“ Brand: Asda / Type: Flip Flops „
I have to say, my Asda Sequin Flip Flops were a bit of a impulse buy, but for the price you would do the same! I was in Asda buying some last minute clothes for holiday, and I bought a lovely mint green maxi. I wanted some flip flops to go with it, but not plastic ones, as I wanted to wear the dress to dinner rather than on the beach, and I wanted to dress it up a little bit more. When I saw the Asda Sequin Flip Flops I knew they'd look great, silver and mint green go so well together!
**Price and Availability**
The Asda Sequin Flip Flops are priced at £2.50. £2.50!! That's not a sale price or a mark down, that's the RRP. Amazing, I thought you could only get rubbery beach type flip flops for that, and yet these look much much more expensive than that - I've seen similar for over £10. So they're a fantastic bargain.
You can pick them up in larger Asdas, Asda Living, and George stores (there aren't many of these around, but there is one near my in laws in Burnley so there are a few dotted about the country!). You can also buy these online, there is a post and packing fee however you can click and collect to any Asda store free of charge. So there's no excuse not to buy!
The Asda Sequin Flip Flops are silver in colour and a typical toe post flip flop style. They have a silver base, which is of hard compacted rubber, and have a very very slight heel to them. The toe post upper is decorated with silver sequins. They look lovely.
In terms of style, I wore them with my mint green dress, with some green 3/4 leg jeans, with baggy jean shorts, with boot cut denim jeans, and with black leggings (though not all at the same time, obviously..!) They are incredibly versatile and add a little sparkle and dress-up to any outfit.
I have to say that I did a fair amount of walking in my Asda Sequin Flip Flops and they were perfectly comfortable to walk in, I'm one of those people that can get a blister from being rubbed up the wrong way by flip flops, cheap or expensive, and these were very comfortable to walk in and caused no bother at all even though I hadn't worn them previously when I landed in Lanzarote.
A year on and my Asda Sequin Flip Flops are in excellent condition, the only wear is under the heel where the silver colour has worn off, this is due to them flipping and flopping against my foot, especially when my feet were sandy on holiday. But obviously this isn't something you can see when I have the shoes on so I'm not especially bothered by it and they will be coming in my suitcase with me to Tenerife this September (and if the British weather allows, might even get an airing over Summer in the UK, we can but dream!)
Yes, I absolutely recommend the Asda Sequin Flip Flops, how can you not, at £2.50 a go they have lasted me over a year and counting, they're amazing value for money, look absolutely lovely, and last very well too. They're a great alternative to cheaper foam flip flops yet cost barely anything more. Apparently Asda do a version of these sequin flip flops in black too so if I see a pair I am going to snap them up.
There is no better, prettier, more comfortable or more inexpensive way to give your feet an airing and a bit of bling at the same time! I highly recommend these shoes, and give the Asda Sequin Flip Flops a happy 5 stars out of 5 (now come on, weather, I want to wear them!!)
When I was shopping in Asda sometime last year I came across these flip flops on offer at £2.
I didn't really intend on purchasing any flip flops but for that price I didn't see the harm in plonking them in my trolley and thought they'd come in useful.
The flip flops are silver in colour and sequined on the strap. The other colours available were also black and white. I ended up grabbing the silver purely because the other 2 colours weren't on offer.
Now these are just your basic, cheap flip flops. They do not provide much support for your feet and I only found them comfortable to wear for a while and so do not wear them for long, but have used them when out in the garden and for just pottering about in the kitchen with.
The flip flops are not completly flat and as you can tell by the picture have a tiny raised heel, you don't even really notice it's there when walking around in them. The sequins also stayed on the flip flops for quite a few months without falling apart. But then bits did start to come off which is what I expected anyway.
For a bargain price of £2, I did not see anything wrong in the flip flops and they are fine to wear for short periods of time. There is a little plastic bit on the strap where it would go between your toes, so it wasn't uncomfortable to walk in.
