“ Brand: F&F / Type: Flip Flops „
I can't believe I am writing a review on my favourite flip flops when it is pouring it down outside and I am sitting on the sofa off work with the flu, but why not, sitting here looking at them in the porch, they remind me of my summer holidays!
**Price and Availability**
The F&F (Florence and Fred, the 'George' of Tesco), Floral V Strap Flip Flops are available in larger Tesco stores and online at Tesco Direct (a postage and packing fee applies though you can order them to collect from any store including Metro stores). The price is an excellent £4, why pay more for flip flops if you're only going to use them for a week abroad or the few sunny days we have in the UK!!
Rather than individual sizes the flip flops are sold in 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8. I have big feet so went for the 7-8, they are all the same price which is good, no surcharge for larger sizes.
The The F&F Floral V Strap Flip Flops are the type of flip flops that have a sort of straw base (the same sort you see in beach mats). They are edged with, and the toe post is made of, a lovely floral ditsy print cotton. The underside of the flip flop is a black foam rubber. For the money and the type of flip flop they are, they're well made.
Given the feminine edge given to these flip flops they're great for wearing with jeans, a little dress or shorts on holiday. You can wear them with leggings or even with swimwear, they're very versatile. Overall I'd say they look very modern, on trend and ideal for your summer wardrobe.
These flip flops are the ideal in lazy footwear as you just slip them on and go. As the toe post is a soft and forgiving cotton, they're so comfortable, more comfortable than flip flops with harder plastic toe posts. If you suffer from toe post discomfort or rubbing / blisters from all-plastic flip flops I would highly recommend a flip flop like F&F Floral V Strap Flip Flops as they're very gentle on the foot. The soft base flexes with the foot making for a very comfortable walking experience, with no stiff arches. I wouldn't go for a long long walk in them; I'd probably opt for a ballerina pump or fit flop for some shock absorbency but they're great for general holiday wear and tourist type activity, especially when it's too hot for a full shoe.
One word of note though, as they're straw you cannot get them wet. I had two pairs of these, one in the floral print and one edged and toe post in silver. I wore that around the swimming pool, and the toe post ended up ripping out as the base got so soft it couldn't hold the toe post down. So whilst they're great holiday shoes they're not suitable as a pool shoe, try an all plastic shoe such as a croc, an all plastic / rubber flip flop or a jelly shoe for pool and sea use.
They look great, they have a multitude of uses, they're very comfortable and the fit is good, too. And all this for only £4! I don't like spending an absolute fortune on casual holiday shoes as I know I won't get that much wear from them and I tend to buy a new pair of flip flops each year. The good thing about the The F&F Floral V Strap Flip Flops is that they've stayed in as new condition despite a fair bit of use and I'm now going to put them in my holiday wear suitcase for my next foreign holiday early next year. Alternatively you could wear them out as flip flops to wear around the house. I highly recommend the The F&F Floral V Strap Flip Flops, they're one of the nicest looking and best basic flip flops I have ever bought.
I own so many pairs of flip flops, not expensive flip flops but the cheap stores own brands. I often browse the clothing section of both my local Asda and Tesco's. On one trip to Tesco I spotted these floral trim flip flops and in the trolley they went.
The flip flops are available in three different sizes, 3-4, 5-6 or 7-8. I'm normally a size 5 so obviously purchased these in 5-6. The flip flops cost me £4 last summer and I've seen them being sold again this summer.
The design of these flip flops is quite simple. It has a woven, wooden type sole, I'm sure this isn't the correct term for what it is, but that's the only way I can think to describe it. I know when I describe it like that they sound uncomfortable on the bottom of your feet but they really aren't. Underneath the flip flop is a black rubber sole to give a little more comfort as you are walking in these.
The bar that goes between the big toe and adjacent toe has a pretty purple floral design to it, this design then runs along the pieces of material that goes over the top of the foot and around the edge of the main flip flop. The size of the bar is tight on my big toe. I'm used to quickly slotting flip flops on without any troubles but with these flip flops I actually have to pull this material up my toe to make it fit in place. I wouldn't say I have large feet, the size wise length wise is fine, but it seem as if my big toe is too big for the hole. These are the only flip flops that I've experienced this problem with so I don't know if I just got a dud pair, or if it's a problem with everyone else too.
As it is such a pain to get these flip flops on, I don't wear these much. They are left in the door pocket in my car if I forget to take a pair of flip flops out with me as I can only drive in trainers. I can count the number of times I've worn these flip flops this year on one hand. This means they are still in a fantastic condition but only because they are so awkward to get on. Not recommended!
