Thursday, July 3

Flipping for my FitFlops

Unless you have been living under a rock, or are, like the one person in the world who doesn't know who Oprah is, you have already heard of the media frenzy over FitFlops.

These are the famed fitness sandles that claim to burn fat and strengthen and tone leg muscles while you walk. According to information presented on Tip Top Shoes, the FitFlop ,which retails for $49.95, works by destabilizing your foot while you walk, wich creates continuous tension in the leg and foot muscles, almost as if you were walking on individual micro-wobble boards. Every step is said to trim and tone your legs, thighs, calves, and glutes because they are biochmechanically engineered to absorb shock, lessen joint strain, and recreate the gait of barefoot walking.

Well, that's all well and good, and Oprah might have given them the kiss of the success when she listed them as one of her Favorite Things for Summer, but do they work?

I've worn mine on a fairly regular basis since receiving them a few weeks ago, and let me start by saying that the little yellow warning card that comes in the packaging which tells you to start slow and build up how often you slide them on should absolutely be followed. And I can tell you that I know this because I didn't listen, wore them all day the first time I tried them, and my calves, legs, and butt felt like I had been attacked by an elliptical for a few days afterwards.

It wasn't pretty.

So, yes, wearing them, I would say, has actual benefits. And, to top it off, now that I am used to wearing them, they are the most comfortable flip flops I have ever worn in my life. I used to prefer being barefoot, but now that I have these little babies, I wear them more often than I go without. I wear them to and from the gym, when doing housework, and when I'm running to the grocery store.

Now, I know that the burning question in your minds is, "But do your legs and butt now look like the model's?"

Yeah...about that.

The long and the short of it is, well, no.

I have not suddenly morphed into Kate Moss in skinny jeans. I have not magically shed every ounce of body fat. Nor have I decided that celery is the new chocolate.

But that's not the FitFlop's fault, now is it? They only promised to help me work out while I walk. And I am plenty satisfied that they are living up to their end of the bargain.

If you'd like to try for a pair of your own FitFlops Walkstar, visit the Tip Top Shoe site and leave me a berrie (read: comment) comment telling me what color and size you would prefer if you won. I'll draw one winner at random at midnight (EST) on July 9. The winner's name will be submitted to PRIZEYWinners.

176 comments:

Liz Casstro said...

I love Oprah and dream of going to the taping of a 'favorite things' show! I hear the list is years long to attend!!!

I wear an 11 and think I'm all about the bronze fitflops...I am in flipflops ALL day and would love to benefit from my shoes:) Thanks!

valmg said...

I saw the beginning of the Favorite Things show today and they mentioned Fit Flops. I think I'd like bronze and the size depends on if those sizes are mens or womens.

Stacey Moore said...

bronze in size 8 for me!! i wear flipflops EVERYDAY so they are one of my favorite things! i would love to have some of these!!
thanks!
moore.g at insideconnect.net

Debbie#3 said...

Cool! I like the navy and I think I would like a 7 (assuming those are US women's sizes...). Thanks for the giveaway!

Michele P. said...

I'd love to win the pink ones in a size 8! Thanks for the giveaway, I would love to try these out!

Jennifer said...

Size 9, red walkstars. I'd love to finally find a backless sandal that doesn't hurt my back.

Sherry said...

I am size 7 love Bronze colour. Easy to wear and simply irresistible.

sherrygo(at) hotmail dot com

dolls123 said...

I like the bronze ones in size 11.

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

misty said...

Size 10, Pink Walkstars. Thanks so much for the opportunity. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

planetmisty at gmail dot com

mannequin said...

Having not lived under a rock, I saw these awhile ago and just like you, wondered if they would give me model legs. Thanks for the informative review and the chance to win.
I would wear a size 7 and prefer the Bronze Walkstar. It would be so nice to have flipflops that are actually comfortable!

Kathleen @ Katydid & Kid said...

I'd love the Bronze Walkstar in a size 10. I need a breezy comfy shoe for all the walks with the stroller I take with my son...it keeps me sane! I like that these are stylish yet athletic. I've never seen anything like them.