I'm not sure if you can still find these in Asda, or if they would be available at such a cheap price of £2.. but they were a decent buy.
I give it 5 stars for the price of the product and because the sequins didn't fall off after the first few uses.
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I bought these Asda Sequin Flip Flops after reading one of the reviews on here - and I have to say that I have to say that it is one of the best bargains I have ever come across! Really.....£2.50 for some shoes.....yes, I did say £2.50.....is, quite frankly, ridiculous! I was worried that shoes that are so cheap would not really be worth happening and would fall apart after five minutes , but I've been more than pleasantly surprised.
So, these flip flops are very basic shoes and they probably aren't the type of shoes that you'd want to wear if you were doing any significant amount of walking, but for messing around in the garden or on the beach - or even for a sedentary casual night out in the summer, they really are perfect. The flip flops I have are a nice green (but the do come in a variety of colours, including pink, silver, green and white). They have a small heel (a very small heal) and they have plasticky straps that come up from between the big toe and the next toe and come up in a v-shape up over the front dorsal part of the foot. It is this strappy part which is covered in little sequins and add a little bit of sparkle.
Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not saying these flip flops are high quality or that you are going to have friends overly jealous of you and begging you to borrow your shoes for the next night out. BUT they are perfectly good for casual flip flops and I'm more than happy with them. They feel relatively comfortable in the short term but as the soles don't really have any pressure support, I have found that walking for anything more than a saunter around the supermarket can make the soles of my feet rub on the bottom and make my feet actually feel a little bruised. But, if you're just planning on sitting down for a meal, or taking a very short stroll from your hotel room to the pool, then these flip flops are ideal because you can just slip them on and flop around in them.
I've had these flip flops about two months and they are starting to look a little worse for wear - but they cost £2.50 and so really what can you expect. I am tempted to buy a couple of pairs of them just so I can take them on holiday with me and then throw them away at the end - once they've been subjected to the beach and sea water! They are great for holiday as they are light and flat and so take up no room really and do not contribute very much to your weight allowance.
If you just want some cheap, fun shoes to slob around in on the beach, these are just fine.
Every year is the same for me, the weather perks up, I get excited, I buy flip flops and the weather turns rubbish again. This usually ends up with me partaking in the school run while wearing some form of summer style shoe. This doesn't always end up being practical but I never learn and there has been many a time that my children have had to slow down just because Mum is ripping all the skin off her toes and they're going to be late if they turn back now!
While trying to find a reasonably priced outfit for a friends wedding recently I spotted these Asda flip flops, I was drawn in, I'll be honest! I had visions of wearing them on hot summers day and the light reflecting off the sequins and everything being perfect. I must say, I'm dumb! I have since worn these about 5 times on the walk to school and not once has the wonderful sun I hear so much about put in an appearance and glistened on my sequins.
This flip flop is just your standard basic cheap flip flop really. It has nothing special to it, no cushioning on the base and a cheap bit of plastic heel stuck on the back. The heel is very very small but it does seem to add to the comfort of these shoes ensuring that your foot is not completely flat and thus reducing the amount of cramps I get in the arch of my foot from wearing flat shoes too often. There are lots of sequins adorning the 'thong' part of the flip flop (that goes between your toes) and they do make the flip flop quite flattering. The sequins are ample to add a little bit of bling to the shoes but not so many that they end up rubbing together badly and falling off. The base is not provided with any real padding that I can notice but because it's rigid it's fairly comfortable when you press back down on it after flip flopping your way down the street.
