“ Brand: F&F / Type: Flip Flops „
So I needed some really basic shoes just for chucking on for when I suddenly am required to change into my alter-ego of taxi driver. I dread to think how many pairs of slippers I have ruined running to the car and driving in, just to drop off or pick up the kids (and the hubby!) so I kept meaning to buy some flip flops, small enough to leave in the vestibule but kept forgetting to get some so one day while sat in the car (again) with wet slippers (again) I left a big note on my dashboard that said 'FLIP-FLOPS!!!!'
The reminder worked and I ended up paying £7.50.............. for 3 pairs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am now the proud owner of a turquoise pair, a white pair and a black pair. I am normaly a size 5 but since I have put on weight sometimes have to buy a 6 but in these I bought size 5 in white and turquoise and a 6 in the black (as they had ran out of size 5's) I have found that the size 5 fits better but dont be put off if they havent got your size, get the next size up (or try on the next size down) as they are a really open shoe there is not much scope for rubbage and for £2.50 its worth a shot.
The flip-flops are made from a solid foamy-plastic type material with a V shaped sequined top. The sequins and the shoe are in the same colour which is great as they are plane enough to wear with differnt colours, styles and outfits but the sequins just add a bit of sparkle.
I'm really not a fan of things nestling between my toes and at first, I found these really uncomfy. I felt like I add to actually left my feet up vertically to stop them rubbing. It just really doesnt feel natural to me to have a thong between my toes but after wearing them in a bit, I now find that I can slide my feet in without cringing.
They are actually now essentials for me. I bought them with the intention of slipping them on to pop out in the car in but have worn them out on a number of occasions.
They look so cute with bootleg jeans, like an effort-less kinda look and also look fab with maxi dresses or chucked on to pop round to your mates in for a wine night - where you want to look nice but comfort is definetly top priority.
I really wouldn't recommend going shopping in them or walking the dog as they are very basic and dont shape well round your foot. I have a high instep and dont find these comfy for wearing if I'm going to be mostly on my feet but a great buy for occasional wear and especially at £2.50 which is cheaper than a pint round my end.
A while ago I bought a pair of tesco basic flip flops and while I was there I decided to try a pair of the sequin ones too. Though I like a simple flip flop I decided it might be nice to have something a little dressier for evening or fancy day occasions.
My main purpose for them was to use them on holiday and because they were cheap I was happy to give them a go. The sequins on them looked nice and made them a little bit more glam for going out in the evening so I couldn't see any issues!
I bought mine in store, though I understand you can also order them from the website too. Personally for the price I'd rather shop in store to avoid postage or delivery charges, but it's good to know if you don't have an Tesco close by you can order too.
These aren't exactly high quality flip flops, but for my purpose I wasn't looking for something really expensive. They have a foamy sole which is comfortable for my feet. They have a thong which runs between your big and index toe, this part of the shoe has a few sequins dotted over it to dress it up a little. This detail is the same colour as the shoe itself so though it is sparkly it doesn't stand out too much which is perfect for me as I'm not a real glitzy girl.
The flip flops only cost £2.50 so I wasn't expecting much in terms of durability and I got exactly what I thought I would. The foam has started to indent around my foot and the bottom has begun to wear away. For £2.50 I'm not sure you can expect more but if you want a shoe that lasts you more than one summer than maybe go for a better quality flip flop than this one.
I found the basic flip flop from F + F rubbed my feet raw. This shoe has been better, though not pain free. I've had a little rubbing between my toes which is usual with new flip flops. Though this has probably been more with other for £2.50 I can make my peace with this and say it's part of what you get for buying poor quality shoes at a cheap price.
The perfect cheap flip flop for one summer, but don't expect it to last any longer!
I love flip flops, apart from ballet pumps they are the most worn 'shoes' I own. I always have a handful of pairs next to the front door, they're perfect for popping out to the bin or pegging out the washing in the dry weather which at the moment is sporadic to say the least. Anyway I have nicer ones lurking around but I do like to have a pair of cheap ones so that if they do get ruined it's not so bad, I'd much rather a cheapo pair be thrown in the bin that a lovely pair of sparkly ones that are better suited for nights out and things.
