Summer Lovin’ FitFlops!

June 30, 2008 at 8:10 am 14 comments

Almost everyday, someone will comment when they look at my feet, “Cool sandals, what brand are they?”

“FitFlops,” I happily reply.  Which will lead into the next question.

“Where do you get them?” 

“I am reviewing them because I heard about these amazing sandals on the BlissWorld site.  They are suppose to give you a little additional workout while you wear them, and they looked so great, I just had to try them.”

“So, how do they feel?”

“Incredible.  They are lightweight, but give a good amount of support and cushion.  They are perfect to wear around town while running errands, and are great poolside as well.”

“What about the workout feature, does that really work?”

“Actually, after the first day I wore them, I didn’t notice any additional muscle action while wearing them, but that evening, when I took them off, I felt some butt fatigue like I had been doing some lunges or had just worked out.  I think they are really doing something.”

FitFact:

FitFlops slow the eversion rate of the average person’s step, so that the time the muscle spends in an active state is increased during every step. The muscle fibers activated are the ‘slow twitch’ type, which are the fibres that create longer, leaner-looking limbs.

“Where do you buy these and how much do they cost?”

“You can purchase these at several online shoe sites, but I bought mine at Macys.  They retail for $49.99 for the Walkstar style, and they also carry some cool patent leather styles for $59.99.”

I am loving summer in these fashionable, comfortable and butt-burning FitFlops!!!  Seriously, I love getting the compliments too. 

 

 

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  • 1. Xina  |  June 30, 2008 at 8:54 am

    I’ve heard so much about these, I’d love to try them. I’m sporting MBTs at the moment which are also very good. I’m all for footwear that adds support and gives a little workout too!

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  • 2. Jen Hill  |  June 30, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Oh yeah Xina, I love MBT’s too! I have been wearing them for over a year, and they are fabulous for folks with finiky feet.

    Saving up for a pair of MBT Mary Jane’s right now. Not cheap!

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  • 3. Marilyn  |  June 30, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    Ever the cheapskate, my daughter and I just picked up matching NB flip-flops at Smith’s! Buy one pair, get the second free!!

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  • 4. mo mommy  |  July 1, 2008 at 12:36 am

    I have a complete inability to wear flip flops. I just can’t work the darn things, they always fly right off my feet. But those seriously make me want to learn how!!!

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  • 5. Jami  |  July 1, 2008 at 4:00 am

    Nice review, I was wondering how these worked but was hesitant to put them on and try. My muscles are still recuperating and didn’t think I should fatigue them any further. But I really really love how they love and they look super-cushy too!

    Did you know when they first came out they were only $30? Then shot up to $40 when B&BW couldn’t keep them in stock. It was craziness over flops! 😀 I remember calling around like a silly person asking all the B&BW’s if they had any in stock. The closest pair was a size 5 (!!) 105 miles from St. Louis.

    MoMommy, If you can’t work da flops, maybe try a pair of the toe hugging ones from Columbia. Those are comfortable and they stay anchored to your fit. Good support too. 🙂

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  • 6. Jami  |  July 1, 2008 at 4:01 am

    oops. Love how they “look”. Not love how they “love”.
    Geesh, I need more coffee.

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  • 7. Jen Hill  |  July 1, 2008 at 7:28 am

    That is crazy. FitFlops are like Gasoline I guess. Scarcity and high demand causes the price to rise. $50 is a lot to pay for a pair of flipflops, even if they are really cool ones.

    Jami I am so glad you made that clarification because I was starting to worry about your personification of the sandals. I mean, hugging a tree is fine, but your shoes? Hmmm, I guess if they love you back its fine. You are too great! 😉

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  • 8. Jen Hill  |  July 1, 2008 at 7:30 am

    Marilyn, I find absolutely nothing wrong with buying your shoes at the same place you buy your produce! One of my favorite sources for clothes is Costco. Yes, I am true FASHIONISTA!

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  • 9. Marilyn  |  July 1, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Let me clarify – I have been addicted to shoes since early childhood and though I am no Imelda Marcos, I have my share of footwear. I will and have paid mucho for cute cute shoes (green shoes are my weakness!) Flip-flops, however, must be under $20 for me to consider purchasing them. I don’t buy ALL my shoes at Smiths – yet. JK

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  • 10. Jen Hill  |  July 1, 2008 at 10:33 am

    Green shoe fetish Marilyn? Wonder what that means? Hmmm.

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  • 11. tracy m  |  July 1, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    What the Sam Hill are MBT’s?

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  • 12. Jen Hill  |  July 1, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    MBT’s are a Swiss made shoe with a very hi-tech sole.

    “The MBT sole is constructed to create a natural instability. The Masai Sensor is the first obstacle: landing is soft and feels uncertain. The sensomotoric system quickly reacts with the appropriate muscle activity, so that the foot joints are actively stabilised. The foot then rolls over the balancing section towards the toes. The active stability is maintained and the foot can roll off physiologically. Control over the rolling movement changes the stresses and strains on the foot. Increased muscle activity relieves the foot joints.”

    It sounds hokey, but these shoes really have made a huge difference for me. I have begged, I have pleaded with MBT/ Masai USA to allow me to review their line, but they have have refused! Guess they have enough publicity. As they saturate the market and their patented design expires, we will be able to purchase them for a reasonable amount of money. For now a pair runs about $230! A very high price to pay, but allow me to walk without pain.

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  • 13. Stephanie  |  July 2, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    I have a pair of these too! They actually are really cute!

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  • 14. Jen Hill  |  July 3, 2008 at 6:57 am

    Glad you like them Steph, they are really cute! Thanks for your mention at your blogsite, MetropolitanMama!

    Reply

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