It all started about a year ago when the old feets started hurting again. This is not good for tennis, sanity walks, and wearing my sky high shoes. The problem, besides the gianormis bunions I inherited, was that I lived in flip flops. While cute and comfy they offer zero arch support. That is when I discovered Fit Flops...the most comfortable flip flop ever. Their claim to tone the legs and buttocks was fine but all I cared about was that my feet stopped hurting and all was good in my world. That fall when the weather turned colder I panicked because by now I was addicted to them. Wha la those super smart flopper people made clog style fit flops. Sorta like Ugg slippers. Sorta ugly but hey, ugly by day and sky high at night. Again all was good in my world.
Now with all my running around during the day in my ortho flops my feet are happy and maybe-maybe not the legs and buttocks were shaping up too. That is a touch and go deal. Prolly depends more on how much crap I'm eating vs. how much exercising I'm doing. Then I started hearing more in the media about studies done on these shoes and the benefits to the legs and buttocks (sorry that word just makes me smile - I still hear Forrest Gump saying it "I got shot in the BUTTOCKS")and then Reebox got in on it and did all these studies and came out with their version of a fitness sneaker that tones and blah, blah, blah. Well, yippie but theirs costs over $200.00 and it better damn well work! Little pricey for me for fugly shoes. But, it made me think that MAYBE these fit flop people are right and these shoes do tone you up.
So here is the crazy part...I've been doing my own scientific experiment. I've been walking on my treadmill wearing my fit flops. Slow speed (3.2), level 6 incline for about 20 minutes. Call me crazy but I can tell a big difference!!! I KNOW!! And I'm even down a few pounds on the scales - even better!!
So I am passing this little exercise info along and if you don't already have a pair of fit flops you can find them at Nordstroms or online at Sole Provisions.com My two favorites are the black sequin and bronze ones. I have also found that if the sole is darker they look better on. So call me crazy but my feets are happy and my buttocks are too!! And even better - it is finally cool enough to wear tights and leggings and omg all our legs look great in those!!!