The FBGs looove our flip-flops. Sure, they aren’t always good on the feet, but this time of year, when the weather is still frigid in the northern part of the country, the thought of a pair of flip-flops sends me into squeals of spring-like delight. That’s why when we got the chance to talk about FitFlops we were thrilled. Flip-flops that are actually helpful to the ol’ bod? Hells yes.
Erin and I are both guilty of buying copious numbers of $5 flip-flops; we need to start Flip-Flops Anonymous. But those cheapies are known more for their beach-readiness than for their everyday wearability. Erin even had to take a month-long flip-flop hiatus after a flip-flop induced injury. But on top of all of the toning benefits of the FitFlop, it is actually built to support you while you’re running errands or going on walks. No injuries from wearing them around all day, every day? Music to our ears!
FitFlop sandals are totally comfy, cute (check out all these styles, including these clogs for those of you who won’t get close to spring-like weather for a few months—I lived in Minnesota, so I feel your pain), and they help tone your legs and bums more than regular flip-flops. The sandals have an over-sized heel for a funky fun look, and the midsole works your balance by slightly destabilizing your footing in the same way that a wobble board would. This then stimulates your fast-twitch muscles in the glutes, hamstrings, calves and thighs, making your legs and booty work harder when walking. Ingenious!
p.s. For those of you wanting to purchase these for spring, note that US sizes are one bigger than UK, so a UK 5 is the equivalent of a US 6. Happy shopping!