“ Brand: Fat Face / Type: Flip Flops „
It's not very often I buy a pair of flip flops based purely on first impression of design, but when I spied the spotty design of the Fat Face squidgy flip flops range a few months ago, I was compelled to leave the shop with a pair. Priced at £13.99 this is at the higher end of the scale for what I would normally pay for an "every day" pair of flip flops.
The flip flops themselves are a really good thickness and the sole is purely rubber which makes them very comfortable on the feet.
I tend to have an issue with the design of flip flops if the toe materials are too rough. It's almost guaranteed that I will end up with a sore spot between my toes if the material is too thin or made of leather.
On these flip flops, the toe design is a thick ribbed material which is actually very soft on the skin between my toes.
The flip flops are available in three different colours, but I chose the brown base with pink detailing as I thought the base wouldn't show the dirt as much as the blue shades. Being a spotty design, the base of the shoe is covered in multi coloured spots of a decent sizing, and a branding on the base of the show near the heel.
I found the base to be contoured well into the shape of my foot, providing extra thickness around the arch area in my foot. The heel and toe area of the base is thinner, but I still felt there was a lot of protection and comfort when wearing the flip flops.
One of the main things I have liked about the design of these flip flops are the security of the design. I have been stepped on by my daughter from behind and the shoe has strained against the straps covering my foot. Many pairs of flip flops have been damaged this way for me in the past, but this pair has held up very well.
Even after a few months of use, wearing them on a daily basis when the weather allows, the flip flops aren't showing any signs of major wear and tear, so I know they'll last me the summer without looking old and tired from the top.
I wore these flip flops every day on holiday recently, and this is the only time the design has come under scrutiny with me.
Being around water every day by the pool. I made a conscious effort not to walk through water wearing these flip flops. Damp feet haven't done the surface design of the flip flops any favours sadly, and I noticed that after a few days the spots were starting to wear away. This has detracted slightly away from the appeal of the design for me as you can clearly see my foot imprint where the spots have gone around my heel and front area of my feet.
The actual soles are still as thick and spongy as they were when I first bought them however, so it hasn't harmed the overall quality of the shoe.
Overall, I have been very pleased with my purchase and will definitely buy another pair from Fat Face. Despite them being a casual sporty design, I wouldn't wear them again for a holiday situation, and would prefer to buy a cheaper pair for nearer water.