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I only bought these flip flops because they promised to help improve posture and tone legs just by walking about in them. They didn't look very stylish but I was swayed with the promise of the easy toning and also the good reviews I read online.
When the flip flops arrived I wasn't very impressed with how they looked as they reminded me of something that my mum would wear and I wasn't looking forward to wearing them as I just didn't think they were very nice looking. They had a really thick Herman Muster looking sole and a pink thong and strapping and just didn't look like something that I would normally wear. If they had maybe been black they might have looked better but I really wasn't happy with the pink and white combo.
I already knew I was never going to wear them in town or anything but I thought they would be fine for wearing around the house and for just popping to the shops or taking the dog a quick walk and I decided I was going to try and wear them as much as possible to get the maximum benefit from them.
I have to say that these were sooo comfortable to walk in and unlike most normal flip flops these cushioned my feet so well that I couldn't feel anything underneath my feet no matter how stony or bumpy the ground was. They were actually really lovely to wear because they were so comfortable. Even the toe thong was comfy and I sometimes have problems with these rubbing the skin but these ones were fine. Walking in them was a bit strange though as the sole was much thicker than I was used to in a flip flop but I soon got used to it.
They were a really good fit and wide enough that they supported my whole foot but I never felt as though they were too wide that I would slip out of them.
I wore them almost religiously for a couple of months but I didn't notice any improvement in the tone of my legs. I work out and do yoga so my legs are already pretty toned but they could always be better and I was hoping that these would just get my calves looking a little bit better but I didn't notice any improvement in that area. I also didn't notice any improvement in my posture even though I was looking for it.
In the end I stopped wearing them and gave them away to my mum who agrees with me on the fact that they are very comfortable to wear. She hasn't noticed any improvement in her tone either but she wears them loads because she finds them so comfy. They are still in good condition so I have no complaints about that. I still think they are ugly though my mum disagrees with me on that.
I bought a pair of these from Avon's online discount store which is available via Amazon. This meant that I only paid £18 for my pair, where the normal full price is £25. The premise here is similar to Trimtone sandals where the shape of the sole means that it works out your calves while you walk normally.
My mother had bought a pair of these direct from Avon and raved about how comfy they were (rather than any toning benefits!) and this was what encouraged me to get a pair too as I needed another pair of flip flops for travelling in and figured comfort was the priority with any kind of additional 'work out' benefit being a welcome addition.
You can get a range of colours via both Avon direct and the discount store and the pair I have are chocolate brown on the top with a cream sole and they have a very pretty butterfly attached to the top of them too which is quite decorative and nice. There is a single toe bar which is made of the same leather type material as the rest of the upper sandal and I find this very comfortable (it is usually the toe bar I have problems with in these kind of shoes).
As far as walking in them goes, my mother is right, they are incredibly comfortable to walk in and personally I have had no issues with rubbing from them, the shape of the sole is such that the arches of your feet feel incredibly supported and I find that makes a difference in the feel of these flip flops, I also feel like I do not have to flex the feet to grip them as I walk and I guess this is why they tone your calf muscles instead because you are using different muscles to walk in them.
Personally I have not seen any major change in my calf muscles since wearing these sandals, but I have only had them for about 6 weeks, the real test will be when I wear them pretty much non-stop on holiday later this year for 3 weeks.
I really like these flip flops and at the price I paid I think they are a bit of a bargain, shop around if you want a pair and remember to check Amazon. For comfort they are excellent and if they do tone my calves eventually then that's an extra perk!
I've been really suspicious about toning flipflops/ trainers, whilst also being intensely curious. I have always been put off by the prices, and of course by the fact that I can't really see the science behind it. When I saw that Avon had their own version, I thought it had to be worth a trial.
Firstly, I should point out that I'm not great with flipflops. Or indeed with any shoes. I leave a trail of apparently comfy for everyone else shoes in my wake every single summer; whilst my feet blister and bleed. With this in mind, it was with trepidation that I approached the flipflops.
