I had been toying around with the idea of doing a week long review of Fit Flops, Shape-Ups, and other MBX shoes (I know that most major sneaker brands now make them) here at Shredheads, and so I stuck a pair of Fit Flops into my Amazon cart.
But after seeing Tone-Ups, the Skechers brand of toning flip flops, at Ross the other day, I decided that I wouldn’t even spend $30 on a pair, let alone $60 (which is how much those Fit Flops are!).
However, accidents happen and it seems as though I did ordered the Fit Flops, which arrived a few days ago at my house. After prancing around the house a few times in them, and my daughter commenting on how ugly they are, I’ve decided to send them back – if only because I can’t believe they cost $60!
I get the idea of these types of shoes and in one way it makes sense. If you’re going to wear flip flop sandals or sneakers, why not have them actually do something great for your legs?
But in my opinion, they become a completely gimmick when they’re really quite unattractive (especially the Shape-Up sneakers) and super expensive. I didn’t even spend $100 for my awesome running shoes.
I know that there are plenty of different kinds out there, including more attractive versions by New Balance and Reebok, however, I’m hardpressed to believe that they actually do what they say – make significant changes in the appearance of your calves and legs.
And while I get that they are comfortable, which can be great for folks who really need the extra support, I still don’t think they’re the best option.
So for now, I remain a skeptic – at least until they become more affordable and more importantly, much better looking.
Do you wear toning sandals or sneakers? Why do you wear them? What do you think? And if you happen to really want a pair, if you purchase through our link, you’ll shoot a few bucks back to us via our Amazon Affiliate. I say shop for regular running shoes and a few Jillian Michaels DVDS!