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FitFlop - Review

Posted Aug 16 2009 10:42pm
Get a workout while you walk. It's an interesting concept...and it's caught the world by storm! I see FitFlops everywhere...and of course I always stop to ask what that person thinks of them.

Below you will find the 7 reasons why everybody is wearing FitFlops...


  1. FitFlopmidsoles incorporate patent-pending Microwobbleboard ™ technology, to give you a workout while you walk. Developed by Darren James and Dr David Cook at LSBU, the FitFlop ’s unique safely-tapered midsole places varying densities of EVA under your feet each time you step, to challenge the support and balance muscles of the foot and leg.
  2. They challenge hard to reach muscles more.FitFlop sandals are engineered with a multi-density midsole that stimulates your muscles more while you’re wearing them. In independent University testing, FitFlop sandals have been shown to trigger increase gluteal muscle response, increased hamstring response, increase rectusfemoris (thigh) response and increased calf muscle response.
  3. Every step you take in your FitFlop footwear helps tone and trim your legs: studies at Salford University by Dr. Philip Graham-Smith and Richard Jones have shown that the FitFlopmidsole extends the amount of time that the slow twitch* muscles are engaged during each step (by approximately 10-12%). So just by wearing a pair of FitFlop sandals you’ll get more exercise while doing just exactly what you’re normally doing. (*slow twitch muscles produce energy by converting fats into energy aerobically)
  4. FitFlop footwear works your bum muscles more. It has been proven to increase the amount of time that the gluteusmaximus muscle is ‘activated’ during every single step.
  5. FitFlop footwear has been shown to have a significant effect on the toning muscles of your thighs: the rectusfemoris muscle (one of the large muscles in the group of muscles in your thigh) is activated for a longer period of time while walking in FitFlop sandals than while normally shod or barefoot.
  6. Walking in FitFlop footwear is like walking barefoot, but a little bit better. According to a study done at the University of Salford in Manchester, UK, the FitFlop wearer’s gait is very similar to that of a barefoot walker, but the added cushion provided by the EVA midsole helps reduce joint strain and absorb shock. In fact, several FitFlop wearers have already reported relief from back pain after a few days of wearing them.
  7. FitFlop sandals make it easier to stay in shape. Just throw them on while you’re running errands, walking to work, or working around your house. Most first-time FitFlop wearers report feeling their muscles working more, while ‘fitter’ wearers feedback has been more toward great comfort and cushion. One woman reported feeling like she’d had a ‘bum-blasting’ workout after a half an hour of FitFlop -shod walking.
Make sure you pay attention to sizing. I neglected to do this, and because of my high instep was unable to wear worries, I gave them to my BFF, and they fit perfectly for her! The range of shoes goes beyond flipflops. They also offer a boot like style and a FitFlop for men!

Purchase online or find a store in your area. Put on a pair and get a workout while you walk!
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