha (it is a brand for women, the are designed for active woman), melissa (for teenagers, these shoes are funny and adorable), for kids (it is a leader of sales), rider (consists of 3 lines: for men, women and kids, produces mostly sport shoes) and, of course, Ipanema Shoes.

Illustration to Grendene Ipanema Shoes 2007First of all, they are for active, beautiful woman. Shoes with tropical ornament, they are the embodiment of the Brazilian beaches and rivers. The new collection 2007 is about nature caring. These shoes are called Ipanema. Gisele Bundchen. Y Ikatu Xingu. Manufacturing of these shoes has strong connection to Indian tribes in Brazil and waters of river Ipanema. The legend is very beautiful. For centuries, boys from tribe Kisedje were leaving their home at the age of 16 and live in the Men’s Houses, until they are not married. But one boy has changed the course of history, he didn’t want to live apart from his mother, so the anger of his tribe made him hide in the bottom waters of the river for 7 days. There he was learning from fishes and when he returned he has strange signs on his body, they meant gratitude, discovery and self-knowledge. Erectly these symbols can be seen on the in-sole of new Grendene shoes collection 2007.

Nowadays, they live exactly as they used to live thousands of years ago. They live in the Xingu Indian Park, in large settlements and Men’s Houses are main and most important parts of the village. The tribe tries to attract Ipanema shoesattention of the society because their lives are threatened by deforestation, it has doubles in recent 10 years.

New collection from Grendene is aimed at drawing attention to this problem and moreover, giving a sum of money from these shoes sale to preserve the headwaters of the Xingu River. Gisele Bundchen is a face and representative of this collection. She has visited homes of these tribes, found out more about their lives and decided to help these people to safe their habitual place of living and this amazing natural masterpiece, as well. These shoes are lovely, comfortable and very noticeable, they will make you feet look astonishing. I already have one – and I am satisfied with them very much!

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35 opinions for

Ipanema Shoes from Gisele Bundchen

  • katrina offen | November 29th, 2007 at 5:17 am

    hi i have lost my ipanema sandals and they favorite shoes ever and would love oreder another. please help thanx katrina

  • angel | November 29th, 2007 at 8:32 am

    Hello, Katrina! I am so sorry about your shoes! I have my own Ipanema shoes and they are incredible. Unfortunately, I am neither an official representative of this company nor an online shop, but you can visit an official website http://www.ipanemagiselebundchen.com.br/ and some more sites: http://www.islandcosmetics.com/p/Ipanema-Ikatu-Strap-Flip-Flops.html, http://www.sulit.com.ph/index.php/view+classifieds/id/84487/Ipanema+Flip+Flops. Good luck!

  • Jenny Levader | January 16th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    hey katrina – i’ve just come across http://www.ipanemaflipflops.co.uk which has a great selection of goodies at great prices xx

  • angel | January 17th, 2008 at 8:54 am

    Wow, Jenny! Thanks, I like Ipanema shoes and will definitely find more about them. Thanks once again!

  • [...] dears, the above written title is the right one, so, Ipanema is not only about shoes, it is about breathtakingly beautiful places, splendid national colour, [...]

  • Dany | April 24th, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Are you looking for Gisele Bundchen Sandals 2008?? I have all models in


    Direct from Brazil for you!

  • [...] time in order to present a new collection of Ipanema shoes, Gisele Bundchen went to Germany. She looked simple, may even too simple, elegant and charming. She presented the [...]

  • glory | July 2nd, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    anyone know where to get ipanema shoes in usa? i live in california… some online shop??? especialy the strapy sandals (ikatu or something) i bought a few pairs in peru and fell in love with them…

  • Cecelia | September 9th, 2008 at 8:26 am

    I bought a pair of Ipanerna Gisele Bundchen flip-flops in St.Marteen while vacationing the strap broke and I live in the USA can’t return the shoe to the store how can I get another pair? Very comfortable wear. Please help me !!!!!!!

  • c burns | December 2nd, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Hi, could you let me know who your suppliers or agents are in South Africa for your Ipanema shoes.
    Much appreciated, yours C Burns.