However, I was very happily surprised with the results. These have to be the comfiest flipflops I have ever worn. Soft, bouncy soles, soft toe posts, and enough support to keep them on your feet. Excellent! In terms of toning... well... I think you could say the jury is out on this one. I can feel my legs working as I walk but realistically, no more than when I wear a decent pair of heels. And I know which of the two are more attractive.
As a comfy pair of summer shoes, I'm shouting a 5* from the rooftops, but as shoes that have a TONING effect... well... I'm sorry, I'm not 10% sold, hence the 4*
I'm always looking for a lazy way to get in shape and help myself look good. When my sister recommended these flip flops to me I decided that they were worth a go and promptly asked her to order me a pair from her local Avon rep. I believe I gave her £10 for these which seemed reasonable enough for a pair of flip flops.
These flip flops are quite nice in design and I have a black pair in size 7. The sole of the flip flop is firm enough to give support when walking and to protect from stones and other items I may tread on while out walking. The thong of the flip flops is comfortable and sits well between my toes without ripping the skin off. I have owned better flip flops in the past comfort wise but these are not bad at all and for £10 I think the quality is quite good.
After wearing these flip flops I can feel like I've had a real good exercise. I've been wearing these at almost any opportunity just so I get the use out of them and I have been very pleased with the quality of them. These flip flops are available in a wide range of styles, colours and sizes so there should be something to suit most people and most outfits and I'd happily part with another £10 for a different coloured pair.
I've been very pleased with the quality of these flip flops. They are firm soled and have provided me with enough support to walk for hours on end. I recently took these away for a weekend with my husband and I and we walked on the beach for hours and hours over the course of the weekend. At the end of the weekend I did feel like my legs and calves were aching but then that is probably because I did a lot more walking than I would normally do.
I must say that I would firmly recommend these flip flops, even if just for comfort and appearance. They look good, feel good and I am sure they have contributed to me having more defined looking calf muscles. I have had no problems with using these at all, I enjoy them and they are a pleasure to wear. I have been choosing these over wearing my other flip flops that I have brought recently and they are versatile enough to go with almost any outfit. I really do feel like they are working when I am wearing them and I end up getting a little bit of a calf ache if I wear them for too long, that can only mean that they are working though really!
I've heard a lot about "toning" shoes and they seem to be the "in" thing at the moment and so when I needed to buy some flip flops for my holiday, I really thought that it was worth giving "Avon Toning Flip Flops" a try. I found these flip flops in the Avon catalogue where they were on offer for £9.99. This price seemed fairly reasonable to me as they were about the same price as their non-toning counterparts. I have found that I've mostly had positive experiences with buying from Avon, but one of the negatives is that you don't get the opportunity to feel them and try them on before purchasing them.
The flip flops have a white solid rubbery moulded base and a bright pink plastic strapping on top. There is a plastic bit which goes between the toe and the second toe and then straps that go over the top of your foot. When I was wearing them, I didn't find them particularly comfortable - although they weren't awful. The rubbery base was fairly soft and it didn't rub on the soles of my feet when I was wearing them for long periods. However, unfortunately the plastic strappy bits are just not that comfortable at all and I did find that the bit between my toes was far too hard and on a couple of occasions I did get a small blister in that area.
If the flip flips got wet, they didn't take long to dry - but because the base is white, they were left a little bit grubby looking - and six weeks the white has turned a little grey.
I'm a little undecided about the toning effect of these flip flops. When I was wearing them for long periods, I did find that my calves in particular was feeling a little tighter - but I haven't really seen any improved toning in my calves. I don't know if its just because I haven't been wearing them for long enough yet, but I do think that six weeks should have been long enough!
Overall, I think these flips flops are okay if you just want some everyday flip flops but I don't think I could recommend them for the toning aspect.
The Avon Toning Flip Flops are Avon's version of the highly successful FitFlops range. First introduced in 2009 they were initially only available in pink and grey. 2010 saw the introduction of a white sequinned version whilst the 2011 offering is a black sequinned version.
Avon claims that the flip flops "helps stabilise feet to improve posture and enhance natural walking motion, helping to tone legs while you walk". So do they deliver on their promise?
