FitFlop Galore at the Bratpack store

by Paris B on · 47 comments

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I’d not been paying much attention to FitFlop for  a while. I have a couple of pairs by now, and I do still swear by them. I wear almost no other slippers or casual shoes/sandals anymore these days. But when you already own a pair or two, its better to just turn away when confronted with new designs lest the wallet bleeds.

bratpack FitFlop Galore at the Bratpack store

But when I was strolling around Hartamas Shopping Centre and chanced upon a store called Bratpack that had a veritable WALL of Fitflop sandals/flip flops, I just had to stop and look. They don’t only have the flip flops for men and women, they also have shoes and boots!

I was quite surprised to see the variety of FitFlops carried there. They had the regular seviceable looking ones and they also had some nice new ones that I liked. Rokkit was one of them. The top is studded with sparkly bits and looks terribly bling on your feet. But I loved how they looked. I might go back and get a pair some day. Its so BLING! icon biggrin FitFlop Galore at the Bratpack store

Frou actually does look nice in pictures, but not so nice on my feet. For some reason, I felt that it was cut a bit big, so it did not grip my feet very nicely. I’ve realized that, with FitFlops. The base is quite standard in size (UK3 for me) but the top part can sometimes feel too loose in different designs. So, I do have to try them on in person to know if they’d fit.

Prices have most certainly dropped. The Pietra which used to retail for about RM318 is now about RM269 or perhaps a little less. The new or bling designs are pricier, but the regular designs are definitely more afforable (by Fitflop standards). The old designs are going for a mere RM129 which sorely tempted me to get a pair just as a backup. Oh and those boots are interesting too. Way too large and lumberjack looking on my feet, but interesting nonetheless. I would be even more interested if they had the furry winter boots in stock hehe…

I’m not sure if I’d buy my Fitflops here at Bratpack, because I would try to get them at Isetan first (department store card member) but I do think its a good place to view all available designs at a go. There were also some other brands of shoes there, but I didn’t pay too much attention.

Oh I do notice after wearing my first pair of Walkstar for a couple of years, the base seems to have lost its support. Its less comfortable and softer now than it was when I first bought it, or compared to my Pietra which is newer. It is still infinitely more comfortable than a regular flat flip flop so I’ll keep wearing it anyway. But I think its time for another icon razz FitFlop Galore at the Bratpack store

Have you fallen for the FitFlop hype yet? icon wink FitFlop Galore at the Bratpack store

Paris B

This Bratpack store was spotted at Hartamas Shopping Centre, Plaza Damas. Its on the upper floors and I irritated the staff by trying on multiple pairs of shoes, flip flops and boots but not buying any icon razz FitFlop Galore at the Bratpack store

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synical
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July 31, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Thanks for the heads up – I might go check it out one of these days; I’ve been looking at the non-slipper options like the clogs/mules (whatever you call them) online…
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ParisB July 31, 2011 at 3:29 pm

I think I saw the clogs in store. They most certainly had an excellent selection – I’ve never seen such a big selection anywhere else :)

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Sam
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July 31, 2011 at 3:34 pm

I am a FitFlopper – I have Rokkit and they are very comfortable. Although I did fall off them running around a corner and twisted my ankle, I still love them. I like the look of Frou.
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ParisB July 31, 2011 at 3:44 pm

FitFlopper – I like that! :D I really want Rokkit. It feels like the Walkstar 3 and I like that snug fit feel on my feet. Frou didn’t appeal to me in person and on my feet. I think I’m not frou enough for it ;)

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Shay July 31, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Paris, I highly recommend you to go on a shopping trip in the states. I got a pietra for my mum for u$59.90. A lavender suade pair for u$49.90.

I have my old pair (don’t know the name) for s$120. Which is crazy. But I love it to death for every weekend and trottling in London, Italy and the states!

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Shay July 31, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Sometimes i bring it together with me to work, coz I change into it and walk 3km home from 1 train station away. For exercise.

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ParisB July 31, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Haha I would LOVE to go shopping in the states but I’m not terribly keen on wrestling with visa applications etc. Had a traumatic episode once :P I know Fitflops there are so cheap by comparison but I guess its one of those things y’know. We can’t have it all LOL! :D Its great that you get the full benefit of it on a daily basis – I drive everywhere so I wear it only on weekends or on Fridays :)

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Shay July 31, 2011 at 7:57 pm

This time, my travel buddy, is a malaysian girl. She got her visa done without much problem. And its a 10 year one. :)

Worth investing, now that the exchange rate for USD is free falling.