*~* Price and Availability *~*
As they are the brand F&F or Florence and Fred they are only available for purchase from Tesco's both online and instore. I found mine in a smaller Tesco that has a limited range of their clothing and footwear range so they are available in less than the megastores that are popping up all over the place. I paid just £2.50 for them so these are the ultimate bargain of footwear and with such a small price tag you could pick up a pair in every colour if you so wished as it is I limited myself to just the one, I have enough flip flops as it is lurking around my house.
*~* Appearance *~*
These are not high quality by any stretch of the imagination, neither are they something you would wear for more than quick trips out the house to the local shop. leisurely strolls around the park or as driving shoes but for the price what more could you really expect?
Put simply these are hard foam, almost like those memory foam pillows that you get, it's what they remind me of and as such they are around an inch thick with no grip on the sole apart from a very shallow pattern indented that doesn't give you grip but for what they're used for they're perfect really. The top of the flip flop is 2 pieces of some material that joins together to give a thong part that nestles between the first and second toes. The two strips of material has beading that matches the shade of the flip flop exactly so the detail doesn't stand out. I personally would prefer if the beading was say black or white on the pink set to give them a more edgier look but for whatever reason they are the same colour.
They are not high quality looking, rather cheap actually but again for the price you can't really expect more. With the foam sole it really reveals the true price of them. Again though for the purpose they're ok.
*~* Comfort *~*
The sole which is thick is not the most comfortable shoes or flip flops I've ever worn but they're not painful to wear although you can feel stones and cobbles if you walk over them, on flat ground they're ok but you can feel the ground beneath your feet it is marginally uncomfortable. I've used them in the park and such like and they've been acceptable enough especially for £2.50 per pair. However the top pieces of material can dig in after a while of wearing and especially in hot weather I find they tend to rub against the skin which can result in small blisters. The biggest problem I have with these flip flops however is the small piece of plastic that goes between the toes. So far every pair of flip flops I have bought from Tesco both cheap and not so cheap have this tube of plastic that is large and bulky and forces the toes apart, not only that but it is not large enough to go the full height of the foot leaving the edges rubbing against the skin resulting in sore blisters between the toes which is not a pleasant experience. I got around this by winding a clear plaster around the plastic which helped but it's still a shortfall of the shoe I feel.
As with all flip flops there is no support at all but trying to keep the top from rubbing and the plastic from leaving marks whilst contending with the foamy base which retains all evidence from walking on stones it can be an effort trying to walk in them. I am making them sound like torture chambers for the feet but honestly they aren't that bad, especially for very short wearing. I wouldn't advise on wearing these on longer walks or the like because I can tell from experience your feet will end up with a bunch of blisters and be painful to walk in any form of footwear for a good few days. I would happily recommend these for very short or lazy journeys, anything more invest in a better pair that won't leave your feet screaming for relief.
Overall I would give these flip flops 3/5 stars as when worn in the right environment, for the right amount of time they are perfect and for £2.50 they are a bargain. They don't look high quality and they don't give it either.
I'm a huge lover of flip flops in the warm weather, there is nothing worse than getting sweaty feet in the hot sunshine. I have an unhealthy amount of basic flip flops, they are so cheap I can't resist putting some in the trolley when I do my normal food shop. One pair I have is these flip flops from Tesco's clothing range F&F.
These flip flops are available to buy in a variety of colours, white, black, pink, being some of them. I have the white pair, I bought the white figuring that white goes with any colour of clothing so I could wear them whenever I liked. There are three different sizes for these flip flops, 3-4, 5-6 or 7-8. I'm a size 5 and the 5-6 size fit me well and even though I'm at the lower end of the size scale they don't feel too big when I am wearing them. A pair of these flip flops will only set you back £2.50.
The flip flops are what you would expect from cheap flip flops they do feel uncomfortable to wear to begin with but after wearing them for a few times the comfort factor of these definitely improves. The sole of these have lines running along the entire bottom so they do give you a little grip when wearing these, the sole is quite thick so you don't feel like you are walking bare foot.
The Y section that your toes slip into are covered in sequins of the same colour of the flip flop, mine being white. Despite wearing my flip flops quite often, these sequins are all still intact with none falling off or getting damaged. The section that goes between your big toe and the one next to it does take a bit of wearing in, after wearing them a few times it does feel comfortable.
