I'm not big into fitness gimmicks and magic tricks - products that promise results with just the simple pop of a pill or a 5-minute investment.
The fact of the matter is I don't really need anyone to tell me "what works" when it comes to getting fit, losing weight, and being healthy. I already know that the solution is regular exercise and nutritious eating. Period. No DVDs, weight machines, fitness apparatuses, diet cookbooks, or gym memberships needed!
That said, it is kinda fun to get a little extra assistance from a product. Take, for example, The FitFlop. According to the website, "FitFlop midsoles incorporate patent-pending micro-wobbleboard technology, to give you a workout while you walk."
Supposedly, these wonder shoes help tone and trim your legs, thighs, and buttocks - just by walking in them! The testimonies of dedicated FF wearers are numerous and quite positive. Some wearers proclaim that their muscles ached after just 30 minutes of wearing these babies. I wore my sandals around town this summer - for much longer than 30 minutes - with no aching muscles. Maybe I just have strong leg muscles...or maybe the FitFlops can't do exactly what they promise.
- FitFlops are much more attractive than other fitness-inspired shoes I've seen on the market. The FitFlops actually look pretty normal and - dare I say it? - cute.
- FitFlops are comfortable with a spongy base and wide straps.
- FitFlops retail for about $50 (which isn't much more than your average sandal).
Do I think your legs will look like the ones pictured after wearing FitFlops? Nope - not without exercise. Sorry to break it to you. Do I think that the sandals might add a little extra umph to your step (especially compared to a regular flat-as-a-pancake flip-flop)? Yes, I do. Do I think such an investment is worth it? I'll let you decide that for yourself... WIN IT!
One winner will receive a pair of Silver/Black FitFlop Walkstars in size US 6*
(sorry, gals, I only have that size available). To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Monday, October 20
at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules
). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
* A quick word about sizing: FitFlops are "designed to fit a standard-width UK foot" and this posed a bit of a problem for me. I typically wear a 6.5. I found that the 6's were too small, but the 7's were a bit too big. Hmmm...
*UPDATE* The winner is #130 Patti Sherman. Congratulations!