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Fit Flop Footwear
are the latest craze to hit the UK, The makers claim that wearing them while walking, will give you longer-looking legs, a smaller butt, improved core muscles and better shock absorpsion for your joints, they also say that wearing them will also give the walker a higher calorie burn, improved posture and increased leg muscle activity and circulation.
What are Fit Flops?
At first glance The Fit Flop, looks like a normal pair of flip flops, maybe just a little chunkier. They come in three colours red, blue, and black, the sole of the Fit Flop is made of multi-density material and mimics barefoot style walking, this "wobble board" effect claims to challenge the foot more than ordinary shoes and creates extra tension in the leg and butt muscles, causing them to work harder.
Fit Flops were designed by a group of biomechanists at the centre for human performance in London.
Fit Flops burn fat
The cushioned Fit Flop sole apparently extends the amount of time that the slow twitch muscles are engaged during each step by about 10%. Slow twitch muscle fibres produce energy by converting fats to energy aerobically.
Because the aim of Fit Flops is to put your legs and butt through a workout, it is recommended that as with any form of exercise, that you should build up the time that you wear them gradually to avoid muscle soreness.
At the moment Fit Flops are only available for women but testing is being carried out which should see a release of a mens version soon.