I must say that these flip flops are very reasonable for £6.00. I have worn these on quite a few occasions now and while I must say they aren't the most comfortable flip flops ever for £6.00 they're quite functional. The sequins add a little something to any boring school run outside and I like how the thong part doesn't rub too much on my toes. I actually can wear these bare feet without getting any blisters which is always good. I felt that while the sole was not padded it was quite supportive and the very small cheap looking heel on the back added to the comfort factor as it stopped me getting cramps in the arch of my foot. I have been very pleased with how these have held up so far continuing that they are very cheap. I'd firmly recommend these to anyone who wants to add a little bit of bling to their outfit as I think they're attractive shoes and they make me look good so who cares about the cheap looking heel on the back? These are available in a range of colours from what I could see in store and I'd happily buy some more in the future.
I regularly do my food shopping at Asda, and we are lucky enough to have a large store with a big clothing and homeware department. 'George' clothing is a range of clothing, Jewellrey and footwear designed for Women, Men and babies and children. I was wandering around the George section (always worth a quick visit), and found these beauties.
* HISTORY *
George clothing was created in 1990 by George Davies and funnily enough became the first supermarket clothing brand, something i didn't know! In 1995, Asda bought Mr Davies clothing range and is has now become the largest clothing retailer by the amount of products produced in the UK today. The clothing and footwear is Branded George in the UK, and is also known under wall-mart in other countries around the world.
* THE SHOES *
I bought these flip flops as it was the end of the summer 2010 and therefore on sale!! - Hurrah. I bought these for a mear £2 with the view that i can keep them until this summer and wear them for casual wear during the day, and evening wear for those BBQ's and evenings slobbing around in the garden. If i were to go out for a meal or for a bit of a boogie, i would want shoes or sandles with a little heel, so i wouldn't wear these for special occasions or for party wear!
The sandals themselves are toe post flip flops, which in themsleves can be very uncomfortable if the flip flops you buy are too cheap or made with poor attention to detail. Previously though i have spent £20 + on flip flops that have caused rubbing and blisters, so essentially you never can tell.
Fortunatley these are comfortable between the toe - phew.
As you can see by the picture these are silver in colour and are made from 'other materials', well, you can not expect leather for £2, or £5 at full price! What you cannot see from the picture is that the straps leading from between the toes to mid foot, these are sequins that are sown to the material, giving a sparkly feel to the footwear, meaning that you can wear these for evening wear if you wanted to. The silver colour is also quite versatile meaning that there are a wider variety of clothing colours that you could put them together with, unlike a colour such as red for example.
The innersole if you can say that to the flip flop has a sheeny surface which can be a little slippery if they get wet, so don't get caught in the rain!! I have found that the silver colour in the inner sole has worn somewhat through the wear that they have had, poor things but this has not affected the comfort of the shoe.
Underneath the flip flop, is the black sole, with a small amount of grip and the tiniest heel. Again in the wet weather these can be a little slippery and especially on steps ( i have fallen victim to this - excuse the pun).
Wearing these sandals regularly during March this year (earlier than expected as we have had such brilliant weather) i found these reasonably comfortable. It is not like wearing a pair of Clarkes or Hush puppies, but then you are not paying for that. What i can say that these sandals have not left my feet sore or blistered, just my knee when i took my first flying lesson (it may have been warm in march, but we still had the odd rain shower!).
All in all, a cute pair of sandals that were fairly well fitted, looks pretty and fairly versatile.
4/5 for me!
Review of Asda Sequin Flip Flops
Towards the end of September, on a trip into town with my daughter, we popped into our large Asda store to check out their clothing section, 'George'. We were actually supposed to be looking for clothes for my three year old grand-daughter, however my eye was taken by a reduced to clear section and I was fortunate enough to discover these flip flops in the final clearance bin.
Flip flops have been around for many years and I find they are a comfortable, casual shoe style for summer weather. These from Asda are the traditional toe post type of flip flop. They are an amost flat soled shoe, they have a very small heel of around ¼ inch in height (sorry I'm old and don't really 'do' metric!!).
The flip flops have dainty straps from the big toe, across the foot in an inverted 'V' shape, these are embellished with silvery sequins and they are rather elegant looking for a flip flop!
