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06. 05. 2007

Fit Flops: gym in a sandal?

I am a total sucker for any kind of gimmick or gadget that's supposed to give you the effects of intense exercise without having to do the exercise. Ideally, I'd like a soothing chamber that lulls to me sleep while it manipulates my muscles to athletic buffdom, clearly not something that's going to happen while I'm awake. Fit flops don't promise a perfect physique, but they are supposedly "micro wobble boards" which work a little in the same way as the big balance boards, by challenging your leg and foot muscles to work a little harder with every step, leading to a more toned, fit body, just by walking as you normally would.

I've seen and coveted the MBT shoes and sandals which are also supposedly "workouts in a shoe" but they are incredibly expensive as well as very unsightly. What's the point in having gorgeous, muscular legs if they're strapped in something so ungainly and unattractive? Fit flops are just $38, and actually look a bit nicer than your average flip flop and provide a lot more foot support. The problem? Good luck finding them. They are sold out throughout the UK, where they were introduced and they are sold out virtually everywhere online.

You have two options for finding Fit flops this summer. They are available for pre-order from Bliss, for $45. The shoes come in red or black, but Bliss will also have an exclusive color: pale blue. The other place you can check now, is Bath and Body Works, but you have to go in-person to a store, they're sold out online.

Posted by Mia    Category: body
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joanne broadley:

I managed to purchase my fit flops straight away!! No problem. They really work!!!!

lois haas:

I would like to buy a pair; but I am haveing no luch.

Denise A.:

I ignored the warning to build up time gradually, wearing my FitFlops. I've now been wearing them for about two weeks, almost all day, every day (including several shopping trips, where I was on my feet for hours at a time). They're very comfortable . . . but as far as working my muscles goes, I haven't felt even the slightest difference.

Maybe the people who "get a workout" from them, are used to wearing higher heels(?).


I have worn mine for the first time this past weekend. I must say my calves ached on the second day, so thats a plus. I do note however about how really comfortable they are. Love them.. may get another color soon. Try them..

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