Fitflop Review : Was it Fit or was it a Flop?

by Paris B on · 23 comments

in Product Reviews,Shoes

fitflop walkstar III

Slightly over a month ago, I succumbed to getting myself a pair of FitFlop slippers at the last Isetan sale. FitFlops as we will recall were made popular after being featured on Oprah (I base this on the internet and on the promo video they keep showing over and over) and by people who claim to have had their butts and legs toned after wearing them.

Since I got them, I’ve been wearing my FitFlops religiously at every opportunity. I only stop short of wearing them to work not because I can’t but because it would not look right with office attire 😛

So after 1 month of flipping and flopping around in them what do I think of the FitFlop?

I must say that I love it! 😛

Does the FitFlop tone the legs and bum?

I have no idea if it does to be honest. Since I only wear it a lot on weekends any toning of the legs or bum would be unnoticable. I did not feel anything in my legs at all. I’ve read reviews of people saying that their legs felt tired like they had been having a workout. I felt nothing 😛

Does the FitFlop pinch the toes since its a thong?

Not for me. When you buy a FitFlop, make sure you get the correct size and get the sales assistant to help you. You should not hear too much of a flapping noise when you walk like conventional flip flops. You will also not grip the slippers that much for some reason. If you find either of that happening, its likely to be too large.

The thong did not hurt my toes at all. Usually, I cannot wear thongs or flip flops because the bit between my big toe and second toe will hurt like crazy and blister within 10 minutes. I wore the FitFlop on shopping trips in the city and all over Penang without any problem. Love it!

Does the FitFlop help your posture?

One of the FitFlop’s selling points is that its supposed to help your posture. I don’t know if it does. I am more aware of my body and posture now that I do yoga so I do try to walk and sit straighter. I don’t know if the FitFlop helps but despite wearing it and walking everywhere for hours, my legs and back did not hurt. It might be doing something right.

Does the FitFlop offer arch support?

I have flat feet and yes, this is part of the reason I like the FitFlop. It offers me very good arch support so my legs don’t feel as tired when I’ve been walking a lot. Believe me, I walked A LOT in Penang recently. I love how it supports my feet.

Does the FitFlop feel more comfortable than Crocs?

Infinitely so due to the said arch support. Crocs does not offer any support for the arch of the foot although the foot bed is softer. I prefer the FitFlop any day… and it looks better too! 😉

So that in a nutshell is how I feel about the FitFlop slippers. At RM268 it is a very pricey pair of slippers but since it keeps my legs feeling comfy and allows me to walk for miles in them without feeling too much fatigue, I’m chalking this up as a winner! Thank goodness else it’d have been a very expensive mistake! 😉

Do you have a FitFlop review to share? The comment box is open :)

Stay beautiful,

Paris B

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beetrice July 5, 2009 at 1:16 pm

LOL…I remember seeing those quite often I must say… 😀

If they’re as comfy as you say (and since I will still NOT put Crocs on my feet!), would love to get me a pair, but perhaps when the next BIG sale starts eh?


ParisB July 6, 2009 at 10:09 am

Hiya Beetrice

I’d only ever seen them go on 10% but who knows eh? 😉


Nikki July 5, 2009 at 3:29 pm

I have crocs, not flitflops, I’ve always thought crocs are more comfortable


ParisB July 6, 2009 at 10:10 am

Hey Nikki

Glad alls well now with you :) For me, Fitflops beat Crocs hands down and then some! :)


prettybeautiful July 5, 2009 at 7:23 pm

i have crocs too, but this is like 2x the price of crocs. it better be to good right?


ParisB July 6, 2009 at 10:12 am

Hi prettybeautiful

Yep its way more expensive but for me, way better. Then again, I guess its a matter of what you want to wear them for. I walked all over Bangkok in my Crocs too and it works in sun and rain. FitFlops on the other hand, I’d be more careful with since it costs so much more 😛 But it feels great on my feet so I like it :)


kahani July 5, 2009 at 10:10 pm

How is the state of your tush? Isn’t it supposed to give you a perkier bottom? =P


ParisB July 6, 2009 at 10:12 am

Hiya Kahani

LOL… the tush seems pretty much the same. 😛 I think wearing heels most days plays a part in tightening those glutes too 😛


July 7, 2009 at 7:14 am

Hmm how come I’ve not seen this here in Melb? Would love to give it a go. I have flat feet too, and shoes that come with no arch support is a real pain (pun intended). Sigh …


ParisB July 7, 2009 at 9:44 am

Hi Tine

Not sure… try department stores instead of shoe stores? I fully agree with you re: flat feet. Its a right pain!


