“ Brand: F&F / Type: Flip Flops „
I don't really tend to wear flip flops and sandals that often because I like to wear shoes with a heel but I do like to wear them on holiday and also when the weather is really hot and I am wearing shorts or ¾ length trousers as I think flip flops complete the casual holiday look.
Because I don't wear them very often I don't like to pay a lot for them. I was attracted to these F&F flip flops when doing my shopping because I liked the raffia look of them and I thought that the extra embellishment was pretty without being over the top.
The flip flops only cost £5 which I thought was pretty reasonable so I got them. They have a raffia covered foam sole and along the straps they are bejewelled. The majority colour of the flip flops when they are on are a khaki colour and I thought that the colour was suitable enough that they would go with most of my outfits.
I tried the flip flops on in the store and they felt comfortable enough and they had a good fit for my feet as they were wide enough which is something that I sometimes struggle with flip flops. The foam sole felt like it was cushioned enough and even the thong which went in between my toes didn't feel that bad.
It wasn't until I had to wear the flip flops for a prolonged period of time that I found out just how uncomfortable that they were when worn for more than an hour or so. The raffia sole which feels smooth when you first put the flip flops on actually started rubbing the sole of my foot leaving it feeling really tender and the thing rubber away the skin between my toes which really hurt. I couldn't believe the difference in comfort from only wearing them for a short period as previously they had felt nice and comfortable and I was sure they were going to be fine.
I think these are worth £5 and I do think they are pretty but I would never dream of wearing them for more than an hour maximum as any longer and they become unbearable to wear which is a shame as I bought them more for comfort than anything else and unfortunately they fail on that when I have them on for longer than an hour which means that I have hardly worn them as I don't want to risk the pain again.
In summer my shoe of choice is a simple flip flop. This is one area where more money doesn't necessarily buy you better quality or comfort. I prefer to opt for cheaper flip flops because if they turn out to be rubbish I'll only have spent a small amount of money one them.
This pair fitted the bill when I saw them in Tesco so I thought I would give them a go. I was about to go on holiday so I thought they might be a useful pair to take with me as they are versatile, but also a little dressier than others because of the pretty pattern.
The shoe is a simple flip flop shape and primarily made from raffia (which gives sort of straw effect). They have a fabric edging and thong which you could buy in a few different colours but I went for a nice blue floral pattern. The top of the strap that goes over your foot has little mother of pearl buttons and shells sewn into them which gives them a really summery feel and just amps up the glam factor.
I love the look of them, and they are certainly dressier than other flip flops I own which makes them perfect for use in the evenings when going out to dinner at home or on holiday. You'd maybe assume the raffia might irritate your feet a little but I actually found it super comfortable and never had any problems. They are pretty water resistant and when we do dry easily which is definitely a plus for me. I haven't worn them as much since being at home but I do find them very useful for evenings out where I still want to be casual and comfortable. I wouldn't recommend walking for miles in these as they may begin to rub but for everyday use I never had any problems with them.
I have worn them for a lot of the summer and found that they are still in near perfect condition. If you feet are at all dirty this can rub off on the raffia, and because the base of the shoe is foam there is a slight imprint of my foot. However, overall they still look almost brand new and I can imagine they will be good to wear for a couple of years.
I paid £4 for them which is a pretty decent price for flip flops I have had a considerable amount of wear out of. I am really pleased with them and look forward to going back to buy another pair for myself.
If you see them snap them up, a great dressed up flip flop.
Apologies for the plethora of flip flop reviews but they are the shoes that I own the most of so now seems a good time to review them:-)
This is a review of the raffia flip flops I bought for our holiday last year. We were going away for a month so I wanted to make sure I had enough feet options in case some were uncomfy or broke on me during the holiday. Having big feet is a curse abroad as I can't buy size 9 ladies shoes easily so it's essential I go prepared.
I liked the decorations on these raffia flip flops and bought them in black so they would go with everything. The thong (upper) part of the flip flop has little pearl buttons and shell decorations sewn into it.
These flip flops look really pretty and are ideal for holidays. I must admit I found the raffia quite rough on the soles of my feet when I walked in them but they were also good for by the pool if they got wet, they dried out really quickly. i have found that I have also worn these a fair bit since returning home in the house and garden but I would not attempt a long walk in them as they are not that comfy for walking.
