Guess this could fall under the category, now I have heard everything. But who knows, I suppose if you really like the look of flip flops, if you have the money and you want to lose some weight, it is worth a shot.
What am I talking about, you may wonder. I am talking about the newest craze that is sweeping the country: FITFLOPS.
By wearing these shoes, you legs are suppose to become leaner and look longer. They also are suppose to lessen muscle strain as they tone your legs and help you burn calories. How do you burn the calories? By walking around and wearing them, of course. They come in the colors of: red and white and black with a little bit of mixed in white. They sell for $45.00 and can be bought at your local Bath & Body Works or at their online site. But beware, they sell out fast and currently have to be preordered.
Of course, if you don’t want to wait for Bath & Body Works to get some in stock, you know you can always shop for them at Ebay. Ebay seems to carry all the popular items. As this is being written, a pair of the red and black FitFlops, in a size 8 is currently bidding for the price of $65.00. You pay for not wanting to wait.
But do they work?
According to Bath & Body Works along with the makers of the FitFlop, they do. They claim that the shoe is made of a multi-density mid sole. This sole is suppose to activate muscles in your thighs, calves and gluts mid step. They are also suppose to absorb shock, lessen joint pain while still feeling like you are barefoot and providing you with a wobble board feeling workout.
According to the website, http://www.starling-fitness.com/archives/2007/06/08/the-fit-flop-how-about-just-flop/, the writer of the site was not too impressed, mainly because the shoes come from Great Britain, where the writer feels that they were not tested at any universities or similar facilities. The website has also had these responses about the shoe:
Heidi (a personal trainer) said the shoes were hard to walk in because of the wobble board effect, but once she got used to them were comfortable. Isn’t sure if they would work her legs any, yet.
Jeannie says she has lost inches and seems to think it is because of the shoes.
Vanessa and Nicola both say that they can feel the workout in their legs after wearing the shoes and that they are comfortable.
I guess, the choice is yours. If you have an extra $45, plus tax and shipping and want a new pair of flipflops anyway, I suppose it couldn’t hurt.