FitFlops Review

FitFlop Walking Sandals

FitFlops have been about for a few years with a growing following in the fashion industry. But they were originally designed for health and fitness, so they do just that by working the muscles that little bit harder whilst you’re walking.


While they may not be practical for rambles, hikes or more enthusiastic forms of walking, FitFlops are ideal for casual summer wear either on the beach or while walking about the house, back garden or while out shopping. With the new range of FitFlop boots, these can now be worn all year round. Branded as ‘the flip flop with the gym built in’ there’s no denying the fashion status of FitFlops, but for anyone who’s serious about their walking, FitFlops are the perfect excuse to spend even your more leisurable moments working towards you next big hike.

So let’s forget that FitFlops are this big fashion brand amongst all kinds of celebrities, fashionistas and glamorous girlies. Instead, let’s focus on what they do, if they’re comfortable and most importantly how they work.

FitFlops are more than just a comfortable and trendy looking flip flop thanks to the FitFlop midsole with integrated micro wobble board. Just like exercising with a wobble board, the FitFlop midsole is able to improve your posture and work on specific fast twitching muscles in the legs and buttocks by providing a minimal amount of destabilisation in your step.

So by encouraging muscle tension, Merrell shoes which are designed for trekking, but for the beach or a casual walk, I can certainly see the benefits.

At the moment FitFlops are mostly for women, but they’re working on some FitFlops designs for men too.