I can honestly say that I haven't noticed any significant toning benefits while using these flip flops (although that may be in part to my addiction to nutella butties!). However they are comfy and don't attract the same aching feeling that I normally get between my toes when wearing other flip flops. Although they are not pitched as machine washable I have put mine through the machine at 40 degrees many times and they have survived - particularly important if you have the white version.
Being honest I'm an Avon rep so I wear mine mostly to attract sales from my customers and they do attract some good comments and feedback when I wear them but I have to say that they simply aren't as stylish as the branded fitflops hence I only really wear them when doing my rounds or at home.
They normally retail around £20 but, as is the case with most Avon products, are usually available on ebay or Amazon for much less than that. So all in all a low cost alternative to the branded version.
I am a bit of a fitness freak and have a nice collection of home exercise equipment as well as a gym membership but i never have time to go anymore. Ever since mbt and fit flops come out i have been interested and wanting a pair to try but the price tag was a put off. Last year avon did the toning flip flops there own version of the fit flops.
I decided to try the avon toning flip flops because they were so cheap compared to the real things at least i could see if they would tone my legs up. I used to do dancing from age six until i was twenty, after giving up dancing and having my girls my legs have wobbled like jelly and always a problem area on my body that i despise.
Avon toning flip flops cost around £12.99 may 2010.
Toning flip flops come in joint sizing like 3/4 , 5/6 and 7/8 uk. I am a size 5 and opted for the 5/6 and they are a good fit.
The flip flops did not come with and packaging or instructions just put in the normal avon delivery bag a bit disappointing as i hope to read on how to use however no real need because they just go on your feet and off you go.
The toning flip flops have a thick rubber white sole, these are toe post flip flops and are hot pink on the top with a small grey breathable mesh material on the straps. The flip flops are in no way fancy but do look stylish and can be worn with jeans, joggers, and leggings.
The idea of the toning flip flops are that they tone the legs and bum area while walking in the flip flops. Avon toning flip flops also help with posture when walking and take pressure away from hips and knees.
The sole is extra chunky and add an inch in height off coarse that's not the reason the sole is so thick. The heel part is the thickest section of the sole it takes the weight, pressure and relives the joints while walking. Middle section of the sole helps tone and build the mussels up in the calves, thighs and bum. The front of the sole is the thin part but this allows normal movements while walking helps with speed and pace too.
When i first put the avon toning flip flops on i did feel taller in height and quiet unstable when standing, it does take a bit of getting used too because unlike high heels or wedges the extra height is all over the sole.
I did have to wear them around the house for a week whilst braking them in and getting used to them before i braved a longer walk in them.
Its hard not to find these flip flops comfortable because the sole is so cushioned and soft considering its made from rubber but very flexible and soft.
I also had a little issue with the toes post rubbing in-between my big toe so had to wrap a plaster around the toe post part to cushion it but i have this problem with all toe post sandals and flip flops.
I found the flip flops get grubby even the pink straps but i quick scrub in warm water and left to dry does leave them like new again.
I used these toning flip flops all last summer and did see a result in the form that my mussels in my calves and thighs ached but yes they did look more toned. However i had hoped the flip flops would work miracles but like all exercise equipment you have to stick at it day after day to get the results and takes a long time.
I am back in my toning flip flops this year again and everyday when walking the dog as well as the flip flops i use my everlast ankle weights at the same time this has put even more pressure on me and after a three mile walk everyday this month i can see my old legs are nearly back again so i will continue to use them like this.
Avon have brought back the toning flip flops spotted in my avon book last week although they are slightly different to these ones but same design.
I recommend the avon toning flip flops for those that want gentle exercise with gradual toning.
I bought these last year and went through a 5 month phase of wearing them pretty much everyday! As soon as i saw them in the Avon brochure and read the description i was in love.
Avon describe these flip flops as fitness flip flops that help to stabilise your feet, which results in a better posture and enchances your 'natural walking motion'. This all goes towards helping to tone your legs while your walk.
