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I love fit flops and have got several pairs and I do wear them often. The ones I am reviewing today are genuine Reebok Electra fit flops which I bought from a shoe shop whilst on holiday last year. They are a medium grey in colour with patent grey straps with a sequin jewel effect and were in the sale for £30 and were reduced from £59.99.
Reebok claim that these fit flops absorb 36 per cent more shock than ordinary flip flops and require15 per cent more energy to walk on. They also say that the toe post is angled so that you need to push your foot off more to maintain your speed of walking and they increase the work of your glutes maximus!
They are not very delicate or pretty in appearance and can perhaps look a bit clumpy which is probably why quite a lot of them have jewels or pretty patent straps to make them appear a bit more feminine. I do wear them a lot in the house and also with jeans or combat trousers to walk to the shops and have worn them when out walking at the weekend. They have never rubbed my feet and although they are made of rubber they seem to remain cool even in the hot weather.
The sole I would describe as spongy and is a very durable but cushioned rubber which is shaped to fit your foot. The toe post is made of leather and is very soft and pliable and from the first time I wore them it hasn't rubbed me at all. As with all fit flops the side straps come quite far back towards the back of your foot which makes them feel secure.
I initially bought these because of the claim that they gave you a work out without actually working out and as they feel quite springy to the step you do feel that your calf muscles are contracting with each step. I cannot really feel any other muscles working but whether it is a bit of mind over matter I do feel that they have helped to tone my legs since wearing them and if they are giving me a work out even slightly this is great news. I am definitely in favour of this sort of 'non exercise'.
I would say that there is hardly any visible wear to these fit flops. They have not worn down at the back or sides and when they have got a bit dirty from wearing them in the park I just put them in the sink and give them a quick rub and they come up as good as new. If these do eventually wear out I would definitely buy another pair, especially if I can get another bargain.
I would recommend these fit flops as they are extremely comfortable footwear and I think they do help to keep my legs toned and fit. I don't think that I would pay £60 for them though but didn't mind paying £30 as I do like wearing these and know that they will last me a long time.
Last summer, when I was packing for my 3-day trip to Alton Towers with friends, I suddenly realise that I'm in the dire need of a good sandals. I've been to Alton towers before and knows that it covers a very large ground. I knew that my collection of heels would do me no good. So I went shopping to purchase a pair of comfortable sandals. To be frank, I don't usually buy sandals from sport shoes brands because I tend to associate them with the words 'practical' and 'not attractive'. As it turned out, these pairs of sandals proved me wrong.
These Reebok Electra FitFlop range is designed for casual exercising such as taking a stroll around the park and yet give you some muscle tone at the same time. Appearance wise, it's really is attractive and has a feminine touch to it with the glitters. It comes in three colours: bronze, pewter and gold that is shown in the picture above. The one I purchased is the gold coloured one as it looks really good on my feet.
These sandals are very comfortable. According to my research, they have a microfibre lining to maximum comfort. From my experience, taking long walks around the park at Alton Towers was made easier by wearing these sandals. Moreover, they are made with FitFlop's MicrowobbleboardTM midsole technology, which is designed to workout the muscles in the legs to improve its tone. To be honest, I don't think there's a significant change in my leg muscles tone. I do try to work out for like 20 minutes every day and that includes leg exercises, so I think any improvement in my leg muscles can be solely contributed to these sandals.
However, these are very durable and fashionable to wear for shopping trips and days out with families and friends. I don't get blisters or pain patches with these sandals and that is a very good advantage for these products. I'm one of those people who can't wear flats in the summer because they hurt the back of my foot and ankle, so I have to settle with sandals on hot days.
Luckily, I've had a good purchase with these products and they've lasted me a good long 2 months of summer last year and I've started wearing them this year as well. There's a few pieces of sequins coming off around the edges but I must admit I tend to cross my ankles that causes my shoes/sandals/boots to rub against each other. This unfortunately shortens the lifetime of my footwear or at least their outside appearance. I bought my pair for £35.00, which was a promotional price I believe, from online. However, my research tells me that they are being retailed fro £29.99 at the moment. Personally, I think it is a reasonable price for a good pair of durable and comfortable sandals.
Overall I'm pleased with this product. I would recommended this to anyone who knows the pain of wearing scrunchy flats on a hot summer day for long walks.
Thank you for reading. :) x