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ParisB August 1, 2011 at 9:27 am

Yeah believe me, its tempting as heck! :P Will have a think about it ;)

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Denise
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July 31, 2011 at 5:32 pm

I agree with Shay up there. It’s so much cheaper in the US than in the PH too. When my cousin went to visit my sister, my dad and I had her bring hope a pair for my Mum. Maybe if you have friends going, they can grab that Rokkit for you :) My FitFlops are my go-to everyday pair, love ‘em
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ParisB July 31, 2011 at 6:01 pm

I actually know someone going to the States soon but I think they’d kill me if I asked for luggage space for Fitflops lol ;) I might ask though… just in case ;)

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Ms. Blacklace July 31, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Initially, I didn’t want to spend over a hundred singapore dollars on a pair of fit flops.

In the end, I had to. I wore heels too much when I was working in the office (they require ladies to wear at least 2 inch heels. And it aggravated my old knee injury). And that being my first (and last) office job, I didn’t know I could keep my heels at work and just change into them when I got there.

Wearing sports shoes on my way to work was a great idea, except when it rains. So I decided to spend the money and get a fit flop. My knee condition improved within the first week of wearing it. I’m wearing it for over a year now (over a year of chasing the bus in them and walking in the rain), and it has lost it’s firmness, but nonetheless, it’s still better on my knee than a regular flip flop.

Plus the straps are very durable.

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ParisB July 31, 2011 at 7:14 pm

I loved reading your testimony! I don’t have anything that dramatic, but I honestly find it hard to wear anything else that doesn’t offer my feet and back support anymore. The initial outlay is painful on the wallet but it does pay dividends :) You’re right about the durable straps too. Mine look practically new sometimes :)

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Shay July 31, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Mine looks crap…but thats because its been to see the world. Hahahhahaa….btw, I walk 10 hrs everyday on my trips in this. At the end of the day, I need compression socks to help my muscle ache.

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Stephanie/Yukaeshi July 31, 2011 at 8:30 pm

I have a pair! The silver-coloured Pietra :D Am a convert to FitFlops now- they just look so good and are comfortable to boot :) Love them to bits.

I saw the FitFlop shoes and boots in Parkson 1U :O And RM 269 for the Pietra? Most department stores that carry FitFlops now (Metrojaya, Parkson, Robinsons) sell it for RM 299, and I got mine for that price T_T Seems Bratpack is selling it cheaper… XD

Walkstar, Rokkit and Frou does not look good on me, sadly. Only Pietra and the new one that looks like Pietra but circular instead of square looks good on me haha :P
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ParisB August 1, 2011 at 9:28 am

Perhaps you have very slim feet? I find the Pietra and the new one with the round bits are cut slimmer. The rest are a little bit broader so can look clunky :)

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Mei Ping July 31, 2011 at 9:06 pm

What a coincidence, I just bought myself one of the older design at RM129 at Bratpack today. I could not resist the good offer. It was even cheaper than the kids version.

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ParisB August 1, 2011 at 9:29 am

Woohoo! This is most certainly a coincidence :D I hope you like wearing it – I might have to go and see if they have my size :P

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Jen August 1, 2011 at 12:04 am

I’ve just recently bought a pair of Pietra from Robinsons for rm269. Love the Frou design too, but it was too loose on my feet. U are right, different designs give a different fit. Now, you’ve tempted me to go check out Bratpack asap! ;)

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ParisB August 1, 2011 at 9:30 am

hehe… its a good place to check out all the designs at one go :) Hope you’re enjoying your PIetra :D

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jamilla August 1, 2011 at 1:09 am

I am completely addicted to Fit Flops!

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ParisB August 1, 2011 at 9:30 am

LOL! Same here!

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alene August 1, 2011 at 2:39 am

lol i bot the walkstar 3s a few days ago, and been wearin em everyday. and yes, man it hurts! i wanna go see bratpak, thank u for telling me!! u know the bling ones cos RM999?!?!?!?! CRAZY!

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ParisB August 1, 2011 at 9:31 am

It hurts? They do say that if you wear it for long walks it can hurt coz its supposed to tone your legs and bum. So erm… feel the burn! :P The Rockstar with the swarovski crystals was nuts! I don’t know anyone who bought it but apparently it was sold out :P

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Irene August 1, 2011 at 9:25 am

Paris, how do we know this Brat Pack store is selling the original FitFlops?