All that for £10? Who could resist? Stylish shoes that help you tone up too, and at a fraction of the price of the heavily popular Sketchers Shape Ups. I ordered them and once recieved i was really pleased straight away. Not only are they really comfy with a soft cushiony feel, they're mega stylish as well as bein really girly with the banding that goes over the feet bein a bright neon pink.
I can honestly say that they're the most comfortable pair of shoes i own, including my trainers. I did notice they kept my feet supported while walking at any pace, which definetly resulted in me keeping my legs and feet straighter and standing better aswell. I do alot of walking so i can't be positive if it's actually the shoes that helped but i'm alot more toned since i got them, especially my lower legs - they barely wobble anymore!
The pink colour is nice but i think they'd be nicer in black as not to draw too much attention to themselves and also they do clash with a few outfits, they're really girly so if you're not into pink or don't want attention drawing to yourself/your feet i wouldn't reccomend these. As far as i know there's only 1 other colour available which is silver with sequins on, i don't personally like the sound of this but it may be to someone's taste - they're also more expensive by £5, but if you're interested can be bought on Amazon. My pair of pink ones were from Avon and are sadly all now out of stock due to the huge popularity of them.
I'm 19 and feel a bit grannyish wearing flip flops but luckily they're pretty fashionable and although people notice them due to the colour i've got a few looks and even compliments!
I do reccomend them but they're not a quick fix. You can't expect to buy them, walk around in them for an hour then eat a pizza and expect them to solely tone you up. You need to put the effort it and you'll soon see the effects - they definetly do help slightly in my opinion! They're great value, stylish, comfy and were well worth my £10.
I first heard of Fit Flops about 12 months ago and they were a little out of my price range for flip flops (even if they do promise to tone your legs and bum!) so I was pleased to see that Avon had created their version in time for Summer.
I saw them in the Avon catalogue as we have a rep at work - they were on special promotion at £9.99 and at that price I thought 'why not?' - just in time for Summer 2010.
My Avon toning fit flops arrived and they certainly looked the part. Mine are white with a grey sole and a top part that is quite wide, in a white rubbery feel finish, with two lines of silver sequins to decorate. They look moulded and quite comfortable.
One thing to note if you're giving these as a gift - they didn't come in a box, just a plastic Avon bag and they didn't have any sort of instructions, I sort of expected them to advise a short walk first to get used to them or maybe advice on exercises - anyway, for a tenner I wasn't too put out, they looked the part and I was looking forward to toning up!
So, the look good - not just with sporty style wear like joggers, or leggings, but also with blue jeans, with the shoes being white. So I popped them on for a light 3 mile walk with my husband on a sunny day.
The shoes were a good fit - and felt bouncy to walk, and all was good. I could feel the backs of my calves getting worked out and all was good. But about 30 minutes into the walk I felt the top part of the shoe, above the toe post on the right hand side, on my left foot, start to rub. Ow ow ow with every step. I managed to complete the walk (I didn't have much of a choice!) and get home - but by that time my left foot had been rubbed raw, the was a 50p sized open wound where the blister that had formed had burst.
I have never had this problem with any other shoes and I am disappointed that shoes designed to tone you are unfit for walking in! I have been too scared to use them since. Now, I know these shoes don't rub every one that tries them, but nearly 10 months on I still have a dark scar on my foot, so I have to share my experience too. I think the problem is that because the shoes are made of plastic they don't really 'give' like other shoes and short of wearing plasters all over my feet I really can't bear using them again. I have no idea if this would have happened with branded Fit Flops but to be honest, I think I will be sticking to proper walking shoes which are made for the job - much more comfortable.
I had heard lots about the Fit Flops which are supposed to help to tone your legs and ankles but I wasn't too keen on the price so I decided to look elsewhere to see if there were any similar on the market. I unexpectedly came across a pair in my Avon brochure and they were £10 so I ordered a pair seeing as they were a fair bit cheaper than the "official" brand of Fit Flops.
