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Asda Plait Detail Flip Flops

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      13.09.2012 14:49
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      A cheap flip flop

      The last thing in the world I needed was another pair of flip flops, but when my feet were roasting and swollen in trainers one day, I popped in to asda and spotted these for only £2. Into the bag went the trainers and on with my new flops! These flip flops are only available in Asda. I bought these in white, in the store I was in they only had these in mint and white and I thought the white would go with more. Other stores have them in black, purple and silver but I do think the silver and purple look very plastic and cheap. The sole is a spongy white foam material, the sizes are quite large which I don't mind with flip flops and they are wide enough for me which a lot aren't and don't dig in at all. The white strap is also white with a plaited effect. It isn't a bright white, but more a pearlescent metallic effect. The plait effect adds a little bit of detail to a value flip flop which can often be very plain. The flip flop is easy to grip and I don't find my feet slipping out of them easily. The sole isn't slippy when walking on polished surfaces. The flip flops are pretty cheap and plastic looking but there is so little to them that it's not something really noticeable. When I first put these on they felt fine, but after walking in them a while I starting to get a sore rubbing pain where the toe post is between my toes. This often happens to me when I wear flip flops, especially when I haven't worn them for a while so I wasn't really surprised. I then found that even though they weren't digging in or tight I was starting to get blisters on the top of my feet from them rubbing. Again, for me personally this is quite common with many flip flops. I still wear these flip flops just for nipping to the local shop or hanging out my washing but I can't wear them for walking any distance as the rubbing and soreness starts again. This is not just these flip flops though, so if you find your feet okay with most flip flops you should b okay with these. I've had £30 flip flops do the same so I can't really blame the brand. Another cheap pair of Asda flip flops I got fell apart after a few wears but these seem fine and I wouldn't complain as the others only cost me £1. For the price of these I think it's worth picking up a pair to see how you get on with them, they are easy to clean, handy for the beach as you can rinse them and the spongy sole dries out quickly.

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      10.08.2012 17:41
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      Not stunning but for £2 they are just fine.

      This another Asda flip flop I picked up for a bargain price just before my summer holiday. I wanted a few cheap flip flops to mix and match with my outfits and to basically ruin with sand and sea should I need to. It's always useful to have a cheap flip flop hanging around in case you go somewhere that might be muddy/dusty/dirty and you want something disposable. These flip flops cost £2 so I pretty much viewed them in that way. The flip flop is pretty basic. It is a foam base which has ridged on the sole side and a small pattern on the top. The foam is soft and easily moulds to the shape of your foot. The foam is quite soft and this means that if it is wet then they can be a little slippery. The thong of the shoe is made from a flexible rubber the same colour as the shoe. This is plaited which adds a bit of detail to what is otherwise a very simple and probably quite dull shoe. this was available in a load of different colours but I bought mine is a dark blue. These have been good because they don't show much dirt and are versatile in terms of different outfits. The strap can be a little hard on your toes and I have found it has rubbed my toes a little, though not as much as other flip flops I've had. I haven't found they've hurt my feet at all and find them quite cushioned on the sole which is really nice and makes them comfortable for long(ish) walks. Don't go mountain hiking in them but otherwise you're probably fine. For £2 it's a pretty good deal. They have worn away a little on the sole so I wouldn't expect them to last you more than a summer but for the price that really isn't bad. I'm pretty pleased with mine and they are better than other George flip flops I've tried. Not exactly pretty but they do the job.

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      28.08.2011 12:26
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      These flip flops come in handy for short trips to the pool bar and back, but nothing else!

      I actually bought these flip flops from Asda last year before I went on holiday. However, I did see them again this year in other colours, but still exactly the same style of flip flops. In my local Asda there are none left but I do believe that some of the Asda Superstores are still selling them as they still have holiday clothes in. I bought these as a spur of the moment thing. I was going on holiday but had lots of sandals already and so didn't need anymore, but I noticed they had them in my favourite colour purple, and for only £2, so didn't even think about it and just bought them! They also had them in green but these were the only two colours available at the time when I bought mine. This year they had them in a wider range of colours including white as you can see in the picture above. They had a few sizes to choose from... 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8. I'm a size 5 and a half so the 5-6 fit me perfectly. There is often a problem when purchasing flip-flops that cover two sizes as they are either too big or too small, and this can be very noticeable when you have them on your feet. The bottoms of the flip flops are textured so that it prevents you from slipping easily whilst wearing them, but not enough. I found I still had to be careful when walking around the pool as I could feel myself slipping over if I walked too fast. They also aren't the most comfortable flip flops. The plastic bit that goes in between your toes does not irritate my skin which is probably the most common part of the flip flop that you would expect to. Instead, the actual base of the flip flops when walking is the annoying part. You can feel the plastic stubs underneath that are used to keep the strap in place on the flip flop, and they are quite hard compared to the rest of the flip flop. Therefore, when you are walking around it starts to feel like you are standing on three small stones constantly. I'm glad I took plenty of other sandals to wear and I only wore these for when I was lazing around the pool. As I am always taking them on and off they can easily just slide off my feet in two seconds, whereas my gladiator sandals would take forever! It is also nice to wear these at the beach as you can easily just wash them clean and get rid of all the sand. These are great for just wearing when sitting by the pool or beach and you know you will be getting up every so often for drinks etc and like to have something on your feet, however, I would not recommend walking any long distances in them as they aren't that comfortable. For £2 I cannot complain though and will be taking them away with me again this Saturday when I go on holiday, for the exact same reasons why I wore them last year.

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        06.05.2011 19:19
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        Worth the pennies they cost but no more!

        With the summer fast approaching and the warmer effecting us in the West Country I have recently been out and bought absolutely loads of new footwear. I'm hard on my shoes and the likes and although I need decent quality on my feet as I have dropped arches and the likes I really don't like spending to much on it because I tend to be very hard on my shoes as I spend so much time walking on my very local beach and the likes. The plait look flip-flops came in a variety of colours which are light pink, light blue, silver, white, aqua, bright red and black and I opted for the white pair that you should be able to see depicted on the top of this review page. In size S (3-4), M (5-6) and L (7-8) these are all the same price no matter the size or colour of them and in my opinion are the larger of the size options given. So as an example of this I am a size 5 and these are a little too long for me but are not too bad and are still wearable but do look a little bit too big on me if you look closely. With a thinnish, rubbery and flexible base these have very slight grooves on them to give a little grip though not very much at all then to the top of them you get a hard plastic strap that is plaited in effect and goes down the outer of the foot ending in a short plastic toe post. They do look nice however these are not all that comfortable not only due to the fact that they aren't all that thick and cushioned but also because the mentioned strap fastens into the bottom of the flip-flop with plastic fastenings and when you walk you can feel them. The strap is a little hard though I'm fortunate to have very slim feet so if you have chubby feet I'd avoid these as I would imagine that these could dig, rub and/or cut your feet if your not careful. I don't mind my pair for £2 though I wouldn't walk long distances in them and they're ok for larking about it but not the most comfortable of footwear in the world but decent enough quality for the money and shouldn't fall apart with too much ease though the sole will patchily wear down I'm sure. Only available in Asda stores or from Asdadirect.com

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