  • lynn robinson | December 29th, 2008 at 10:20 am

    where can i buy ipamamma shoes in puerto vallarta mexico

    • lynn robinson | April 20th, 2011 at 10:31 am

      i am in richmond bc canada now…outskirt of vancouver bc canada..ipamamma shoes are THE MOST COMFORTABLE…AND CUTE….where can i buy them around vancouver thanks

  • franki lints | January 19th, 2009 at 10:30 am

    i live in cape town / south africa please let me who to contact for a pair of flip flops product code 25148 black or white.

  • jheng | January 25th, 2009 at 11:19 am

    i sell ipanema here in the philippines. i have so much stock here. if you want you can order to me just email me. tnx

    • minna | February 16th, 2009 at 12:55 pm

      hello! i’m looking for ipanema? are u still in selling?tnx

  • Nicole -Cape Town South Africa | February 20th, 2009 at 2:29 am

    I apsolutely love this range of sandals but I would like to know if the flexible PVC is biodegradable and also what impact does the manufacturing of these shoes have on the environment?

  • amanda | February 27th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    where can i buy online plz i live in new zealand.

  • rachel | April 4th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    I absolutely love your shoes

  • Emily | April 23rd, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Hello, I just read you article. I was wondering if you could help me find a supplier that i can order from in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

  • Elizabeth Kingman | August 20th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Fell in love with the with one look in shop had to buy.Great one days wear out broke.what a shit.what two do .Help

    • Diane | October 25th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

      Mine broke after wearing for one day also. The company refused to return my e-mails. Junk!

  • M Naude | September 17th, 2009 at 3:22 am

    I found some Ipanema Shoes at Woolworths last year and I love them. I wear them almost everyday, but woolworths don’t have them this year. Can you tell me where I could find them in South Africa.

  • A White | October 15th, 2009 at 6:43 am

    I do have a pair of ipanema shoes and I whan more. Can you tell me where I could find more in South Africa

  • nadia | November 14th, 2009 at 9:09 am

    last year i got some flips flops at shoe city for my daughter . this year i cant find them anywhere. who stocks it in jhb. little girls sizes ?

  • mayla | December 9th, 2009 at 3:03 am

    i really love to wear my flip flops! actually, i have 5 pairs as well as my children they have also there own… i just want to ask where can we buy the new styles; the Grendha Claudia Leitte and Gisele Bundchen Ipanema Shine? Pls help me, ASAP!

  • mayla | December 9th, 2009 at 3:07 am

    specifically, im from the Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines. so, where can i buy those new styles;the Grendha Claudia Leitte and Gisele Bundchen Ipanema Shine?

  • Jennifer Cox | January 29th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Where can i buy Ipanema flipflops in the States? and what are the prices? I heard it is very popular in the Phillipines
    how genuine is it? how can you tell if it is original?
    thanks a lot!

  • Yllka | July 8th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I’ve got ipanema shoe and I falled in love with them they are really great ………….. maybe i would like some changes in colours but they are really perfect….and I am one person that knows what good shoe is

  • Lindsay | October 7th, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Love the 2008-2009 range of ipanema shoes. Where can I buy the ‘older range’in south africa?

  • [...] dears, the above written title is the right one, so, Ipanema is not only about shoes, it is about breathtakingly beautiful places, splendid national colour, [...]

  • Naeem | April 15th, 2011 at 5:54 am

    where do i find these ipanema flip flops for guys in south africa, cape town in particular, woolies used to have them, no more for guys…please advise…thks

  • Fernanda Terentiak | May 25th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Could anyone tell me where to get the flip flops in Canada, U.S, and Panama.

    The colours are absolutely beautiful

  • Fernanda Terentiak | May 25th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Could anyone tell me where to get Ipanema sandels and flip flops, the colours are absolutely gorgeous.

    I want to know if I could get them in Canada, U.S. and Panama City.


    p.s. if someone has an answer please respone a.s.a.p as I am going to the U.S in 4 days and to Panama city in 2 weeks

  • Evan | August 23rd, 2011 at 11:45 am


  • alta Crous | October 9th, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Where can I find the gisele sandals in South Africa?
    I bought them at Woolworths last year but they dont have them this year!


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