The whole idea behind Fit Flops is that they are supposed to help to stabilise your feet to improve your posture and tone your legs as you walk. I have awful shaped legs - they are easily my worst feature and I always cover them with long skirts, trousers or jeans so I was hoping that these would work their magic and do something with my impossible looking legs!
The Avon Toning Flip Flops I received were identical to the ones DooYoo have as their stock picture. The banding which makes the flip flip is a shocking bright pink with grey areas and it is made out of a soft polyester. I do not particularly like the grey areas of the banding and would have much preferred them to be completely pink. I personally think they ruin the look of them.
The style of the flip flops is completely identical to the normal flip flops you would by in the shop. They are nowhere near as fancy as some flip flops you can buy nor would I say they are spohisticated looking. They have more of a sporty look to them.
Unfortunately these were only available in pink and not any other colours which was a little bit of a let down and if you do not like pink then these would not be for you at all. I do think it was a little silly on Avon's part not to sell these in a variety of colours considering the response the "official" Fit Flops have received. As they were only available in pink, I did find it a little difficult to wear them on a regular basis as they obviously do not go with all colours of clothes and this did become annoying.
The soles of the Toning Flip Flops are quite thick and very sturdy. I think the thickness is something to do with the toning element these flip flops boast about. They are made out of foam and plastic and are white in colour with a streak of pink running through them.
These flip flops were more than comfortable though when on my feet I did feel they looked a little bulky and clumsy. I wore them when I was going for a full out shopping marathon in Central London and was on my feet all day long and I must say my feet never ached or hurt once all day which was definately a first as usually my feet start to acquire that horrible burning sensation from where I have walked too far but this never occurred whilst wearing these flip flips which was definately a plus for me! Also, the banding around your feet is very comfortable too and doesn't rub or cause discomfort. Nor does the little bit which goes between your toes which is a first for me too!
When walking in the flip flops, I felt like I was walking on little cushions which was a nice feeling. I didn't feel anything happening in the toning department but I put that down to being because I had only worn them one day. Two weeks later and after wearing them everyday I still didn't notice any difference so I don't believe they actually work and it is more of a mind trick than anything else on the companies who sell them's part. However, they were really comfortable and easy to walk in which made them worth every penny of the £10 I spent on them.
I do recommend this flip flops but not for the toning purposes. They are fabulous and comfortable shoes for the summer months though and are easy to walk in and I fully recommend them for that. I do knock off two DooYoo stars though - one for not doing what they should and the other for being very limited in colour choice.
Being a mother of four it's fair to say that my body has gone through changes over the past few years and I have been known to try almost anything in my quest to get a firm, toned bottom once again. I am often on a healthy living regime and I do lots of walking taking my children to and from school yet it doesn't seem to give me the entirely firm results that I thought it would when I ditched driving the car everywhere.
It was when moaning to a close friend of mine about my fleshy bottom when she suggested I try some of these Avon Toning Flip Flops as another close friend of ours sells Avon products and had received some of them and been raving about the results. As I had some Amazon vouchers I purchased mine from these for around £10 and they can still be purchased there for a similar price now depending on the style and size that you want.
The sole of the actual flip flops is quite hard but overall the flip flop is well designed with the thong part (for between your toes) not being too rough and it didn't damage the skin between my toes which made a nice change. I found that these were not as comfortable as my favourite flip flops but I have certainly tried ones that are a lot more uncomfortable so I was pleased with that aspect.
Overall I quite like the quality of these flip flops as well as the design of them. They are available in a fairly wide range of colours and styles. I think that the price I have paid is quite reasonable and it's fair to say that I have seen some improved results lately which I think is a combination of factors. I have been living a healthy lifestyle but I have also been wearing these shoes whenever I have gone out on long walks with the children. I definitely can feel these walking as my calves feel like they have had a real workout after I wear these shoes but I am not sure if this is because I have been using these shoes or because I have been doing a lot more walking and driving my car a lot less.
It's fair to say that I am going to continue to wear this flip flops for as long as the weather allows on my long walks with my little ones as I am trying to keep them and myself in shape. I have noticed that I have a more shapely bottom and I have dropped another inch in the past month of wearing these flip flops on a regular basis, most afternoons when I walk for a good hour or so. I am really pleased with the results that I have got, probably mildly in part from these flip flops, but anything that can help me is definitely worth a go isn't it.
