Can walking in a pair of Fit Flops really lead you to slim thighs and a smaller derriere? After I gave birth I bought a pair of the much hyped MBT Masai sneakers, I lost my baby weight and was back in my size 25 jeans within weeks but I have no idea if it was from the sneakers or because I would walk 5 miles a day just to justify a pair of $250 sneakers. All I know is I got a sore back from the weight of those heavy shoes so I stopped wearing them. Now the Fit Flop has come on the scene and are making similar claims but I have my doubts. Here is what they claim:
1. Improves muscle tone (I think any kind of exercise can do that, like walking.)
2. Increases muscle activity and circulation (Again, nothing that a good ol’ brisk walk won’t do)
3. Improves balance and posture (That will happen when you stop wearing 5 inch stilettos anyway)
4. Burns calories (Uh, don’t you burn calories just sitting at home typing on a computer like I am right now?
This is not something I want to try mainly because I abhor flip flops and think they are only appropriate for the park, pool/beach or spa (and running errands if you are mostly in your car, that’s borderline acceptable). Maybe it is because I no longer live in LA where I used to live in my Havana flip flops but nothing grates on me more than sloppy women at the mall or airport in flip flops! Anyway, I predict this is all hype but may try it just to prove my point. What do I have to lose except looking stupid right? And really, none of these colors go with any of my birkins. What do you beauty snobbers think? Will you try these Fit Flops? $45 at Bath and Body Works.