Cuddle Cottage said...

Coming out from under my rock to admit I've never heard of these, but they sound neat and if they tone my legs . . . . yeah! I'd like the bronze in a women's size 9!

Sassy Pink Boutique said...

Gotta be pink...in a size 9! Thanks so much.

winvin said...

Apparently, I live under a rock, though I do know who Oprah is :-) I'd live to try the bronze in 8.

Heather said...

I wear slip on sandals like slippers in the house and these would be a GREAT replacement in Bronze size 8! And I guess I live under a rock... never heard of them before!

Meg said...

Talk about two birds one stone! These are awesome. I love the bronze (in size 8) b/c you could wear them with almost anything.
Thanks!
gomeggo@gmail.com

mikala said...

Loving the Silver! I'm a size 5! Thanks for the fab giveaway.

Bree said...

I love the Walkstar in bronze- they would go with EVERYTHING!

ISUamanda said...

I'd love to try these out, but $50 is a lot to spend, better to get them free! Red in a women's 8.

chris said...

love the pink (size 10)

Aubrey said...

Size 8 or 9 in Silver (I'm an 8 1/2)!
byubabe14 at yahoo dot com

Tuesday Girl said...

I would love these since I wear flip flops everywhere! I would love a black in a size 9.

CJW's folks said...

The black Sequins-Electra in size 9! Very cool. Brings back memories of my Dr. Schols.... but I imagine these are more comfortable!

Betsy said...

I would choose the bronze in size 9 please!

Deanna said...

I love the black sequin-electra. Casual, yet can be worn dressed up a little. I wear a size 10. I saw these advertised in Bath and Body Works about a year ago, but they weren't even available then.

Mrs. Csirke said...

I can't decide between the navy and the red, but definitely in a size 8. I have been wanting to try these out, but couldn't see spending 49$ on a pair of flip flops. But if they work as well as you say they do. . .

Kimberly said...

"Celery is the new chocolate"
Thanks for that chuckle!!!! LOL!

I would love to have black because it goes with everything and a size 9 since I have chubby little feet.

These look really cool. Thanks!

Kimberly
HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

Dena said...

I wear flipflops on a daily basis. As soon as I walk in the door from work I slip them. I love the bronze Walkstar. It would go with practically everything I own. I wear a size 10.

cmp said...

I like the Bronze ones in size 8. Would love a pair of these.

lrbodine said...

I would love the bronze in a size 8. Although I would be happy with any color! In Arizona I wear flip flops year round and these would be great.

michelle said...

Navy in size 8, for me! These sound wonderful.

michelle at northofthe49 dot com

Alice H said...

I really want to try these! I like the Oyster color Walkstar II in size 8. Thanks! afdr3d@umkc.edu

lizsmith418 said...

I'd have to go with the black in size 7. Thanks for your review. I have been curious about them!

Give Without Money said...

I swear these would match my buddy's tiger striped MANKINI!!!

SIZE 8 bronze....Thanks.....If I win I will give you the link to view the MANKINI in action!!!

Audrey said...

I would like the pink Walkstars in 10!

Kristen M. said...

Size 8 1/2...and red is my color. These are very curious indeed. Thanks.

Sandy said...

Size 8 in red or bronze...I would love to try these...

NateAndJakesMom said...

I'd choose the pink in size 8. I need things in girl colors - with 3 boys and a husband in the house I am hard-pressed to find anything in pink!

nateandjakesmom at gmail dot com

sphinx63 said...

I like the Walkstar in Pink! Size 7. Thanks!

Mary512 said...

I like the pink walkstar fit flops in size 11. Great giveaway, thanks!

Doreen said...

Celery is the new Chocolate!! That make me LOL!! ;) I saw this on Oprah yesterday while we at the hospital! (Mom was having x-rays done) I've heard a lot about these 'Fit Flops' and I've seen them at Bath and Body Works! They sure do sound sweet and bound to make one sweat! ;) I would love a pair in either bronze or silver and probaby a size 5 or 6! I see I'm wayyy in the minority of small totsies!! haha :) Thanks!

hannademaster said...

