Currently making a big wave in the market here in this side of the world is FitFlop. It’s price ranges from Php 2000-4000 depending on the style.

I checked out their website and here’s the benefits of using one.

FitFlop. Get a workout while you walk™

benefits1 FitFlop footwear is biomechanically engineered to help tone and tighten your leg muscles while you walk in them. Studies at the Centre for Human Performance at LSBU show that normal walking in FitFlop sandals(1) can help:

- increase leg, calf and gluteal muscle activity,

- improve your posture,

- mimic the gait of barefoot walking but with more muscle load,

- improve muscle tone.

FitFlop sandals wearers have also reported relief from plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, chronic back pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis, RLS (restless leg syndrome), scoliosis and degenerative disc disease.

Our case studies were performed on FitFlop original sandals over a thirty-six month period by Dr David Cook, Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics, and Darren James at The Centre for Human Performance at London South Bank University (LSBU).

The muscle activation benefits in red are derived from case studies conducted.
The benefits in blue are derived from the hundreds of FitFlop sandals wearers who have reported relief from plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, chronic back pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis, RLS, scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, and a number of other conditions. Read wearers’ reviews.

(1) Biomechanical efficacy and performance testing carried out between December 2006 and March 2007 at Salford University, Manchester and the Centre for Human Performance, LSBU, London, on the original Walkstar sandal.

These are the styles I liked and wished to have. I just hope I’d get to have a budget to buy even just one, LOL!


Pietra (Black)

Description: Very possibly our prettiest sandal so far, our patent leather Pietra sports, a sleek metallic microfiber-lined upper embellished with three resin jewel stones down the toe line. Built on a slimmed-width version of our muscle-toning Microwobbleboard™ midsole, so you not only look fabulous and feminine, but you get a workout while you walk

Note: this style is best-suited to slim-to-average width feet!

walkstar Classic Walkstar (Red)

Description: Our famous classic Walkstar sandal, it’s the flip flop with the gym built-in™. Forever a favourite, at a most affordable price point. Instantly incredibly comfortable, with a soft microfiber lined upper and a new super-slim™ leather toe post (so there’s no break -in time necessary, unless you have particularly ‘together’ toes).

Built with our doctor-developed patent-pending Microwobbleboard™ midsole technology to improve posture, reduce plantar foot pain, reduce shock and load your bottom and leg muscles more. What are you waiting for? Just put a pair on, and get a workout while you walk™.

electra Electra (Bronze)

Description: Fabulous, fun and with just enough ‘flash’, our sequin-smothered Electra sold out at lightning speed last summer, frustrating many a female foot.

This year’s Electra features a super-slim™ leather toe post on a foot hugging upper with our thigh firming , bottom-toning Microwobbleboard™ midsole technology, so you get a workout while you walk

(It has also been widely reported- by wearers- to relieve plantar foot pain, help reduce backaches, and re-energize tired legs!)

Description of each FitFlops are found here.


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