New Work-Out Sandals Not a Flop!
July 02, 2008
For the past two days, I've braved the busy streets of New York City weighted down by the 1.5-inch-high brown soles of the new Walkstar II-style FitFlops. These ultra padded accessories are proported to be, according to their slogan, “the flip flop with the gym built-in.” Highly skeptical about the ability of flipflops to tone my back, legs, and behind, I invested in a bronze patent-leather pair, not for the slimming claim, but for the comfort! With a cushioned heel area absorbing 36% more shock than regular footwear, I figured these slightly cumbersome but not bad-looking sandals would make for a more back- and joint-saving alternative to my usual, thin-rubber-soled, support-less pair of [Havaiana] flipflops. However, within hours, I felt a tightness in my quads and hamstrings. Could the patent-pending micro-wobbleboard TM technology actually be doing the trick?