I'd go with the bronze size 10.

hannademaster@yahoo.com

mom2boys said...

Thanks for the review. I like the bronze color fitflops. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Kristie said...

I always wear flip-flops in the summer and would love to get a workout while wearing them! I think I'd choose the pink ones in size 8.

samsakara said...

I would love the Bronze FitFlops in size 7! Thanks for the great giveaway.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

LisaW said...

Black in size 8 for me, please! These look great! Thanks

Wifey said...

I have been eyeing these flops for months! I would love to win!

I would wear a size 8 in black!

Kate Etue said...

red in size 9!

Erin said...

I live in flip flops.
bronze size 7
Thanks!

windycindy said...

Hi, What great looking flip flops. I have read many good things about this shoe. I have bad knees and I think they could help me when I go for a walk. I like the "Bronze" Walkstar" Fit Flop in a size 8. Please enter me in your drawing. I really appreciate it! Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

seeryusfam@msn.com said...

I love the bronze fitflops. I'd wear those bad boys to work!! Woot!! My big ol' feet need a size 10.

seeryusfam@msn.com

Sara G said...

I love the red ones or the pink ones, size 10.

janetfaye said...

I like the Oyster color Walkstar II in size 10.

Sandals that actually burn fat, while strengthening and toning leg muscles, sounds good to me!

Stephanie said...

black size 9 (women) please. hoping they run on the wide side. what a great idea!
tvollowitz at aol dot com

jepnet said...

If you're going to be walking anyway, why not have it give your legs a real workout? The bronze is cute and really versitile. I would wear either a 7 or 8, depending on how they run.

Johnny and Alisha said...

I've been wanting some of these! Bronze, size 9.

Bebemiqui said...

I would love to try a pair of the bronze color in size 9

Feener said...

pink in size 7 !!! feener44atgmaildotcom

cherylfree said...

Bronze 8 please :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

ols[dot]moonmaiden[at]gmail[dot]com

lace said...

I've never heard of these. But they sound great. Who knew you could get some exercise while just wearing a certain shoe. I would choose red in a size 8.

Reiza said...

Oh wow. Those sound wonderful.

I'd love to try the bronze in size 5.

The Mama Hood said...

A berry for ya:

I would love the silver in size 9!! My body definitely needs these! Thank you!!

kenzkween at hotmail dot com

gunzie said...

I love sandals, flip flops and I'm sure I'm going to love the FitFlops!! My favorite is the black sequins-electra and I would love to win them in a size 10. Thank you so much for this great giveaway!
ann dot guns at mac dot com

Staci said...

My feet would love the Bronze size 8.

anavarre1331 said...

Oohhh,how neat!! Everyone would be soooo jealous :)

If i won i think i would go with red in a size 8. Though, I like the mens. I wish they made those in women sizes

Morgan said...

I like the Walkstar in red or black. I would be a size 8 - I wonder what they feel like when you wear them... if I would notice the difference I mean...

oona said...

I would love to try the Bronze Fitflops in size 9. I keep hearing about these sandals and could use a little extra work out! Ultimate multi-tasking!!!

Thanks
foxsquirrelrabbit(at)gmail(dot)com

Rachel said...

Woah, these things sound awesome. I need somethign like this, I have a problem with one of my legs.

If I am picked I would love the red color in a size 10 please.

melonkelli said...

Ooh, I like the look of the Brown Fit Flops Dass in size 8.

gkstratos said...

I would LOVE to try these in silver (size 9)
gkstratos@ yahoo.com

Kimberly B. said...

I'd like the bronze in size 6. Hope they work!

ziggy789 said...

Please send me the Pink Walksters.. in a size 8! Would love to try these out

Sharla said...

I've been trying to get in shape and have heard about these and wondered if they really worked. I can't really justify 50 bucks though so it'd be great if I won them. I like the black in size 8. Thanks!