A combination of different things are probably giving me my toning that I want but I don't mind what I do as long as it works!
Avon Toning Flip Flops were something I bought after I saw them in the Avon brochure and they were recommended by the Avon lady. Having bought Avon products on and off over the years I knew that some products can be really great whilst others are a bit hit and miss, so I really only wanted to try these toning flip flips if they were on an offer or deal. With that in mind I kept my eyes open for deals and bought some for a fair price.
In the end I paid £9.99 for my flip flops from an online source and picked the white version thinking that they would go with almost any summer outfit. I thought the white would be much more attractive than the pink ones that I had seen which looked a bit naff. I hadn't seen the white in the flesh so even with those I was taking a chance as to the over all look and quality of the product.
At the point of buying my flip flops I had a bit of a problem deciding which size to buy as the sizing was 4 to 5 and 6 to 7. I have to say I dislike this general sizing and prefer to buy in standard format if I can. Also I have found that sizes with other shoes when mixed mostly come as 3 to 4, 5 to 6 and 7 to 8, so I found the Avon sizing odd. In this case I had to settle for what I thought would fit best. Once my Avon Toning Flip Flops arrived and I had a chance to try them on I found they only just fitted my feet, with no room at all to spare.
This was rather disappointing as I do like a little bit of extra space at the back of my flip flops, rather than have the back of my heel sitting right on the edge of the sole. Still I thought that as this was the best fit I could achieve with them I may as well give them a chance to see how they worked for me. Now I have to say that having tried Skechers Shape Ups which really didn't suit me I hoped that these Avon Toning Flip Flips might be of help.
Once I began to move about in these I found that the sole of the flip flops gave a comfortable feel and the thickness of the sole allowed for much more padding when walking than normal fashion flip flops do. Although this was something that I liked I did also find that the flip flops gave off a rather clumpy and not very stylish feel when I walked in them which was something I didn't like at all. I should have expected that really I guess, but I did find that to be a minus point for the flip flops and it put me off wearing these out.
I don't really know what I was expecting from my toning flip flops but I certainly thought that they looked a bit cheap and tacky although the light sequined detail they had did cheer me up a little. I found the sole was well formed and cushioned though which was a plus point. I think my main issues were with the clumpiness of them, which certainly put me off thinking about wearing these out.
Now to me that says a lot about these Avon shoes, as I have a trusty old pair of Birkenstocks and as any Birkenstock wearer knows they are not always the height of style and fashion are are also a little clumpy. But I have never found I couldn't slip them on to go out in or felt ashamed of how they looked on my feet. Sadly with my Avon Toning Flip Flops I really didn't want to be seen out and about in them as I felt they looked tacky, so have had to confine them to wear at home.
The general idea of the flip flops is that they improve your posture and walking position whilst hopefully toning your legs etc at the same time. As I don't wear them anywhere other than at home I haven't really found they have done anything in terms of toning. I will still wear these next summer around the home as I have found them comfy but as I really don't like the way they look over all they are not something I want to be wearing out at all. To rate them I feel that a 2 star award is generous, so as I cannot give them 1 1/2 stars which is what they ought to get, 2 stars is how I will rate them.
I'm very much into fitness and the gym so if there is anything that can help me keep toned I have to have. I bought a pair of Toning Flip Flops from Avon for £10.00, they were reduced. I had looked at other brands of toning flipflops but the price was just ridiculous. I didn't think £10.00 was a bad buy.
I opted for the white ones with silver on them, I thought they looked less clumsy than the other ones.
They come in funny sizes, 4/5, 6/7 etc, and they do seem to come up large. I'm usually a 5 to 6 but I found in the flip flops I only needed 4/5.
The flip flops are made of a rubbery type of material and plastic. They are not the most elegant looking flip flop I've ever worn. The toe post seemed quite bulky even for me and I absolutely live in flip flops. For someone who never wears flip flops, these would take a bit of getting used to.