These flip flops are so lightweight that you barely notice them on your feet. I know some people find flip flops hard to walk in, but these have been comfortable from day one. I think this may be because the tiny heel adds to the stability of your foot as opposed to the completely flat style of flip flop.
The straps are made of leather and the soles a composite material. The toe post is made of a very comfortable, rubberised material which feels pleasant against the skin and does not move around too much as you walk. I have had flip flops in the past that have caused painful blisters between my big and second toe, so I am very happy to report no such issues with Asda's flip flops.
The sole is lightly ridged and is remarkably hard wearing for a cheap pair of flip flops, it also has a reasonable amount of grip and although I haven't actually worn mine out in very wet weather, I feel that the sole is 'grippy' enough for a damp pavement!
My flip flops are white in colour, I presume Asda stocked other colours, but as these were a reduced item I cannot in all honesty state colour choices for the shoes.
I think I was very lucky to find these in my size, 7, as I rarely find footwear to fit me in reduced sections, I think I must take a popular size! As these flip flops were sale goods, I am not certain of other sizes available, however Asda ladies shoes generally come in sizes 3-8.
Now for the remarkable part-the price! I paid a knock down £1.50 for my flip flops. The original price was £6, so I had a real bargain.
Incidentally, a friend of mine works in Asda and she informed me that these flip flops are a best seller for George and they are likely to reappear in store shortly, in time for the spring and summer.
**My Thoughts and Conclusion**
For a bargain buy these flip flops have more than paid for themselves! I have used them as slippers for several months, as I dislike traditional fabric slippers and far prefer flip flops. The flip flops are still in excellent condition, none of the pretty silvery sequins have come off and the foot-bed and sole are still in reasonable shape. I am sure I will be able to wear these out and about in the coming spring.
I intend keeping a lookout in Asda for these flip flops in order to buy another couple of pairs, as they are among the most comfortable I have even worn. I would even go so far as to say that these are more comfortable than my Birkenstock casual flip flop type shoes!
At £1.50 my flip flops were a splendid bargain, even at the full price of £6, I consider these flip flops to be well worth the money.
I am happy to recommend these flip flops to anyone who wants pretty, light weight flip flops at a lightweight price!
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©brittle1906 February 2011
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I have bought several pairs of 'toe-post' style flip-flops in the past and find that the post between my toes can really cause some discomfort, particularly when I am wearing the flip-flops on a hot day or am lucky enough to be away somewhere warm. I have tried buying both cheaper and more expensive types of toe-post flip-flops as I initially thought that the cheap material of lower-priced flip-flops was the problem, but after spending the best part of £30 on one particular pair and finding this common problem was still an issue, I have long ago discarded the notion that 'dearer is best' and tend to find that it's more down to pot luck than the price of the shoes!
With this in mind, I was pleased when I noticed a rather 'cheap and cheerful' range of sandals and flip-flops in the 'George' clothing range within my local Asda supermarket a few months ago. There were two styles that appealed to me on this occasion, but the shoes that really caught my eye were the Sequin flip-flops. I think they caught my eye because they had a few sparkly sequins on the two delicate-looking little straps across the toes that met in the middle forming a toe-post, in the usual style of flip-flop style shoes and sandals.
As I was going away on holiday on a cruise ship for my honeymoon, I had been looking for a flat sandal-type shoe that would be easy to slip on before going to one of the ship's restaurants for breakfast each morning, but that was smart-looking enough to be able to wear with long skirts or trousers if we were going to one of the ship's pubs or bars for a few drinks one evening. With the Asda sequin flip-flops having a very low and flat heel, I felt they were practical enough to wear around the ship during the day, at one of the pools or when going for lunch or whatnot, but at the same time I felt the delicate sequin material would allow them to be 'dressed up' with the right outfit, and thus, would be suitable for wearing to one of the bars onboard at night time.
