I’d read about the FitFlop a while back. FitFlop is a brand of flip flops that is marketed as being able to help tone your legs and bum as you walk in it. I’d known about it for a while now, but scepticism stopped me from trying it out. That and the hefty price tag.
The FitFlop claims that it will:-
- tone and trim your legs as you walk with the microwobbleboard technology that makes your legs work harder than in normal shoes or slippers
- gives a faster more muscle engaging walk
- relieve back pain
- improve posture
I saw it in Isetan a few months back when it first came in, and tested it out then but blanched at the price. It starts from RM268 a pair … yes yes, you can stop looking that horrified now… its way beyond the range of “normal flip flops”.
But guess who succumbed to the hype of having buns of steel as you walk your way to fitness?
FitFlop Walkstar III in Bronze – RM288
I don’t even wear flip flops most of the time! But its one of those things. You go window shopping, you see a 10% discount where normally there is none and before you know it, plastic is burnt at the cashier and you don’t wake up from your dazed state until you reach home and think “Am I nuts to spend THAT MUCH on a pair of slippers?!” 😛
Haha… So, now that I own a pair of FitFlops as endorsed by Oprah as being the must-have flip flop for Summer 2008, let’s see how it performs eh? I’ll report back in a month or two whether my bum or legs feel any tauter and leaner or whether I just spent a lot of money on a pair of glorified slippers that’s going to kill my feet. 😛
To be fair, I put it on immediately after paying for it and walked all over KLCC and not once did the toe bit chaff my toes as thongs usually do. I like that there’s a nice support at my arch – I’m flat footed. It was also really comfy with a soft springy footbed. My calves do feel a bit of a twinge now like I’ve been brisk-walking and I just read online that you aren’t supposed to go all the way the first time you wear your FitFlops. You are supposed to break it in slowly starting with 20 minutes and working your way up, so your legs get used to being worked out. Eeps! 😛
I’m not buying the whole leaner toner legs deal (I’m still a sceptic), but I’d be happy with better posture. Report in a couple of months!
Have you tried FitFlops? Do you own a pair and do you like it?