Nicole said...

These look great...living in Florida I'm in flip flops all day...may as well get great legs while I'm at it.

I'd love the black ones in size 7!!

Mary said...

I love the oyster color in an 8 1/2- these are awesome- i so need a pair!

Malteny said...

Ohhhh, I would love the Navy FitFlops in a size 8. Thanks for the chance to win!

Uniquely Yours said...

I love my flipflops I'd love a pair that would give me some support. I'm starting to wonder if wearing mine has added to my lower back pain. I'd like the pink Walkstar in size 7.

Jeanne said...

I love the navy in an 8 thanks

Anonymous said...

jenn here...i love the pink ones in a size 8.
thx for the contest.

qqqw at live dot com

noreen said...

pink in size 8, I must live under a rock beacuse I have not heard of these

elaine said...

I like the FitFlops Walkstar in Navy,ladies size 6 please.
Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Three P's in a Pod said...

Tres chic!! I would love a pair, especially since I live in flip flops anyway and these would actually be good for me!

The fabulous red in an 8.5(if they come in 1/2 sizes, otherwise an 8)

Thanks!

Alyson

michelle said...

I watched this show...the Oprah show. I wish I could go...
Black in size 6 for me. Thanks

Jennifer said...

I'd love to win a pair of FitFlops in bronze, size 8. Thanks for the chance!

Lilith Silvermane said...

I like the pink flip flops!!

Lilith Silvermane said...

I forgot to add my size, Size 10

barbarabaker said...

Size nine in bronze would be my choice should I win this awesome giveaway!!! I love the style and the comfort look about them. Since I live in corpus christi, this is the perfect shoe for me!!!

Preppy Mommy said...

I was wondering about these. I wear a size 9 but since babies my feet are larger. Should I order a size up? I don't want to wobble AND fall. lol
thanks
www.maddymoo.com/kathieb.htm

threadbeaur said...

Great review. I just checked out the website, and I love the bronze pair. I think the size 7 would be perfect for me. If Oprah says they are good, well they must be!

Mama Zen said...

Red in 9!

kelli at pfrog dot net

Anonymous said...

I would love the black in size 10.
I wear crocs everywhere right now and my feet are getting hot! These would be great to cool my feet off.

pamelatrogdon@aol.com

Heather said...

I would love the red Walkstars in size 6!

~Amanda~ said...

oh I like the pink ones in a size 8!

Kimberly said...

I like the red walkstar fit flops in size 5. Great giveaway, thank you.

Debbie said...

I love the pink fitflops - size 8 - thanks!

JenO said...

I like the red, and it would be in a size 9 for me.

kacey@doodlebugspaper.com said...

pink for sure! in a size 9 :o) I have seen these and been thinking about buying a pair. Sure wish I could get lucky and win!

Beki said...

These are adorable! Much better than run of the mill flip flops. Sign me up for size 9 red.

Ellie said...

cool idea! size 10 red walkstars

wild thunder said...

black size 8. thank you for the contest!

chickamonpie said...

Very interesting. I'd like to try them. I'm a size 5 and I like Navy, but would wear any color. Thanks.

Danielle said...

Sign me up for FitFlops Silver US size 10!!
Love these!
dansan826 at yahoo.com

Megan said...

I've been wanting these all summer! I'd like the bronze in size 9.

Andrea said...

This sounds great, I would love to try the silver ones in size 8. thanks
vickers at comcast dot net

Amy said...

Bronze size 9, I guess. I wear an 8-1/2 in most shoes, so I am probably better off getting them a bit bigger rather than smaller. I have been wanting a pair of these since I saw them on TV. Thanks for the chance to win!

hrracer said...

These are perfect to help me get back in shape after having a baby. I would like the navy in size 7.

Wendy said...

I'd have to say that the Walkstar Bronze or Pink in size 8-1/2 or 9 would suit me fine. Thanks a "berrie" bunch!

Connie said...

I would love a size 9 in navy. Very cool looking shoes, thanks!

Emilie said...