^dee November 6, 2009 at 1:52 pm

They’ve just arrived in Melbourne, I saw them at Footlocker a few weekends ago. Retailing at about $120. (I think!)


lo August 16, 2009 at 1:58 pm

My feet hurt after using these! So do my legs but I am concerned about my feet. Do they really offer arch support? Why do my feet hurt?


ParisB August 17, 2009 at 9:59 am

Hi Lo

I’ve no idea why – the website did say feet might hurt but it works for me. Perhaps its just not for everyone.


Cyndi Tan November 16, 2009 at 3:33 pm

May i know in Singapore where can i find these brand FitFlop shoes?


cade November 20, 2009 at 3:58 pm

Hi Cynthia,
Go to the fitflop official page to find the stores that have them. I bought mine at Hue Raffles City 1st floor..


jojoba (My Makeup Reviews) May 3, 2010 at 8:42 am

i reckon croc shoes are NO comparison with these fitflops. (i don’t think i saw this colour at the store near me! it’s gorgeous! but i’d still get the same old black as i am worry about colour matching with clothes. LOL)

i am only wear these for casual purpose and dumped all the rest after i started my first pair. they are just great. my i do look better. 😛


ParisB May 3, 2010 at 9:46 am

Nope Crocs hold NOTHING to the Fitflops 😀 I wear them anytime I don’t have to wear heels – I think I should keep a pair in my car 😀


Kat July 23, 2010 at 10:50 am

I have 7 pairs of Fitflop and I must say I will never wear any other slippers or shoes anymore! I have flatfeet too and was wearing Crocs till my doc tell me to stop wearing Crocs as they don’t have arch support.
I switched to Birkenstock but find it too heavy for walking long distance and the sole is pretty hard too.
When my hubby’s friend introduce me to Fitflop, I would say there is no turning back…hahaha…
I got my first pair at Isetan Singapore during a sale for about $80++, subsequently I got the rest of them thru overseas site.
Almost half of my office colleagues are wearing Fitflop after I recommended it to them. I wear Fitflop sun up sun down 7/7, even to work!

Both thumbs up!!


May November 3, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Hai Kate , wow I want that to,where can I order online,??


Kace Flores October 4, 2010 at 12:42 pm

Just brought my first pair of Fitflops last 1 Oct. I was pretty hesitant at first because it is equally pricey. I got this at Travel Club Greenhills (Manila).

I am 4 months pregnant and temporarily stopped playing ice hockey because of my pregnancy. I decided to get a pair because I couldn’t find any shoe that can help relieve the growing stress on my back plus my growing lower body.

Eversince I put these on, my legs muscles started to work again. It felt like when I finished hockey training! It’s truly amazing what these sandals can do. I even use it when I drive and it feels much better stepping on the clutch than when I had on a regular shoe! And miraculously the pain on my back started to lessen.

I did notice that I was walking more upright. You may need to break in the sandals if you have a high instep like mine. It took me about 2 days of straight 4-hour walks on an average. So there will definitely be a bit of sharp pangs here and there. Now on my 3rd day it has started to mold to the shape of my foot and it such a comfort walking in them! I’ve read some comments of people who gave up on their first try and I gave it a chance ( I did pay a lot for it so might as well)

Before buying you may need to follow the instructions on the tag saying you take 20-30 brisk walking steps in them to make sure you get the right fit. Even if I wanted to get the Pietra (ideal for slimmer feet) I ended up with the bronze walk star III because of my wide foot. Thus not all Fitflop designs are for everyone.


Hidayah January 2, 2011 at 8:32 pm

I bought my Pietra yesterday and it is sooooooo comfortable. Worth the price I paid for it :) && like you, I don’t experience any pain in my feet or legs although a few of my friends claimed to suffer the first few days of wearing them.


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