FitFlops Rather Than Flip Flops

June 27, 2011 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Advice and Assistance
We normally like to discuss high heels, but most people do not wear them, nor do we suggest it, all the time. Now that it is officially summer, you may want to consider a pair of FitFlops rather than wearing regular flip flops. These seem to be designed much like the toner athletic shoes that we discussed back in July.
The FitFlop is supposed to help tone and tighten your leg muscles while you walk in them. The benefits are:

- help increase leg and bottom muscle activity (up to 30%). (so you feel less ache in your hips and knees)

- absorb more shock than a normal shoe (up to 22%)

- help realign ground force reaction closer to your joints

- reduce foot pressure and pain from heel spurs and plantar fasciitis

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

FitFlops retail at around $50+. The original version, was launched in June 2007 and has sold over 10 million pairs. Sports footwear companies like Reebok soon followed suit and introduced their own ranges. Now don’t get the wrong idea. This type of footwear is not as good for you as a pair of trainers. Those with conditions such as flat feet should avoid them completely.