This summer Macy’s introduced a new brand of sandals that promised to act as a gym and increase lower extremity muscle tone called the Fitflop. This sandal has been designed by engineers to help tighten and tone leg muscles as one walks in them. A study done by Dr. David Cook in London has shown that Fitflops can:
-Increase lower extremity muscle activity and muscle load
-Increase lower extremity muscle tone.
One day I am walking in Macy’s and I see this new sandal and like most women are enticed by the promise of toned legs with minimal exercise. I decided to plop down $60 dollars for a pair of the Electra style, the black ones with the flashy sequence on the top. I wasted no time in putting them on. I was surprised at how great my feet felt. I have been suffering from a persistent plantar fasciitis for a few years, and in the Fitflop sandal I had no heel pain. The sandal design has a thick heel cup and a large arch support. Whether or not the muscle tone in my legs has improved in the two and a half months I’ve been wearing these sandals has yet to be seen. But I can recommend these to any woman looking for a comfortable sandal to wear. I have worn these for 8 hours of walking at a time and have felt no pain. I would recommend these to anyone who is looking for a comfortable, yet fashionable sandal to wear.
As the cold months are approaching it is time to my Electra Fitflops away. The good news is that this fall/winter the Fitflop Company is introducing house slippers, clogs, and a whole line of boots. For more information on this brand of shoes go to http://www.fitflop.com/