Thursday, July 10, 2008

Lose Weight With Fit Flops And Tone Legs

Oprah's been bragging about these sandals. And these flip flops, called Fit Flops. are all the rage in England. Fit Flops were designed in the United Kingdom. It seems like almost everyone has a pair there. And these 'gym in a sandal' creations are now catching fire here in the U.S.

Since it's summer, and we're all trying to stay healthy and sexy at the same time, why not try a pair of Fit Flops? These sandals ($49.99, amazon.com) are designed to give your leg a true workout or exercise. They're available for women and men. The bottom of your foot does all the work when you walk in these sandals. It's almost like walking barefoot.

The website that sells these 'gym in a sandal' flops (http://www.fitflopsandal.com/), explains the science behind this unique shoe, or performance athletic sandal:

"The main idea of the Fit Flops is to induce a bit of instability so when you are walking, you hit the ground as normally as possible. It then moves you, so you progress through this phase quite quickly and then you move into a softer area and as you move over this softer area, Fit Flop sandals produce instability so it activates your muscles to hold your posture so as you take more and more steps, the body is being stimulated more and more and working more. When it comes off this soft area, it tapers up back again to a firm area. With each step, you feel like it's a reward. It's done its soft work, you've done your hard work. Now you've hit a nice area you can push off and move to your next step."

Amazon.com describes the sandals like this:

"FitFlops™ improves your core muscle strength, absorbs shock on your joints and back and adds strength and tone to muscles in your feet, legs, buttocks, stomach and back. Improve muscle activity, circulation, balance and posture."

That all sounds so healthy. You could actually lose weight wearing these sandals, and at the same time, develop a lengthy walking routine, and really make some killer curves out of your legs and buttocks.

Remember Dr. Scholls wooden sandals, a huge hit in the 1970s, and still around today? Wearing those was like getting a mini workout, since the wooden outsole was inflexible and flat. You had to work hard just to move your feet long distances. Or so it seemed. And the Dr. Scholls company claims they are truly the original exercise sandal.

Anything that promotes long, lean and curvy legs, gets a thumbs up by all women. And the Fit Flop is kind of cute, in a thong way.


4 comments:

sara johnson from chicag0 said...

im sorry misss j.tania but that is one ugly, yuck pair of shoes, sandals, lose weight thongs. id rather wear dr. sholls. those are much cuter.

pmaria said...

I respectfully disagree. I don't care for the red, but the white/silver and black ones are cute. I want a pair!

Now, these I would not wear...the "Aurelia" gladiator style! Check it out at http://www.thefitflop.com/styles

J. Tania said...

Ha, ha...You crack me up, ladies. The gladiator style ain't cute, I agree. But darn, Miss Sara, the thongs aren't that bad.

I still prefer the Dr. Scholls sandals. I love the style. And it feels like you're walking on a wooden log. Very good workout..lol.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THESE FIT FLOPS.. DON'T BE SO VAIN DEAR.. THEY ARE TRULY REMARKABLE.. MY MASSAGE THERAPIST SAYS SHE FEELS THE DIFFERENCE FROM WEEK TO WEEK.. AND I WALK ALL DAY.. AND NO SORE FEET!