What Are FitFlops Shoes?
FitFlops are a range of colorful shoes that include sandals, slippers, clogs, sneakers and boots. They are chic, funky and fun and can be worn with a variety of different outfits. However, FitFlops offer their wearers a number of other benefits as well.
The Toning Benefits Of FitFlops
You may already be aware that FitFlops are toning shoes. They use a special “microwobbleboard” sole which activates the lower body muscles for longer during normal walking. this means that you can tone your legs and trim your bottom with each and every step that you take. It’s like getting a workout while you walk.
Every step that you take in your FitFlops will help to:
- Tone and trim your legs.
- Trim your bottom.
- Improve your muscle tone.
- Increase muscle activity and improve your circulation.
- Burn calories.
The specially designed sole, in addition to toning and trimming your lower body will also recreate the gait of barefoot walking, absorb shock, and reduce joint strain.
The Comfort Of FitFlops
If you talk to someone who owns a pair of these shoes, don’t be surprised if they don’t mention the toning benefits in the first instance. It is a little odd – after all, a shoe that helps you to get in shape just by putting one foot in front of the other is a bit of a big deal, isn’t it?
However, FitFlop wearers are much more likely to tell you about how incredibly comfortable their funky footwear is. Whilst that may be just a little surprising, there’s a perfectly logical explanation for this. The same specially engineered sole which provides those lovely toning benefits, also provides additional cushioning against jarring when your foot makes contact with the ground. It also gives extra support to your feet – especially in the area of the arches.
The unique construction of the sole also maximizes the contact area between the sole of your foot and the insole of the shoe. Because the contact area is larger, the average pressure exerted by the weight of your body on the soles of your feet is reduced. That’s why FitFlops are so wonderfully comfortable to wear and to walk in.
The Security Of FitFlops
There are any number of different brands of toning shoes on the market today. Needless to say, some are good and others are not so good. You may even see some cheap imitations available from certain locations. However, with FitFlops you can be sure that they are good for your feet.
They are the result of extensive research by bio-mechanical specialists at the London South Bank University (LSBU) in the UK and have also had their toning benefits independently verified at Salford University – also in the UK.
What’s more, all
of the shoes in the FitFlops range have been awarded a seal of acceptance by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). that means that you can be sure that they are good for your feet. Here’s what the APMA have to say about their seal of acceptance:
The APMA Seal of Acceptance is granted to footwear, insoles, hosiery, materials, and equipment that allow for normal foot function and promote quality foot health.
The Value Of FitFlops
Toning shoes offer busy women (and men) the opportunity to get in shape as they walk about as normal during the course of their daily routine. That’s a great benefit for many time starved people and, as a consequence, some toning shoes command premium prices.
However, one of the aims when developing FitFlops was that they be affordable – and they are certainly about half the price of some of the other toning shoes on the market. Another benefit is the fact that they don’t look like fitness footwear. That means that you can wear them in social settings, and with outfits, where fitness type footwear just wouldn’t look right. In other words, you can get more use out of them.
It all adds up to great value for money from your FitFlops.
FitFlops In A Nutshell
- Help you to tone and trim your lower body with every step that you take.
- Are chic, colorful, fashionable and fun.
- Are extremely comfortable to wear and to walk in.
- Are certified as being good for your feet.
- Are great value for money.
Have a look around the site and learn a little more about FitFlops. There are numerous different styles available – and in a variety of colors and materials. There’s bound to be something to suit you.