Wow do I need these! Now that I have two kids under two it is so tough to get a workout into my day! I'd loce the black in size 9, please!

iowaguelys said...

My mother-in-law got a pair of these and just loves them. I love the bronze color in size 6 if I win!! Thanks for the great giveaway! amguely (at) gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Those are so cute. Size 9 for me.
allenbth3@YAHOO.COM

megankortepeter said...

Bronze size 9 for me please.

Sonya said...

If I should happen to win, I would like to have the bronze in size 8. I would love to try these.

Stacy said...

Bronze is size 8 would be great. I live in flip-flops so these would be ideal.
hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

RobynLynn said...

Navy size 9 please (if I win). Who's Oprah?? Just kidding - I know who she is, just don't watch her anymore. They spend too long showing everyone applauding at every little thing.

- Marybeth I. said...

Size 9, red walkstars

Christian Kay said...

I have wanted to try these so badly@! But can't afford them. I would love to have the silver pair in a size 6. Thanks!

Mississippi Songbird said...

Size 9 in Pink for me, If I were to win. Thanks for hosting.

ShopMonkey said...

These look fantastic! I'd love the bronze in a 10. What a great giveaway idea!

grommom said...

Tough choice, I think I would go silver in size 8. That post baby body will go away yet!

sublimejen said...

I like the white/red best. 8.5
I would LOVE to try these :) -Jen

Andrea said...

The silver in a size nine. Oooh! LOVE, LOVE. Thanks. I LOVE flip flops.. hence Momma in Flip flops!

queenoftheclick said...

Yes, I have heard of these and I like your review. I love being barefoot, but know it's not always good to be. I wear a size 10 and I love the navy ones.

Cool Crafty Mom said...

These look really great. Bronze in size 7 for me. Thanks.

Heather said...

I've always wondered about these!

I would love to win the Walkstar in Black in size 10.

Bunny B said...

I love the bronze in size 6! Thanks!

carolsue said...

I like the Bronze in a size 9. I read several reviews that say they run quite large, so I am going to go a half-size down.

ablondeblogger said...

I've been dying to try these! I'd love to have a pair in pink. If they work as good as you say they do, I'll wear them through the winter too! :)

laura said...

Cute flip flops! Perfect for the last couple months of summer. Would love the bronze in size 8. Thanks!! laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

Michelle said...

This look great! I have been under a rock and not heard of them myself before, I would love Navy in a size 7, thanks!

The Glamorous WAHM said...

Okay, I want those darn flip flops!
I need those flip flops! I gotta have those flip flops!
I will happily and oh so gratefully take them in black size 9!

Ashley said...

I would love the FitFlops in Silver size 9!
What a great reason to wear flip flops!

mjenningsdesigns said...

I would so love to win a pair of black (women's) size 9!

Gus and Clay's Mama said...

I think I'd get the black in size 10

Kimberly said...

If Oprah likes it, it's gotta be good. Bronze. Size 8. Thanks.

Fulmer Fam said...

I love the Walkstar in Red size 9, awesome!

Becca said...

I'd love a black pair in a size 8.
beccachristensen at hotmail dot com

Kimberly @ AllAboutKimberly said...

Oh wow!! This is the best contest ever. I have really been wanting these shoes, but just couldn't justify the price as bad as I want them. My favs are the bronze Walksters, and I'm not totally sure about sizes though. I wear an 8 1/2, but noticed they only come in full sizes so I'd probably be safer with the 9?

Anonymous said...

Pink for me size 8. thanks for the contest! great shoes

Irishmama said...

Nope, never heard of them. But now that I have, great concept.....

Walkstar Navy size 9

kmbckelly at netscape dot net

SJ said...

I would love the Fit Flops
Walkstar / Bronze in a size 10. I've seen this more often recently and I'd love to have a pair for myself!

I love flip-flops! But those with benefits? Even better...

sj1026(at)gmail(dot)com

Stacey said...