I'd definitely recommend these flip flops if you are looking for a cheap pair of basic summer flippies! For the price they present amazing value for money.
I'm sure most of you will have been out enjoying the wonderful weather that the UK has been having. I know that I have, and flip flops are an absolutely must for me. I really love wearing flip flops and I always slightly begrudge having to take them off and put them away at the back of the cupboard nearer the end of summer.
I'd love to say that I bought these sequence flip flops from Tesco (part of the F&F selection) for some exotic holiday, but I really bought them for flip flopping around the house and garden. To which they are perfect for.
I actually now have quite a few pairs of these sequence flip flops in various colours, last year I bought a gorgeous pair of bright turquoise sequence flip flops and so far this year I have bought the same pair in hot pink and black. The flip flops are a solid colour so for example the pink ones have the same pink sole and bright pink sequence section. Therefore they do really stand out from some of the more practical summer footwear I own that only has a decorative top part and a boring sole.
So the BIG question - Are they comfortable?
To begin with I would have to say nope, not at all. These sequence flip flops take a little while to loosen and to stop leaving substantial indents in my skin. But the material does relax with a bit of wear and tear and they do become not quite comfortable but very wearable. Also the sole of these flip flops are completely flat, something else to bear in mind if you require a bit more support.
Even thou I love wearing these sequence flip flops I do understand that they aren't perhaps the best flip flops to wear for a range of occasions, i.e., don't go on long walks wearing these. However, they do make an excellent pair of flip flops for sunbathing or popping down the shops. I tend to think of these flip flops as for light usage only and because they weigh next to nothing they are easy to pack in any bag that you might be taking to the pool or beach.
So what will these beautiful flips flops cost you?
One of the absolute best things about these sequence flip flops is the teeny tiny price tag. At £2.50 a pair I think that these are a complete bargain! And would certainly be a great addition to anyone's summer wardrobe.
Although I personally think that these flip flops look really good, and that's mostly because of the bright colours. They do have a bit of a cheap look about them and they do feel ever so slightly cheap, but then what would expect from something costing £2.50. The material they are made from is almost like a hard foam type of material and you can leave indents in them if you walk over stones, etc. I have been quite surprised that the pair I bought last year are still wearable although they do look like they've seen some miles.
Overall, I do recommend them, but don't expect too much other than a fashionable flip flop for wearing around the garden, pool or while sunbathing.
These flip flops get four out of five stars from me.
But if you were planning on buying these for wearing for any length of time then I'd have to bump that rating down to two out of five stars.
To sum, these are great flip flops but only for light use, taking on holiday or at the end of a night out when your feet won't go back in those high heels, for anything else then you really should consider investing in a more substantial pair of flip flops.
With flip-flops they are something I buy and wear rather often and because of that I am equally often on the look out for cheap yet smart and reasonably comfortable ones because the beach is literally on my doorstep and my shoes and general footwear get destroyed all the time by sand and water and the likes!
One night when browsing in my local Tesco store I spotted these particular sequin embellished flip-flops at £2.50 a pair in colours pink, green (turquoise), white, purple and black and I loved the rich purple coloured ones and so invested in those.
These flip-flops all come in sizes 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8 though if ordering these off the website do be aware that the green coloured option is actually a turquoise colour in the flesh so to speak and the sizes online are running out fast (to order from the website pop to wwwtescodirect.com) though I did find mine instore.
I loved the simple look of these and that when I tried them on they were rather comfortable with thickish soles. Simple in design all the flip-flop is the same colour including the sequins. The sole is thick and rubber and smooth to the touch and then the base of the sole where you walk on has grooves and lines on it to give a certain amount of grip when walking in them.
The t-bar strap to the top of them goes around the outside of the foot and ends in a toe bar and made from material which is soft and flexible with all small sequins lined up (double row of sequins) all over it which are well stitched on and give a bit or added bling to the proceedings. With no back on the flip-flops to rub or rip the feet open the only bit that may me uncomfortable for some wearers is the toe post and to be honest it does rub me a little and so these are only ok for walking in short distances in.
Not too uncomfortable these are versatile looking flip-flops and very well made indeed and for £2.50 a pair I have no real quibbles with them for the money at all!
Only available from Tesco stores or from wwwtescodirect.com