~ Tesco F&F Floral Flip Flops ~
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 if I 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!
I recently noticed a possible solution to the uncomfortable 'rubbing' that is often experienced as a result of hard or robust materials used in toe-post flip flops, from the "Tesco F&F Floral Flip Flops." I paid only £4 for my pair of flip flops a few months back, which were available in a choice of three colours if I remember correctly. I selected a dark blue option as I thought they would be the most versatile.
The main difference between these particular flip flops and others that I own was to be found in the material used to form the V-Shaped, 'thong-style' strap across the top of the flip-flops that meets in the middle to form the 'toe post.' Whilst some other flip flops will have this V-shaped strap made from plastic or other hard materials, the F&F version have a 'fabric' strap which is obviously much softer in comparison.
A little delicate detail can be found in the strap's printed design, which comprises of a navy blue background with small flowers in assorted colours printed over the top. This printed fabric also forms a sort of 'border' around the outside of the flip flops' sole, which softens the look of them slightly. The printed fabric is plaited at the top and this is what forms the V-shaped strap which keeps the shoe on the foot. The plaited design adds an attractive detail and when compared to other flip flops that I wear regularly, the F&F version are really quite pretty and look quite delicate on the feet.
The sole of the flip flops is not particularly thick, but I have found this is the case with many other types of flip flop style shoes that I already own, and for the price I paid I don't have any complaints, however it is fair to say that I would not wear these shoes if I had any sort of long distance to walk. The inside of the sole is covered with a delicate 'rattan' type fabric that is quite attractive and surprisingly hard-wearing - or so it would seem - as there is very little in the way of damage to this covering, even after several months of wear. I was slightly cautious about the rattan covering at first, wondering if it would cause uncomfortable rubbing to the soles of my feet, but thankfully this hasn't been the case at all, even when they have been worn in warm weather.
The outside sole is covered in a soft foamy rubber-like material which allows for a slightly 'cushioned' sole, although not overly so. There is a little grip to be found from this sole and I have not experienced any problem with the flip flops becoming slippy, even when worn on polished or wooden floors.
The sole is quite light and this adds to the already 'lightweight' feel and design of the flip flops overall. They are of course quite thin, as is the case with most other brands of flip flops too, and I find this makes them absolutely ideal for travelling or holidays due to them taking up very little room - and weight - in the suitcase... Always a bonus nowadays, with such strict limitations on luggage allowances with many airlines.
There are three sizes available in the Floral flip flops and these are Size 3 - 4, Size 5 - 6 and Size 7 - 8, although I don't remember ever seeing the smallest size in store. I have the size 5-6 and these are quite neat on my size 6 feet, although they do fit. To be honest I would have preferred the flip flops to be slightly more 'roomy' and would have selected a size 6 - 7, had there been one available. This is mainly because my feet can become slightly swollen in hot or humid weather, but the size I have has been fine for wearing at home.
As @ August 2012, the F&F Floral Flip Flops can be purchased within the clothing department in larger Tesco stores, or you can purchase the shoes online - in a choice of two shades, including the blue pair that I have - at www.tesco.com for the sum of £4 plus postage charges.
In summary, I am very pleased with my purchase and have happily worn my flip flops over the past few months. I find they are surprisingly robust given the value price tag and am considering purchasing a second pair to put away for next spring/summer due to them being so comfortable - it's been quite a while since I've had such a comfortable pair of flip flops, and the design on this pair means they are quite versatile too... top marks from me!
Flip flops tend to be my shoe of choice for summer as they are so versatile, comfortable and don't overheat my feet. I prefer to go for cheap flip flops because paying more doesn't necessarily mean they won't rub. At least if you've paid hardly anything you not really lost much.
I saw these in Tesco a while ago and thought I would give them a go. In fact I'd practically forgotten about them because of the lack of sun, but this recent heat wave has meant I've dug them out of the cupboard and seen if they are any good.
I tend to prefer plainer flip flops because they are more versatile and will go with an array of outfits. These have a floral pattern on them which I was unsure about because I thought it wouldn't look good with everything. However, I have found them to be better than I expected. The pattern is quite small so they actually look fine with most colour combinations, and definitely look good paired with a cute sun dress.
They are pretty much a basic flip flop, no added frills! They have a black rubbery/foamy sole which is ridged to help them grip. My only reservation would be that slippery surfaces will definitely make you trip in these flip flops because of the foaminess of the shoe. They have a soft base and then a floral fabric trip and straps. The design is simple but it looks very nice and makes them good for casual wear, or dressed up for a day event. I wouldn't say they are appropriate for evening because they have such a beachy day look to them - though it might depend on what you wear.