The Asda George flip-flops that I bought are a silver colour, although I think they sold them in a second choice of colour too, but please don't quote me on this! I know I bought mine a couple of months ago but I did see them in the Asda George sale back in November for the excellent (reduced) price of £2!! I am also fairly sure that I have seen them on sale in my local Asda for the past two years and so I think they might well be brought back out this year in time for Summer 2011... I'll be keeping my eyes peeled around March time to make sure I snag my pair! The Asda flip-flops are a flat shoe with a very small flat heel, exactly like it is shown in the Dooyoo picture above this review. The heel is so flat that it makes the flip-flops ideal for wearing during the day on holiday as well as at night-time. I only paid around £5 for my pair which I think is an absolute bargain for a little pair of holiday shoes.
I am happy to report that these shoes were very comfortable, even when wearing them in (very) hot weather and in actual fact they were the ideal shoes to slip on when we were having our 'chill out' days at the side of the pool on the cruise ship. They take mere seconds to slip onto your feet and were ideal for me walking from the restaurant to the pool or whatnot, and I also liked how flat the shoes were as they could easily be tucked away into my beach bag at the side of the pool, without being cumbersome or overly bulky! Whilst I am on the subject, it is worth mentioning too that these little shoes took up very little space in our suitcase when we were on our holiday, which is something worth bearing in mind if you are travelling abroad this summer by using a budget airline as said airlines tend to have very limited baggage allowance for travellers and so I tend to look out for light or small shoes such as this pair to take away with me if I know I am going to be flying on a budget!
I have found before with flip-flops that the soles of the shoes can be quite slippy, and this can be hazardous when walking near swimming pool areas that are nearly always wet and can be slippy at times. I did not find that the Asda sequin flip-flops were at all slippy when wearing them, even when I was walking at the swimming pool areas on the cruise ship.
I would say that these little shoes are fairly hard-wearing as I am not long back from a few days in Spain and I took these little shoes with me. Having worn them constantly when I was on my cruise holiday in October and having worn them on two separate breaks since then, they are showing hardly any signs of wear and tear and are nowhere near ready for the bin!
I did spill some wine on one of the shoes when I was out one night and it left a sort of sticky mark on one of the inside soles of these flip-flops. I managed to clean this off with a damp cloth and a little washing up liquid, so I do think they are fairly robust little shoes, regardless of their rather delicate-looking design.
All in all I would thoroughly recommend these little shoes from Asda and I would definitely buy them again. If they are available in several different colours this time round, I for one will be purchasing a pair in each colour to allow me to co-ordinate my outfits when I am next on holiday! I believe these shoes come in sizes up to a size 8 and are only available from George at Asda.
I've just got back from ASDA with this pair of flip flops, I know it's winter footwear that's in the shops at the moment but these were in a bargain basket for £2 and how could I resist the cheap offer.
My daughter already has a pair of these and I have pinched them a few times to wear out and I think they have been very comfortable, so now that I have found myself a pair I now have my own to wear around the house.
Flip flops are not only for summer but are comfortable to pop on in the house and garden. These are very dainty and look nice and comfortable. They have a tiny heel which is not enough to give you any height but just enough to be fashionable.
I like the style of these as they are white with sequins stitches along the top, the grip on the shoe is adequate for a dry day but I wouldn't chance them in the wet or frost.
These are comfy slip on versions and although I don't drive my car in them as I'm scared flip flops are dangerous to drive in, my daughter drives in hers and says they are comfy enough to wear for almost anytime.
I like the fact that these are the colour that goes with everything you have in your wardrobe like only white can and look good with a skirt or trousers.
The shoe is slightly padded where the foot goes for extra comfort and the material on the top goes between the toes as you slip them on.
Flips flops have become more fashionable nowadays as you hardly ever saw them when I was a young girl but I am now glad I have my own pair. I really should have bought two pairs for the price they were, as I'm not sure how long they will last but they do look durable.