Wear and tear
The flip flops have lasted well and look nice on but are not ones I have truly tested by walking far in. In our villa I managed from inside to the pool and at home just the house and garden so they look as good as new more than a year later.
I used some converted club card vouchers to buy these flip flops which were £4 on the shelf but obviously worked out cheaper for me in the long run.
I would not rush to buy a pair of raffia soled flip flops in the future purely because I found them a bit rough to wear on the soles of my feet. Having said that, I have used these and keep them handy for wearing in the garden and when taking out rubbish so they still have a role in my life!
Not bad for the money but not ones I would repurchase. I love flip flops and like to try different styles to see which are comfiest. I am tempted to get some Havianas in the future for holiday wear.
On a recent trip to Tesco I was browsing round their F&F clothing section and spotted these Raffia Flip-flops. At just £4.00 a pair they had my name on them! The Tesco I went to had them in 2 colour options, blue, quite a bright royal blue, and khaki. I opted for the khaki ones. They are totally flat with no heel at all.
The F&F Raffia Flip-flops have 2 straps that come from the toe post and go 3/4 of the way down your foot. The 2 straps are khaki in colour and have beads attached to them all along the straps. The beads are dark and light wood and pretty clear flower shapes. The colours go really well and give the straps a cute girly feel against the khaki. The beads go nearly the entire length of the straps.
The toe post has been made by sewing the 2 side straps together making a flat rather than rounded toe post. I never think these are as comfortable as the rounded ones but luckily I have had no problems with it.
The upper sole is made from a type of raffia which is edged with the same khaki material the straps are made from. Its a man made material as you would expect for £4.00 but looks very nice. The raffia actually looks like a set of place mats my mum used to have, it looks like those roll up mats people use on the beach! It looks very nice though, very summery.
The Raffia flip-flops are surprisingly well made and finished off for their small price tag, all the beads seem well secured onto the straps and all the stitching is neat.
The first time I wore these was on a day trip to the coast. I took an old pair as well just in case these caused problems but I need not have bothered. The raffia flip-flops were fine. I suffered no blisters or rubbing from the straps at all. I did wonder how I would get on walking on the raffia soles but once again I had no discomfort. It did feel slightly odd at first but I soon forgot about it.
I'm really pleased with these. The beads and the khaki colour make them a little bit different, they are comfortable and look nice for daytime or an evening out, and they look great with the long floaty printed dresses that are about. I wore them for several hours the first time I put them on and had absolutely no problems at all.
I would recommend these flip-flops from Tesco, they are very detailed and well made for just a small price.
When it comes to footwear it is something I'm pretty hard on really. I find it really hard to get shoes and the likes to fit my skinny, daft feet and alot of stuff I buy cuts me open or rubs me badly. So the other day when I was in my local Tesco store I decided to look for footwear just to hopefully last me through this summer. I knew looking at cheaper footwear may leave me out of pocket in the long run but when I spotted these I just loved the cute look of them and thought even if they only lasted me a short while for £4.00 a pair they had to be worth it!
I only spotted these in the one colour option which is a rich royal blue colour and in sizes 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8 and not only are these available to buy direct from store but also from www.tesco.com and no matter the size they all cost the same.
So these are Boho inspired flip-flops with black, thin rubber soles which have grooves on them for a little grip, then the part that your foot sits on is made from beige colored raffia which is like a soft and thin layer of what always remind me of hay lol. It is reasonably soft and smooth though so don't let my descriptopn put you off too much!
Then you get a material sort of thin blue strap which goes on the outside of you feet and then turns into a plastic toe post that of course neatly fits between your toes to keep them on and they are backless.
The reason I was so drawn to these was because of the embellishment of beads and gems on said strap and the fact that this has a wonderully, neat stitched blue edge around the footwear. The embellishments are chunky clear glass jewels and what looks to me like gold buttons and they are all neatly and securely stitched on so look really nice quality and not one bit tacky or cheap.
However although the raffia footbase is comfortable enough try walking longish distance in these! The base of your foot gets sweaty and the rafia grates against the feet. They have no grip to them at all and also if your the upper size of any of the sizes available i.e 5-6 these are the bigger size in width and in length.
They look pretty enough, are not really waterproof and for me a no no on the comfort stakes. Worth £4.00? Well they do look good, don't kill in between the toes as the post is smooth and plastic however that raffia is horrible and for that reason I can't recommend them sadly!
Only available from Tesco stores.