Wow - these are great - I am ashamed to say I have never heard of them. Thanks for sharing!!! I love the black and I wear a size 8

CPA Mom said...

bronze size 10 would be awesome! thanks! I must be living under a rock - I've never heard of these.

Megret said...

I'll be diva-esque and say the Sequins-Electra in size 8! Thanks!

Megret
musesofmegret@gmail.com

CrystalGB said...

Great giveaway. I would choose bronze in size 8.

Rachel D said...

I have wanted these for a while now! I would love the silver in size 8.

moushka said...

Ever since I saw these shoes over a year ago I have wanted a pair.

Red in size 8.

Katie said...

Would love to win a navy pair in size 8. Thanks katie_mmartin at yahoo dot com.

Michelle Maxwell Nebel said...

Oh, these are so cool. I'd love to win a bronze pair in a size 7.

Great review, too!

michelle (dot) nebel (at) gmail (dot)com

Ginny said...

Love the silver, very cool looking shoes! I'd take a 7 :)

jodyoxley said...

I would love to try these! I wear a 9 and like the bronze the best.

Boo and Hooties Mom said...

I would love, love, love to try these!!!!!!!! I love the pink and navy...so surprise me!! Size 6 would be great. Thanks so much!!!

moomookane@gmail.com

Sarah Berry said...

Size 9 in Bronze I would love to try these although not too sure about them.

Heidi Thompson said...

Woohoo! Yet another reason to wear flip flops!

I think I like the bronze in a size 9.

heidit76.typepad.com

jodi b said...

I would like the fit flop in Bronze, size 8...these look too cool!

SECAVEN said...

i would love a pair in black - size 8 womans. thanks a million!

Heather Beckstrom said...

size 9 in Bronze. I love walking barefoot so I would love to see if these really make it feel like you are too.

Heather
hb_carebear_07@yahoo.com

Jennifer McNichols said...

I like the Sequins Electra. What better way to inspire some working out than with sequined flip-flops. Who knew it could be that good? (Size 8)

my2boyz said...

I like the bronze in a size 10. Thanks for the opportunity!

Mommy Meryl said...

Wow - great contest! I have to go with the black sequins!! Wow - I'm like an 8 1/2 - so do I go w/ the 8 or 9?? Oy - I should be so lucky as to win and have to make that hard decision!! :-)

Anonymous said...

I like the fitflops Fringe in size 8! They are so cute!

Amber
Crystalclearbc@aol.com

Naomi said...

I would love to try the FitFlops! Bronze in size 8, please!

LeeAnn P. said...

These sound very cool. I've heard about them and I've been wondering if they would actually do some good. I would love to find out for myself in my Bronze, size 8 please!

murphykatt(at)yahoo(dot)com

Gus, Clay and Mommy said...

I like all the colors! Red size 8 I think- thanks!

Brooke said...

Holey Moly!!! Silver Patent or Oyster in a size 9!!

Monkey's Momma said...

Size 6 in Bronze please :) Those are just awesome! They look comfy and hey, if they give you a workout at the same time, I'm all for it!

C said...

Fab giveaway! I would love the bronze Fit Flops in a size 7. Oh my aching feet!!!

Elizabeth said...

Pink size 9! How great that you could get in shape while chasing your kids!

sweetsue said...

Okay, I must live under a rock not to have heard of these work out shoes. I like the bronze in size 8.

bison61 said...

red in size 8 for me

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

The Mommy said...

I've been so tempted to buy these. Winning them would be sweet! I'd love pink in a size 9 if I'm lucky to win.

blueviolet said...

I love the bronze color in size 7. Those are delicious! I am really into fitness so walking and working out my legs at the same time is supreme!

doot65[at]comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Samantha said...

I would want the Bronze color in Size 9. I love comfortable flip-flops...and these have such nice extra benefits!!!

C said...

Oops!! Forgot to leave my email address :( Still hoping for Bronze in Size 7!!

cbgm1995@gmail.com

Rockin' Mama said...

I would love the pink in size 8!

jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

The Mama Hood said...

can you do this one again?? please???
:D