Although winter is fast approaching these will get plenty of use from me in the house. They keep the feet cool and can be popped on quickly when you need to run out into the garden or go somewhere in the car as a passinger.
I love the comfort of these and would recommend them to you, I was convinced about these as soon as I started pinching my daughters and I'm sure she will be glad I have now bought my own pair.
I was going on holiday at the end of last summer and hadn't thought ahead (no surprises there then). Although I already had plenty of pairs of flip flops I decided to look around for some new pretty ones to take on holiday. It is always nice to save new things for your holiday, it makes it seem more special. Although leaving it late to shop meant I had less choice (as the shops were all full of winter jumpers by August) it did mean that what I did find was cheaper. I came across these flip flips reduced to half price, £3 in Asda in Canterbury. They were real lather and a bargain so I had no trouble in deciding to buy them.
The flip flips are a silver base, and silver toe post. They are made of leather (which makes them even more of a bargain) and a relatively simple design, which appealed to me as they would go with a lot more of my clothes. The toe post straps are covered in pretty silver sequins, which meant I could wear them on my nights out as a slightly smarter choice, and save my older, regular ones for the day time.
In some ways saving them until the holiday was a mistake as they were a bit uncomfortable on the first few days but I hadn't bought spares so had no choice to wear them. An advantage of them being leather was that my persisted wear, wore them soft and much more comfortable as the days went on. Even now when I get them out of the cupboard after a little while of not wearing them it takes my feet a while to get used to them, but that is nothing personal to this exact brand of shoe it's the same with all my flip flops.
The shoes stood the test of time and after quite a lot of wear, in not perfect conditions (after the first holiday I started wearing them round the pool, which meant they got wet and looked after a lot less) they are still in wearable condition.
They have feet marks where some of the colour has worn away and they have sunk at my pressure points. There are no frays or scuffs were joints have worn away. The worst wear is to the sequins, but I may take those off altogether if they get any worse.
These flip flops have really stood the test of time and I would definitely buy leather flip flops again. If I say these in Asda tomorrow I would buy another couple of pairs. Especially if they are still half price. That's less than a pint of beer!
This clearly seems to be a popular item in the George department of most Asda stores, I have two Asda stores within close travelling distance, and for the last three summers they have both stocked these pretty flip flops, in the spring/summer months, and they tend to go into sale prices around late summer/autumn months.
The only thing that tends to change each year, is the variety of colours they stock them in.
They are made from leather, with the usual toepost detail, and the face of the flip flop, is covered in tiny pretty sequins. The have a black rubber sole, which admitedly isn't the thickest, but is sufficient enough to last a few years, when only worn occasionly, with a very slightly raised heel.
If I recall correctly they were available in sizes 3-8, although my local stores, only bulk carried sizes 4,5 and 6, and just a couple of pairs in each colour of that season, in the additional sizes.
The first pair I bought, I bought in their end of summer clearance sales for £3 (they were 50% off). I bought them in the then in stock Aqua colour.
The following year, I bought another two pairs, one in black, the other a kind of bronzy/gold colour. This time I again waited for the sale, but they were only reduced to £4 per pair this time.
And this year I invested in both the silver and black ones. I seen them while shopping, and purchased them at the full price of £6 per pair.
They are not the most well wearing, and begin to develop holes in the sole around the heel area, if worn consitently. I learned my lesson with this, and now alternate between them.
On another note, the sequins also stay in place pretty well, which is unusual for shoes in this price range.
For beach use they're great, but when I went to our family caravan, and tried walking over the stoned paths with them, my poor feet knew all about it. The toe-post I found also took a while to wear in, and rubbed between my big and index toe, for the first few wearings of them.
So I wouldn't say they're the most comfortable flipflops I have had, but the colour diversity makes them a great addition to any summer wardrope, and with their attractive price label, you can afford to splurge on a couple of pairs, to a) make them last longer, and b) make them match more outfits....
