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Updated on July 3, 2011
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Fit Flop Footwear

Fit Flops

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.

Fit Flopping

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.

Women only

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.


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      Bobby Bobster 6 years ago

      My wife got a pair of fitflop boots and she thinks they are the biz.

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      Maria 6 years ago

      I have been wearing my Disney fitflops for over a year now and sadly I am starting to see they have started to compress over time. The leg workout is great and I have actually dropped a slacks size. I have bought 3 more pairs of sandals and am now trying the new tennis shoe. I am a true believer!

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      Lulu 6 years ago

      You have to work up to wearing them full time. They are great. My podiatrist approves, and he does not often approve sandals.

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      Jules 7 years ago

      I received a pair for xmas and have been wearing almost every day - my husband îs now complaining that I've "lost my bum" and have just bought my 1st Pair of skinny leg jeans - they work!!

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      dhydz 7 years ago

      the price in the phils. is 3.5k but got it from a rich friend and pay only 2k. iy kinda sucks on the first time but love it wearing the following days. not only that my feet looks good on it but also lvoe the comfort that i feel while wearing it.

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      stacey 8 years ago

      i bought them yesterday and wore them for about six hours...i am very active (work out with a personal trainer and run 4-5 miles a day) and actually do feel significantly more sore after wearing the fitflops. my quads and calves definitely feel like theyve been worked....too early to see any body changes, but theyre super comfortable (and add about two inches in height!) so i'm a fan.

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      chris 9 years ago

      is it available anywhere? say, in the philippines?

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      AliCat 9 years ago

      Strawberrydolls- Similar products suggest that you work up to longer periods of wear time. Probably why you were in so much pain.

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      PAULA 9 years ago

      I walked 3 miles in my Fit Flops and they were very comfortable. Only negative is that i got a blister from the thong. Once that healed I wore my Fit Flops again and all was fine. They are very comfortable and I love them.

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      Decrescendo 9 years ago

      Getting into shape is so tough

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      Mici 9 years ago from Australia

      I own a pair of fit flops and I will say that they are the most comfortable shoe that I have ever owned, however I have never had anything soreness anywhere from wearing them andI do not see any change in my short and stout physic? Does anyone know how far they can walk before they need to be replaced?

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      mystrawberrydolls 9 years ago

      Ok! I brought these fit flops on my disney vacation. DONT DO IT! I thought I would get great results, beleive me I did but my upper thighs didnt thanks me for the next 2 days. while wearing em it was all good. but to sleep, I had to get those hot patches and take aleve cause the throbing was so bad. my upper thighs were in mad pain! start out slowly like they say! and whats funny is you feel no aching while you walk until you take them off. hit me like a freight train! be careful.

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      mystrawberrydolls 9 years ago

      I bought these today! I am normally a size 8.5, but I had to size up to a 9. I walked around my house in these axious to try them out to see if they really work??? after about 2 hours of chores, I went to sit at my desktop and my middle thighs were killing me. I felt like an out of shape grandma. lol. TRULY! I had forgotten I even had them on till I tried to sit. Im also not one for flip flops. I usually only wear my adidas sneakers... but these FITFLOPS are GREAT! AAAA+++++++

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      Eun Jung Decker 10 years ago

      Have you tried these? I'd love to hear from someone who actually owns them.

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      bdkz 10 years ago

      They look uncomfortable, but who knows. A smaller butt sure sounds good!

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      Marye Audet 10 years ago from Lancaster, Texas

      longer legs? A new butt? Sign me up!

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      Jason Menayan 10 years ago from San Francisco

      My sister in law told me about these a few months ago. I can't imagine they're too comfortable to walk in!