For RM129, I’m tempted too, but only if they are the original quality (and worth it!).

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ParisB August 1, 2011 at 9:36 am

Hey Irene, that’s a good question. So I dug around and apparently, they are one of the Fitflop distributors locally and apparently carry one of the best and biggest selections in town :) There’s another store at Great Eastern Mall and it looks like a regional store. A quick search on Google will turn up the info – hope this helps :)

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Lisa August 1, 2011 at 10:05 am

My friend got my Pietra and Electra for about S$75 per pair from the states via online purchase. Quite some savings i would say.

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ParisB August 1, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Very good savings indeed! :) Gotta look up sites that might ship internationally LOL!

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Syen August 1, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Oooh! Just the post I needed. Thanks! LOL. From what I’ve seen, Pietra looks like a great combi between casual and pretty. I want!

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ParisB August 3, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Pietra is an excellent choice. I wear it on casual Fridays and on days when I want something a teeny bit dressier but still want to stay comfy :) At least it doesn’t sport the brand name right on the front LOL

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j3nny9irL August 1, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Oh gosh~! I need to go there~ Thanx for the heads up Paris. Really tempting. I like Frou and Pietra and others as well but I can’t wear them :( sad to say but my feet is just a lil too wide for it. Shall i just shrink my feet? hahahaha :P

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ParisB August 3, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Haha there are other designs too :D I can’t wear Frou – its too wide. Perhaps you can try that again?

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Issa August 1, 2011 at 5:05 pm

those new designs are cute!!! the pink one is so pretty! :)

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ParisB August 3, 2011 at 1:18 pm

It is :D not so pretty on my feet though lol!

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Monstro August 1, 2011 at 11:48 pm

I’ve totally fallen for the hype. A little late, but still I’ve fallen in love :-D I got myself the Pietra. I doubt I can ever wear another pair of shoes more. It is oh so comfortable and doesn’t look overly casual like my Birks. LOVE! Thanks for the rec–will go check out that store in HSC.

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ParisB August 3, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Better late than never! They have kid Fitflops too! Adorable little things – maybe for G? LOL

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natalie August 2, 2011 at 7:09 pm

i got myself a pair of pietra two weeks ago and love it! however i didn’t feel any pain or sore. Prolly because i went for whole body conditioning class the day before i wear it and my muscles were still in pain when i wear it. So i couldn’t notice any soreness that it might cause.

pietra is the only design that fits my feet perfectly. i love luna too but it’s a bit too big. so tempted so get the classic walkstar!

i managed to convert my mum into a fitflopper as well. she just got a pair of hooper and loving it!

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ParisB August 3, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Woohoo! Lots of happy FitFloppers around yay! :D I didn’t get any sore legs either when I first bought mine. I was expecting it. But when I wore it for close to 8 hours walking once, my legs did feel sore. But then, so would anyone else’s after 8 hours :)

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rachelapple August 2, 2011 at 10:04 pm

i just got my 2nd pair of FF, Frou on Sunday, Pietra was my first. I am completely hooked onto Fitflop after reading your review few months back.. :)

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ParisB August 3, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Time I ask for commission eh? ;) Glad you’re liking your Fitflops :)

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CJ August 4, 2011 at 9:11 am

When I tried the FF at Isetan, it doesnt fit me (i have wide feet) and whn I walk ard i feel it is quite tight for me eventho the size I choose is a size bigger than my feet size… I guess no luck on owning a FF :(

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ParisB August 4, 2011 at 4:12 pm

There are a few designs and I can’t wear all designs either. Best to not get a size too big because its not supposed to flip flop as you walk. But then as our feet are all different, it is entirely possible that it may not work for you.

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YM August 9, 2011 at 3:35 pm

I wore only FF throughout my 3 wks traveling in Italy. Love them to bits!

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anis August 26, 2011 at 4:38 pm

hi, just bought myself FF Luna in Black, size US7/UK5 yesterday. i wear it to the office today and feels like its one size too big. so i’m thinking of selling it at a reduced price. if anyone interested, pls email me.

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Ankita November 27, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Hi..
I have seen this on few people but i just dont know from where to get it in India..Can you please let me know?

Thanks in advance :)

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margareth July 27, 2012 at 9:23 pm

hi …

could you give information about fitflop galery in Istanbul ?
thanks before ..

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Paris B
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July 30, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Hi I’m afraid I’m not familiar with Istanbul. Try contacting the Fitflip main HQ and see if they can help you.

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