I had never been into Flip Flops and can't remember the last time I wore any let alone bought them. My mum gave me a pair of these, and I tried to look happy about it. Thought about just shoving these in a cupboard, but have to say they were more comfortable than what I thought.
You apparently get these in different colours as well as sizes. My local Asda had them stocked in sizes 3-8, which I think are the standard women's Shoe Sizes. I got the black ones, but there was also Silver like the Dooyoo picture.
The do look like the Dooyoo picture but I would say the heel is a tiny bit higher - not much though. The sole of these is quite thin but they are sturdy enough and quite comfy as well.
I suppose they may look a bit plain, but the sequinned bit on the top adds a bit jazz to these. The sequins don't fall off and they are all over the strappy bits.
I believe these cost my mum £8 which is quite cheap. I suppose you would probably got cheaper ones in Primark, but perhaps they wouldn't have that sparkle to them.
A nice simple pair of flip flops which can be dressed down or a bit up as well. They do the job, are comfy enough and seem to last well enough as well.
Every year I buy flip flops. I find them incredibly versatile to wear is the reason for this and usually end up buying rather cheap ones that last me a summer and then throw them out ready to buy more the following year lol.
Each year though Asda do this range of flip flops for about £6.00 a pair and in sizes 3-8 which are true to size in my opinion and in various colours, this year I spotted silver, cerise pink and black and opted for the the black variety as I felt I could wear them with pretty much anything.
This flip flop is simple. The base is quite hard where your foot goes and not cushioned at all but surprising comfortable. There is a small wedge, plastic black heel but it offers nothing in the way of height and again actually adds to the comfort somehow of the flip-flop and gives a bit of style. They have a toe post top to them which is well covered in small sequins and I found even with wearing the all the time (including on the beach) that these sequins didn't get damaged or fall off at all and added a bit of glam to any outfit.
I was worried (as I always am) with toe post style 'flips' and that said post would rub between my toes but it is rubberised, flexible and soft and I had no problems wearing these at all and they caused no discomfort to me.
After the summer my flip-flops may now be stored away for the time being but thats all 'for the time being'. The soles are a little worn but not holey and the top of the flips look as good as new and I'm sure to get another summers wear out of these and I will be buying me more when they arrive back in stores, I'm just hoping for yet more colour options to become available lol.
A great buy and comfortable and nice looking...what ore could you want really!
Only available from Asda stores.
In 2006 I went to a job interview. My car was somewhere else so I went by train, and after walking from the station to the hospital and back in rather inappropriate heels, my feet were killing me. With half an hour to kill before the train back, I went into the Asda next to the station and bought these for immediate use. The fact that, 4 and a bit years and various continents later I am sitting here writing this with these on my feet is testament to their longevity, something very unexpected for a pair of supermarket shoes that cost £3 and were bought on a whim.
It's funny, isn't it, how you go through a stage of believing everything your parents tell you. My mother always said flip flops were uncomfortable and difficult to walk in, so for years I just wore proper sandals instead (a favourite being a delicate blue and white design from Woolworths in circa 1989). At uni I had those slip on foam sandal things, but they're hard to walk in too, and have the added disadvantage of looking cack, so one day I bowed to peer pressure and tried on some flip flops, and never looked back. Over the years I've had various pairs but none have been as comfortable and long lasting as these.
My sandals are a fuchsia pink which went splendidly with the black pinstriped suit I had on when I bought them... At the time other colours were available too, and Asda are currently selling a 2010 version of these. Something I like about Asda flip flops is that they are properly sized, with none of that S, M, L or 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 nonsense. Mine are size 4 which is the size I wear in normal shoes, and they fit perfectly.
These are a really light-weight flip flop which is great as I tend to wear them most while travelling. They've been worn well, too. I wear them outside the house (which, here, involves some very rocky, bumpy roads and lots of dust) but also inside as I often don't like the look of communal showers so will wear them while I wash if I'm in a hostel or similar. This means they get soaked in the process, but in over 4 years have shown no signs of deterioration.
