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Old 04-07-2008, 11:48 AM #1
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Anyone heard of these Fit Flop Sandals? Better yet, anyone ever wear them? I just got an e-mail from Victoria's Secret advertising them. These are the claims:

Get a workout while you walk. Engineered to engage muscles, lessen joint impact and absorb shock, FitFlops burn calories and tone legs with every step. From running errands to working around your house, it's finally easier to stay in shape and multitask your fitness with a sexy, sporty look. Imported leather/cotton/polyester.

• Strengthens and tones muscles in your feet, legs, buttocks, stomach and back
• Absorbs shock on your feet, knees and back
• Tones and trims your thighs, calves and glutes
• Recreates the gait of barefoot walking with a built-in micro-wobbleboard workout-enhancing effect
• Improves balance and posture



If this is really true, they would be worth the $50. Heck if these really help stregthen and improve balance, I'll wear them everyday!!
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Do they look like this?? http://www.craftsetc.com/store/item....cat=8&Search=Y


They've been around for years, and I would never pay $50 for a pair of flip flops...not when I can go to Hobby Lobby and get a pair for $2 or less. (flip flops are uncomfortable shoes anyways...and yes, I realize that what you're asking about says "Fit Flops")

Crocs are more comfortable, and I feel like I have better balance in those shoes than in sneakers or real shoes.
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I have not heard of them but here's the link so others can see them.

http://www2.victoriassecret.com/comm...ZZZ&rfnbr=4700
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"built-in micro-wobbleboard workout-enhancing effect"

I'm convinced! Where do I sign???

You have my curiosity up now, Holl. Sadly, I could never wear them, anything between my toes sends my foot into wild spasms.
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I've seen similar things before -- this one seems to be a British craze that's now making it's way into the US. Here's the link to the manufacturer's site below -- if you type in your zip code you might see places near you that have them so you can try them out before you buy. Obviously mail order is often the cheapest because you might save tax but at least you can try them on if you want! Also, if you do buy online, remember to check out www.retailmenot.com to see if there are any coupons for the store in question!

http://www.thefitflop.com/
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Do they look like this?? http://www.craftsetc.com/store/item....cat=8&Search=Y


They've been around for years, and I would never pay $50 for a pair of flip flops...not when I can go to Hobby Lobby and get a pair for $2 or less. (flip flops are uncomfortable shoes anyways...and yes, I realize that what you're asking about says "Fit Flops")

Crocs are more comfortable, and I feel like I have better balance in those shoes than in sneakers or real shoes.
No, those just look like ordinary flip flops. I will try to attach a picture of them. Also, you can click on the link momXseven gave.
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I've seen similar things before -- this one seems to be a British craze that's now making it's way into the US. Here's the link to the manufacturer's site below -- if you type in your zip code you might see places near you that have them so you can try them out before you buy. Obviously mail order is often the cheapest because you might save tax but at least you can try them on if you want! Also, if you do buy online, remember to check out www.retailmenot.com to see if there are any coupons for the store in question!

http://www.thefitflop.com/

You rock. I did just as you suggested and found out that the Macy's 5 minutes from my house has them. I will have to go check them out.
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Oooh, they're cute!! I don't usually wear sandals with the piece between my toes but I'd be willing to give these a try.

If you buy a $2 pair of shoes that's exactly what you're going to get.....these look well made and they'll take them back if they don't perform like they advertise they will.

I think I'm going to try them - Holly we'll have to compare notes and see if we're Victoria's Secret material after we've toned up with these shoes!! You might be - but I know I'll NEVER be.....not in this lifetime!! Maybe 20 years ago - but now.......
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Dang it Holly, you got me all excited then I saw the toe part - I have never been able to wear sandels that go between the toes. My poor toes get sore and raw

If it wasn't for the toe thing I'd be ordering a pair or two or three.....
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You rock. I did just as you suggested and found out that the Macy's 5 minutes from my house has them. I will have to go check them out.
Holly, let us know how they feel!
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