I have found these shoes have rubbed my feet quite a bit. This isn't unusual with flip flops and I do find they vary quite a bit. I've had other tesco flip flops which haven't rubbed at all. These just created a blister between my toes so now when I wear them I make sure it is only for a few hours and not an entire day. That sounds pretty inconvenient but I have other pairs so I can always choose another if I am doing something all day. It could annoy others though.
These flip flops cost £4.00 which isn't bad for a simple yet stylish pair of flip flops. I do wish they didn't rub so bad but I still wear them for the odd afternoon or morning.
==Florence & Fred Floral Flip Flops==
I do love my flip flops in the summer for in and around the house and for flopping around town and to the beach but I seem to go through a couple of pairs each year! I do like my Roxy flip flops and would often buy a couple of pairs at the start of the season but seeing as these are at their cheapest about £15 per pair this isn't always very cost effective.
I love the thinner flip flops which is why I go through them so quickly as the pressure of my weight on the heel area seems to wear the thin rubber sole through quickly. When I saw these Florence & Fred Floral Flip Flops in Tesco for £4 I couldn't help but add them to the grocery shopping trolley as they were so cute. They looked quite like a pair of Roxy ones that I had had a few years back and were only a fraction of the price!
These flip flops have a lovely looking raffia foot sole to them which I find really comfortable and also this seems to give a little more grip than a rubbery type of flip flop or a material. Around the edge of the raffia is a lovely cotton strip of material edging the sandal and this has a really pretty floral pattern to it. This edging matches the material that the toe post section of the shoe is made from and it all blends in really well together.
The toe post section is strong and secured to the inside of the flip flop really well. I like the fact that the cotton type of material is plaited together which gives it another very nice quality considering the low cost of the flip flops. The material that this tow post section is made from feels very soft both to the touch and when wearing them and I have to say when these flip flops are on my feet they are super comfortable.
The rubbery sole of the flip flop seems to give a pretty good grip as far as grip with this sort of footwear goes and I found walking down the steep slipway to the beach no trouble at all. I am really surprised at how well these flip flops are faring as well because I would be hard pushed to tell the difference between these and a pair of my much more expensive Roxy Flip Flops did these have a Roxy logo on them.
I think you really can't go wrong for a mere £4. They seem to go with a lot of my outfits and will more or less be suitable to wear with most things expect perhaps a different type of floral. I wouldn't have minded had I paid a bit more for these flip flops as they really seem to tick a lot of the boxes for me when it comes to choosing sandals and I can't find a single fault wit them. I haven't actually taken them off that much since buying them and they are still looking pretty fresh although I have given them a bit of a clean up which worked fairly well and was easily done.
All in all I think these are fabulous flip flops and for £4 they are well worthy of a tops core of 5 out of 5 stars and I would highly recommend them to anyone and everyone (apart from men as I can't really see them suiting a pair!)
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
You either love flip-flops or hate them. Personally I love them but rarely find any that don't really hurt my feet!
Living by the sea now I'm harder on my footwear than ever which the other day led me to a huge kick out of footwear and meant I hit my local supermarkets to find some nice quality sandles and the likes but at rock bottom prices.
I spotted these floral patterned flip flops on sale at £4.00 a pair and in plenty of different designs. In sizes 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8 (please note they are not selling the 7-8 online on the Tesco website for some reason at the moment and I tried on the size 5-6 and fell in love with not only the cute look of them but the fit also in store!
These are basically, basic fliip-flops! With thin black soles that have little grip to them given in the way of grooves they have a wooven beigy browny colour foot bed which is smooth, no backs to them and then a floral material sthin strap that goes over the outer edges of your feet ending in a toe post that is also material and the same floral pattern as the rest.
The pattern on these is lovely and goes well in style appearance wise with the wooven foot bed. Cream in colour with light pink and blue little flowers all over them and little green leaves its a dainty and cute pattern and that trim goes over the edge of the base of the flip-flop too.
Easy to wear and stylish I find these rather comfortable. The base is soft enough, the toe post is material so it doesn't rub between my toes although they have little grip on the soles so are not great hiking footwear lol. They are a little big on me but then I am a true size 5 and they are a 5-6 so in my opinion are the larger of the options available to us however although they look a little bit big at that back...... not awfully so.
A great buy that will get me through the summer anyway!