The flip flops have a ridged sole which gives a better grip, good for outside, but great for inside here as all my floors are a polished tile. The upper sole is slightly padded so it has a bit of give when you stand in them, and is covered with an embroidered flower design. The only slight complaint I have about the sole is that the colour is quite pale but really absorbs dirt / water, so mine are now two-tone, with a permanent imprint of my feet being darker than the tips of my toes. You can't see this while you're wearing them, but when you take them off they look, well, used.
The top of the sandal is the same fabric, but has a string of sequins stitched on the top. This has lasted well and is only now starting to show signs of wear. Even so, they are still wearable as only a couple of sequins are missing, and you don't notice the state of the others unless you look closely. The whole shoe is shades of pink: a pink sole with a lighter pink fabric, stitched in a darker pink thread, with pink sequins, and while they may have faded over time, in my mind they're still as bright as the day I bought them. The design of these (fabric not plastic, embroidered and embossed) means I find they're dressy enough to wear out and about, not just on beach. In the UK they don't get many outings, but abroad I will happily wear them to mooch round a city, and not have especially weary feet at the end of the day. I don't, however, wear them to the gym. It would never have occurred to me, anyway, until I moved to Australia, joined Fitness First and saw a sign saying 'No thongs on the gym floor'. Incidentally that was before I was familiar with that alternative name for these, and my first thought was 'wow, they have a dress code for underwear?!' In Australia I also remember rules about not wearing these in clubs, which is a shame because they'd be ideal for when your tootsies get tired, though these are so light you could pop them in a medium sized handbag and always change into them at the end of the night.
These are by far the most comfortable flip flops I've ever worn, because every part of the sandal that touches your foot is covered with material. I've had other designs that are all plastic and they rub my toes as well as making my feet sweat and slide about, but these have the opposite effect. The strap is super comfy and doesn't rub in the slightest, but fits snugly so my feet don't slide about. These are easy to walk in as they fit well, and I've only walked out of them a couple of times, mainly in heavy rain in Mexico. I find they have moulded to my feet well so I can slip them on easily without having to hold any part of the shoe, which is great when I'm trying to change shoes and my hands are full.
These flip flops have restored my faith in this style of shoe and although I will be sad when they eventually give up the ghost, I feel they've already proved great value for money and will know exactly where to go to get a new pair. Why bother trying any others when you've found one that works so well?
Asda are currently selling off this season's version at the marvellous price of just £1, and if I were in the UK I would be stocking up. You can get them online or in stores, and I imagine they'll be back with the 2011 release from March time once this lot have finally gone, so keep your eyes peeled.
A great pair of flip flops I would buy again and again...but haven't needed to because they just last and last.
I think these were on sale for about £6 through the spring/summer months, I bought 2 pairs. 1 silver coloured like the picture the other black.
The sequins run done the straps in a line, they are not overally fussy but have a little bit of glam.
They are flat flip flops that are suitable for everyday wear, they are really comfortable and as the toe post bit is flat it doesn't rub in between the toes.
They look cute with skirts, shorts, leggings etc, but look fab under nice light trousers too.
Asda have been selling these for a few years now and I usually buy a pair every year, because they are so cheap, rather than hunting the house for my old ones.
They are sturdy and solid, not flimsy like some, mine last me the whole summer really. They have a solid plastic sole and the uppers are leather like material.
The straps are quite soft and have ample room for swollen pregnant feet!! As I found out one year!
For the price they last extreamly well and I have only ever had troble with one pair, where the sole started coming away from the base of the shoe, a bit of super glue sorted this though!!
The sequins add a bit of sparkle to an otherwise plain flip flop. I buy them in a size 5, I think they start at a 3 and finish at an 8. so a good size range.
Fabulous flip flops for a fantastic price.
They also come in a few colours, probably changing depending on that seasons colour trends.