Avon claim their Toning Flip Flops will help to tone claves, thighs and your bum. They are supposed to help arch muscles and improve posture. They also claim to stabilise your feet to enhance your walking motion. Hmmmm. That's a lot of claims for a £10 pair of flip flops!
So, do they work?
The first day I wore them I found them to be soft and very comfortable. I didn't have the feeling that I was wearing a pair of toning flip flops just an extremely comfortable pair of sandals. By the end of the day when I took them of I did notice my calf muscles ached a bit so I assume the flip flops did work the muscles.
I cant say I've noticed any real difference with my legs and bum but I love wearing the flip flops. They are incredibly comfy and so soft, and I like to think that they may well be doing a bit of good too.
My Mum has a pair of these. Someone recommended them to her to help with the arthritis she suffers from in her legs and hips. They did help her to a certain extent. The cushioned soles acted like shock absorbers and she felt they helped her posture too.
I would recommend Avon Toning Flip Flops, don't let the clumsy appearance put you off.
I am giving them 4 stars. They would have got 5 if they were a bit more attractive.
I first learnt about the Avon Toning Flip Flops whilst looking for their more expensive alternative, the FitFlop. Those cost around £60 though, so when I found out that Avon make a similar product and saw them selling on eBay for under £20 I thought I would give them a try instead of their more expensive counterparts.
The idea behind these flip flops is that they are designed to help tone your legs and buttocks as you walk, the sole of the shoe apparently makes you walk a little differently which alters how your muscles work and makes walking a little more effort. In terms of looks, I'm not actually overly keen on my Avon Flip Flops - they are only available in pink or white, so I chose the best out of a poor range of colours and picked the white variety. It would be nice if they had more colour variation and looked a little nicer, but I was buying them for their toning claims and not their looks I suppose. My Avon Toning Flip Flops don't look great in the flesh and they are nicer in the pictures. I was actually quite disappointed with how they look, the rubbery material looks quite cheap. The sole of the flip flops is very cushioned though, which makes them comfortable to wear.
The two sizes they come in are size 4-5 and size 6-7. Being a size 5-6 it meant I had to opt for the larger size as I'd rather have them a little too big than risk them being too small. Still, it's a strange size selection.
In terms of wearing the Avon Flip Flops, I find them to be quite comfortable. The post inbetween your toes is pretty big, so if you are not used to wearing flip flops with a thong between your toes you WILL find these uncomfortable. I have tough feet from years of activities, and wear flip flops on all my holidays so my feet were used to it and so didn't rub between my toes.
I found the base comfortable to walk on, and slightly cushioned. I didn't really notice much of a toning action until the end of the first busy day I wore them, when my legs were aching when I eventually took them off. Although I haven't had these long enough to see a visual effect yet, they do feel like they are doing something positive to my legs!
Overall, I like these flip flop for their effects, but they are one pair of ugly shoes. At £15-20 for most pairs they are not too bad compared to FitFlops, but I don't think I'll be buying another pair when these wear out as they're just not nice to look at.
I was not eactly impressed when I was bought this pair of flip flops by one of my aunties, firstly I did not know whether the fact that she had bought me a pair of flip flops that because of the way they are designed are supposed to tone up your leg muscles while you walk as I already have pretty toned legs and bum so I wondered why she bouyght these for me, turns out she had been actually given them as a present and decided to pass them on so I guess she was just being cheap.
First off they are not the most attractive of footwear, certainly they are not something I would choose to wear as I prefer a more stylish pair of sandals if I'm somewhere hot and these are very plastic in both looks and make and the predominantly white colour is not great and the design is very functional rather than stylish.
Having worn them on about five occasions I certainly did not notice any toning qualities at all, they just feel like a slightly more bulky flip flop and while they are comfortable enough, however I have not really ever done any serious walking in them, they are nothing special and while they retail for around the £12 mark so they are not overly expensive the rather uninspiring functional design means that they are not a product I would recommend over other designs that are a bit more appeealing.